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 [...]
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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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Summary: Product data is dispersed throughout organizations which makes it hard to find and access. Centralizing this information improves efficiency and maximizes profitability. If your organization is involved in making things, it's imperative to make the most out of your data. Particularly when it comes to product data. Today we're going to look at: Where product data goes wrong How product [...]
Summary: Scaling a hardware startup is a challenge. But it's can be made easier with a data-driven strategy. Software that integrates with other solutions is key when it comes to leveraging data and scaling your tech stack. When you first start a hardware startup, the pressure is to scale. But it turns out it's not that simple. With 97% of hardware [...]
Summary: A quick pivot feels out of reach for many hardware companies. But it doesn't have to be that way. Organized product data is a simple way to make pivoting faster cheaper, and easier for hardware companies. Did you know that 97% of hardware startups aren't successful long-term? "97% of hardware startups ultimately fail or fizzle out without a large exit." [...]
Summary: Engineering Change Requests, or ECRs, don't have to be as time-consuming as they so often are. Efficient data management, combined with automated workflows keep engineering teams focused on delivering value, cutting production costs and delivering better products faster. Engineering Change Requests, or ECRs, play a big role in product development. And they might be costing you. Not only are they [...]
Summary: Organizations often end up paying way more for PLM software than they anticipate. Why? Because of the hidden fees vendors fail to mention upfront. There are 5 cost centers that greatly increase the price of PLM, so make sure to consider them during evaluation. The sticker price of PLM is rarely the whole story. In the 2018 CIMdata market analysis [...]