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PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It?
The question, 'Do vertical industry needs play a significant role in a PLM software selection?' should be a simple question to answer. Instead, it is a

what is plm  criteria can be evaluated. What do you mean by PLM ? Before any software selection it is important to identify and prioritize the requirements of the solution. This is just as true for PLM as it is for ERP, Supply Chain, CRM and other solutions. In PLM, however, the documentation and prioritization is even more important because of the large range of solutions that are labeled PLM . It is also difficult because there are no full suite PLM solutions available. Solutions support features from

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PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?


Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from

what is plm  Centers (TEC) to see what the users (more precisely, PLM seekers) think of FOSS PLM. The Acceptance of FOSS PLM Based on thousands of PLM initiatives recorded at TEC, below are the percentages of PLM seekers who chose the option “the software is licensed under an official free or Open Source license”, from 2005 to 2009, and in the first half of 2010 (figure 1).   Figure 1. Percentages of PLM seekers thinking FOSS PLM is considerable One interesting aspect in figure 1 is the surge of the percentages Read More

What Does the “M” in PLM Really Mean?


In the two previous blog posts (What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? and What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?) I discussed the object being managed within the product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Now, it is the time to move on to the last word—“management.” Management is such a general term nowadays, that simply looking at it won’t give you much idea of what it is about in the PLM

what is plm  you much idea of what it is about in the PLM context. If your organization is looking for a PLM solution, investigating the functionality that various PLM solutions can provide will help you better understand what a PLM system should be handling. However, I’d suggest establishing some high-level ideas about what a PLM system should be able to manage before you are overwhelmed by the functionality flood. Improving the Productivity Related to Product Definition Product definition information determines Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart

what is plm  less appealing (no matter what the aggressive PLM sales person might say). The idea that one big PLM process and database will work across all departments is not a reality. Therefore, a federated PLM database and processes, object messaging, and/or a lego-like approach may be the best strategy. In this setup, a set of PLM processes becomes a layer on top of one or more underlying enterprise solutions. Each underlying PLM and/or ERP solution can be specific to the particular process step or department in Read More

What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean?


What does the “P” in PLM really mean? The question seems ambiguous since PLM may refer to many different things (such as an airport, a university, a railway company, etc.). Okay, so let me clarify what I mean. The PLM I’m talking about here is product lifecycle management. Now, the answer seems quite simple. However, my purpose is not to trick you with this silly question, but to explore the true

what is plm  the PLM setting. So, what is a product in the light of product lifecycle management? To answer this question, I found something really helpful from the definition of product (business) on Wikipedia : In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. In retailing, products are called merchandise. In manufacturing, products are purchased as raw materials and sold as finished goods . This defines the term “product” from three different perspectives Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM: PLM for the Retail Industry Competitor Analysis Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

what is plm  Fashion PLM: PLM for the Retail Industry Competitor Analysis Report Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. Read More

Sales Is from Mars, Marketing Is from Venus


There is a disconnect between marketing and sales. Marketing is focused on the consumer experience while sales is all about the merchandise. Technologies, such as auto identification technologies, radio frequency identification, sensors, and voice activated technologies, may be able to narrow this gap.

what is plm  your every need. So what is the reason for this retail bizarro world? My personal theory is that this is the result of a disconnect between the twin worlds of marketing and sales. The goal of marketing is to create the desire to possess. This mantra was imbedded in my brain in my early days as a marketing student. Marketing campaigns emphasize the experience that will be possible once you are the proud owner of the new car, the intoxicating perfume, or the latest digital gizmo. Marketers understand the Read More

Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

what is plm  of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More

Siemens PLM Software Releases LMS Imagine.Lab Rev13


LMS, a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, announced the latest release of its LMS Imagine.Lab software, the state-of-the-art platform for mechatronic system simulation and collaborative multidisciplinary design. The latest release, LMS Imagine.Lab Rev13, delivers a variety of new features and enhancements aimed at increasing platform openness and system integration efficiency while strengthening collaboration to master the complexity of even the most advanced products.

what is plm  PLM Software Releases LMS Imagine.Lab Rev13 LMS , which was acquired by Siemens in January 2013 and is now a business segment within Siemens PLM Software , announced the latest release of its LMS Imagine.Lab software, the state-of-the-art platform for mechatronic system simulation and collaborative multidisciplinary design. The latest release, LMS Imagine.Lab Rev13 , delivers a variety of new features and enhancements aimed at increasing platform openness and system integration efficiency while Read More

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


Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from meaningful cost savings by executing a series of focused, high return projects

what is plm  on their product innovations. What has been interesting about the emerging success stories is how different many of the stories are from one another, even stories from companies that are in the same industry. This is because most companies have adopted an incremental approach to implementing PLM and have been targeting their projects at solving tangible problems that have short-term paybacks for their particular business. An Incremental Approach to Strategic Value Beyond just PLM, companies have started Read More

Critical Components of an E-PLM System


E-business has prompted a lot of vendors to move towards creating electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) suites. However, enterprise resource planning vendors with extensive e-commerce initiatives, development staffs, and renewed interest in PLM, are as likely to lead the way.

what is plm  Components of an E-PLM System Background Electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) is an evolving and collaborative application suite that is building steam and gaining momentum thanks to e-business. However, most traditional product data management (PDM), computer-aided design (CAD) integration, and project management vendors cannot yet offer a complete suite of applications to meet all e-business requirements. Traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors with heavy investment in Read More

New Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality


Cloud-based PLM software provider Arena Solutions recently announced Arena Quality, a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech companies. Quality processes are now directly connected to the product record in Arena PLM, which provides everyone with visibility into quality issues to rapidly identify, capture, collaborate, and resolve product quality problems.

what is plm  Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality Arena Solutions , the cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, recently announced Arena Quality , a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech companies. The Arena PLM suite also includes BOMControl and PartsList , as well as the supply chain solution Arena Exchange, all aiming to enable engineering and manufacturing teams and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, and simplify bills of Read More

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To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is


Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride, however, companies are typically faced with the question of whether to implement the latest, greatest version of the package.

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