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PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives
It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries Software Evaluation Report

Core PLM and Product Data Management (PDM) for Discrete Industries covers the base foundation of PLM for the discrete manufacturing industries such as automotive, electronics, aerospace and defense, medical devices, complex machinery and others. 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.

plm information guides  Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). PLM also incorporates vital product data management (PDM) functionality. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Fighting Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge : Product Data Management (PDM) (Wikipedia) Fighting Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge Data Management is also known as : Data Management , Data Management Software , Business Data Management , Data Management System , Data Read More

Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage


To gain a competitive advantage, manufacturing companies that sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy that provides more options using fewer resources. Learn about the two interrelated phases of a configurability strategy: developing the product—which emphasizes the essential functionality of a product configurator—and executing the lead-to-order (LTO) process in a lean manufacturing environment.

plm information guides  the product ' using PLM data vault management functionality to rigorously control all versions of all product data files, including the Definition Logic Share product visualization Ensure timely distribution of product information using electronic workflow, including attached documents 3For ETO product specifications, additional PLM capabilities are significant when more design effort is required to develop a complete configuration, other than provided by Definition Logic. These include the ability to: Read More

READER’S POLL: What Type of Software or Business Area Are You Interested in Learning More About?


TEC’s research analysts are currently putting together a calendar of enterprise software buyer’s guides for 2011. Our Buyer Guides and State of the Market Reports provide a wealth of analyst insight into various types of enterprise software, and include sections on the state of the marketplace, vendor case studies, solution overviews, and a technology directory of hundreds of software products

plm information guides  (HRM) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion Retail Enterprise Collaboration Software Help Desk/Customer Support Software Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for the Services Industry Software as a Service (SaaS) for Financials Software as a Service (SaaS) for Manufacturing Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Medical/Tech Manufacturing Human Capital Management The Cloud ERP for Distribution Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance What would you like to see? Let us know by taking our poll at the Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

plm information guides  SAP CRM , SAP PLM , SAP BI , SAP SCM , etc., are the managed systems (the individual “organs”).   What Does SolMan Actually Do? Solution Manager is a set of tools for both functional and technical purposes. The technical aspect refers to the real-time monitoring, support, and maintenance (e.g., patches, support requests and related notes, etc.) of the entire IT landscape, regardless of the number of managed systems. For their part, functional tools serve to maintain a repository of documents and Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation


This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

plm information guides  Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In this part, we explore the business motivations for PLM in process enterprises by reviewing business strategies. In part three, we will look at requirements for Process PLM decisions. The business strategies reviewed are: Accelerating Time-to-Market Increasing the success rate of new products Read More

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Aligning Information Technology with Corporate Strategy


Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of reviewing proposed IT investments will allow an enterprise to understand this alignment, and prioritize investments.

plm information guides  Information Technology with Corporate Strategy Introduction The role of information technology (IT) includes supporting corporate strategy. However, for many enterprises, connecting IT initiatives to corporate strategy has proven to be a challenge. Enterprise software vendor Intentia offers a tool that links the two, by way of key performance indicators and best practices. For better understanding of the connection between corporate strategy and business systems, a structured approach is Read More

Enterprise Information Portals


Smart enterprises know that focusing purely on core competencies is not sufficient for survival in a competitive marketplace. They need to leverage existing information and knowledge assets in order to establish a winning advantage. To this end, enterprise information portals (EIP) deliver the capability to manage your implicit and explicit knowledge assets. Learn about current trends in EIP and how they affect you.

plm information guides  Information Portals Smart enterprises know that focusing purely on core competencies is not sufficient for survival in a competitive marketplace. They need to leverage existing information and knowledge assets in order to establish a winning advantage. To this end, enterprise information portals (EIP) deliver the capability to manage your implicit and explicit knowledge assets. Learn about current trends in EIP and how they affect you. Read More

Aras and Minerva Win Another PLM Deal


Aras, the leading enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, recently announced that ABB Epyon, a provider of Internet-based charging infrastructure for all electronic vehicle (EV) charging standards, has selected Aras Innovator and the Electronic PLM solution from Minerva.

plm information guides  and Minerva Win Another PLM Deal Aras , the leading enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, recently announced that ABB Epyon , a provider of Internet-based charging infrastructure for all electronic vehicle (EV) charging standards, has selected Aras Innovator and the Electronic PLM solution from Minerva . ABB Epyon offers a total solution that includes broad charger portfolio supporting all charging standards, specific solutions for all location types, Read More

What Good Is Information If Nobody Sees It?


Keeping detailed historical information is a great idea in theory, but how can it be merged with current data to enable split-second decisions? Two companies partner to solve a significant problem in e-commerce.

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Security Information Market Heading for Growth


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HCIMS - Clinical Information System RFI/RFP Template


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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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