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Aras Provides Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM
During its ACE 2013 user conference, Aras, an open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, announced a computer-aided design (CAD) to 3D

provides technical data plm  Provides Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM During its ACE 2013 user conference, Aras , an open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, announced a  computer-aided design (CAD) to 3D PDF converter  to be embedded in a PLM vault server and included for all Aras PLM subscribers. Now, with the addition of the converter, Aras can support 3D, 2D, Microsoft Office , images and scans, and other data types in a single open format—compressed PDF. This will enable users across the

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?


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provides technical data plm  manufacturing customer, SAP PLM provides strong PDM, PPM, compliance, and much recently improved formulation capabilities. The product has very strong capabilities in formula and recipe creation and in validating labels, which represents a good chunk of a formulator’s work. SAP PLM is thus gaining strength in the process manufacturing industries and will give the CIO more reasons to mandate SAP. Figure 3. For SAP PLM 7.1, the company has planned enhancements in handover synchronization and Read More

Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions


NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solutions have and makes recommendations to both the vendor and users.

provides technical data plm  for e-PLM. The integration provides users with streamlined connectivity between product development and sourcing activities. Second, NGC's e-PLM and e-SPS also provide a strong integration capability with other enterprise systems, whether they are NGC products or not. Unique functionality : Within the fashion PLM industry, NGC is one of the earliest vendors to offer CPSIA and 10+2 compliance capabilities. For US fashion distributors and retailers, these capabilities are essential, considering fashion Read More

Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.

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Imperial Leverages Lectra Fashion PLM


Imperial, a global provider of menswear and womenswear, leverages Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product development process and support its worldwide business growth strategy. Get the details in P.J.’s post.

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New Data Protection Strategies


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e-PLM


NGC’s e-PLM is a Web-based solution for line planning, style spec development, costing, and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) compliance. It includes functionality for workflow, collaboration, and exception management. e-PLM integrates with e-SPS, NGC’s Web-based companion for purchase order (PO) distribution, work-in-process (WIP) tracking, quality control, and inbound logistics.  

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Data Warehousing in the Big Data Era: Are You BIReady?


Netherlands-based BIReady automates the process of designing, deploying, and maintaining a data warehousing solution, allowing the optimization of all necessary BI and analytics tasks. Read this TEC product note from TEC senior BI and data management analyst Jorge Garcia to learn more about how BIReady is meeting its goal of helping companies become "BI ready."

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Scalable Data Quality: A Seven-step Plan for Any Size Organization


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A Road Map to Data Migration Success


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Data Visualization: When Data Speaks Business


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The PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM


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