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SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality
During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged

plm books  enhancements to the mySAP PLM solution, enabling companies to more fully collaborate throughout the product creation process. SAP touts that a customer-centric view helps to ensure that market requirements are captured as early as possible so that the right product gets to the customer at the right cost and at the right time, which companies should now be able to attain through new functionality within mySAP PLM. Product Design functionality should enable designers to capture product requirements in a fle

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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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SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

plm books  software, as well as PLM software seem to be catching up with the functionality of niche specialists. While SAP's aspirations of selling these, as standalone point solutions are still going to face fierce pure-SCM players competition, SAP can at least rely on a huge existing base to cross-sell to. The percentage of revenue coming from SCM (22%) speaks for the fact that resolving the 'nuts-and-bolts' collaboration problems that span multiple enterprises and multiple functional areas is becoming more import Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 5: Challenges and User Recommendations


Delivering on its enormously ambitious strategy is the challenge SAP faces.

plm books  selling CRM, SCM and PLM point products, it will take time for them to be retrained or cross-trained to sell the new components. The result is when it comes to the new components, the entire sales force is still learning. The lack of experienced sales resources in these new areas may impede SAP's proficiency in selling these products outside of its install base. The Key is Execution  Therefore, SAP's potentially unwieldy and scattered global development organization, disparate product components and Read More

Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word


With its numerous new software license sales, new product deliveries, and its dedication to complicated technological rejuvenation (namely, an ambitious open service-oriented architecture strategy), Infor's position and image in the market these days are at an all-time high.

plm books  process manufacturers (the Optiva PLM product), and so on. Infor's Open SOA Strategy The trends noted above occurred after Infor announced its ambitious SOA strategy in March 2007. The strategy is based on the principles of openness and heterogeneity (i.e., the customer chooses the platform, the time frame, etc.); on leveraging existing applications; on being free of charge (i.e., free outside of the standard maintenance contract, as long as the embedded enterprise service bus [ESB] will interconnect and Read More

5 Things You Should Not Confuse Business Performance Management With


If you search for business performance management (BPM) on Google, you'll get around 700,000 results. Out of this huge number of results, you will presumably refer to a popular source—Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, BPM is “a set of processes that help organizations optimize their business performance.” The same source affirms that some people see it as the next generation of business

plm books  (SCM), product lifecycle management (PLM), solutions offer reports, and most of them even allow you to do analysis on sales, purchases, productivity, and more. As our jobs are becoming very information-intensive, reporting, analytics, and BI are essential to today’s workforce. Reporting and analytics tools do not always provide data in a format that can be used by a BPM product. Oftentimes, information comes from a variety of sources and—just to make things worse—different tools are used to extract Read More

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.

plm books  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. Read More

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.

plm books  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. Read More

Infor and Aras Partner for Cloud PLM


At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator. Delivered in partnership with Aras under Aras’ licensing program for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud-based solution for Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers.

plm books  Aras Partner for Cloud PLM At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator . Delivered in partnership with Aras under Aras’ licensing program for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud-based solution for Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers. Available now in limited release, Infor PLM Innovator will provide the Infor 10x user experience and be integrated through Infor ION with the Infor SyteLine and Infor LN ERP soluti Read More

PLM for the Retail Industry


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

plm books  evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. Read More

CAXA V5 PLM


CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized using industry-specific templates.    

plm books  V5 PLM CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3


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Lectra First PLM Software Vendor to Achieve TEC Certification for PLM for Fashion and PLM for the Distribution of Fashion Products and Accessories


Paris, January 4 2011 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composites—has announced that Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, its product lifecycle management solution designed specifically for the fashion industries, has just been awarded certification from TEC. Lectra Fashion PLM is the only solution to have achieved TEC certification in the fashion and fashion products and accessories distribution sectors.

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Top 10 PLM Pitfalls To Avoid


Product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation strategies are in many cases unique from company to company. However, it is not uncommon for companies to encounter some of the same obstacles or pitfalls along the way. Understanding where these nasty little pitfalls lie will hopefully help you steer clear of them, and improve your chances for PLM success.

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New Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality


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