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Esterline Korry Selects Aras PLM
Aras, a provider of open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, recently announced that Esterline Korry, a division of Esterline

update pdm  control the release and update of PLM data across the lifecycle.

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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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Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy


During our recent briefing, MAPICS' executives acknowledged that almost all enterprise software companies are either "hunting" or being "hunted".

update pdm  company to access and update current product information, while ensuring they follow specific procedures. On the other hand, PLM, which is an overarching strategy (concept) of guiding the product throughout its entire life cycle, entails much more than just PDM. It allows collaboration amongst many constituents and successful planning and execution of new product development and introduction (NPDI) programs. Namely, a much broader mission of PLM would be to provide a panoramic one version of the truth Read More

Service Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) addresses the full lifecycle of a product. The focus of most of the current PLM solutions, however, does not make the most of the value available from servicing products after they have been sold. Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) promises valuable business benefits after a product has been shipped to the customer, tapping into the value of the product aftermarket.

update pdm  generate appropriate billing and update warranties and service level agreements. When evaluating an SLM solution, look for depth and experience in automating the service management functions and relevant experience in your industry. For more detail on the application requirements for SLM, please see The CRM Selection Challenge User Recommendations Evaluate the value of SLM in your business in terms of increased service revenue, decreased cost, and increased customer satisfaction Define your SLM strategy Read More

PLM Migration: Migrate Your Mind First


This article identifies the increasing requirements of system replacements in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area and recommends users rethink the implementation scope, system integration, acquisition method, and so on before strategizing their PLM migration plans.

update pdm  unbearable despite the minor updates, shopping for a new PLM solution became a high priority. With the early generations of PDM/PLM systems aging, the need to replace a PDM/PLM system is rising. According to more than 400 PLM initiatives that Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) surveyed over the past three years (over 100 per year), system replacement (either to replace a legacy system or to replace a current vendor) has become a more popular reason triggering the selection of a new PLM solution (Figure Read More

Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over $1 billion (USD) large software company that develops, markets, and supports product development software solutions and related services. The article analyzed the company’s genesis from its inception in 1985 until the mid-2000s. Part 2

update pdm  time these releases will update and support our older product design and visualization products until we have developed Creo applications that can provide the existing and new functionality that our customers require. Customers who are on maintenance will be able to move to the new Creo applications that map to existing products already licensed without paying extra. PJ : How do you view your competitive landscape, and why do you win over or lose to these competitors? PTC : We win because our products Read More

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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Sage ERP and CRM Portfolio Update: Clarity at Last


Having developed an extraordinary customer experience (ECE) strategy—“Enrich, Connect, Grow”—Sage is firming up its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) portfolios with a wealth of enhancements and by embracing the cloud. P.J. Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), sheds some light on their market positioning and future direction.

update pdm  I attended was the update on Sage's CRM solutions by Joe Bergera, then Executive Vice President and General Manager of Contact Management Solutions, and Larry Ritter, Senior Vice President and General Manager Global Product Management and Marketing, Sage CRM Solutions . Contrary to its ERP counterpart, Sage's CRM portfolio is straightforward to position and has always had a global nature. The portfolio is constituted from only two acquisitions (former Interact Commerce SalesLogix and Accpac), compared Read More

Getting a More Exact Picture of, well, Exact Software Americas - Part 2


Part 1 of this series talked about my long-standing coverage of Exact Holding, and in particular about my recent update briefing with the Exact Americas division. My post concluded with the vendor’s intent to go back to its local roots and push its well respected North American manufacturing and distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) products, especially Exact Macola ERP.

update pdm  particular about my recent update briefing with the Exact Americas division. My post concluded with the vendor’s intent to go back to its local roots and push its well respected North American manufacturing and distribution  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  products, especially Exact Macola ERP . Macola Redux Thus, this past fall saw Exact America’s more aggressive renewed push of Exact Macola ERP, via  the launch of the Exact Macola Manufacturing Pro and Exact Macola Distribution Pro product Read More

Adeon CXInsight TEC Certified


Today’s product lifecycle management (PLM) is an ever-growing and flexible container for holding a variety of functionality and it has become more important to treat PLM adoption as a phased endeavor with prioritized requirements. PLM adopters (especially first-time and early-stage adopters) should give their priority to urgent areas where quick but significant results can be expected. I

update pdm  CXInsight TEC Certified Today’s product lifecycle management (PLM) is an ever-growing and flexible container for holding a variety of functionality and it has become more important to treat PLM adoption as a phased endeavor with prioritized requirements. PLM adopters (especially first-time and early-stage adopters) should give their priority to urgent areas where quick but significant results can be expected. I mentioned in a blog post the “the crucial 20 percent of the PLM functionality may bring Read More

Vendor Rating Updates: BPM, ERP, PLM


Here's an update on new TEC vendor ratings and certifications. If you're currently evaluating or researching ERP, business process management (BPM), or product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, here's what we have new for you. Reports are available as well as in-depth rating evaluations in the evaluation centers. Here are the new items. TEC published up-to-date information for version 4 of

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Zdesign for consumer products- CPLM for Defense


Zdesign connects participants in fashion product development organizations, and manages the time-critical communications between trading partners. It brings together members of product development teams from design, sourcing, manufacturing, sales, and marketing.   Zdesign is project-based, which parallels the basic work unit for all product development-driven companies and mirrors their activities. Product development teams can initiate projects online, invite members of their internal and external teams to participate and conduct all of their business activities and communications in one place, from anywhere, anytime.   Zdesign technology can be configured to interface with and support various IT systems including enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), product data management (PDM), and computer-aided design (CAD).    

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Vana Workforce: A Global and Integrated Solution for SMEs


Founded in 2008 as an HR technology company, Vana Workforce now sells Vana HCM software exclusively as a cloud application company. Vana HCM, fully native on the Force.com platform, is designed for small and medium enterprises, and is a truly global application, available in multiple currencies and languages and with country-specific regulatory reporting. In 2012, Vana closed its first round of external funding and released Update 9 of its solution. In this report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives an overview of the background and functionality of Vana HCM, details the latest release of the solution, and tells what to expect from the vendor in 2013.

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