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

6 Questions Everyone Should Ask When Hiring A Consultant

Posted by Jared Pettit on Sep 25, 2017 12:46:28 PM

Deciding to hire a software consultant is a brilliant way to improve your business processes.  Consultants advise on best practices, which will result in greater profitability and competitiveness.  Hiring a new consultant, however, can land you with even greater challenges, which can damage your company’s reputation, set you back months, years, or worse. Our consultants have had to perform several "repair jobs" on partnerships such as these over the years- and I can tell you that the headaches these clients are left with, are 99% avoidable.

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Topics: Solutions, Strategy, Consulting

How To Choose An Enterprise Level PLM Solution

Posted by Maggie Snellgrove on Nov 2, 2016 10:01:21 AM

Manufacturers, raise your hand if you are the victim of manual processes, disconnected departments, or data silos…

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Topics: Insider, Solutions, PLM

5 S.T.E.P.S. to a Successful Agile Upgrade

Posted by Jared Pettit on Jun 21, 2016 10:37:10 AM

Have you been putting off your PLM upgrade?  Updating your Agile environment to the latest and greatest isn’t a project that you need to dread.  All projects have ups and downs.  Following  these 5 “STEPS” (Scope Then Schedule, Technical preparedness, Evaluation, Production, and Support) will help to keep you on track and avoid the upgrade upheaval that can occur if you don’t give your upgrade the attention it deserves.

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Topics: Solutions, PLM