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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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Fighting Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge


Canadian manufacturers are getting squeezed. Challenged by a rising Canadian dollar, forced to hold the line on prices in the US market, pressured by customer demand for lower prices, better quality, and quicker service, these manufacturers need a way to retain their competitive edge and increase bottom-line profitability. Find out why product data management (PDM) is a solution you can turn to in these challenging times.

search data management plm  With PDM''s classiication and search capabilities, engineers can avoid having to reinvent the wheel. To protect original designs from being unintentionally overwritten, many PDM systems also offer version management capabilities. Manufacturers can accelerate development cycles and optimize their ROI in data design with a PDM system that organizes, manages, and automates key processes. By reusing designs, manufacturers maximize design productivity by reducing the time their engineers spend performing Read More

Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market


Changing business requirements have forced supply chain execution (SCE) vendors to expand via add-on modules. Seeing this upward push from the SCE vendors, enterprise resource planning vendors are now pushing downward and including SCE modules within their solutions.

search data management plm  identification Promotion planning Automated search and retrieval systems Demand forecasting Manufacturing execution systems Promotion forecasting Product lifecycle management Replenishment Event management E-commerce   Manufacturing   Enterprise performance management   Point of sale   Human resources   Procurement   Figure 1. Traditional functionality of most ERP and SCM systems software. The left-hand side of the chart shows traditional ERP modules, and the right-hand side displays typical SCM Read More

Siemens’ Active Workspace Handles PLM Data Complexity


Today, many companies have massive amounts of information generated from their product lifecycle processes currently lying dormant, often spread across many sites, departments, and divisions, and located in several different unconnected databases. This information overload, resulting from the increasing speed, variety, and volume of data coming from multiple sources, could and should be used to

search data management plm  logically added a general search and data discovery layer. Active Workspace’s simple and intuitive interface makes it easy for all users to participate in and contribute to the product lifecycle processes, without having to be a PLM expert. In fact the solution is oriented more towards casual PLM users throughout the extended enterprise (e.g., executives, managers, buyers, etc.) than hands-down power users (e.g., designers). Active Workspace was designed to make finding relevant information fast and Read More

In Search of Sustainability with Dassault Systèmes


Can PLM technologies help build a more sustainable future for organizations? This article discusses the relationship between PLM and sustainable development, using major PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes as an example.

search data management plm  Search of Sustainability with Dassault Systèmes For the past few years, the relevance between product lifecycle management (PLM) and sustainability is increasing as more manufacturers are starting to tie their initiatives in sustainability with PLM adoptions. Based on the PLM selection project statistics captured at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) , the “improve level of regulatory compliance” ranking, among 50 business objectives applicable to PLM adoption as identified by TEC increased from Read More

The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified, structured product data - the PLM Platform.

search data management plm  Design Reuse PDM, Parametric Search Improved Quality PDM, Design Tools, Requirements Management / QFD Better New Product Success Rate More Customer Input Requirements Management, Design Collaboration Better Product Selection Product Portfolio Management Improved Project Management Project / Process Management, Resource Management Reduce Engineering Change Cycle Time Supplier and Manufacturing Involvement Product Data Management, Technology Transfer Better Visibility and Communication Business Process Read More

Case Study: SAP and Sales Management


To achieve global transparency of all customer relationships, SAP AG upgraded to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application. This upgrade is part of its CRM Clear Vision Program. Learn how the upgrade to a single global solution helped SAP AG achieve effective collaboration, better visibility, improved productivity, and stronger customer relationships.

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Make 'em Beg for It-How To Get Support for Electronic Document Management Systems and Electronic Records Management Systems


To successfully obtain the budget and organizational support for an electronic documentation management systems (EDMS) and electronic records management system (ERMS) project you need to know the pain points of all the departments in your organization. By asking the right questions of each department you’ll be able to develop your business case and create a persuasive analysis on the cost benefit for EDMS/ERMS.

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A Roadmap to Data Migration Success


Many large business initiatives and information technology (IT) projects depend upon the successful migration of data—from a legacy source, or multiple sources, to a new target database. Effective planning and scoping can help you address the associated challenges and minimize risk for errors. This paper provides insights into what issues are unique to data migration projects and to offer advice on how to best approach them.

search data management plm  Roadmap to Data Migration Success Many large business initiatives and information technology (IT) projects depend upon the successful migration of data—from a legacy source, or multiple sources, to a new target database. Effective planning and scoping can help you address the associated challenges and minimize risk for errors. This paper provides insights into what issues are unique to data migration projects and to offer advice on how to best approach them. Read More

Agile PLM: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report


This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases.

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IT Management and Development


The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order to help companies enhance their operational, tactical, and strategic capabilities. Tools for IT management and development can help companies control and measure the quality and effectiveness of their IT infrastructures, and manage software and hardware development tasks.

Challenges related to IT management and development revolve around the need for continuous research to improve products and technologies; the need to improve business and service models to increase return on investment (ROI); and, if necessary, the need to outsource IT management and development to nearshore and offshore destinations.

search data management plm  the need for continuous research to improve products and technologies; the need to improve business and service models to increase return on investment (ROI); and, if necessary, the need to outsource IT management and development to nearshore and offshore destinations. Read More

Selecting a PLM Vendor


PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be represented in the documented requirements and also on the selection team, which should attempt to examine different functions and methods involved in critical areas.

search data management plm  Predrag Jakovljevic is a research director with Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC), with a focus on the enterprise applications market. He has over fifteen years of manufacturing industry experience, including several years as a power user of IT/ERP, as well as being a consultant/implementer and market analyst. He holds a bachelor''s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and he has also been certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) and in Read More

Data Quality Strategy: A Step-by-Step Approach


To realize the benefits of their investments in enterprise computing systems, organizations must have a detailed understanding of the quality of their data—how to clean it and how to keep it clean. Those organizations that approach this issue strategically will be successful. But what goes into a data quality strategy? This paper from Business Objects, an SAP company, explores the strategy in the context of data quality.

search data management plm  Quality Strategy: A Step-by-Step Approach To realize the benefits of their investments in enterprise computing systems, organizations must have a detailed understanding of the quality of their data—how to clean it and how to keep it clean. Those organizations that approach this issue strategically will be successful. But what goes into a data quality strategy? This paper from Business Objects, an SAP company, explores the strategy in the context of data quality. Read More

Oracle Enterprise Asset Management


Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) optimizes availability and utilization of assets. Oracle's products help companies manage inventory, equipment, and skilled personnel as well as match these resources to asset maintenance demands.

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Do You Need a Content Management System?


Understanding what content management means is the first step to determine how a solution will suit your company. Because of the abundance of information both inside and outside of organizations, it is crucial to harness it as an effective business asset.

search data management plm  organization, be sure to research and speak with the appropriate solution providers. TEC will be launching a new evaluation center on enterprise content management systems shortly. If you have any questions or comments about the type of information you would like to see, feel free to contact our analyst, Hans Mercx at hmercx@technologyevaluation.com . Read More