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PTC Windchill 9.0 for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report
Parametric Technology Corporation's (PTC's) product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, Windchill 9.0, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing


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Web Application Security: The Truth about White Box Testing versus Black Box Testing


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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.

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Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking


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Getting It Right: Product, Quality, Timing, and Price


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BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


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product life cycle graph  Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Founded in 1972 and currently based in Waldorf (Germany), SAP AG is well known for developing one of the most popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, the SAP ERP system.   In 2007, SAP acquired France-based BusinessObjects, at the time one of the leaders in the business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) spaces. With this acquisition, SAP gained entrance to the BI space as a bona Read More

Product Value Assessment and Monitoring: Delivering a Substantial Margin Advantage


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Concept Enterprise Product Configurator


Configure One’s Concept Enterprise Product Configurator software is the most robust yet scalable product configuration software on the market today. Whether you desire a sales configurator for guided selling, a production configurator to help engineering & manufacturing, or both a production and sales configurator, unlike other configurators, Concept Enterprise Product Configurator is designed to let you purchase only the product configuration software that you require.  

product life cycle graph  Enterprise Product Configurator Configure One’s Concept Enterprise Product Configurator software is the most robust yet scalable product configuration software on the market today. Whether you desire a sales configurator for guided selling, a production configurator to help engineering & manufacturing, or both a production and sales configurator, unlike other configurators, Concept Enterprise Product Configurator is designed to let you purchase only the product configuration software that you Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Challenges: From Solution Evaluation to Kickoff


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Service Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket


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product life cycle graph  the Value of the Product Aftermarket What is Service Lifecycle Management? Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) is a business initiative focused on servicing a company's products, and the customers that bought them, after the product has been sold. Simply put, SLM focuses on making more money from the product after the initial sale. But it is more than that; it is also a way to become a strategic part of the customer's business after the sale is completed. General Electric (NYSE:GE) is an excellent example Read More

Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn’t Fit


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Focus on PLM: Mastering Process to Improve Product Development


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product life cycle graph  Mastering Process to Improve Product Development Promising to transform the way products are developed, product lifecycle management (PLM) is one of the fastest-growing areas of technology investment for retailers and brands alike. But why should your company consider PLM? Find out why successful PLM implementations are initiated to support key strategic objectives, and how PLM can ultimately improve your profitability through enhanced operational efficiency. Read More