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naperlou
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Not only usability
naperlou   9/7/2012 9:25:19 AM
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Beth, I know what you mean when you say at the top of your article that PLM has been a tough pill to swallow.  It seems that engineers and organizations have a hard time seeing the value of what they do now to help organize the information on a project for future use.  We tend to think about the next deadline in our design process, not what the needs of the organization down the line.  I was in one of those organizations that you mention.  On the other hand, having that information available really makes you more effective over time. 

I think that with products like this we are getting to a level of automation that takes some of the load off of the individual trying to solve a problem in the here and now.  That is the trade-off. 

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Re: Not only usability
TJ McDermott   9/8/2012 10:33:06 PM
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It's a royal pain, but it has to be done.  Take firmware for mobile phones.  PLM is absolutely necessary to handle firmware releases, do regression testing.  Done wrong, and you have very, very angry customers.

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Software sales VS Useability and Value
kdkimball   9/10/2012 9:53:43 AM
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What is truly needed is for Siemens to talk to and LISTEN to their customer base. While new buzz words like 4GD, HD-PLM and Active Workspace generate excitement from a sales perspective, alot of the issues with PLM are much more rudimentary and if addressed properly, the user base would be telling everyone they know why they can't live without this technology.

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Software sales VS Useability and Value
Beth Stackpole   9/10/2012 3:06:04 PM
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@Kdkimball: What are some of the critical problems you see with PLM ease of implementation? The interesting thing is Siemens says a lot of these new technologies are a result of listening to their customer base and their requirements. I'd be curious to see where you see the disconnects.



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