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   Friday October 8, 2010 | Spotlight on PLM | Vol.3 Issue 118
The Problem with PLM Collaboration—and How to Fix It

The inherent weakness in product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge sharing has gone a long way toward stifling collaboration, instead of enhancing it. But as TEC analyst Kurt Chen reports, the rise of knowledge management functionality in solutions like Siemens PLM is starting to dramatically turn the situation around.

What are the four P's of PLM analytics, and how do they enable you to develop better products, improve your product development processes, and increase operational efficiency? Find out in this report on the smart approach to PLM data usage.

PLM may have changed through the years, but the approach to getting the right PLM solution has not. Get some time-tested advice on how to select a PLM solution that matches your real-life needs.

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SAP Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises
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Focus Research ERP Systems Market Primer
Plex Systems Six Game-changers about SaaS
CompareBusinessProducts.com Hosted VoIP vs VoIP PBX. Which is Better for Your Business?
AX-iom ERP Inc Selecting ERP Software for Engineer-to-order (ETO) Manufacturers
Verisign Security and Trust: The Backbone of Doing Business over the Internet
Sage Do You Need a State-of-the-art ERP Solution?
Market News
International ERP Seminar for Midsize Companies

Join ABAS on October 13, 2010 in Budapest and meet CEOs and key users from international companies who have successfully implemented abas ERP in multiple countries. Participate in a lessons learned session focusing on budget, increased revenues, and creating a global value stream for your business. Key speakers include Wolfgang Plasser, CEO of Pankl Racing Systems AG; and Zsolt Szalay, Managing Director of Prestige Products Hungary Kft.

Pankl Racing Systems, a global player with worldwide subsidiaries in Austria, UK, USA, Slovakia, and Japan, specializes in developing and manufacturing engine and drivetrain components for racing cars, high performance vehicles, and the aerospace industry.

Prestige Products Hungary specializes in the distribution of selective and semi-selective cosmetics, and is a member of the GLAMOUR Group, a leader in the lifestyle segment of semi-selective fragrances.

ECi Software Solutions (ECi) Earns National, Local Recognition for Technology Leadership

Fort Worth, TX Wednesday, September 29, 2010: For the third year in a row, ECi Software Solutions (ECi), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, has earned recognition as one of the countrys fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine.

ECi was ranked Number 2161 on the publications annual Inc. 5000 list for 2010, reflecting ECis continuing market leadership across the various vertical markets that it serves.

ECi Software Solutions President and CEO Ron Books commented, Our continued membership in the Inc. 5000 is nothing less than a reflection of the caliber of the people who make it happen at ECi. Their ability to provide outstanding technology solutions and equally outstanding customer service and support has kept the momentum going at ECi, despite the challenges of a difficult economy overall. Were very proud of them and the work they doand the best is still very much to come!

In addition to its Inc. 5000 honors, ECi also received several statewide and local area awards for technology leadership recently. They include:

Recognition as one of fourteen 2010 Tech Titans by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex Technology Business Council, an award that highlights the fastest growing technology companies in the DFW Metroplex.

Recognition by the Lead411 business research firm as one of the Hottest Texas Companies for 2010. Inclusion in the Fort Worth Business Presss annual Top 100 list. ECi was ranked Number 33 this year, up from Number 41 in 2009.

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