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CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a

free cad files  SAP ERP get a free SAP PLM license and can add new users at a low cost. Moreover, companies don’t have to support additional technologies and have full integration to ERP data, which should be a big order winner. This is all music to a CIO’s ears, right? Not So Fast . . . t he Cons of ERP-based PLM Solutions But ERP providers do not offer their own CAD solutions: rather, they provide basic integration to these product authoring tools. Experience has shown that the research and development (R&D), engin

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PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange

free cad files  equivalent Creo functionality for free, so why not migrate to a newer technology? Having said that, PTC has made inroads in the Pro/E install base, which offers functionality equivalent to Creo Parametrics , and in the ProductView install base, which is now equivalent to Creo View . The real issue is that there is no migration path for the CoCreate direct modeling CAD product yet. Namely, Creo Direct , a direct modeling CAD solution but in new Creo architecture (not in CoCreate architecture), currently 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.

free cad files  of Product Platforms, The Free Press, 1997. Jagodzinski, S. and Keup, B., No New Factories, Desktop Engineering, January 2004. CIMdata, Product Lifecycle Management, 2002. www.cimdata.com Reinersten, D., Managing the Design Factory, The Free Press, 1997. American Production & Inventory Control Society, The Adaptive Supply Chain: Postponement for Profitability, 2003. Deloitte Research, Mastering Innovation: Exploiting Ideas for Profitable Growth, 2004. www.deloitte.com Additional References Read More

ABAS Business Software-One Mid-market ERP Vendor to Watch For


ABAS Business Software has built a name for itself as a mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor to contend with. In his latest article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the company’s major ERP offering, describes how the mid-market ERP vendor the differentiated itself from the pack, and talks with Alan Salton to get the president’s perspective on the company’s products, challenges, and strategies.

free cad files  employee owned, and debt free. We are focused heavily on customer satisfaction, with a niche in discrete manufacturing, particularly ETO, ATO, and MTO, and some consider us to be a boutique solution in those markets. It is easy now to be overshadowed by the “big boys,” owned by venture capital firms that value shareholder return over customer satisfaction. So we continue to try to build a differentiation as a true solution provider, but the capital available to our competitors makes out-marketing Read More

Manufacturing Systems with an IQ: Beating the Odds, Mightily - Part 1


Some time in mid-2005 TEC published a six part article on IQMS, a relatively small and obscure enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor based in Paso Robles, California (US), with offices across North America (i.e., in Chicago, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (i.e., Sweden and with recently announced indirect presence in the UK) and Asia (i.e., China and Taiwan). Some readers were likely wondering

free cad files  single-customer Internet-based training, and free online videos. Virtual training classes bring together the best of two worlds (class training and the online user forums), in one convenient place. Finally, the multilingual customer service and technical support includes expected channels such as the telephone, the Internet, e-mail, and online user groups. Part 2 of this blog series will continue with the analysis of the product’s architecture and the latest developments at IQMS. In the meantime, what Read More

Zoho Joins the Social “Chatter”


The market for collaborative social networking software is getting ever hotly contested. Not long after Moxie Software announced its free Collaboration Spaces offering, Zoho, a provider of online productivity, collaboration, and business applications for businesses of all sizes, also decided to challenge the establishment of Jive Software, Microsoft Yammer, Salesforce Chatter, IBM Connections, and

free cad files  Moxie Software announced its free Collaboration Spaces offering , Zoho , a provider of online productivity, collaboration, and business applications for businesses of all sizes, also decided to challenge the establishment of Jive Software, Microsoft Yammer, Salesforce Chatter, IBM Connections , and other prominent social software providers. Zoho recently  announced the launch of Zoho Pulse , its social network with which companies can establish their own private social networks to encourage Read More

BOARD International


BOARD International is a global provider of software for improving business results through better decision making. By unifying business intelligence and corporate performance management into a single product, BOARD enables companies to achieve a shared vision of their performance across the entire organization. Since 1994, BOARD has helped organizations improve their business performance in the following application areas:   • Reporting and analysis • Budgeting, planning, and forecasting • Profitability modelling and optimization • Simulation and what-if analysis • Scorecarding and strategy management • Financial consolidation   Headquartered in Switzerland, BOARD International has branches in the USA, U.K., Benelux, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UAE, Singapore, Australia, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Mexico, and a worldwide network of distributors and certified partners. 

free cad files  BOARD International offers a programming-free toolkit for the development of business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) software applications. A toolkit approach to BI and CPM represents a unique new, cost-effective way for companies to maximize their CPM and BI implementations. This approach provides significant advantages over traditional offerings, which have proven to be rigid, application-driven, hard to implement, and costly. With more than 2500 customers worldwide and Read More

Certify


Certify is a script-free automated software testing solution that reduces the costs associated with enterprise software testing. Certify helps business analysts and experts to document critical business processes and test conditions using a point-and-click interface, then provides manual or automated execution support across platforms and applications. Reporting, project tracking, and management metrics track application quality, schedules, and coverage. Certify's open APIs can integrate with existing tools or new technologies.  

free cad files  Certify is a script-free automated software testing solution that reduces the costs associated with enterprise software testing. Certify helps business analysts and experts to document critical business processes and test conditions using a point-and-click interface, then provides manual or automated execution support across platforms and applications. Reporting, project tracking, and management metrics track application quality, schedules, and coverage. Certify's open APIs can integrate with Read More

PLM: A New World of (More) Collaboration and Innovation


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free cad files  A New World of (More) Collaboration and Innovation It used to be the case that PLM was perceived as being principally about CAD tools and 3D drawings and complex technical specs that no one really understood except the geekiest of PLM geeks. This perception was justified, to an extent. After all, PLM and CAD tools can be complicated, engineers and designers tend to operate in highly specialized environments, and there's a common misconception that PLM addresses execution rather than innovation. But Read More

What Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us?


While multi-CAD (computer aided design) situations have been a matter of course at large manufacturing organizations, it appears that multi-PLM (product lifecycle management) software deployments will follow suit. To that end, Aras, an upbeat open source PLM software solution provider for large enterprises, recently announced that MAN Diesel @ Turbo (MAN), a provider of large bore diesel engines

free cad files  connectors (which are not free, as opposed to Aras’ core PLM functionality, which comes as open source). Aras Innovator has lots of PLM functionality, but not necessarily as deep and industry-specific in comparison to the larger market incumbents. The solution seems to be a good fit for multi-CAD and multi–enterprise resource planning (ERP) environments where manufacturing might be outsourced. Aras is beginning to have some industry solutions, but it again relies on partners such as Monerva, whose Read More

IFS Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part One: Event Summary


Is selling-off of its Brazilian subsidiary and of tangential CAD and payroll applications a sign that IFS is grasping the realities of a mature enterprise applications market, which requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for hitching brand new customers?

free cad files  Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part One: Event Summary Event Summary Divestitures of non-core products and services, which have apparently worked well for vendors like Epicor Software Corporation or Ross Systems (see Way to Go, Ross Systems! and Latest Development on Epicor's Trying the Divestiture Tack ), seem to be getting accepted by others too. Recently, Industrial and Financial Systems ( IFS ) (XSSE: IFS), a Swedish extended enterprise applications supplier with sales in 45 countries, Read More

TEC Product Certification Reports Now Available


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free cad files  Linux operating system is free and stable, delivers solid performance, and often has good vendor support. These advantages have allowed it to garner 60 percent of the Web server market, making it popular among Web hosts as well. Yet despite the obvious advantages, Linux is not fully optimized for Web hosts because it was never designed specifically to address the unique requirements for this market. Find out more. Read More

ANSYS Acquires SpaceClaim 3D CAD


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free cad files  Acquires SpaceClaim 3D CAD ANSYS , a global provider of engineering simulation software, recently acquired SpaceClaim Corporation , provider of 3D modeling software for engineers. Concord, Massachusetts-based SpaceClaim offers a 3D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process. SpaceClaim and ANSYS have partnered in the past to offer customers ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler . SpaceClaim's flagship product is SpaceClaim Engineer, a fast 3D direct modeler Read More

APICS 2010 Conference: Right Path to Smart Software Selection


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free cad files  Join TEC for this free educational seminar:             2010 APICS International Conference & Expo             Session: Getting on the Right Path to Smart Software Selection .             Date: Monday, October 18, 2010             Time: 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm See you at APICS! For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Special Offer Files 2010 Read More