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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSGirl Scouts of the USA selects NetSuite ERPIndustry tags: Non-profit organizations

sap plm usa  OnDemand. It looks like SAP is finally integrating its two important acquisitions (Sybase and SuccessFactors) to meet new challenges in the database, mobile and cloud spaces. —Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst Dassault Systèmes launches SolidWorks Education Edition 2012-2013 Industry tags: PLM It's always good to see PLM vendors contributing to the education of future engineers—Siemens talked about it during their annual user conference last week, and now Dassault is releasing a new version of

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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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