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ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends
ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP

essential plm trends  Understanding their evolution is essential to knowing their current use, future developments, and upcoming trends—and more importantly, for making informed decisions. Enterprise resource planning : noun . An accounting-oriented information system for identifying and planning the enterprise-wide resources needed to take, make, ship, and account for customer orders . —from the APICS Dictionary, 10th edition Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems started as a means for inventory control and grew to

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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. 

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Lectra First PLM Software Vendor to Achieve TEC Certification for PLM for Fashion and PLM for the Distribution of Fashion Products and Accessories


Paris, January 4 2011 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composites—has announced that Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, its product lifecycle management solution designed specifically for the fashion industries, has just been awarded certification from TEC. Lectra Fashion PLM is the only solution to have achieved TEC certification in the fashion and fashion products and accessories distribution sectors.

essential plm trends  in styles and trends, essential to brands for maintaining their competitive advantage. For more information about Lectra Fashion PLM, please visit www.lectra.com/fr/fashion_plm See the Lectra Fashion PLM Certification Report at http://whitepapers.technologyevaluation.com/view_document/21856/plm-product-certification-report-lectra-fashion-plm-v2r2.html . About Lectra Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and Read More

PTC Updates Its Retail PLM Solution


Contrary to its archrivals, Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software, PTC targets various lines of business (e.g., engineering, service, manufacturing, sourcing/supply chain, etc.) with its product portfolio rather than via dedicated vertical industry teams and offerings. One exception would be retail, where PTC has, for about a decade (after the Aptavis Technology acquisition in 2005), been

essential plm trends  margins continue to be essential. Faster and More Predictable Outcomes Astute retail PLM offerings help retailers handle challenges such as evolving consumer preference and trends, fast fashion (short-lived products), a focus on private labels, a high number of SKUs, supply chain dependency in globalization, multi-channel distribution, and cost, quality, and budget constraints. While PTC’s Retail PLM solution was one of the first to market with Adobe Illustrator integration, compliance, and Read More

MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations


Production management remains MAPICS’ strongest spot, and, therefore, it has often been implemented only in manufacturing divisions of large global organizations that use a Tier 1 ERP product for corporate financials and/or HR applications. Therefore, executing the ambitious initiatives with its modest albeit solid resources compared to the above competitors will be a notable challenge.

essential plm trends  enhancement modules as an essential part of MAPICS product and insist on reviewing them as part of their evaluation. MAPICS, for its part, should educate its existing user base in the value of PLM, EAM, CRM and BI and push to make the entire offering available as quickly as possible. Existing MAPICS XA customers should be asking MAPICS management whether all the above-mentioned strategic extensions will also be added to the ERP for iSeries product line and when. They should also inquire about any 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.

essential plm trends  over the world, is essential to develop effective working relationships. Costs associated with the development and production of aircraft are some of the largest capital outlays throughout industry. Decreasing large lead-times (years) is a high priority to improve cash flow and profitability. The need for PLM-enabled collaborative solutions in this industry is crucial. Often, PLM is viewed as the only solution suitable for managing the product lifecycle-both its breadth and depth. Document control, Read More

PLM for the Fashion Industry Software Evaluation Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

essential plm trends  for the Fashion Industry Software Evaluation Report TEC's PLM for the Fashion Industry Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information Read More

Selecting a PLM Vendor


PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be represented in the documented requirements and also on the selection team, which should attempt to examine different functions and methods involved in critical areas.

essential plm trends  a PLM Vendor Selecting a PLM Vendor A product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy is a must for enterprises that live or die on the suitability, timeliness, quality, and sustainability of the products they bring to market. To that end, PLM has become a proven tool in increasing competitiveness amid the increased tendency to subcontract design and engineering tasks, to rush-deliver a variety of merchandise to market for satisfying ever-changing consumer demand, and amid the increase of custom-made Read More

Agile PLM: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report


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.

essential plm trends  PLM: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report 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 Read More

2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)


Find out in guide to quickly fill you in on the 2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning .

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Top Learning Trends for 2012


This learning management white paper outlines the top 2012 trends in today’s learning management space and why they’re relevant.

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Siemens PLM Software Acquires Camstar MES


Siemens PLM Software recently announced an agreement to acquire Camstar Systems, Inc., one of the proven market leaders in enterprise manufacturing execution systems (MES) software. The acquisition will build on Siemens’ industrial digitalization strategy by broadening its integrated product development and production automation solutions for the electronics, semiconductor, and medical device industries.

essential plm trends  PLM Software Acquires Camstar MES Siemens PLM Software recently announced an agreement to acquire Camstar Systems, Inc. , one of the proven market leaders in enterprise manufacturing execution systems (MES) software. The acquisition will build on Siemens’ industrial digitalization strategy by broadening its integrated product development and production automation solutions for the electronics, semiconductor, and medical device industries.   This move represents the latest step in Siemens’ Read More

Infor and Aras Partner for Cloud PLM


At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator. Delivered in partnership with Aras under Aras’ licensing program for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud-based solution for Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers.

essential plm trends  and Aras Partner for Cloud PLM At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator . Delivered in partnership with Aras under Aras’ licensing program for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud-based solution for Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers. Available now in limited release, Infor PLM Innovator will provide the Infor 10x user experience and be integrated through Infor ION with the Infor SyteLine and Infor LN Read More

TEC Guides Carolina Pad Through a Smooth PLM Software Evaluation and Selection Project


When school and office product business Carolina Pad needed help selecting the right product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution to replace its multiple systems running separate departments and offices, the company turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). With TEC's rigorous methodology and decision support system Carolina Pad was able to find its best fit solution in a timely and efficient manner.

essential plm trends  Guides Carolina Pad Through a Smooth PLM Software Evaluation and Selection Project When school and office product business Carolina Pad needed help selecting the right product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution to replace its multiple systems running separate departments and offices, the company turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). With TEC's rigorous methodology and decision support system Carolina Pad was able to find its best fit solution in a timely and efficient manner. Read More

CRM: The Essential Guide


Customer relationship management (CRM) solutions can help you achieve success by managing your company’s customer-facing processes and implementing a customer-centric vision. But to make the most of CRM’s benefits, you should weigh and consider the options by answering key questions about your processes and CRM solutions’ capabilities. Find out key CRM principles, and how to best mitigate the cost of CRM implementation.

essential plm trends  The Essential Guide Customer relationship management (CRM) solutions can help you achieve success by managing your company’s customer-facing processes and implementing a customer-centric vision. But to make the most of CRM’s benefits, you should weigh and consider the options by answering key questions about your processes and CRM solutions’ capabilities. Find out key CRM principles, and how to best mitigate the cost of CRM implementation. Read More

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

essential plm trends  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 certification. In recent y Read More