Monday Mar 18, 2013

Release Announcement: Agile Engineering Collaboration MCAD Connectors Release 3.1 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the Release 3.1 MCAD Connectors for Agile Product Lifecycle Management!  The final publication of Agile Engineering Collaboration MCAD 3.1 has been completed with support for Agile PLM versions 9.3.1.x.  And since December, we have completed adding Agile Engineering Collaboration 3.1 support for Agile PLM 9.3.1.x and the latest version 9.3.2.

What’s New?
This release includes the following updates and enhancements to improve your business processes and deliver results:

  • Architecture improvement: The Engineering Collaboration Services are now part of the core Agile PLM platform
  • Expanded support: We’ve added CAD Tool version support for ProE Creo 2.0, SolidWorks 2013, Solid Edge ST5 and Catia V5 R21.
  • Advanced Modeling Support: Now offer support for the following SolidEdge advanced data types:
    • Family of Parts / Assemblies
    • Alternate Assemblies
    • Divided Parts
  • Added SolidWorks functionality:
    • Configured data updates
  • Greater accuracy: Part Numbering updates for Family Data Types
  • Built-in efficiency: CAD mapping to Part SubClass from Templates
  • Faster productivity: New Save Preview capabilities
  • Better visibility: New Load “Where Used” and “Drawing” support

Supported Versions
The Agile Engineering Collaboration MCAD Connectors 3.1 Release is available for the following Agile releases: Agile 9.3.1.0, Agile 9.3.1.1 and Agile 9.3.1.2 and Agile 9.3.2 as a hotfix.

How to Access
The software packages are available for general download on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. The documentation, Quick Install Guide, and Release Notes can be found on the Oracle Technology Network.

Monday Jan 09, 2012

Quantum Corporation Accelerates Time to Market and Reduces Costs with Product Lifecycle Management Applications

This article is a reprint of the Quantum Corporation case study on the Oracle Customer Showcase. [Link]

Quantum Corporation is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management that provides a unique combination of intelligent storage solutions and unmatched value for traditional, virtual, and cloud environments. These solutions include DXi®-Series disk-based deduplication and replication systems for fast backup and restore, Scalar® tape automation products for disaster recovery and long-term data retention, StorNext® data management software and appliances for high-performance file sharing and archiving, and vmPRO™ solutions for protecting virtual machine data.

To accelerate product innovation and time to market for new storage products and upgrades, Quantum wished to upgrade its lifecycle management applications for streamlined engineering, production, and compliance processes, as well as enhanced collaboration with employees and partners. Quantum also looked to reduce development and production costs, improve information accessibility, and streamline compliance reporting.

After reviewing various vendors, Quantum implemented Oracle’s Agile product lifecycle management applications and granted access to approximately 1,500 users. With the implementation, Quantum reduced engineering and production change time from weeks to days or hours. The company also reduced costs by minimizing order cancellations or inventory issues as well as enhancing employee and partner collaboration for engineering and manufacturing processes. Finally, Quantum used Agile Product Governance and Compliance to respond to customer and governmental reporting requirements and to maintain an information library.

Challenges

  • Accelerate product innovation and time to market for new storage products and upgrades, such as deduplication and replication systems, and optimize patent value in the competitive data storage market
  • Reduce development and production costs to meet market requirements and handle increasing global data volumes, as well as capture a competitive edge
  • Increase scalability in product lifecycle management capabilities and enhance engineering collaboration with partners and employees
  • Streamline and accelerate compliance reporting required by customers and regulatory organizations, such as U.S. customs and trade regulations
  • Improve information accessibility for employees, administrators, and partners

 Solutions

  • Deployed Oracle’s Agile product lifecycle management applications to approximately 1,500 users to streamline engineering, production, and compliance processes, enhance collaboration, and accelerate product time to market. The applications include Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Quality Management, and Agile Product Governance & Compliance.
  • Accelerated engineering and production changes—with changes that used to take weeks, now taking only days or hours
  • Reduced costs with improved employee and partner collaboration for engineering and manufacturing processes
  • Decreased order cancellation and inventory issue costs as data can be shared quickly with production facilities
  • Implemented Oracle’s Agile Product Governance and Compliance to enable the company to respond to customer and governmental reporting requirements regarding product content and to maintain a library of this information
  • Integrated the company’s Agile and Oracle E-Business Suite applications to eliminate time-consuming, manual data reentry and reduce the errors and costs associated with rekeying data

A word from Quantum Corporation

“Oracle Agile product lifecycle management applications enable us to collaborate and communicate globally with employees and partners. With the implementation, we acquired enhanced information-sharing capabilities to accelerate time to market, improve reporting capabilities, and reduce costs.” – Daniel Hartley, Product Lifecycle Management Applications Manager, Quantum Corporation

Monday May 04, 2009

Using Wikis to collaborate on Product Design

Came across an interesting post from Oleg Shilovitsky on the "Daily PLM Think Tank Blog" about the weaknesses of wiki as a medium of collaboration for PLM platforms in general. As it happens, I have somewhat of an opinion on that issue - we've been using our own PLM for managing product development lifecycle, documentation and even requirements for many years. We've also been using an enterprise wiki for many years. While the author of the PLM Think Tank Blog brings up a few good points - and I agree with all the facts that he has presented. However, I also believe that some of the weaknesses could very well be strengths - it just depends on how you use a wiki.[Read More]
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