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PDM vs. PLM: A Matrix View
Two recent blog posts by Oleg Shilovitsky (PDM vs. PLM: A Data Perspective and PDM vs. PLM: A Process Perspective) got me wondering about what a true product

pm pdm  being implemented for product development and collaboration (PD&C) (I’m using this term to avoid “PDM”/”PLM”). My question is this: what are the scopes of interaction between PD&C and users, on one hand, and between PD&C and other systems, on the other hand? 1. Degree of organizational involvement Today, many manufacturers have capabilities in place to store product data, manage development processes, and facilitate collaboration. What varies among these PD&C systems is the degree of

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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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Omnify Software


Designed to meet the needs of small to midsize original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the electronics, mechanical, medical, and defense industries, Omnify Software provides a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that offers an open technology platform to integrate with a company's existing engineering and business systems. Omnify Software also delivers a product content and engineering change management system that can help streamline the flow of product information between the design environment, the enterprise, and the supply chain. Omnify software is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts (US).

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Product Vine PLM


ProductVine is a collaborative product and development lifecycle management tool designed to meet the needs of the food and grocery industry. It has Internet-enabled workflow functionality and provides instant information visibility. Multiple parties can work simultaneously to complete tasks and approve deliverables. It includes the following functional areas: central knowledge repository, project management, workflow management, and supplier information collection.  

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Windchill: Core PLM for Discrete Industries Competitor Analysis Report


Core PLM and Product Data Management (PDM) for Discrete Industries covers the base foundation of PLM for the discrete manufacturing industries such as automotive, electronics, aerospace and defense, medical devices, complex machinery and others. 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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Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management


Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are becoming aware that better change can drive top-line benefits—and are developing processes with an eye towards improving speed-to-market. Find out why good change management is becoming more important—and how you can use it as a tool to increase product profitability.

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Maintenance Connection


Maintenance Connection delivers a web-based maintenance management (or CMMS) solution including work order tracking, preventive maintenance/PM software, asset management, inventory tracking, procedure library, labor scheduling, and service requests. With a rich user interface and technology platform, Maintenance Connection is able to leverage the demand from maintenance organizations. Based in Davis, CA, USA, Maintenance Connection actively markets and implements their flagship product in the US and worldwide.

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BPM Software Review: Skelta BPM V3.5 by Invensys for Business Process Management


This business process management (BPM) software review report examines the BPM software by Invensys and its support for BPM processes against known benchmarks. It assesses Skelta BPM V3.5 by Invensys for BPM functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

  • Process Modeling
  • Security Management
  • Process Collaboration
  • Form Management
  • Workflow Portal
  • Monitoring and Management
  • Process Analytics
  • Process Technology

The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the BPM software based on a demonstration provided by Ivensys. The review identifies the features of Skelta BPM V3.5 that distinguish it from other business process management solutions, including its business activity monitoring (BAM) tool, its flexible task performance system structure, and its script customization capabilities. Skelta BPM V3.5 also provides business management support through event organization features, development process cycles such as part availability, management approval, and workflow and transaction tracking tools. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

Skelta BPM V3.5 achieved TEC certification status for its BPM software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the BPM software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of Skelta BPM V3.5, a TEC analyst has assessed the BPM software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that Skelta BPM V3.5 is a strong talent acquisition system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how Skelta BPM V3.5 can help businesses achieve their BPM objectives.

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Imperial Leverages Lectra Fashion PLM


Imperial, a global provider of menswear and womenswear, leverages Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product development process and support its worldwide business growth strategy. Get the details in P.J.’s post.

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Macola ES


Exact Macola ES is an ERP solution designed for midsized businesses. Exact Macola ES has business process management (BPM) capabilities and exception management tools that provide visibility, control, and measurement for organizations. Macola ES includes applications that manage accounting, distribution, and manufacturing activities as well as workflow, document management, human resources management (HRM), customer relationship management (CRM), and project management (PM). These applications are incorporated into a single Web-based, Microsoft SQL system. Processes and exceptions are defined by management, automated, and used to enable consistent and efficient execution of business policies.  

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Course Correction in QA Process Implementation


Course Correction is an expected part of any software development process. The process listed below outlines a process that allows one to review task assumptions, review accountability, reevaluate schedules, and monitor and control activities through the course correction process.

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Cloud IDEs: State of Play and JPlaton Academy


Driven mainly by the widespread deployment of cloud solutions, there is a growing demand for cloud-based integrated application development environments (IDEs), offered together or independently with SaaS applications. The benefit is that an ever increasing number of online applications are globally available and easily accessible through any browser. However, these tools require expertise not easily transferable between solutions. JPlaton Academy (JPA) is a homogeneous environment which “hides” the implementation and deployment details, while allowing designers/developers to focus on domain and application logic.

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