Eilis McCann

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Why CX needs to be at the forefront of your PLM evaluation


Summary: CX is a crucial part of selecting a PLM system, that is often forgotten. But its impact on user adoption, process compliance, and profitability are all reasons why it needs to be a priority during your PLM evaluation Customer experience (CX) is traditionally something PLM vendors leave by the wayside. Rip and replace methodologies, implementations that can last years, and [...]

Why CX needs to be at the forefront of your PLM evaluation2018-12-12T10:27:50+00:00

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 fail2018-12-12T10:34:12+00:00

7 Reasons why not having a cloud PLM hurts you


Summary: Cloud 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 PLM has transformed the PLM 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 traditionally been [...]

7 Reasons why not having a cloud PLM hurts you2018-12-12T11:10:39+00:00

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 4.02018-12-12T13:49:12+00:00

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?2018-12-12T13:50:29+00:00

Why Hardware Startups can’t Afford to Fail Slowly


Summary: Hardware startups don't have the time or money to fail slowly. By connecting processes and people, cloud PLM lets them fail fast, and get innovative products to market quickly. The hardware industry is a competitive place to be, especially if you're a newcomer. Of the hundreds of hardware startups that crop up each year, very few find success. In fact, [...]

Why Hardware Startups can’t Afford to Fail Slowly2018-12-12T13:50:48+00:00

Why you Lose out with Homegrown Systems


Summary: Homegrown systems can be effective short-term, but as organizations grow, they fall short. Based on the processes of the past, homegrown systems don't hold up long-term. We know managing data is hard. In fact, it's a problem 58% of manufacturers experience. 58% of manufacturers don't have a well-defined data management strategy in place. And things only get more difficult as [...]

Why you Lose out with Homegrown Systems2018-12-12T13:51:00+00:00

A Lack of Collaboration in the Workplace Hurts your Bottom Line


Summary: Poor collaboration in the workplace reduces quality, productivity, and profits. For teams to successfully collaborate, data needs to be easily accessed and shared across the value chain. There's been plenty of hype surrounding collaboration in the workplace. But does it actually impact organizations as much as we think it does? Today we're going look at what collaboration in the workplace [...]

A Lack of Collaboration in the Workplace Hurts your Bottom Line2018-12-12T13:51:13+00:00

Why Slack Joining Atlassian is a Big Deal


Summary: Slack partnering with Atlassian demonstrates the importance of technology that integrates and is best of breed. When sifting through software options, these are two qualities that are a must. In software, you have options galore. A large part of filtering through your options is considering whether you want a single suite solution or best of breed software. Today, we're going [...]

Why Slack Joining Atlassian is a Big Deal2018-12-12T13:51:25+00:00

Is Digital Twin Technology a Reality for SMEs?


Summary: Digital twin technology is promising for manufacturers, but doesn't deliver the ROI for SMEs. Cloud PLM is the easy way to make data-driven decisions without over-investing in data management resources and software. Digital twins have caused a lot of hype in the manufacturing industry. So we're going to look at what this buzzword means and its impact on manufacturing. We'll [...]

Is Digital Twin Technology a Reality for SMEs?2018-12-12T13:56:32+00:00