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Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena
The latest generation of quote-to-order systems uses knowledge-based software to help reduce an organization’s dependence on its highly skilled experts. The

arena plm user group  Players in the Manufacturing Arena Quote-to-order (Q2O) configurator technology has been helping manufacturers improve their productivity by shortening lead times, eliminating the possibility of order errors, and reducing the need for training costs and expertise of the various design and service personnel (please see Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration ). For more background, please see The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems , The Complexities of Quote-to-order and

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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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