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4 February 2011

CIMdata PLM Industry Summary

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CIMdata is now featuring online polls with real time reporting on our web site at Each week the results of the previous poll will be included in the CIMdata PLM Industry Summary to help you stay on top of trends in the PLM industry.

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The results for the last opinion poll are:

The results of this poll are rather disappointing given the importance of product cost to competitive marketing. The poll shows that very few companies are actually employing Design to Cost techniques during product development. However, among companies with whom CIMdata consults, lowering product cost remains a major competitive marketing strategy. One that is given plenty of emphasis by business planners, but apparently is not actually taken very seriously by product development organizations.

NOTE: The results of these polls are anecdotal, not scientific.
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