Monday Oct 19, 2009

Where can I find resource jar files for Agile Events scripting?

If you want to use Groovy scripting and get plugins for Eclipse, you can access them at

Friday Sep 04, 2009

Agile 9.3 Gets Graphical with Thumbnails

Agile 9.3 now allows the capability to include graphical thumbnails in the user interface. Thumbnails improve the ability to locate and re-use data in PLM, based on visual recognition of data. While many systems provide thumbnails in the UI, what is particularly exciting about Agile's capability is that we leverage the capabilities of Oracle AutoVue to automatically generate the thumbnail images from many common file types including CAD. [Read More]

Monday Aug 31, 2009

Comparing Multiple BOMs in 9.3 Web Client

Quite a few customers have asked for the ability to compare BOMs in the Web Client. With the introduction of new UI features like the Navigator and Expanded BOM Display in Agile PLM 9.3, customers can compare multiple BOMs visually in the Web Client. Here is how this could be done: [Read More]

Friday Aug 14, 2009

Getting started with Events for Automation in Agile PLM 9.3

As you have seen in some of the other Blog posts, Agile PLM 9.3 has added an Events system that enables automation of many tasks while preserving our ease of enabling upgrades. The new Events system works with our embedded Groovy scripting and new notifications templates to create a very flexible tool to extend Agile PLM functionality. We remain a PLM which can be implemented through configuration in Admin without having to build all of your processes in a toolkit, but the Events capability allows our customers to extend our configuration to better support their specific usage and to tie together related business processes. The remainder of this post will go through an example of using the new Events system for the first time. [Read More]

Monday Jul 13, 2009

9.3 Feature: The key to keywords

Here is an interesting PPM feature for 9.3 - keywords! I thought I would write a brief blog post to explain the rationale behind introducing keywords for PPM and elaborate a bit on their usage in practice. If you remember, in 9.2.2, we had introduced the concept of 'Views' on the Content tab of a project. The idea was that users could categorize their project content into various categories as needed. Views provide project stakeholders with a flexible way of organizing their content, and gets them quick access to project content, without navigating to the specific task that the content belongs to. [Read More]

Wednesday Jun 24, 2009

More about Agile PLM 9.3 - TOIs, What's New, and UX Blog

There is a lot of content being delivered by Oracle with Agile PLM 9.3. First, the Oracle Usable Apps blog has a new post about Agile: Agile 9.3 Product Lifecycle Management Pushes Productivity to New Heights which covers some of our updated Web Client productivity features. Oracle is also releasing 27 Transfer of Information (TOI) recordings by product mangers which discuss the new features in 9.3 along with a What's New document. Continue past the break for more information on how to access this content.[Read More]

Monday Jun 22, 2009

Up with Agile PLM 9.3

Pixar has another hit on their hands with the movie Up where a large number of balloons lifts a house into the air, leading to an uplifting story about the raising of the human spirit. We like to think of Agile PLM 9.3 as a large set of balloons primed to raise our customers’ innovation and product development framework to a new level by providing a friendly, productive, extensible PLM platform. Please allow us to participate in your company’s uplifting true story – grab onto Agile PLM 9.3. [Read More]

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