Razorleaf’s white papers address key topics in the PLM industry, available by request below. Enjoy!
DriveWorks and Tech-Clarity Insights
In this paper authored by Tech Clarity, they explore the challenges for “To Order” manufacturers around customizing products as product complexity impacts lead times, cost and profitability. Is it possible to improve this process in the early stages of sales configuration? Paul Gimbel, our DriveWorks evangelist offers his insights, sharing why guided selling combined with sales configuration simplifies the complexity by automatically identifying and creating the right product based on needs. It’s important to choose the right approach to realize the greatest benefit. Get the paper…
PLM is the set of business processes involved in designing, building, selling, and supporting a product, and there are corresponding software tools (known as PLM software) to automate and optimize these processes. Most companies today want to deploy PLM software to enhance their PLM processes, but struggle with how to define, pursue, and reach reasonable PLM goals. This whitepaper defines PLM (and related software tools) and describes a best practice that makes successfully deploying software-enhanced PLM achievable.
SharePoint and PLM
SharePoint is poised to become an ubiquitous document and content management system with great capabilities for ad hoc collaboration, whereas Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a similar but more structured system focused on product development content. By integrating SharePoint and the Product Data Management (PDM) component of PLM, users can blend the benefits of both to enable ad hoc collaboration on top of rich, structured product data and information – possibly gaining synergies that neither system is capable of independently.
PDM/PLM for Engineering-Centric Enterprise
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help businesses of any size proactively manage their mission-critical intellectual property and control their product definitions to help them avoid problems and lost design cycle time due to unmanageable design and change processes. This whitepaper takes a closer look at PLM and product data management (PDM) technology, explaining each of the applications used to define and manage the data associated with products, from concept through retirement.