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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

navision smartstart smartstart plm  Microsoft's Great Plains , Navision , or Axapta ERP systems, that process, to date, has been time-consuming and most often done by hand, which results in data inconsistencies, poorly controlled engineering change processes, long delays in releasing or changing products, and manual data re-entry. This integration should also help customers with better visibility of their design data earlier in the product development cycle to better control costs. It should also allow businesses to move products through

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

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

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SAP Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


SAP’s viability and its business applications market’s leadership remains unscathed, as the company remains rock-solid and will be the leader for a long time to come. While SAP has espoused one of the most compelling and promising collaborative-Commerce vision to-date, the ideal enablers of collaboration – it still has to prove to the market it can integrate and deliver, and satisfy the small and medium-size customer with quick implementations and nimble responses to problems.

navision smartstart smartstart plm  Microsoft's Great Plains and Navision offerings (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again ), Epicor and Best Software to name only few. Looking at the SCM market, SAP challenges the pure player likes of i2 , Logility , and Manugistics . On the PLM front SAP stacks itself against the slew of pure product data management (PDM)/PLM software vendors from the engineering design side (i.e., PTC , EDS , IBM/Dassault Systems , Matrix One , Agile Software , Sequencia , etc.), and on Read More

MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations


Production management remains MAPICS’ strongest spot, and, therefore, it has often been implemented only in manufacturing divisions of large global organizations that use a Tier 1 ERP product for corporate financials and/or HR applications. Therefore, executing the ambitious initiatives with its modest albeit solid resources compared to the above competitors will be a notable challenge.

navision smartstart smartstart plm  recent Great Plains and Navision acquisitions, into MAPICS traditional SME market (see Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions ). The traditional MAPICS affiliate channel, which is still concentrating on the iSeries product, will have to wrestle with new, aggressive, technology savvy competitors from the Microsoft .NET world. The fact that the existing affiliate channel has not aggressively been selling the more open and technologically more advanced ERP for Extended Read More

SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments Part 2: Continued Analysis and User Recommendations


SAP's focus on delivering a portal as an overlaying personalized user interface may proved to be a crucial bet, as an intuitive portal might prove to be a simple an effective way to integrate information from disparate systems.

navision smartstart smartstart plm  IFS , Intentia , Navision , Baan , Scala , etc.). These vendors have also shown good results in SAP's stronghold, the European market, which can cut into SAP's top line in the future. This may also indicate that customers might be wising up to the fact that SAP does not necessarily deliver the best value to everybody across the board. The cost, time and effort to upgrade SAP to newer version continue to be a concern to some users too. The perception that SAP is still the most cumbersome and expensive Read More

Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary


While the recent initiatives by Microsoft Business Solutions to piecemeal bolster its product lines' SCM capabilities should benefit users, a lot more cohesive SCM strategy is needed for Microsoft to truly permeate the SCM mid-market.

navision smartstart smartstart plm  , Great Plains, and Navision products, and that should help existing and prospective customers strategically plan for future demands and adjust their daily operations accordingly. The feat will come from a non-exclusive worldwide distribution agreement that has been signed between MBS and TXT e-solutions ( www.txt.it ), an Italian provider of content management, supply chain and customer management software, relating to TXT's Demand Planning solution, which consists of two modules: DP Power User and DP Read More

Out-of-the-box PLM: PLM and E-collaboration Software for the Electronics Industry


Electronics manufacturing is one of the most complex manufacturing processes. Special software functionality is required to manage information throughout the supply chain, collaborate with subcontractors, and minimize development time. Learn about product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions that provide the right data management functionality for electronics manufacturers.

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Siemens PLM Software Releases LMS Imagine.Lab Rev13


LMS, a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, announced the latest release of its LMS Imagine.Lab software, the state-of-the-art platform for mechatronic system simulation and collaborative multidisciplinary design. The latest release, LMS Imagine.Lab Rev13, delivers a variety of new features and enhancements aimed at increasing platform openness and system integration efficiency while strengthening collaboration to master the complexity of even the most advanced products.

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Navision Software a/s: Mid-market iNvasion


Navision Software has established strong branding and penetration within the Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) segment of the European and recently the U.S. ERP market. While Navision has done a respectable job establishing its U.S. network, it will face a fierce challenge from domestic competitors like Great Plains, Epicor Software, and Solomon Software.

navision smartstart smartstart plm  Software a/s: Mid-market iNvasion Navision Software a/s: Mid-market iNvasion P.J. Jakovljevic - May 11, 2000 Vendor Summary Navision Software is an international provider of financial and business management software solutions for the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market. Founded in 1984, with headquarters in Vedbaek, Denmark, the Company is currently one of the fastest-growing enterprise applications vendors, with approximately $92 million in revenue in fiscal 1999 (136% revenue growth compared to Read More

NavisionDamgaard Reverts To Navision, But In Name Only


Recent product releases and a profitable quarterly report from Navision, a recently merger-formed and rebranded Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, could be telling us that the company has been unfazed by the merger with Damgaard and the current difficult economic conditions.

navision smartstart smartstart plm  Summary On June 19, Navision Canada, a subsidiary of Navision (CSE: NAVI), a Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, announced the planned release of multi-language versions 2.60 for Navision Manufacturing , Navision Financials and Navision Advanced Distribution . Navision 2.60 includes both English and Canadian French language versions, allowing users to conduct business in the language of their choice. Users can switch languages on-the-fly, providing greater Read More

CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2


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

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What Does HD-PLM Mean for the Fashion Industry?


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Imperial Tobacco Group Selects Aras PLM


Imperial Tobacco Group recently selected the Aras Innovator product lifecycle management (PLM) suite to streamline product lifecycle, eliminate redundant systems, and drive collaboration, process improvement, and compliance worldwide.

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The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified, structured product data - the PLM Platform.

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Process PLM Vendor Sequencia Adds Portfolio Management


Sequencia extends its Process Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) offering with portfolio management, leading the impact of the solution into the executive suite.

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Process PLM Vendor Sequencia Adds Portfolio Management


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