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The PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM
Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from

jim hines  PLM Featured Author - Jim Brown - December 21, 2003 Introduction Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a business strategy that is beginning to gain wide acceptance. Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from meaningful cost savings. The results from the early pioneers confirm the business value of the concept and point to a bright future for PLM in helping companies capitalize on their

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Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Epicor and SYSPRO, the two renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP) mid-market incumbents that heavily harness Microsoft’s platform tools. To that end, the business productivity tools that were illustrated in my recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions (which reflected on the highly publicized mid

jim hines  VP of product marketing,  Jim Norwood, and his assertion in a recent blog post that mobility will be a huge trend and requirement in 2011 (and later), as possibly best illustrated by SAP buying Sybase in mid-2010 . Owing to the built-in Epicor Everywhere Framework (see  the related blog post ), Epicor ERP already works on Apple ’s iPhone and iPad , and on many other popular mobile devices. For its part, through a wireless connection, the SYSPRO Mobile module provides remote access to secure SYSPRO Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 2 - Problem Overview


Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the implementations fail to meet functional, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) expectations. Many companies have consequently been stuck with under-performing software products and dejected users, and are still unable to gauge their system to determine how far they are from the ideal solution for their business requirements.

jim hines  . About the Authors Jim Brown has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad knowledge of applying Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Planning, ERP, Supply Chain Execution, and e-business applications to improve business performance. Jim served as an executive for software companies specializing in manufacturing solutions before starting his Read More

Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses


In one of the quicker reversals on record, Bill Gates and Microsoft issued conflicting statements within a day regarding the software giant's willingness to open its Windows source code.

jim hines  as saying. Microsoft spokesman Jim Cullinan declined to confirm the report, which was issued just hours after Gates launched Windows 2000, the company's latest product that it hopes will help it dominate the corporate computing world. Microsoft is in negotiations with the Justice Department to find a way to settle charges that the Redmond, Washington-based company violated antitrust laws by using monopoly power in computer operating systems to crush rivals. By opening the source code to Windows, which Read More

Global Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part IV: Blinded Me with Science


At the end of part III of this series, the software selection team at MegaResistCap had turned in their software selection votes to the company’s executive operating committee. Jim, director of information technology (IT), was anxiously awaiting the voting result, which was now being announced by Francois, the company’s chief legal counsel. Francois wasn’t one to mince words, and got right to the

jim hines  responses to the survey. Jim backed up his opinion and choice with decision-making science. His detailed graphs and scientific justification gave us the confidence to move ahead with this decision for the whole company.” With that, Francois moved put the following slide up on the screen: This slide shows the scores of the shortlisted vendors that the team voted on. With this one slide, the looks of defiance from the HR group began to fade away. They couldn’t argue with the science of decision making Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 5 - User Recommendations


This tutorial points out the significance of buyers researching PLM technology vendors before determining the short list and vendors researching the viability of the opportunity before committing time and money to a sales effort. Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'.

jim hines  the TEC PLM Specialist, Jim Brown , at jim.brown@tech-clarity.com . About the Authors Jim Brown has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad knowledge of applying Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Planning, ERP, Supply Chain Execution, and e-business applications to improve business performance. Jim served as an executive for software Read More

The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

jim hines  PLM. About the Authors Jim Brown has over fifteen years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Brown is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturers and has broad experience in applying enterprise applications such as product lifecycle management, supply chain management, ERP, and customer relationship management to improve business performance. He began his professional experience at General Electric before joining Andersen Read More

Zettaset and Simba Streamline Hadoop and Analytics Interoperability


Zettaset and Simba have announced a strategic technology partnership to provide enterprise class security for the deployment of combined analytics and Hadoop platforms and streamlined interoperability for the Hadoop and analytics ecosystem.

jim hines  to Big Data’.”   Jim Vogt, CEO of Zettaset, stated: Zettaset continues to lead the Big Data security initiative for organizations that are mining Hadoop for business intelligence with this inclusion of Simba’s enterprise class ODBC and JDBC drivers in our Orchestrator management application. Now Cloudera and Hortonworks customers can use Orchestrator to automate connectivity and ensure compatibility between their Hadoop clusters and upstream analytics applications, as well as fortify security and Read More

Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 1


Needham, Massachusetts (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC) is an over USD 1 billion large software company that develops, markets, and supports product development software solutions and related services. The company’s solutions help its client companies design products, manage product information, and improve their product development processes

jim hines  which was led by Jim Heppelmann (who heads PTC today). At the time, Windchill was the first to market Internet-based PLM solutions. Today, the PTC Windchill PLM suite [ evaluate this product ] is one of PTC’s main product lines and growth engines (and will be analyzed in subsequent parts of this series). In 1999, PTC acquired the visualization product ProductView from the Division Group (which had previously acquired ObjectLogic, owner of ProductView) and surpassed 25,000 customers. ProductView tools Read More

“B” Before “e” When Marketing to “C”


ResponseLogic launches a personalized marketing tool based on expert systems technology. Promising to improve the bottom line of any Web business that markets to consumers, the company charges only when the product makes a valid recommendation.

jim hines  approach is, as President Jim Scott explains, wrapped in the best practices of traditional direct marketing. Expert systems technology is primarily rules-based, where the marketing specialists set the rules. An inference engine observes the behavior of shoppers and generates recommendations for cross-sells and up-sells. With the inference engine focusing on behavioral aspects the marketer is freed to devise rules based on business objectives. Expert systems technology is sometimes thought of as an Read More

Do You Know What Are the "Unintended Consequences" of Your CRM Project?


CRM, in its most straightforward definition, mandates that a company harmonize between a product/brand view of its business and the all-important customer view. Many companies, hard as it is to believe, do not have a clear idea of who are their most profitable customers.

jim hines  of Your CRM Project? Jim Mercante - November 25, 2004 Originally published - March 22, 2003 Introduction All too often companies look at CRM as a project-oriented endeavor, focusing on time and budget measures as the primary metrics of success. This is especially true in organizations that are still driven by a ROI mentality. What many business leaders fail to take into account is the unintended consequences of their actions with regard to CRM. One common function of CRM is to stratify customers by Read More

IT Project Risk Assessment


Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success.

jim hines  About The Author   Jim Dowling is VP of the Alignment Consulting Practice at TechnologyEvaluation.Com, Inc. located in Woburn, Massachusetts. TEC researches IT products and suppliers as well as the ways companies obtain business value from IT. TEC's consulting services remove time, risk and ultimately cost from IT related decisions. Jim can be reached at jdowling@TechnologyEvaluation.COM . Read More

Red Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT


For Red Hat, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT industry in general.

jim hines  were well presented in Jim Whitehurst’s keynote. Delivering an interesting and illustrative speech, the CEO and president of Red Hat made it clear that the company is still heavily committed to the advancement of IT and open source communities, understanding that getting the highest value from IT only comes with the development of strong IT ecosystems, many times formed with offerings from a variety of providers and partners. Of course this included a commitment with the open source community and the Read More

Plex Systems Poised to Execute in 2013


The Plex Systems team was in town recently. TEC’s P.J. Jakovljevic and I took the opportunity to sit down with the new Plex CEO, Jason Blessing, as well as V.P. of Corporate Strategy Jim Shepherd, and V.P. of Marketing Patrick Fetterman.TEC is quite well acquainted with Plex, as you can see from our multiple articles about the company on the TEC blog: The Change of Guard at Plex

jim hines  specific supply chain needs. Jim Shepherd (with whom I worked for 12+ years at AMR Research) says that this does not really come up very often in conversations with end-users. Neither is Plex interested in being thought of as a “Tier 2” ERP play, where the Tier 2 vendor is often relied upon to deliver more domain-specific capability to complement a broader Tier 1 ERP vendor. Fair enough. Jason Blessing brings some very strong SaaS pedigree to Plex, obviously with the idea that the management team Read More

Run your Business with no Software!


Picture your business today without software applications. It's hard to imagine, isn't it? But maybe you should try - and not for the reason you may be thinking. Think about how hard it would be to run your business if your software applications weren't working - and then build a plan to provide total application availability.

jim hines  Software! Featured Author - Jim Brown - February 14, 2004 Introduction Picture your business today without software applications. It's hard to imagine, isn't it? But maybe you should try and not for the reason you may be thinking. Think about how hard it would be to run your business if your software applications weren't working and then build a plan to provide total application availability. Is There Business Today without Technology? Software technology has become embedded in the almost every aspect of Read More