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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Case Study: Crystal Technology, Inc.
With over 150 people in its product development teams working to deliver a number of highly customized product lines, crystal and optical component manufacturer

optical components  product lines, crystal and optical component manufacturer Crystal Technology Inc. needed to revisit its product development processes, and find ways to improve efficiency. Learn how a new product lifecycle management (PLM) system helped the company reduce engineering change cycles by 16 percent and save $250,000.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Regulatory and Compliance

Regulatory compliance covers the requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. It covers regulatory and requirements needs, as well as product related components of environmental health and safety (EH&S). 

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