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Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set - Part 1
The product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (food @ beverage, life sciences, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.) is

microsoft rfp in the cloud  multiple coding tools ( Microsoft .NET , Java, each of their multiple  computer aided design [CAD]  tools, etc.), and relatively much less about their process industry applications. Moreover, each of these solutions focuses mostly on  structured data . Yet, product specifications typically have only about 20 percent of data from formula modeling database tables and fields, and the remaining 80 percent of data is too “fluid” to work in a PLM system (i.e., the engineering change management overhead

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