Agile PLM Users: Here's What You Need to Know Sooner than Later

Posted by Randy Pettit on Aug 21, 2019 4:10:18 PM

For the last three years Agile users have been in a sort of limbo about the longevity of their application. It has been a period marked by vendor silence, a lot of rumors and user uncertainty. Now, we find the situation is quickly coming to a head and it demands A9 owners prepare to make a critical decision soon.

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Topics: Oracle Agile

Announcement: PTC Alliance

Posted by Randy Pettit on Jul 8, 2019 10:01:39 AM

Domain Systems, one of the industry’s longest standing service providers, has extended its PLM offering via their new alliance partner, PTC. 

Together, we offer a range of new products and value-add services to better accommodate our customers. 

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Topics: Solutions, PLM, PTC

Tired of PLM System Crashes? 7 Points of Consideration for the PLM System Administrator

Posted by Matt Pettit on May 20, 2019 3:38:55 PM

At the end of a busy day the last thing a CIO or IT system administrator wants is an auto-generated notification or phone call about the PLM software has gone down.

Work is hectic enough already - working with budget cuts, executive reviews, staff performance, buyer trend reports, security risk mitigating and digital transformation initiatives - without adding software crashes into the mix.

The inevitable question each of us ends up asking therefore, is, “are we spending too much time buried in putting out fires?

The growing list of IT functions over the years have caused leaders to either expand department headcount or look to outside help.

Let's take a look and see if you fall into this category.

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Topics: Support, PLM, Oracle Agile

The Manufacturers Path to Oracle Product Development Cloud

Posted by Matt Pettit on Nov 15, 2018 3:58:27 PM

In October, Oracle hosted its annual Open World event showing the new innovations, trends, and exciting announcements they have in store. One of the highlights was the announcement of the next generation of autonomous cloud. With a strong message of security, speed, and affordability, Cloud is now brought within everyone's reach. In preparation of Domain Systems upcoming webinar I'd like to invite you to think of questions that I have not answered in this blog. I personally invite you to our upcoming Webinar where our VP of Professional Services will be presenting about how to bring the Cloud within your reach.

Last month, Domain Systems conducted a survey of 600 current and former customers. The survey asked questions relating to moving to the Cloud as a PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) technical PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solution. The results? 
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Topics: Cloud, PLM, Implementation

Agile PLM FAQ

Posted by Matt Pettit on Sep 25, 2018 8:44:07 AM

In today’s high-tech industries, many companies face the struggle to maximize efficiency. What many lack is a robust and proficient enterprise solution to bolster your company’s product development while at the same time eliminating waste. Product lifecycle management (PLM) is easily one of the most critical capabilities for fast-tracking product delivery, dropping costs, and generating revenues for major high-tech industries. Every company benefits from investing in the latest PLM technology and industry best practice to make sure you can make this extremely complex process more efficient, cohesive, and simplified. Product development challenges are around every corner with businesses in the high-tech world; Inefficiency in process, disjointed data systems, immensely complex products and difficulty adhering to rigorous regulations.
Let’s take a look at the most commonly asked questions regarding Oracle Agile PLM. We will start with the broad and get more focused questions towards the end.

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Topics: PLM, Agile 9.3

3 Critical Steps to Take Before Moving Your PLM to the Cloud

Posted by Maggie Snellgrove on May 11, 2018 8:36:57 AM

Times are quickly changing for businesses, products, consumers, and the solutions we manage them with.  PLM software has undergone a constant evolution in recent years to accommodate digital transformation, IoT, globalization, and still pack a competitive punch for its users. 

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Topics: Cloud, PLM, Best Practices

The 10 Best Oracle Agile PLM User Experience Upgrades

Posted by Jared Pettit on Mar 6, 2018 3:38:15 PM

If your company is still operating on an older version of Oracle Agile PLM you may not know what you are missing.  

In my profession, I regularly interact with the end user.  Those who are still using relics like Agile 8.5, Advantage, 9.2, or even an early release of the 9.3 platform tend to get really excited about some simple User Interface/User Experience enhancement introduced to their environment.

While there are many reasons to upgrade, the user experience is often undervalued when compared to what comes under the hood.  

It’s important to keep in mind that user adoption, productivity, and job satisfaction all improve when the user experience elevates. 

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Topics: PLM, Oracle Agile, UPGRADES

UNDERSTANDING AGILE RELEASE UPDATE PACKS

Posted by Andy Staats on Feb 21, 2018 8:12:56 AM

Last year, Oracle announced an important developmental milestone, which affects users of their best-of-breed PLM platform, Agile.  They are called Agile Release Update Packs (or RUPs) and the implications of this change carry some weight, both in the now, and well into the future.

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Topics: Insider, PLM, Agile 9.3

How to Upgrade Oracle Agile PLM

Posted by Jamil Balaghi on Jan 23, 2018 2:07:18 PM

Eventually, every user will reach a point when it makes sense to upgrade. The decision, then, needs to be made whether to attempt the upgrade in-house or with an Agile specialist, like myself. Regardless of the direction you go, I want you to have a successful upgrade.  So we'll cover each step that needs to be taken, and if you follow them precisely, you will be up and running in no time.

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Topics: PLM, Oracle Agile, Best Practices, Implementation

How to Justify a PLM Investment to Your Superiors

Posted by Nate Baldwin on Dec 12, 2017 9:15:12 AM

As the pace of business accelerates, the demands are being felt by supply chains. Increased customer expectations, shorter product life cycles, added regulations to stay in compliance, and an ever dynamic market are challenging traditional methods of product management. Keeping in stride will not happen however, without the corresponding level of product automation technology. There’s just one problem…

…new tools cost money.

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Topics: Solutions, Strategy, PLM