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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 30, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSVentura Manufacturing selects IQMSIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Assembly

home sap assessment  personal design and fabrication, home design and entertainment While some might argue that Autodesk has run out of its own ideas and is now buying a new asset without really being sure about what to do with it, mobile computing, the cloud, and social media are improving and changing the way people design, engineer, and create products. Video seems to be an ideal medium for professionals and consumers alike to communicate and share their design ideas. In theory Socialcam looks like a great demo feature,

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

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.  

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