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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

install pdm  from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The company is also betting on expansion outside the North America and Germany strongholds, into the UK and other key markets such as the Asian Pacific region and China. A potentially expanded footprint in the realms of product lifecycle management (PLM) or enterprise asset management (EAM) should also contribute to the top line. To that end, in August 2005, Infor announced that it had acquired

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault


A week before the Autodesk University 2012 conference, Aras, a provider of enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, announced the launch of Aras VPLM, a commercial offering designed specifically for companies that run Autodesk Vault with Inventor for three-dimensional product design and AutoCAD for two-dimensional design. Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault

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ROI Systems Defies The Odds Through Delighted Customers Part Three: Strengths, Challenges and User Recommendations


ROI System is definitely a "user's vendor" that should raise the bar for customer care best practices amongst its competitors.

install pdm  Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release? Well, ROI's customers have not ever had to deal with these issues, since the vendor has always sought additional ways to add value to the customer in an effort to maintain the long-term relationship, such as enhancements (i.e., added functionality inside the product) and extensions (i.e., more software modules, integrated with the existing product), refresh services (i.e., reinstall the software using the most current release) and upgrade services (i.e., Read More

Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy


During our recent briefing, MAPICS' executives acknowledged that almost all enterprise software companies are either "hunting" or being "hunted".

install pdm  widely adopted within its install base to let the product languish further or even worse, get discontinued. What Is Driving The Market? The need for shorter product life cycles is being driven by competitive pressures, customer demand, and the need to cut operating expense, and, in that regard, product lifecycle management (PLM) products should give manufacturers the tools to collaborate with trading partners for faster time-to-market, reduced manufacturing costs, higher quality products and improved Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy


It appears as though SAP feels confident now that its software solutions outside of its core ERP can stand on their own and attract new customers.

install pdm  customers beyond its humongous install base. SAP strategy is to decouple systems into components, to transactionally connect them through exchanges, and to present the information to users through portals. To that end, SAP has identified the following product lines as main pillars of its product strategy: Portals - through its SAP Portals subsidiary Market places/Internet exchanges - through its SAPMarkets subsidiary SCM - through SAP Solutions subsidiary CRM - through SAP Solutions subsidiary PLM - Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a strategic sense. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. I then explored the advantages and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from stalwart

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Cookie-cutter Solutions Won't Cut It with the Mid-Market Part Two: Challenges and the Lower-End


More than their larger counterparts, small and medium businesses (SMB) are looking for relatively simple and inexpensive software that is easy to install yet easy to customize and extend.

install pdm  that is easy to install yet also easy to customize and extend. Consequently, there is a plethora of micro-verticals around, from, for example a chiropractor's office to a B2B mortgage banking solution. These clients essentially want the same things that larger enterprises want, but their peculiar requirements are quite diverse. In other words, one size does not fit all, at all. Thus, trying to sell simplified versions of mySAP Business Suite , PeopleSoft Enterprise or Oracle E-Business Suite , without a Read More

Business.com Guide to Phone Systems


A telephone system is a pivotal part of any business, regardless of the size or type of business looking to install the system. In the past, only large companies could afford sophisticated systems. However, many system providers now offer telephone systems that will fit the needs of a small company, while remaining within its given budget range. Learn more about the different types of systems available.

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While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused


The recent merger of Oracle and PeopleSoft requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for snagging brand new customers.

install pdm  these products to the installed base, while also attending user conferences, running campaigns, doing public relations and analyst relations around them as well. As a result, these products are being seen dead ends by some (at least in the long run), and many competitors are scrambling to offer all sorts of incentives for disconcerted customers to switch. As seen with the number of competitors' announcements prior, and especially after the merger Oracle can at least be vindicated for claiming that Read More

PTC Sees SMBs as “Essential” to Its Business


While opportunities for new or replacement product lifecycle management (PLM) systems at large enterprises are rare, neither is the small to medium business (SMB) market fully exploited. To that end, PTC recently announced the release of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials, the company’s product data management (PDM) software. The product aims to bring concurrent engineering to smaller

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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.

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install pdm  and IQMS Partner Tightly IQMS is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) vendor that tries to deliver as much native functionality as possible. But computer-aided design (CAD) and product data management (PDM) are highly specialist capabilities. To that end, IQMS has just released its SolidWorks PDM add-in . With more than two million license on the market,  SolidWorks is an established 3D CAD application owned by Dassault Systèmes . Manufacturers use S Read More

Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

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