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The Evolution of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software

2020-01-08T09:48:11-05:00

Summary: Product lifecycle management software continues to evolve. 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. Here are the 4 major trends we expect to see in the PLM space. 1. A crucial role in Industry 4.0 In 2019, we expect product lifecycle management [...]

The Evolution of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software2020-01-08T09:48:11-05:00

How to guarantee a successful product launch

2019-01-16T10:42:12-05:00

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 launch2019-01-16T10:42:12-05:00

5 frustrations of working with contract manufacturers

2019-01-02T14:47:47-05:00

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 manufacturers2019-01-02T14:47:47-05:00

The 5 ways engineers can improve time to market

2018-12-27T10:43:57-05:00

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 market2018-12-27T10:43:57-05:00

The 3 reasons marketing and sales need your product data

2020-01-08T10:17:37-05:00

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 data2020-01-08T10:17:37-05:00

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

2020-01-08T10:40:51-05:00

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 evaluation2020-01-08T10:40:51-05:00

The 3 reasons product development teams fail

2018-12-28T12:23:59-05:00

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 fail2018-12-28T12:23:59-05:00

7 Reasons why not having a cloud based PLM hurts you

2020-01-08T09:58:19-05:00

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 you2020-01-08T09:58:19-05:00

Why Does B2B Software Suck?

2019-01-07T10:48:10-05:00

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?2019-01-07T10:48:10-05:00

Why hardware startups can’t afford to fail slowly

2019-01-07T10:57:40-05:00

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 slowly2019-01-07T10:57:40-05:00