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PTC Creo 3.0—CAD Interoperability
CAD software is changing to make data reusable and collaboratively shared in the customer/supplier’s native format (most commonly 3D CAD formats). At the

pdm workgroup  Windchill PLM avoids complex PDM workflows for data import-export, as this multi-CAD versioning can already be handled by Windchill via its Workgroup Manager (WWM) module, which has long been multi-CAD. There are no indications how Creo would change PDM workflows in non-PTC PDM/PLM systems.   PTC executives made it clear in their presentations that feature level information was not being maintained in Creo 3.0. The point here is that, rather than Siemens’ JT, which needs another neutral CAD format to

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Core PLM for Process Industries

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

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Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over US$ 1 billion large software company that develops, markets, and supports product development software solutions and related services. The article analyzed the company’s genesis from its inception in 1985 through the mid

pdm workgroup  Windchill PDMLink -- a PDM solution that is used to control information by facilitating data accessibility to automate and manage the product development process throughout the life of a product. Windchill PDMLink is fluent with workgroup level CAD data management as well as complete enterprise-wide PDM and enables BOMs and document management, change management, and configuration management. Windchill ProjectLink -- a collaborative project management solution that enables companies (including their Read More

Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over US$1-billion large software company that develops, markets, and supports product development software solutions and related services. My post analyzed the company’s genesis from its inception in 1985 through the mid 2000s. Part 2 then analyzed the most

pdm workgroup  products such as Windchill PDM and Creo are not used to design and develop pharmaceuticals. PTC has a presence in most major discrete manufacturing industries, primarily from a design CAD and PDM (i.e., product authoring and content sharing and management) standpoint, and for enterprise-wide collaborative design. More recently the vendor has tackled  project and product portfolio management (PPM)  and customer needs management. In addition to a strong PLM foundation with its Windchill technology and a Read More

Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.

pdm workgroup  Herstal further evolved its PDM environment with the implementation of Pro/INTRALINK in 1999 throughout its U.S.-based organization; Pro/INTRALINK was later deployed throughout the rest of the organization in 2001. As mentioned above, FN Herstal's interaction with PTC dates from 1991 when it first implemented Pro/ENGINEER. The group further expanded its relationship in 1999 and 2001 when it deployed Pro/INTRALINK to manage its Pro/ENGINEER data and in 2002 when the group decided on PTC's product Read More

Oracle Renders Its PLM Outline Part One: Event Summary


Although its PLM solutions will not likely be the "all things to all people" any time soon, Oracle might be showing us its ability to develop its own applications in collaborative effort with its prominent customers.

pdm workgroup  of the designer's intent, PDM systems are merely vaults for storing and updating data, which replace paper-based processes and information storage with a single, centralized data repository that enables authorized users throughout a company to access and update current product information, while ensuring they follow specific procedures. Some might have even noticed the similarities between PDM and groupware or knowledge management (KM) technology appropriate to a range of other business environments, Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 4 - Comparing 3 Vendors


In PLM, there is no single vendor that can meet all of the requirements, and the market is still immature, so almost every product can be the right solution provided a certain set of requirements. In this part of the article we review 3 vendors who offer products to the PLM market - IDe, Thetis, and PDMware - as a demonstration that selecting the appropriate solution is highly dependant on the prioritized needs of the business.

pdm workgroup  related functions such as PDM and design tools become less important. This indicates that those clients whose businesses rely heavily on managing the new product development and commercialization processes, but don't require strong engineering and PDM tools, will want to be sure to include IDe in their technology selection. The graph below indicates the contribution to the weighted average for each vendor across the high level categories with IDe's priorities. Figure 15 click here to enlarge The Read More

Zdesign for consumer products- CPLM for Defense


Zdesign connects participants in fashion product development organizations, and manages the time-critical communications between trading partners. It brings together members of product development teams from design, sourcing, manufacturing, sales, and marketing.   Zdesign is project-based, which parallels the basic work unit for all product development-driven companies and mirrors their activities. Product development teams can initiate projects online, invite members of their internal and external teams to participate and conduct all of their business activities and communications in one place, from anywhere, anytime.   Zdesign technology can be configured to interface with and support various IT systems including enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), product data management (PDM), and computer-aided design (CAD).    

pdm workgroup  (SCM), product data management (PDM), and computer-aided design (CAD). Read More

Aras and Partner Minerva Keep on Winning


Two leading companies, one a provider of efficient energy and environmental solutions and the other a supplier to automotive OEMs and aftermarket, selected Aras, and gold-certified partner Minerva, for enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM).

pdm workgroup  Advanced Product Data Management (PDM), Configuration Management, Change Management, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Corrective Action, Preventive Action (CAPA) Management, Requirements Management, and Design Partner Collaboration. Also working with Minerva, AP Raicam will implement Aras Innovator with Minerva Quick Start methodology to manage product data and collaborative design processes.   Minerva is a former partner of Oracle ’s Agile PLM solution, which makes Aras competitive vs. Read More

Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP)


The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection.

pdm workgroup  as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP im Read More

SolidWorks and IQMS Partner Tightly


IQMS is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) vendor that tries to deliver as much native functionality as possible. But computer-aided design (CAD) and product data management (PDM) are highly specialist capabilities. To that end, IQMS has just released its SolidWorks PDM add-in. With more than two million license on the market, SolidWorks is an

pdm workgroup  has just released its SolidWorks PDM add-in . With more than two million license on the market,  SolidWorks is an established 3D CAD application owned by Dassault Systèmes . Manufacturers use SolidWorks rendering tools to create, simulate, publish, and manage product data, parts, and tools. From within the SolidWorks menu (without the need for a separate CAD-ERP linking program), users can link parts, tools, and other assembly file details and configurations to create engineering change orders (ECOs) Read More

Infor Fashion PLM Offers Product Lifecycle Management for the Fashion Industry with a Fresh Approach


Infor recently announced the availability of Infor Fashion PLM, a brand new application, built from the ground up, that aims to link tricky and vital areas of “softlines” product development to the supply chain—from line planning, design, development and sourcing, to production, inventory management, customers, and distribution. This release means that Infor has become the very first enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider that can offer a PLM solution in all of the following realms: discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and fashion/apparel manufacturing and retailing.

pdm workgroup  about product data management (PDM) and includes critical path management, but external collaborative PLM will come later, likely not that far in the future. The offering is available to be deployed on-premises at this stage.   This brand new PLM solution is a key component of Infor Fashion , envisioned to be one of the most functionally rich application suites for today’s market. As can be seen in Figure 1, Infor Fashion PLM supports the design process, new collection development cycle, and will Read More

CPQ Pioneer FPX Becomes Cloud CRM and ERP Go-to Vendor


TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at FPX, formerly known as Firepond, a pioneer in CPQ software that automates the sales process for configurable products and services, including changes in the past couple years and what's new with FPX Version 8.0.

pdm workgroup  resides in the FPX PDM (“Master”) module. The FPX Predictive Applications module also supports any interaction channel, and is optimized for the customer’s deployment preference: direct, indirect, e-commerce, PC, or mobile. Figure 5 (below) depicts a “Deal Dashboard,” powered by predictive analytics.   Figure 5 – Predictive Analytics Deal Dashboard   Major Alliances   Salesforce.com remains a strategic independent software vendor (ISV) partner for FPX, and FPX has the most domain Read More

PTC Sees SMBs as “Essential” to Its Business


While opportunities for new or replacement product lifecycle management (PLM) systems at large enterprises are rare, neither is the small to medium business (SMB) market fully exploited. To that end, PTC recently announced the release of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials, the company’s product data management (PDM) software. The product aims to bring concurrent engineering to smaller

pdm workgroup  release of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials , the  company’s product data management (PDM) software . The product aims to bring concurrent engineering to smaller organizations to organize and manage their product content so that they can improve design reuse, broaden access to product information across roles, and ensure control over design versions and release processes. The highlights of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials include the following: Centralized vaulting and revision control of multiple Read More

Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

pdm workgroup  perceived as more expensive PdM technologies. Predictive-based technologies, however, are becoming less expensive. Today, you're seeing more general technology improvements, which change the point of optimal balance. Thus, even the more sophisticated maintenance departments feel the best way to determine the optimum is on a trial-and-error basis. An enterprise asset management (EAM) or computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a useful tool to build an accurate equipment history and provide Read More

Infor and Aras Partner for Cloud PLM


At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator. Delivered in partnership with Aras under Aras’ licensing program for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud-based solution for Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers.

pdm workgroup  a product data management (PDM) solution, where appropriate and Infor PLM Innovator where the companies need a full-fledged product lifecycle management (PLM) suite, competing fiercely with Siemens Teamcenter and PTC Windchill . Capturing data flow between Infor ERP applications, Infor PLM Innovator will support strategic business processes including product development, new product introduction, program management, systems engineering, quality compliance, and global manufacturing.   Infor PLM Read More