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   Monday June 7, 2010 | Spotlight on PLM | Vol.3 Issue 67
Companies Should Be Running Toward PLM in a Recession. So What's the Problem?

With all its business benefits, product lifecycle management (PLM) should be the ideal medicine for recessionary times—but not everyone seems to feel that way. TEC Analyst Kurt Chen looks at the reasons why some companies shy away from PLM in a bad economy—and suggests a cheaper, quicker, and easier alternative to a full-blown PLM system.

It's no secret that PLM stands for "product lifecycle management," but what's really behind these words? To give you some insight into what PLM is all about, here is a look at the three concepts that make up this powerful business solution:

What Does the "P" in PLM Really Mean?

What Does the "L" in PLM Really Mean?

What Does the "M" in PLM Really Mean?

Also today...

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors make lots of claims, but how do their solutions really perform? As TEC's Coordinator for Selection Services Linda Monteiro points out, the upcoming ERP Vendor Shootout is the ideal way to put six of the world's top ERP vendors to the test. Find out more about this annual event—and why when it comes to ERP, seeing is really believing.

Word of the Day:

Product Information Management

Provides a common, central repository that manages all types of information about finished products. It integrates with back-office systems and provides additional workflow management.
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7th ERP Vendor Shootout - San Diego, CA (US), June 16-17, 2010

The ERP Vendor Shootout, hosted by the value-added reseller (VAR) community and moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for midsize enterprises to see the best enterprise software solutions in the world, all in one place, all at the same time. Geared toward enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection teams and decision makers for companies with manufacturing, distribution, or project-oriented requirements, the ERP Vendor Shootout is ideal for businesses that are budgeting for ERP software or currently evaluating ERP solutions.

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