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PLM Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice
With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor, and track product development and revision processes with their customers

flex tec plm  a web-based and highly flexible workflow management tool, referred to as Flex Forms, and the relative ease of creating data tables on the fly for reporting purposes. The product gives manufacturers capabilities to more effectively design, make, deliver and support products through PDM, multimedia attachment capabilities, integrated workflow and inquiry tools. Mid-market manufacturers, which have been overwhelmed by the huge scope and complexity of still evolving PLM concept, are focusing on taking

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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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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 9, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSInternational distributor of high-tech metals and alloys selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Warehousing "The relatively small but geographically extensive company Datum Alloys made its choice based on a few underlying premises: a need for multicurrency operations in conjunction with local accounting standards, high-quality analytical

flex tec plm  chosen to leverage the Flex Exchange program to replace its multiple ERP packages with one Infor10 iEnterprise application, formerly known as Infor ERP LX. The core objective of the upgrade is to promote common business practices, global data visibility, and seamless integration throughout all 30 company plants, technology centers, and remote offices. —Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Analyst Compare Infor head-to-head with leading ERP software New Look selects Kronos for European stores Industry tags: WFM, Read More

Business Intelligence Corporate Performance Management Market Landscape


The arms race to marshal the most complete corporate performance management platform has intensified among major vendors. Many have a comprehensive set of business intelligence (BI) functionality.

flex tec plm  Visual Composer , Macromedia Flex, and multiple platform capabilities including BI and enterprise portal, which should provide industry savvy system integrators (SI) with the applications and tools to support their clients' evolving business needs. Independent software vendors (ISV) and syndicated content providers will also likely benefit from these new applications and tools. They will be able to better help mutual customers, as both partners and ISVs will be able to build new analytic applications by Read More

TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide


While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

flex tec plm  has the capability to flex and grow with the specific business needs of each customer. For over 30 years, SYSPRO has consistently built on the most current technologies and developed diverse, quality business solutions for small to misized businesses (SMBs) . SYSPRO was one of the first ERP providers to address service-oriented architecture (SOA) and has been recognized in the industry as a pioneer in that respect. From this position, SYSPRO has developed an effective toolkit it calls the Power Tailoring Read More

Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


MAPICS hereby joins the raft of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that are making their way into the product lifecycle management (PLM) market by bundling or partnering strategically to embed PLM functions within their suites.

flex tec plm  a web-based and highly flexible workflow management tool, referred to as Flex Forms, and the relative ease of creating data tables on the fly for reporting purposes. The product gives manufacturers capabilities to more effectively design, make, deliver, and support products through PDM, multimedia attachment capabilities, integrated workflow and inquiry tools. Mid-market manufacturers, which have been overwhelmed by the huge scope and complexity of still evolving PLM concept, are focusing on taking Read More

Prioritizing Your PLM Initiatives and Spends


There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise.

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Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions


NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solutions have and makes recommendations to both the vendor and users.

flex tec plm  the fashion industry, PTC FlexPLM , and TradeStone Merchandise Lifecycle Management . Product Strategy and Trajectory NGC is maintaining its focus on the fashion industry. Several years before the company introduced its PLM solutions in 2000, it had already established an ERP system specifically for the fashion industry. The introduction of e-PLM and e-SPS made the company more capable as a one-stop-shop for apparel brands, distributors, and retailers when they need enterprise software solutions. Besides Read More

PLM for the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail 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.

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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.

flex tec plm  The solution is particularly flexible and can grow with their needs, accelerating change management in the design environment and enabling users to be up and running more quickly. Every PLM project is backed by the expertise of Lectra's consultants, ensuring implementation is as smooth, successful, and controlled as possible, regardless of company size or business models. Better Planning and Schedule Management For fashion companies, better planning and schedule management facilitates the organization Read More

The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified, structured product data - the PLM Platform.

flex tec plm  Platform must be very flexible to support varying types of information and processes and must provide strong capabilities for information visibility and collaboration. Don't Forget The PLM Program More important than what applications belong in the PLM application suite, is what applications can provide increased value for the companies that use them. Manufacturers today are facing a dilemma with PLM. They understand and need the benefits that the PLM value proposition offers, but are also confused about Read More

TEC Helps Major Paint Retailer Simplify Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology


Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, recently engaged the services of software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) to help it select an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to meet its growing needs.

flex tec plm  Helps Major Paint Retailer Simplify Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology TEC Helps Major Paint Retailer Simplify Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology Kelly-Moore Paints Leverages TEC Selection Methodology to Help Select ERP System Read the Kelly-Moore Case Study Learn about TEC's Evaluation and Selection-Based Solutions Montreal, QC, November 26, 2007 - Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, recently engaged the services of Read More

Survey Shows TEC Clients Have More Successful IT Implementations


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flex tec plm  Shows TEC Clients Have More Successful IT Implementations It's alarming—the failure rates for new software implementations continue to be as high as 70 percent. Companies ask me every day what they can do to avoid having their projects fail. Your best bet is usually to tap into the knowledge and expertise of people experienced in software selection and implementation—and not try to go through it alone if you don't have the expertise in-house. The hard fact is, selecting and implementing software Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1


In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot, product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions have lately increased their strategic significance to enterprises. In his recent Forbes blog post contribution, PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann touts PLM as a new path to shareholder value. He

flex tec plm  making, and mobility enables flexibility. The strategy of these ERP vendors’ is to enable better and faster decision making by combining 3D visual information with relevant data from their vast ERP suites. The approach is all about optimizing processes and compressing time to decision. In other words, ERP vendors aim to improve productivity and process efficiency by providing visual navigation and query of product information and graphical animation of procedures. The idea is to reduce information and Read More

SAP PLM: Outlook and Predictions


This year, product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors have put many interesting initiatives on display to PLM buyers. These initiatives include the possibility of generating more synergies between enterprise search and PLM, more intuitive decision support in design and engineering, connectivity between direct modeling and history-based modeling in computer-aided design (CAD), social product

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Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM vendors recognize the need for integration and have addressed the need in their toolkits. The additional work comes from integrating the concepts and semantics of one system to the next, if this business level integration has not already been provided between the two systems. This can be a big challenge for best of breed vendors, who may need to rely on systems integrators for much of this conceptual and semantic integration.

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