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Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?
You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products

companies who want to plm  is no secret that companies want to connect with their suppliers during the design phase, through a simple and secure collaboration platform, particularly in the automotive and hi-tech industries. As the next incarnation of the combined former SAP xRPM (Resource and Portfolio Management) 4.5 composite application for portfolio management and cProjects 4.5 , SAP PPM 5.0 offers comprehensive project management functionalities, including resourcing, task management, and reporting. It is positioned as the

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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Too Hard to Adopt PLM? Find Ways to Make It Easier


Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are too complicated, too expensive, and take too long to implement. That’s what I said last month in a blog post. However, more and more companies find that adopting PLM is an unavoidable route to take regardless how many obstacles ahead. Can companies find ways to adopt PLM more easily and faster? After listening to Lectra’s introduction to its Easy

companies who want to plm  and helps differentiate excellent companies from the rest. Although Lectra Fashion PLM is a quite comprehensive solution, I had the feeling that for the first stage of PLM adoption, Lectra didn’t want to push its customers to buy everything it is capable of offering. Instead, Lectra is more interested in prioritizing customers’ system requirements and creating a clear and relatively small implementation scope. Look for the right expertise It is quite obvious that you need to select the right PLM Read More

Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM


While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.

companies who want to plm  Value of PLM ). Companies that use MBS ERP offerings that want to take an initial step into PLM might want to start initially from providing design access to manufacturing and enable design collaboration during the new product development and introduction (NPDI) process, where Autodesk will provide needed EDM capabilities and integration. The messages of enabling cost management, engineering change management (ECM) and dissemination of EBOMs to manufacturing, as the first manageable PLM initiatives, Read More

Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.

companies who want to plm  to improve competitive position, companies who once designed, manufactured, and serviced their own products are now dramatically reorganizing the way they conduct business. Outsourcing of business-specific functions such as design, manufacturing, and service support often provides companies with significant cost advantages. In so doing, well-established communication channels, control procedures, and management practices, progressively built up over time, must change. Manufacturing companies face the Read More

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC


If you have followed my previous posts of this blog series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I guess you may have an idea about who will be the third vendor I’m going to discuss concerning the relevance between its product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings and the lean product development (LPD) concept. Yes, it is PTC. Like Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software, PTC is also located in the CAD

companies who want to plm  Sustainability Being “lean” requires companies to reduce unnecessary use of resources and non-value-added activities, but within product development, the efforts in developing compliant and environment-friendly products can’t be treated as something unnecessary. Without regulatory and compliance capabilities embedded into product development processes, an organization can’t meet the increasing product sustainability requirements from customers. PTC was able to strengthen its capability in helping Read More

How to Boost Your WAN to Top Speed


While globalization can bridge distances and enhance communication, the story is a little different when it comes to wide area networks (WANs) and their effects on branch application performance. High-latency connections and chattiness cause slowed data transmission, and consequently, decreased user productivity. But there is light at the end of the tunnel: a fast branch office application delivery infrastructure.

companies who want to plm  of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion. CITRIX WORLDWIDE WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS Citrix Systems, Inc. 851 West Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA Tel: +1 (800) 393 1888 Tel: +1 (954) 267 3000 EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS Citrix Systems International GmbH Rheinweg 9 8200 Read More

End-to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow


To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that enable growth. That’s why IT needs end-to-end infrastructure views that reveal issues as they happen, and track trends that predict future needs. But how can IT create unified views of the environment without draining critical resources?

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Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing


Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a transaction valued, on a fully diluted basis, at approximately $880 million, based on the closing price of Informix common stock on November 30, 1999. The combination creates a $1 billion company in open software infrastructure for what Informix refers to as the "i.Economy". Ardent's components and solutions will continue to be marketed independent of the underlying database technology.

companies who want to plm  the strategies of both companies and creates a $1 billion market leader in open software infrastructure for the i.Economy. According to Jean-Yves Dexmier, president and chief executive officer of Informix, In today's i.Economy, businesses must continually update their product offerings and business processes to remain competitive. The Web is where customers, partners and prospects go to obtain information, buy products and get support. When competition is just a click away, speed, convenience and a Read More

Ariba Network to Move to SAP HANA


In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014.

companies who want to plm  2014. With 1.5 million companies in over 190 countries conducting over half a trillion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is by far the largest and most global business-to-business (B2B) trading platform in the world. And with the move to HANA, it is expected to become the fastest and most powerful.   SAP started the transition to HANA with Ariba Spend Visibility . The release was the first major Ariba upgrade that was deployed on HANA and it was pushed to 2,200 customer realms and 4.7 Read More

How to Create Dashboards People Love to Use


Dashboards have become a standard business tool over the last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the flurry of technology and enthusiasm, little attention has been paid to how to design focused, thoughtful, and user-friendly dashboards. This guide will show you concepts and best practices for creating a high-impact dashboard that people love to use.

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To ERP or Not to ERP, that Is the C-level Question


Whether your organization is looking to take the leap into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the first time or seeking to add to the current ERP system’s functionality, your organization no longer must be bound to a one-size-fits-all ERP solution. One can pick and choose from the best of the best from ERP component vendors to fit your needs.

companies who want to plm  many benefits to offer companies, “to ERP” with a component ERP system does have its challenges when compared to a one-size-fits-all ERP system. These user, business, and technical challenges that would have to be overcome are in no way insignificant. For example, on the technology side, the cost of building, maintaining, and supporting integration points can be high. However, the benefits an organization gains from adopting an interchangeable, component-based view of their overall system needs can Read More

How to Get Closer to Your Best Customers


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Lectra Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry


“I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product lifecycle management (PLM) evaluation model geared specifically to the fashion industry. Of course, this was intended as a joke—a fashion PLM solution is still a PLM solution! But, here is the first fashion PLM solution to receive TEC

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What if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins?


Zilliant, a data-driven, price management software provider, aims to enable business-to-business companies to optimize revenue and margins through decision support and automation software that delivers more effective discount guidelines, in-depth price analytics, intelligent deal management, and successful price promotions.

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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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