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Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact
The advent and growth of vendors targeting the needs of discrete manufacturing industries proves that the PLM market in this sector has been hot. Agile Software

plm tools in market and comparison  combination of Agile's collaborative PLM process support in partnership with Arrow 's electronic component data services, Ubiquidata was also aimed at high-tech users to enrich the support for critical functions such as end-of-life (EOL) and validation. Agile went public in 1999 and shortly after, it acquired Digital Market , a small provider of Web-based sourcing and procurement automation for the NPI process. The geographically close companies have long had a focus in the electronics/high-tech sector

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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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Selecting a PLM Vendor


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Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part One: Recent Events and Market Impact


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Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact


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