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What Brings Customers Closer to Your Product Development?
Bringing all product stakeholders in a tighter loop within the entire product life cycle is one of the main strategies of the product lifecycle management (PLM)

ranking cad vendors  design process” changed its ranking from 28 th (in the year 2007) to 20 th (in the year 2008) (see figure 1). Figure 1. Ranking of “including customer input in the design process.” In general, PLM provides a management framework that brings customers closer to product development due to the collaborative perspective of PLM systems. However, the traditional PLM way of including customer input is usually as an inbound task, which means customer input is manually collected and then entered, or

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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