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BI Research
BI Research is a research, consulting, and education firm. The company organizes conferences and seminars, and publishes articles and columns in industry

research  Research BI Research is a research, consulting, and education firm. The company organizes conferences and seminars, and publishes articles and columns in industry publications.

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Industry analyst and market research firm Hypatia Research Group provides market intelligence, industry benchmarking, best practice, maturity model, and vendor selection research for how businesses use software technology, professional services, and management consulting providers to capture, manage, analyze, and apply customer and market intelligence to enhance corporate performance and to accelerate growth.

research  Research Industry analyst and market research firm Hypatia Research Group provides market intelligence, industry benchmarking, best practice, maturity model, and vendor selection research for how businesses use software technology, professional services, and management consulting providers to capture, manage, analyze, and apply customer and market intelligence to enhance corporate performance and to accelerate growth. Read More

Nucleus Research


Founded in 2000, Nucleus Research is an information technology research firm. The company has published more than 460 return on investment (ROI) case studies.

research  Research Founded in 2000, Nucleus Research is an information technology research firm. The company has published more than 460 return on investment (ROI) case studies. Read More

Bloor Research


Established in 1989, Bloor Research conducts analysis, information technology research, and consultancy. The company publishes white papers, reports, and product evaluations.

research  Research Established in 1989, Bloor Research conducts analysis, information technology research, and consultancy. The company publishes white papers, reports, and product evaluations. Read More

ASA Research


ASA Research was founded and is run by technology consultant J. Carlton Collins. The company offers consulting, webinars, and software comparisons.

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Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2014—Blending Virtual and Real Worlds—Part One


Siemens’ new “realize innovation” strategy is an evolution of what has been in the works at Siemens PLM Software for some time. The vendor has been working hard to deliver industry-centric immersive decision-making environments that support systems engineering-driven product development.

research  PLM Analyst Conference 2014—Blending Virtual and Real Worlds—Part One Several years ago, during the very first Siemens PLM Software analyst conference I attended, I felt lost in an ocean of info overflow. But each subsequent year that I attended the conference I felt I understood slightly more about the vendor’s overwhelming spread of offerings and strategies, and thankfully the vendor was also gradually refining its message on its burgeoning product lifecycle management (PLM), computer aided 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

research  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 different angles in more than 10 blog posts . Comments to these posts are Read More

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.

research  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

HD-PLM, Exalead, and Project Lightning, What Do They Have in Common?


There wasn’t a lack of big news in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry in the past few weeks. On May 20th, Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7th, PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28th, 2010. Two days

research  PLM, Exalead, and Project Lightning, What Do They Have in Common? There wasn’t a lack of big news in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry in the past few weeks. On May 20 th , Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7 th , PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28 th , 2010. Two days later, Dassault Systèmes Read More

Nemertes Research


Nemertes Research is a research, advisory, and consulting firm founded in 2002. The firm specializes in analyzing the business value of technologies.

research  Research Nemertes Research is a research, advisory, and consulting firm founded in 2002. The firm specializes in analyzing the business value of technologies. Read More

Aras and Minerva Win Another PLM Deal


Aras, the leading enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, recently announced that ABB Epyon, a provider of Internet-based charging infrastructure for all electronic vehicle (EV) charging standards, has selected Aras Innovator and the Electronic PLM solution from Minerva.

research  and Minerva Win Another PLM Deal Aras , the leading enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, recently announced that ABB Epyon , a provider of Internet-based charging infrastructure for all electronic vehicle (EV) charging standards, has selected Aras Innovator and the Electronic PLM solution from Minerva . ABB Epyon offers a total solution that includes broad charger portfolio supporting all charging standards, specific solutions for all location Read More

Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions


NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solutions have and makes recommendations to both the vendor and users.

research  processes. Based on our research about NGC, I would recommend NGC develop more functionality in areas such as material development management and bill of materials (BOM). I think possibilities exist for NGC to reach more customers on the smaller end of the company's target market range. In my opinion, one way would be for NGC to add a software-as-a-service (SaaS) option to its future offerings. Having established its market presence in North America, it might be time for NGC to further expand its global Read More

A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality


To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes, the article introduces a two-layer model to facilitate the process of selecting a fashion PLM solution.

research  development process. From trend research to the physical item on the shelf, a fashion product may go through different stages in the form of storyboards, sketches, patterns, prototype, multiple types of samples, and so on. Within these process conventions, there are a lot of informalities. Fashion players do need to maintain the accuracy of their product data, but they are also fighting with large product quantities and short cycle times (as mentioned previously). Thus, the full process for tracking Read More

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.

research  50 percent of their research and development investment into e-business, CRM, SCM, and PLM initiatives. Leading ERP vendors have finally addressed product development processes by developing or acquiring 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, Read More