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Shortlisting EAM Vendors: A How-to Guide
TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz was positively purring after his certification of the IFS Applications EAM functionality a couple of weeks ago, thanks to what he

answering criteria questions  create your profile by answering 15 questions about your organization and your selection project (industry, budget, site structure, required services, required functionality, etc.). You have the option of disqualifying vendors as you proceed through these questions. Once you’re finished building your profile, you’ll see which vendors have been disqualified by which questions, and you can review those questions if necessary. When you’ve finished, you’ll have a shortlist that lists both

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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