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CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1
In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot

shorter  and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot,  product lifecycle management (PLM)  software solutions have lately increased their strategic significance to enterprises. In his  recent Forbes blog post contribution, PTC ’s CEO Jim Heppelmann touts PLM as a new path to shareholder value . He argues that  the PLM repository of data should be an enterprise system of record rather than mundane

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