In the emerging world of Model-Based Engineering (MBSE) and Model-Based Development (MBD), it can be daunting for many manufacturers to develop a product modeling solution, especially if it is to support the development of accurate product configurators for sales. But it doesn’t need to be that ... Read more
When I speak one-on-one with CIMdata clients as they wrestle with Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) and other enterprise-level technology-based initiatives, I am often asked “what” and “why” in addition to the usual queries about “how” and “when ... Read more
Global manufacturers are in the midst of digital transformation and, over the last 30 years, have successfully digitized many processes from engineering to manufacturing, sales and service.
However, digital transformation challenges and opportunities still remain, one of which is the need for e ... Read more
In the next 40 years, the farmers of the world will have to grow more food than humanity has ever grown in the past thousand years. – Steffen Honold, Digital Product Manager CPQ, Global, AGCO
COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital solutions and the digital transformation of indu ... Read more
Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) is an efficient and scalable solution for providing reliable, up-to-date product configuration information that can enhance engineering, manufacturing, sales and service solutions. But the real value of CLM is in providing a platform for cross-functional ... Read more
Digital transformation has been a top priority for many companies and organizations over the last few years and has had a major impact on the role of CIOs. Given the technical nature of digital transformation, it is only natural that management and the board look to the CIO to lead the way. How ... Read more
The impact of COVID-19 this year is causing many sales organizations to reconsider their strategies and plan for what comes next. COVID-19 has utterly changed how business is done, but there also lies opportunity amongst the challenges. For sales teams selling complex products, the current situ ... Read more
In our recent whitepaper: “Accelerating Digital Transformation in Manufacturing with Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM)” [download here], we explored the impact that Industry 4.0 and new customer demands like customization are having on the manufacturing industry. New business models are ... Read more
Picture this scenario.
Your company’s sales team is in the field. They are visiting a potential customer. All the important figures are there, sitting around the conference room table. Your sales lead is on their laptop, sharing the screen to the main projector. Running, is the lightweight CAD ... Read more
Organizations that produce complex products have often struggled with how to make their processes more streamlined. Whether that is on the product design side, or the selling side, the number of possible product configurations creates complications when trying to scale.
But what happens when th ... Read more