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PTC Windchill Version 9 versus Version 10: Is Version 10 the Most Significant Windchill Release in PTC’s History?
The latest iteration of PTC Windchill (v. 10) for product lifecycle management (PLM) has been described as ‘the most significant Windchill release in PTC’s
other software in our PLM Evaluation Center, free of charge). PTC Windchill 10 brings technical enhancements for users and administrators to not only easily customize and use the system, but also monitor its performance. Here are some of the most important technical new features in the latest version: The new interface is easy to use and customize for both the everyday user and administrators installing and configuring the solution. Users can create new tabs, and decide on what type of information they
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Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS hereby joins the raft of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that are making their way into the product lifecycle management (PLM) market by
Speak PLM? ). The PLM market, however, covers a wide range of above-mentioned, previously unrelated software applications and the suites offered from different vendors can vary dramatically. Applications include CAD files management and CAD Integrations, product portfolio management, project management, customer needs/feedback management, resource management, strategic sourcing/approved vendors list management, design collaboration, 2D and 3D visualization, change management & quality assurance, and
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
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.
Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth
For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion
PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion, duplication of effort, and poor decision making. Find out how a SaaS-based ERP solution is essential for creating an effective, comprehensive integrated PLM program that improves productivity, accuracy, and decision making—and ultimately increases company profitability.
PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It?
The question, 'Do vertical industry needs play a significant role in a PLM software selection?' should be a simple question to answer. Instead, it is a
- Or Is It? PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It? Featured Author - Jim Brown - December 26, 2003 Introduction Often it's the simplest questions that have the most complicated answers. What appears to be a simple question, Does industry matter when looking for a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution? leads to an interesting discussion instead of a simple answer. If you are looking for the short answer, the answer is Absolutely yes! But the answer is also Probably not. The correct answer to
Oracle Renders Its PLM Outline Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
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Lectra Fashion PLM
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What Does the “M” in PLM Really Mean?
In the two previous blog posts (What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? and What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?) I discussed the object being managed within the
Does the “M” in PLM Really Mean? In the two previous blog posts ( What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? and What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean? ) I discussed the object being managed within the product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Now, it is the time to move on to the last word—“management.” Management is such a general term nowadays, that simply looking at it won’t give you much idea of what it is about in the PLM context. If your organization is looking for a PLM
The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: 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
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
Imperial Leverages Lectra Fashion PLM
Imperial, a global provider of menswear and womenswear, leverages Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product development process and support its worldwide
to integrate Lectra Fashion PLM to speed development while better connecting scattered teams involved in the collection process, from design to final product. The idea is to use technology to facilitate product development as early as the concept stage by bringing together creative designers, tech designers, and product developers onto one native system including the feature level integration with CAD systems, such as offering color libraries, testing templates, care labels, etc. Working
TEC Guides Carolina Pad Through a Smooth PLM Software Evaluation and Selection Project
When school and office product business Carolina Pad needed help selecting the right product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution to replace its
Pad Through a Smooth PLM Software Evaluation and Selection Project 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.
SAP PLM: Outlook and Predictions
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A Process PLM system must accommodate rapid, global deployment of the system. This need drives specific requirements to minimize both the start-up and the long
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CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1
In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot
especially true when the PLM and CAD product pairs come from the same house, i.e., Teamcenter and NX by Siemens, ENOVIA and CATIA by Dassault Systemes, and Windchill and Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/Engineer ) by PTC. In addition, due to their back-office systems agnosticism, these solutions seem to do well in environments with multiple ERP systems and/or multiple customized instances of ERP systems (even if they come from the same vendor and brand). Moreover, given Siemens’ automation origins and
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