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Oracle Renders Its PLM Outline Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
Key concerns for PLM prospects will be domain knowledge in design and engineering-specific functions and integration, including currently poor connections from

plm only campaigns  functionality like CRM or PLM at this stage, let alone vertical industry extensions. On the other hand, as for its products and services arsenal for the upper-end of the market, Oracle offers one of the broadest ranges of business applications and technology for almost the entire realm of e-business. Oracle E-Business suite exhibits not only a web-centric architecture built on standards with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), but also the new functional scope of enterprise systems, far beyond traditional

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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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Netvibes MisoData-Curing the Big Data Hangover


At the recently held E2 Conference in Boston, Netvibes launched MisoData as a way to chart, automate, and compare any internal or external data and reports for real-time business insight—by simply dragging and dropping them onto an iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or desktop browser. Netvibes (now part of Dassault Systèmes) is a provider of dashboard intelligence, used by Fortune 500 brands

plm only campaigns  Systèmes , a major PLM company. The launch of this new MisoData solution might explain this uncommon marriage. Dassault Systèmes also acquired Tuscany Design Automation in late 2012. Netvibes had intelligent dashboarding and Tuscany's PinPoint product added dashboarding and design lifecycle management for the system on chip (SoC)/integrated circuit products. Several large semiconductor companies are reportedly using PinPoint for their leading edge designs. The combination of Dassault ENOVIA PLM with Read More

QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Five: Challenges


QAD still has to create greater market recognition and additional revenue. QAD admits it has been struggling to offer complete "across the board" functionality for larger companies, although the system supports multiple currencies and global tax management, and it is tailored to financial practices and requirements in major geographic markets, while the eB2 release features improved financial reporting and inter-company accounting.

plm only campaigns  supply chain management without PLM collaboration, particularly within QAD's industries of focus, and one should expect a much more energized involvement from QAD in that regard, such as its forthcoming Product Visualization module to catch up with the competition. Incidentally, the competition now comes from a slew of SCE point solution providers in the areas of supplier connectivity, business process management, collaborative replenishment, distributed order management, performance monitoring, and Read More

Talking to an Emptoris Exec Post-Empower 2011 (and Pre-IBM 2012)


I recently published a TEC article about my attendance of Emptoris’ Empower 2011 user conference this past fall. What follows now is my deep-dive interview with Terrence Curley, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Product Strategy and Development at Emptoris, with the idea of developing some of the main messages from the conference. During this past year, with the acquisition of Rivermine

plm only campaigns  fashion product lifecycle management (PLM) and sourcing providers, the event was conspicuously silent on the role of the supplier in driving effective response to demand. There were few technologies to support the building of effective supplier networks, supplier early risk sensing, recruitment, and management, and improving corporate social responsibility (CSR). Thus, Emptoris should come in handy to the IBM Retail Framework (and other industry frameworks for that matter). More than 350 Fortune 1000 and Read More

Stalled Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 3: Market Impact


Oracle remains a true IT powerhouse with fingers in many pies other than databases, such as application servers, and development tools, which ranks it as an enterprise infrastructure provider, together with SAP, IBM at a higher and, and Microsoft at the lower end of the market. However, Oracle may be getting very uncomfortable with how its protracted disappointing revenue results (possible the worst in a decade) jeopardizes its No. 2 position in the applications market. It seemed all but inconceivable over a year ago that PeopleSoft could be so close to snatching the No. 2 position from Oracle.

plm only campaigns  of product lifecycle management (PLM). Overall, it involves 135 totally integrated modules with still upcoming additional specific vertical functionality for a claimed 19 industries. All above have a potential for functional depth to the point of best, or one of the best, in many segments worldwide. Additionally, Oracle's strategy includes its own in-house developed mobile technologies, which it expects to see increasing use in the future. However, although the above offering is formidable, it has lacked Read More

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software


After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series, I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field—Siemens PLM Software. In this blog post, I will give my personal interpretations about the major relevancies between Siemens PLM’s offerings and lean product development (LPD). My first impression of Siemens PLM is the

plm only campaigns  ones that relate Siemens PLM to LPD. Complexity Reduction Although “lean” is not only about waste reduction, reducing unnecessary use of resources and non-value-added activities is an explicit starting point that many organizations choose for their LPD initiatives. Within the product development process, many types of waste are rooted in the complexity of today’s products. Product complexity makes the coordination of and collaboration amongst different engineering disciplines (e.g., mechanical Read More

ProductCenter


ProductCenter™ PLM (product lifecycle management) solution delivers a combination of document management, design integration, configuration control, process management, and enterprise integration to help companies optimize product development across extended design and supply chains.  

plm only campaigns  ProductCenter™ PLM (product lifecycle management) solution delivers a combination of document management, design integration, configuration control, process management, and enterprise integration to help companies optimize product development across extended design and supply chains. Read More

A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality


To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes, the article introduces a two-layer model to facilitate the process of selecting a fashion PLM solution.

plm only campaigns  Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality The past few years have seen the fashion industry show a significantly increasing passion for product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Generally speaking, a fashion PLM solution is a tailored PLM solution (compared with the general or comprehensive PLM) with extra functionality that serves the specificities of this industry in order to help the manufacturers and retailers of fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessories, etc.) to achieve more Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry


“I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product lifecycle management (PLM) evaluation model geared specifically to the fashion industry. Of course, this was intended as a joke—a fashion PLM solution is still a PLM solution! But, here is the first fashion PLM solution to receive TEC

plm only campaigns  Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry “I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product lifecycle management (PLM) evaluation model geared specifically to the fashion industry. Of course, this was intended as a joke—a fashion PLM solution is still a PLM solution! But, here is the first fashion PLM solution to receive TEC certification. In recent Read More

PTC Updates Its Retail PLM Solution


Contrary to its archrivals, Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software, PTC targets various lines of business (e.g., engineering, service, manufacturing, sourcing/supply chain, etc.) with its product portfolio rather than via dedicated vertical industry teams and offerings. One exception would be retail, where PTC has, for about a decade (after the Aptavis Technology acquisition in 2005), been

plm only campaigns  Updates Its Retail PLM Solution Contrary to its archrivals, Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software , PTC targets various lines of business (e.g., engineering, service, manufacturing, sourcing/supply chain, etc.) with its product portfolio rather than via dedicated vertical industry teams and offerings. One exception would be retail, where PTC has, for about a decade (after the Aptavis Technology acquisition in 2005), been offering an astute product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain Read More

Siemens Teamcenter Going to the PLM Cloud


What Siemens alluded to us at its two-day Siemens PLM analyst summit in early September 2012 is now official—the vendor has announced that its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) software Teamcenter is available on the cloud, adding another platform option for Teamcenter customers. Teamcenter on the cloud delivered through an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model extends Siemens PLM

plm only campaigns  Teamcenter Going to the PLM Cloud What Siemens alluded to us at its two-day Siemens PLM analyst summit in early September 2012 is now official—the vendor has announced that its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) software Teamcenter is available on the cloud , adding another platform option for Teamcenter customers. Teamcenter on the cloud delivered through an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model extends Siemens PLM Software’s “platform of choice” strategy. Teamcenter is built on an Read More

Prioritizing Your PLM Initiatives and Spends


There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise.

plm only campaigns  Your PLM Initiatives and Spends There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise. Read More

CAXA V5 PLM


CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized using industry-specific templates.    

plm only campaigns  V5 PLM CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized 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.

plm only campaigns  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. Available now in limited release, Infor PLM Innovator will provide the Infor 10x user experience and be integrated through Infor ION with the Infor SyteLine and Infor LN ERP Read More