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Why 2019 is the year for PLM software


Summary: Product lifecycle management software continues to evolve. In 2019, we think PLM is going to be all about Industry 4.0, customer experience, implementation times, and integration capabilities. Product lifecycle management software has evolved greatly over the years. And that evolution is set to continue into 2019. Here are the 4 major trends we expect to see in the PLM space [...]

Why 2019 is the year for PLM software2019-01-24T10:57:13-04:00

How to guarantee a successful product launch


Summary: Follow these five tips for a successful product launch! Over 30,000 products were launched last year in the US. Among such a deluge, how do you make yours stand out? It's a question many product leaders ask, but few can answer. Thankfully, this post provides some insights on the topic with 5 tips that are sure to result in a [...]

How to guarantee a successful product launch2019-01-16T10:42:12-04:00

5 frustrations of working with contract manufacturers


By: Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity   The CM conundrum Working with contract manufacturers can be one of those “you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them” scenarios. Leveraging contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) is a reality for many companies and can be a great way to jumpstart a product when you don’t have the time or capital to bring up your [...]

5 frustrations of working with contract manufacturers2019-01-02T14:47:47-04:00

The 5 ways engineers can improve time to market


Summary: Time to market is a key metric for engineering teams that can be improved with these 5 simple steps. The time it takes for a product to get to market has a big impact on its later success. Research has shown that a product's time to market influences: The market share a product holds The length of a product's sales [...]

The 5 ways engineers can improve time to market2018-12-27T10:43:57-04:00

The 3 reasons marketing and sales need your product data


Summary: Product data is often siloed in engineering, despite the value it offers to a manufacturer's marketing and sales strategy. The role of sales and marketing in an organization is to get people interested in purchasing a product. Which is why it's so important these departments know the product they sell inside and out. And while teams do this the best [...]

The 3 reasons marketing and sales need your product data2019-01-09T09:41:46-04:00

7 easy ways to cut your product development costs


Summary: Your product development costs are higher than they need to be. Follow these 7 tips to cut them down to size. Over the last decade, manufacturers have struggled to contain rising product development costs. And rightfully so. Forbes reported a x4 increase in product development costs between 2008 and 2013. With the cost of materials, labor, and production steadily climbing [...]

7 easy ways to cut your product development costs2019-01-03T14:40:56-04:00

The 3 reasons product development teams fail


Summary: New product development is a critical source of revenue for manufacturers, that product development teams largely fail at. Help your teams excel with these simple solutions. New products are a crucial part of profitability, but very few product development teams excel when it comes to launching them. Of the 30,000 new consumer products launched each year, the Harvard Business School [...]

The 3 reasons product development teams fail2018-12-28T12:23:59-04:00

7 Reasons why not having a cloud based PLM hurts you


Summary: A cloud based PLM is crucial for efficient product development. Without it, expect to get smoked by the competition. PLM ain't what it used to be. Cloud based PLM has transformed the landscape in a big way. Rapid implementation and monthly user fees based on a SaaS pricing model have made it available to small and mid-sized businesses who have [...]

7 Reasons why not having a cloud based PLM hurts you2018-12-28T12:25:49-04:00

How Cloud PLM gets you to Industry 4.0


Summary: Many manufacturers talk about Industry 4.0, but less than 3% of them have actually achieved it. Cloud PLM makes it easier for manufacturers to leverage the data necessary to make Industry 4.0 a reality. Industry 4.0 in manufacturing is here, but few are taking advantage of it. Despite, the progress made in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, [...]

How Cloud PLM gets you to Industry 4.02019-01-07T10:40:31-04:00

Why Does B2B Software Suck?


Summary: B2B software lacks the positive user experience B2C solutions offer. The rise of SaaS with its focus on customer-centricity is, however, changing this, and improving B2B software for the better. Software has become a staple of everyday life and is used daily both at work and at home. And while the software we use at home has improved by leaps [...]

Why Does B2B Software Suck?2019-01-07T10:48:10-04:00