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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

layer guidelines  federated cloud-based PLM process layer on top of PDM/PLM installations, given that most PLM deployments are about PDM in engineering departments . But the question is whether  small and medium enterprise (SME)  companies would benefit more from this new generation of PLM tools than global Tier One corporations. Global aviation and defense (A&D), CPG, and/or automotive companies have multiple sites that are  vertically integrated (i.e., they supply each other with components and subassemblies) . They

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