In today’s global economy, businesses are increasingly using existing resources in new ways to increase productivity while maintaining or lowering costs. Recently, one of our clients was very successful in accomplishing this. This organization realized that technical personnel are one of its most important assets, but keeping these folks licensed and properly equipped is a […]
Security is important to nearly all companies, however for some it is most important aspect of their business systems. If their data can’t be protected while it’s being shared, they would rather not share it. So it is for one of Razorleaf’s clients in the Energy sector. As many people in that business will attest, […]
A few years ago, a U.S.-based manufacturer we work with, fell on tough times and considered filing for Chapter 11 protection. The company had been facing stiff competition from foreign knock-offs. A plan was needed that would: enable the company to expand operations globally; convince the court to allow fresh capital to be poured into […]
As those who have been involved in the PDM/PLM marketplace for any period of time can attest, the acronyms and related functionality morph frequently. Yesterday’s simple Technical Document Management (TDM) system is today’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) backbone. The trend we have been seeing over the last few years has been the strengthening of advanced […]
One of Razorleaf’s clients, a government contractor on the East coast of Florida that’s been a PDM Workgroup user for several years, was in the process of expanding, merging with another company and opening a new location several miles away from its headquarters. As a result of this growth, the company recognized an increasing need […]
What do you do when you want and need to automate your design, but the process behind the design is too complex? This was the situation that arose when one of our DriveWorks clients presented us with an exceedingly complex set of calculations. To make matters even more complex, the other desire was to support […]
One of Razorleaf’s clients recently encountered a small software glitch that led to a big problem for their business. Here’s the short version. A user printed a drawing from the viewer in their PDM system, and the hardcopy print showed bad data so the part was made incorrectly. The impact was significant: a $50,000 piece […]
One of our Ohio-based clients has all the documentation required to manufacture its products completely managed by SMARTEAM. The company has around 250 users who regularly need to not only access this information but to print the drawings too. The company wanted a way to provide easy access to the drawings for printing and distribution.
Recently, a long-time Razorleaf client and SmarTeam-Workflow user had the need to be able to dynamically assign users in SmarTeam workflows based on varying conditions. For example, the marketing and engineering manager roles needed to be set based on the business unit to which the process is related.
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