Analyst Insight: The past few years have seen IT systems moving away from advances in individual functionality to interoperability with complementary systems. Also, there's been a greater emphasis on "democratization" of applications - improving accessibility through cloud-based architectures, mobile computing, lower pricing models and improved user interfaces. We have also seen end products themselves becoming ever smarter through embedded software, making them able to react to their environment and transmit information back to supporting systems.
-- Tony Christian, Director, Cambashi
While vast "smart products" opportunities are allowing many high-tech companies to grow and lower their cost of goods sold, 57 percent do not have access to reliable product genealogy information, and 72 percent believe their product data is less than 80 percent accurate.
Arena PLM, the cloud-based product-lifecycle management application of Arena Solutions, now integrates with Kenandy Cloud ERP, an enterprise resource planning system for midmarket and large global companies built on the Salesforce Platform.