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Product Innovation Platforms: The Foundation of Product Design and PLM in the Digital Business Era

Published: 13 August 2014

ID: G00264008

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern


With digital business, the nature of products is changing. This requires manufacturers to adopt new thinking and new IT called "product innovation platforms" to define and design products and to manage product life cycles.

Table Of Contents


  • Innovation Description/Definition
    • 1. Nexus of Forces: Cloud, Mobile, Social and Big Data Analytics
    • 2. Systems-Centric Design and Management
    • 3. Pervasive Simulation Opportunities
    • 4. Access to Software Utilities and Open Architecture
  • Business Impact
    • IT Impact
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Key Technology Providers

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