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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

plm system  collaboration, switching from one PLM system to another (regardless of its CAD or ERP origin) in a rip-and-replace manner will not necessarily solve most of the aforementioned issues for the following reasons: Most companies don’t have mature intradepartmental PLM processes and/or the industry is forcing processes to continually change. This is why standalone PPM tools such as Sopheon, Oracle Primavera , or Microsoft Project are frequently used. One can easily change and upgrade them without impacting

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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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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.

plm system  the components of a PLM suite. Among the first vendors to move in this manner were SAP, through internal development and partnership; SSA Global, through acquisition and integration; and late, Oracle, through internal development and partnership. The market dynamic is toward the extended enterprise, especially as it relates to e-PLM. Software products must be designed to not only include multiple internal enterprise entities, but also external enterprise relationships. For example, in several industries Read More

PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?


Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from

plm system  to adopt a FOSS PLM system, how likely it wants to implement the system on top of FOSS OS and database? Let’s do the same analysis as we did in figure 2 but focusing only on PLM seekers who think FOSS PLM is considerable (figure 3). Figure 3. FOSS PLM seekers’ preference on FOSS server platform and database It’s not a surprise to see higher percentages in figure 3 than in figure 2 since users who accept FOSS PLM should have higher acceptance to FOSS OS and database, in general. Please note that for Read More

PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives


It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And the choices as to which software tools or system an organization should employ in its initiatives should be entirely based on the review and assessment of its current PLM system.

plm system  , PLCM system , PLM system , PLM , CAx , CAx system , PPM , PPM system , MPM , MPM system . Executive Summary Product Lifecycle Management as a strategic initiative is a growing issue faced many manufacturers. Organizations however often approach the issue of PLM from a software centric perspective that may result in lower than expected return-on- investment. Some organization may even focus on PLM improvements that do not present the greatest potential impact. This whitepaper discusses a ground-up Read More

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


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart

plm system  collaboration, switching from one PLM system for another one (regardless of its CAD or ERP origin) in a rip-and-replace manner will not necessarily solve most of the aforementioned issues. Can the New Organic Crop of PLM Apps Help? But as in the case of rigid and monolithic old ERP replacements (e.g., see  Workday ’s recent ongoing success ), the fact is that some companies are switching PLM systems when they have a failure condition. I believe that the economic/political reality moving forward Read More

Why You Should Take a Hard Look at Your ERP System: Dynamo, Dinosaur, or Difficulty on the Horizon?


Is your business running as well as it should be? Your ERP system may be the dynamo it was intended to be, but if it has become outdated or outrageously expensive to operate—a dinosaur or a devil in the making—chances are it is doing more harm than good in today’s increasingly global world. Regardless of your business or industry, the time has come to examine your ERP system dispassionately. Know what needs to be considered.

plm system  You Should Take a Hard Look at Your ERP System: Dynamo, Dinosaur, or Difficulty on the Horizon? Is your business running as well as it should be? Your ERP system may be the dynamo it was intended to be, but if it has become outdated or outrageously expensive to operate—a dinosaur or a devil in the making—chances are it is doing more harm than good in today’s increasingly global world. Regardless of your business or industry, the time has come to examine your ERP system dispassionately. Know what Read More

Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

plm system  Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More

How to Choose a Distribution System


Implementing the proper distribution system can be as important to your bottom line as expanding your warehouse or bringing on new product lines. After all, the right system provides immediate and long-term benefits that can impact your business processes across the board. That’s why it’s important to define business processes and objectives before you start the search for new software.

plm system  to Choose a Distribution System Implementing the proper distribution system can be as important to your bottom line as expanding your warehouse or bringing on new product lines. After all, the right system provides immediate and long-term benefits that can impact your business processes across the board. That’s why it’s important to define business processes and objectives before you start the search for new software. Read More

TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player


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Leading Phone System Brands for Different Business Sizes


Your business telephone system is a mission critical tool, so it’s imperative to pick the best system for your business—not only for today, but for the next few years. Download this guide for a listing and review of the leading phone systems on the market for small, midsized, large, and enterprise-level businesses. You'll get a breakdown of both on-premise and hosted solutions, and the top five providers for each category.

plm system  Phone System Brands for Different Business Sizes Your business telephone system is a mission critical tool, so it’s imperative to pick the best system for your business—not only for today, but for the next few years. Download this guide for a listing and review of the leading phone systems on the market for small, midsized, large, and enterprise-level businesses. You'll get a breakdown of both on-premise and hosted solutions, and the top five providers for each category. Read More

Core PLM for Discrete Industries


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plm system  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. Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM: PLM for the Fashion Industry Competitor Analysis Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion 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 system  Fashion PLM: PLM for the Fashion Industry Competitor Analysis Report Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion 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. Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2 for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report


The PLM product Lectra Fashion PLM (V2R2) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of fashion product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in TEC's PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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