Dealing with increasingly complex products and growing competition has caused many businesses to take another look at how they can improve their product design processes. Identifying solutions that will yield the expected improvements can take a long time and may require organizations to let go of long-held beliefs and practices.Read More
Historically, customer data has been often difficult to acquire, clean and, most of all, interpret. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) there has been a sharp increase in both the availability of customer data as well as how much information manufacturers are able to collect from their product’s everyday use. This year alone, Gartner estimates that 8.4 billion connected "things" are already in use.Read More
Due to the increasing number of smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), a new focus has been placed on efforts to break the silos between ALM and PLM. ALM manages software applications across their lifecycle, and PLM does the same for physical products. However, the two have several differences due to the distinct natures of software and hardware respectively.Read More
Keeping track of your physical assets: devices, tools, equipment and real estate, to name a few, already requires managing and maintaining large amounts of information. Where are your assets? Who is using them? These are typical questions companies encounter on a daily basis and their answers are critical to maintain efficient operations. Errors in this information and delays in accessing asset data can result in loss of productivity and higher costs. But what happens when your assets start generating data of their own?Read More
We’re back from the 2016 Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management summit in Grapevine, TX. It was really exciting to be a part of the summit and to have the opportunity to talk with developers and executives who are either planning or currently undergoing Master Data Management (MDM) or Enterprise Information Management (EIM) initiatives within their organizations.