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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Benchmarking ERP in SMB
Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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plm in smb  t he most active PLM blogger, has talked about SaaS and cloud computing in some of his recent blog posts on Daily PLM Think Tank Blog . Mark Burhop form Siemens PLM Software also initiated a discussion on cloud computing in a recent blog post . However, SaaS remains as a limited option for PLM users as I see it. If someone is looking for SaaS PLM solutions, he/she will find that there are very few options— Arena and PLM+ , which serve users in the engineering world, and a few more solutions (e.g., Read More

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