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CPQ Pioneer FPX Becomes Cloud CRM and ERP Go-to Vendor
TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at FPX, formerly known as Firepond, a pioneer in CPQ software that automates the sales process for

pdm definitions  resides in the FPX PDM (“Master”) module. The FPX Predictive Applications module also supports any interaction channel, and is optimized for the customer’s deployment preference: direct, indirect, e-commerce, PC, or mobile. Figure 5 (below) depicts a “Deal Dashboard,” powered by predictive analytics.   Figure 5 – Predictive Analytics Deal Dashboard   Major Alliances   Salesforce.com remains a strategic independent software vendor (ISV) partner for FPX, and FPX has the most domain experience

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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There are two major genres of PLM solution: CAD-PLM and ERP-PLM. These two types have different integration capabilities, but the gap between them is shrinking thanks to various factors driving the market. Currently, however, the difference still matters in the solution selection process.

pdm definitions  or product data management (PDM), and management of product definition activities mainly resided within the design department. As time went on, people realized that having a consistent information source across departmental boundaries—and later on, throughout the extended enterprise environment—would be extremely beneficial in speeding up product development processes, serving customer needs better, and aiding faster and less expensive production. With the idea of facilitating collaboration between Read More

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'Mass customization' is the buzzword of the current decade. Customers demand products with lower prices, higher quality and faster delivery; yet they also want products customized to match their unique needs. A product configurator that enables manufacturers to efficiently deliver customized products by automating product configuration processes is one of the key promising technologies in implementing mass customization.

pdm definitions  such as CAD and PDM. They accept user requirements as features and options, and can generate CAD models based on the selected configuration. Some configurators are also integrated with ERP and CRM packages, with consulting companies providing their own core configuration engine with turnkey solutions for configuring the products. The Next Generation Configurator As the engineering beneath a designed product becomes complex and/or when the product gets modified frequently, the creation, modification and Read More

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Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy


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Top 10 PLM Pitfalls To Avoid


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PTC Sees SMBs as “Essential” to Its Business


While opportunities for new or replacement product lifecycle management (PLM) systems at large enterprises are rare, neither is the small to medium business (SMB) market fully exploited. To that end, PTC recently announced the release of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials, the company’s product data management (PDM) software. The product aims to bring concurrent engineering to smaller

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Out-of-the-box PLM: PLM and E-collaboration Software for the Electronics Industry


Electronics manufacturing is one of the most complex manufacturing processes. Special software functionality is required to manage information throughout the supply chain, collaborate with subcontractors, and minimize development time. Learn about product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions that provide the right data management functionality for electronics manufacturers.

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