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What Can PLM Offer for SMBs?
Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions

ibm plm services  source PLM. Partnering with IBM, PTC is probably the only top PLM vendor that also offers an on-demand PLM solution at the moment. As long as the market demands keep increasing, it won’t surprise me if other major players also provide on-demand PLM in the near future. Another example of on-demand PLM is Arena Solutions , which has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). There are also other on-demand PLM providers available. One thing a customer should be aware of is that some on-demand

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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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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.

ibm plm services  Top PLM vendors, including IBM/Dassault Systems , UGS , PTC , SAP , Agile , and MatrixOne are continuing their investments in e-PLM components, and so, too are the major ERP vendors. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is committed to ongoing research and analysis of the e-PLM evolution. Future articles will examine the e-PLM component gaps of vendor product suites as well as gaps in the field deployment of said components. Read More

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


The former die-hard IBM AS/400-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, seems to have found its soul after the recent acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep and Frontstep's extended-ERP product line on a Microsoft .NET-based technology platform. While another acquisition of an ERP competitor is not very likely, MAPICS seems to have rather opted for lateral acquisitions of strategic extension products, starting with the MAGIK! PLM product.

ibm plm services  architecture. However, the loyal IBM iSeries -based (formerly AS/400 ) install base should rest assured of MAPICS' continued support for the platform. The recent big news about the MAPICS ERP for iSeries product was that version 7.3 features Double Byte support, and expanded Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based client technology. Thus, although the second quarter featured continued strength in market acceptance of MAPICS SyteLine ERP release 7 solution, there was a more than 50 percent increase in Read More

Programming for Business Analysts? The Promise of Simplified Web Services Implementation and Access


LANSA offers to rejuvenate legacy systems by empowering developers with simplified programming to use Java services.

ibm plm services  regions. J2EE, which involves IBM iSeries and UNIX/Linux (and even Microsoft Windows) environments has a stronghold on larger companies and demanding environments with open systems requirements. Because enterprise application modernization means renewing existing software, so that it can satisfy the need of integration and graphical presentation without any loss of functionality, Java remains a choice. It allows information and communications technology solutions to develop because Java can answer the Read More

Accenture Becoming a PLM Consulting Force


Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services and outsourcing company, has announced plans to acquire PCO Innovation, an international consulting and systems integration group that specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) software technologies. PCO Innovation counts more than 600 consultants and experts within its ranks serving 150

ibm plm services  them to complete with IBM Global Services (IGS) that has long had similar practices. Accenture is indisputably becoming a PLM consulting juggernaut. It will be interesting to watch whether and how the company prevents internal competition (i.e., Dassault Systèmes team vs. Siemens PLM team vs. PTC team) and ensures an unbiased recommendation for the client regarding which CAD or PLM product to select. Read More

Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template


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Professional Services and Support


Professional services address very specific needs, such as public relations, portfolio management, software engineering, etc. They are provided by specialized individuals, companies, or departments within a company.

Even though support may be considered a part of the professional services business area, a distinction has to be made between the two. Support usually refers to technical support, which is a special type of professional service requiring highly qualified technicians who have experience providing assistance with technology products. While consultants who provide professional services usually charge clients for each project and the amount of time spent for it, support teams are usually paid a monthly or yearly fee.

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Professional Services


While an electronic data interchange (EDI) initiative improves supply chain communication and speeds up the exchange of goods and services, it is a complicated undertaking. To get started, learn how Inovis Professional Services array of consulting and training offerings, including assessments and technology planning, can help you implement mission-critical integrated solutions efficiently and cost-effectively.

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IBM Presents Social Business Tools Future Releases at IBM Connect 2013


The IBM Connect 2013 Opening General Session peeked into what the future will bring for IBM's clients and partners. The company will launch a new suite for human resources (HR), and new versions of the IBM Connections social business platform and the Customer Experience Suite. A series of applications meant to create collaborative work environments (i.e., community builder, video conferencing

ibm plm services  Tools Future Releases at IBM Connect 2013 The  IBM Connect 2013 Opening General Session  peeked into what the future will bring for IBM's clients and partners. The company will launch a new suite for human resources (HR), and new versions of the IBM Connections social business platform and the Customer Experience Suite. A series of applications meant to create collaborative work environments (i.e., community builder, video conferencing, activity streams, document sharing, whiteboard collaboration, Read More

Prodika PLM Solutions


Prodika delivers collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for companies in CPG and Process industries. Prodika PLM Solutions include; Global Specifications Management; Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance Management; New Product Development and Introduction processes; Packaging and Label Management processes, Product Data Synchronization and Syndication; Value Chain Performance Management; Product Portfolio Management; Recipe/Formulation-based Product Design and Virtual Prototyping.Prodika solutions are delivered as managed application services based on the Microsoft .NET platform and a service-oriented architecture. Deployed around the world, Prodika solutions natively support product specifications and collaborative PLM processes in all languages, cultures, and currencies.

ibm plm services  PLM Solutions Prodika delivers collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for companies in CPG and Process industries. Prodika PLM Solutions include; Global Specifications Management; Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance Management; New Product Development and Introduction processes; Packaging and Label Management processes, Product Data Synchronization and Syndication; Value Chain Performance Management; Product Portfolio Management; Recipe/Formulation-based Product Design Read More

A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality


To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes, the article introduces a two-layer model to facilitate the process of selecting a fashion PLM solution.

ibm plm services  Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality The past few years have seen the fashion industry show a significantly increasing passion for product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Generally speaking, a fashion PLM solution is a tailored PLM solution (compared with the general or comprehensive PLM) with extra functionality that serves the specificities of this industry in order to help the manufacturers and retailers of fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessories, etc.) to achieve more Read More

Top 7 Reasons Services Organizations Need ERP


Services organizations require specialized software to help them overcome business challenges unique to this industry sector. An ERP for services solution enables better decision making and ultimately gives these organizations a competitive edge by harnessing their most valuable asset: knowledge. Find out the key business challenges these organizations need their software to address.

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ITO: Application Related Services, Software Products and Associated Services


Softtek's information technology outsourcing (ITO) services consist of two areas: application related services, and software products and associated services. Under the rubric of application related services, Softtek offers application maintenance and support, application development, application modernization, and quality assurance (QA) and testing. Its software products and associated services include integration and deployment of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship planning (CRM), and business intelligence (BI). Application related services are those that cover the entire application lifecycle, including the designing, building, testing, implementation, and support of custom and packaged applications. Softtek's clients benefit from process efficiency, lean cost structures, rigorous service-level commitments, and global reach. In additon to development, maintenance and support, and modernization, Softtek also offers data integration services, and ERP services for SAP and Oracle applications. For Latin American markets, Softtek offers packaged software product solutions and associated services, such as training and first level support. Softtek is a value-added reseller (VAR) for some of the world’s most renowned software solutions, including: ERP, data integration, and BI. Softtek is a VAR of products from SAP, Informatica, Cognos, and Business Objects. The company also offers post-sales support and education services.  

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ibm plm services  Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite The Future of the PLM Suite The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified Read More

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When school and office product business Carolina Pad needed help selecting the right product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution to replace its multiple systems running separate departments and offices, the company turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). With TEC's rigorous methodology and decision support system Carolina Pad was able to find its best fit solution in a timely and efficient manner.

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