As 2014 unfolds, modernized Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Strategies will necessitate deeper and broader PLM system adoption, tighter integration with enterprise IT, and the ability to leverage the "pillar technologies" to achieve greater business value from PLM investments. We see PLM evolving as the definition of "the product" evolves – in particular, from a focus on just the product, to "products as services," the"product as an experience," the "co-created product," and so forth. This trend is reflected in innovative new frameworks and business models, such as Product Lifecycle Economics and "Smart Services."
Initiatives of product development and aftersales service executives tasked with creating profitable products and services will be the focus of this webcast presentation, where my esteemed colleagues, IT Priorities and Strategies analyst Kim Knickle, and PLM analyst Amy Rowell, will join me.
Drawing from our latest research regarding IT investment strategies for 2014, we will discuss global trends and business challenges in the product lifecycle management process, from advances and developments in product design and engineering to the growing importance of aftersales service and warranty across industry sectors, and how best-in-class manufacturers are planning to create scalable, cost-effective solutions. We will highlight key investment areas manufacturers are targeting for 2014 and beyond, such as: PLM analytics, systems engineering, "smart" service revenue platforms, connected vehicles, and the increasing role of BPO.
We hope you will join us on January 15, at 11:00 a.m., U.S. ET for this complimentary, one hour look at executive strategies and industry trends for the upcoming year. Please click here to register for the live webcast, or to access the recording after the 15th. Subscribers may also find the detailed Top 10 predictions for Product Lifecycle Strategies and Smart Services and Aftermarket Strategies by clicking the respective link. We hope to see you there! In the mean time, have a safe and happy holiday season!