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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report
This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and

evaluation product compare  Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report TEC's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Product Development and Portfolio Management Software Evaluation Report

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products. 

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Software Evaluation and Software Selection


Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an enterprise’s needs, what-if scenarios, and supporting graphics and reports are essential when making a software selection.

evaluation product compare  Evaluation and Software Selection It is daunting for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of a given enterprise application suite. Buyers' project teams are inundated with marketing information from vendors struggling to differentiate themselves. Functional cross-over and software integration have caused product overlap and a lot of confusion in the market. Mergers and acquisitions are also creating problems, as companies cannibalize the competition to Read More

Product Development and Portfolio Management Software Evaluation Report


The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.

evaluation product compare  and Portfolio Management Software Evaluation Report TEC's Product Development and Portfolio Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive Read More

Product Note: Aras Innovator


Aras Innovator is the only enterprise open source solution available on the PLM market. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solution has and makes recommendations to both the vendor and potential users.

evaluation product compare  Aras has made extensive evaluation to ensure that Microsoft technologies meet the technical requirements of supporting its customers. However, I would argue that the elimination of other operating systems and databases will cost Aras opportunities—some organizations may want to further use the free perspective of open source by using open source operating systems and databases, and some may want to stay with their current non-Microsoft infrastructures. For Aras, the most challenging aspect probably Read More

Oracle Product Showdown!


I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Today’s Vendor Showdown is an encore presentation of a Showdown that was originally published last September. It compares two popular Oracle enterprise solutions—JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and E-Business Suite—head to head.

evaluation product compare  submodules) in our ERP Evaluation Center were given equal weight and priority. In other words, no area of functionality was treated as being more important than any other, allowing for a true apples-to-apples comparison. Results Overall Rankings Rankings by Main Module As you can see in the chart above, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne places first in four of the six main modules, although the results for three of them (Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, and Financials) are quite close. The biggest gaps Read More

Cloud Accounting Evaluation Guide


Cloud computing changes the landscape for financial accounting software. The challenge today is to separate the innovative leaders of the financial accounting software space from the also-rans trying to pass off old technology. This guide will help readers understand the very different choices they may have to consider and decisions they may need to make when selecting their next financial accounting software solution.

evaluation product compare  Accounting Evaluation Guide Cloud computing changes the landscape for financial accounting software. The challenge today is to separate the innovative leaders of the financial accounting software space from the also-rans trying to pass off old technology. This guide will help readers understand the very different choices they may have to consider and decisions they may need to make when selecting their next financial accounting software solution. Read More

Product Safety and Stewardship: Taking a Strategic Approach to Safer and "Greener" Products


For many product manufacturers, the move toward safer and environmentally friendlier products involves mixed emotions. The benefit to the planet is a given. However, if not approached strategically, it can come at a high cost. This paper provides a perspective on product-related environmental regulations, their business impact, their trajectory, and how companies can move from tactical and reactive risk mitigation to seizing competitive advantage.

evaluation product compare  Safety and Stewardship: Taking a Strategic Approach to Safer and Greener Products For many product manufacturers, the move toward safer and environmentally friendlier products involves mixed emotions. The benefit to the planet is a given. However, if not approached strategically, it can come at a high cost. This paper provides a perspective on product-related environmental regulations, their business impact, their trajectory, and how companies can move from tactical and reactive risk mitigation Read More

Product Value Assessment and Monitoring: Delivering a Substantial Margin Advantage


Research shows that companies implementing product portfolio management (PPM) solutions achieve greater success in profitability because of their ability to monitor product value throughout the product selection and development processes. With the ability to evaluate this information through PPM capabilities, companies can take corrective action to maximize product value during new development—or kill projects that won’t deliver sufficient returns.

evaluation product compare  Value Assessment and Monitoring: Delivering a Substantial Margin Advantage Research shows that companies implementing product portfolio management (PPM) solutions achieve greater success in profitability because of their ability to monitor product value throughout the product selection and development processes. With the ability to evaluate this information through PPM capabilities, companies can take corrective action to maximize product value during new development—or kill projects that won’t Read More

TEC Product Certification Reports Now Available


We've begun publishing a new type of report (free download) called a Product Certification Report. These have been in the works for a while so I'm very happy to announce the first two are now available. I'll post the links below and then explain what these reports are. Meridian Global LMS (an enterprise learning management system [LMS] as certified by Sherry Fox) Pronto Software's Pronto Xi

evaluation product compare  addition to an in-depth evaluation process. Vendors also receive their own copies of the report, with insights that pertain to their product development and competitive landscape.  TEC Product Certification reports represent our analyst group's findings after doing an in-depth review of a vendor's product.  My colleague, Jamal Rahal, recently explained how our analysts perform a certification . In brief, our analysts select a representative cross-section of criteria from our models of enterprise Read More

Vendor Articulates Message and Vision for Product Lifecycle Management


SAP has developed some crucial themes as it moves forward with their PLM vision and solution strategy. Product development lifecycles are shrinking, and managing the innovation process is becoming a broader requirement of manufacturers and retailers alike.

evaluation product compare  Articulates Message and Vision for Product Lifecycle Management Background SAP 's recent product lifecycle management (PLM) conference, PLM 2006, was a networking event and solution showcase for strategies and new technologies. Also showcased were solutions for product data and document management, new product development and introduction (NPDI), supplier-sourcing strategies and selection, as well as manufacturing process and quality management. With PLM license revenues of $162 million (USD) during Read More

Key Metrics for Monitoring New Product Development


Since our research-driven beginnings, Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) has continually improved the new product development (NPD) process. Detailed process mapping has revealed three tiers of business metrics, starting with drivers and moving up through execution metrics to business performance metrics. When driver metrics improves, so does business performance. Six Sigma tools helps identify specific metrics at all tiers and the causality linkages among them. Each NPD process step at ASP results in a deliverable, and each deliverable relates to a trade-off triangle (cost-time-resources) and, ultimately, to investment dollars. To track performance, ASP calculates how actual NPD decisions and what-if scenarios affect deliverables, alter investment triangles, and thereby influence business results. ASP uses similar process and tools, including the investment triangles and Six Sigma QFD, to make idea management decisions. The IDweb real-time software environment enables both the NPD and idea management processes at ASP. By deploying the strategic planning, idea management, portfolio and pipeline management, process management, and resource management modules of IDweb, ASP has increased throughput by 20 percent and reduced cycle time by 40 percent.

evaluation product compare  Metrics for Monitoring New Product Development Since our research-driven beginnings, Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) has continually improved the new product development (NPD) process. Detailed process mapping has revealed three tiers of business metrics, starting with drivers and moving up through execution metrics to business performance metrics. When driver metrics improves, so does business performance. Six Sigma tools helps identify specific metrics at all tiers and the Read More

The Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Report: Achieving Maximum Product Value


Products may fail to meet expectations for many reasons—most of which are self-inflicted wounds (such as unclear product definitions) by the company bringing them to market. What’s more, politics and inertia all too often win the day when it comes to making difficult product portfolio decisions. What actions can you take to rank among those companies which realize margin advantages of over 50 percent for new products?

evaluation product compare  Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Report: Achieving Maximum Product Value Products may fail to meet expectations for many reasons—most of which are self-inflicted wounds (such as unclear product definitions) by the company bringing them to market. What’s more, politics and inertia all too often win the day when it comes to making difficult product portfolio decisions. What actions can you take to rank among those companies which realize margin advantages of over 50 percent for new products? Read More

One Product for Large and Small Manufacturers: Challenges and User Recommendations


A solid product aside, good may be just too good for IQMS. Potential customers may shy away because its well-rounded solution may seem more appropriate for the upper-end of the market. This, combined with IQMS' reliance on Oracle, and its well-integrated product will pose challenges to the vendor's growth.

evaluation product compare  Product for Large and Small Manufacturers: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Despite its indisputably astute offering for a few selected high-volume industries, and its growth and expansion over the past few years of economic uncertainty, IQMS is not without challenges. For one, while this privately-held Paso Robles, California (US) company is focused to keep pace with trends in technology and customer requirements in its target niche, too narrow a focus comes with its liabilities. Part Read More

SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy


SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy.

evaluation product compare  Global--The Right Product Strategy Product Strategy Overview SSA Global 's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy. SSA Global does have a clear product strategy for customers, yet the company needs to continue to communicate this message to Read More