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Product Lifecycle Management

Navigating the “Fuzzy” Front End of Product Innovation

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One of the greatest inhibitors to product development is the inability to capture and track ideas.  Thomas Edison said it himself, “The lightbulb is an invention with 1,000 steps.” During the early stages of product development, Edison tried 1,000 different ideas before finding one that worked.  But this shouldn’t mean it takes 1,000 steps to…

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Product LifeCycle Vs. SDM

What’s the Difference between Product Lifecycle Management and Specification Data Management™?

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Specification Data Management (SDM™) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) share similarities, but the two terms are far from interchangeable. By definition, PLM software is a repository of data used in the design and manufacturing process of a product throughout its lifecycle — development, rollout, growth, stability, and decline. The idea behind using PLM software is…

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