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What Could Process Manufacturers Do Better in PLM?
Part 1 of my recent blog series, Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set, established that the product lifecycle

outsourced manufacturers  BLX is thus OakBarrel’s outsourced software development and general and administrative (G&A) services provider. Some collaborative OakBarrel applications (e.g., collaborative specifications) will only be available as a hybrid SaaS solution. Since many companies are still uncomfortable about cloud computing, the vendor will support on-premise solutions. The first two generally available (GA) products by OakBarrel, Material SpecSafe and Recipe Builder , are slated for this fall. Depending on the

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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PTC Creo 3.0—Changing the CAD Game


Computer-aided design (CAD) software is changing. As more and more business is being subcontracted, outsourced, and offshored, manufacturers need to adapt to a multi-CAD world. They need to accommodate diverse formats of product design files and geometry data. As a result, CAD software is changing in an effort to make data more reusable and to enable customers and suppliers to collaborate more effectively.

PTC develops product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. The company’s three-dimensional (3D) product design solution PTC Creo allows for CAD system interoperability, which is boosting user productivity, enabling collaboration, and fostering innovation.

This report from P.J. Jakovljevic and Ted Rohm reviews how the software works. You’ll learn about the technology behind PTC Creo and what direction the product development software vendor is headed in. Find out why PTC Creo is a game-changer for the industry.

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CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software


While pundits have been debating whether the configuration software deserves to be a CRM module on its own, it is certainly a part of the much broader CRM class of products, which typically includes front-office applications for sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, and field service/call center management.

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Cloud ERP for Manufacturers: A Look at How Plex Delivers the Goods


In recent years, while other industries and verticals were moving more and more into the cloud, manufacturing was still mainly an on-premise ERP game. That's beginning to change, and Plex Systems has been at the forefront of that shift. TEC's Aleksey Osintsev went to the annual Plex analyst Summit recently and saw cloud ERP in action on the shop floor. He reports on his observations and takes a look at the Plex Manufacturing Cloud and what it has to offer to manufacturers in 2015 and into the future.

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The Case for Outsourced Demo/Eval Program Management


As new products are developed and introduced in the market, it becomes important for manufacturers to know the saleability of these products to further explore the marketing possibilities in the niche user segment. Learn about the Demo/Eval programs that are commonly used by manufacturers to test the usability of their product and also understand some of the basic user requirements that should be offered to enhance saleability.

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Stemming the Loss of Knowledge Capital: A Business Fix for Manufacturers


The clock is ticking for manufacturers to come up with a solution to the ongoing loss of knowledge capital. Their best hope lies in introducing knowledge management strategies across the enterprise—before it’s too late.

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TEC 2014 ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer's Guide Now Available


Medium-sized manufacturing organizations constitute a unique segment of companies. They occupy a particular niche in the business world—mature and large enough to exploit advanced management concepts and engineering technologies, yet small enough to stay close to customers and flexible enough to rapidly adjust products and business processes to changing environments.

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10 Secrets Every Software Buyer Should Know: A Guide for Engineer-to-order and Project-based Manufacturers


The requirements of the engineer-to-order (ETO) environment create special challenges for capital equipment manufacturers. Traditional material requirements planning (MRP) techniques don’t account for these manufacturers’ needs. Before you invest in manufacturing software, you should carefully consider 10 questions to ensure that software vendors are focused on your business and can deliver the solution you need.

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9 Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers


I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean transformation versus conventional non-lean companies. Lean thinking certainly isn’t new to the business community, but many managers and business influencers still have no clear understanding of lean. They typically pick and choose their lean

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Cloud/SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Manufacturers


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Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers


Cincom’s latest CRM product release offers a compelling value proposition for many ‘to order’ manufacturing enterprises. While it is a product that may raise the bar in its target markets, the competitive offering is not exactly a pushover.

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