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Why Startups Should Think About Product Lifecycle Management


While it did get its start in large enterprises, today PLM is even more relevant to small and medium businesses. As an SMB, you cant afford to waste resources on activities that arent adding – you need to keep the focus on product innovation. Thats where PLM comes in.

Managing your new product introduction processes manually with emails and spreadsheets can keep a startup going. But when the time comes to ramp up production, the last thing you want is roadblocks and delays due to inaccurate data and unclear communication. PLM helps companies establish efficient and repeatable development processes in order to support their rapid growth.

If youd like to learn more about the benefits of PLM in the cloud, theres an event coming to Boston on September 16-17 that youll want to check out.  

Autodesk is hosting its first ever PLM conference, theyre calling Accelerate 2014. The conference is aimed at SMB interested in bringing innovative new products to market quickly. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with their peers and industry thought leaders to gain insights on future trends in manufacturing. Autodesk has a large panel of speakers, including:

Kevin Prendeville, Accenture

Doreen Lorenzo, Quirky

Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata

Ranga Bodla, NetSuite

Scott Miller, Dragon Innovation

Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation

Kenneth Brant, Gartner

Allan Behrens, Taxal

Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights

Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity

The event itself is free to attend Autodesk is even offering some steep discounts on AU passes to attendees. To learn more and register, visit:

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