The business arena is faster and more complex than ever, and small to midsize manufacturers face countless challenges. Even when demand for products is high, supply chain disruptions may slow the delivery of critical materials and components, derailing delivery dates.
Constantly changing regulations and worker safety requirements can force manufacturers to make last-minute adjustments that are difficult to manage with limited resources, potentially bloating costs. In addition, keeping pace with technology is not only a full-time job but also critical to delivering innovative, high-quality products faster and more efficiently.
What’s more, disconnected processes and tools are typical in many companies. With a lack of communication and connection, manufacturing executives and other decision-makers do not have the insights into the performance of day-to-day operations they need to make the critical business and planning decisions that ultimately lead to market success.
Staying competitive in the current market requires more than incremental improvements. Business leaders need to evolve their business operations to find new, more sustainable business management methods and efficiently bring products to market.
Future-proofing Your Business
The hallmarks of the SOLIDWORKS® brand—its dedication to customers, obsession with superior user experience, and passion for excellence—continue to expand with the 3DEXPERIENCE® Works portfolio. Now all the people, data, and applications in the product development value chain can easily be connected and managed on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which enables you to bring your entire organization together from design and manufacturing to marketing and service in one collaborative, product development environment.
More and more, digital technology plays a significant role in enabling business transformation.
Envision design, simulation, and manufacturing teams collaborating freely in one environment—regardless of location—instead of siloed departments. Customers and suppliers can also participate in the product development process at strategic junctures. Plus, all the data generated from every activity is automatically captured on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Most businesses want to automate the connection between design and manufacturing to facilitate efficiency and innovation throughout a product’s life cycle. A more productively organized product development process is poised to achieve time-to-market goals and project cost reductions; it also dramatically improves company operations with higher-quality products with reduced material, labor, and scrap costs.
Finding and Keeping Good People
Attracting and retaining the right talent is a growing concern. Location is now rarely a deciding factor in hiring, so enabling flexibility around location has become a business imperative.
The Great Resignation has spurred businesses to find new ways to find, keep, and motivate employees. Labor shortages make it critical to optimize existing resources and closely match assignments with the right skill set. Employees empowered to maximize their potential and continuously improve their skills are happier. And the best talent wants to work with the most innovative technology.
With 3DEXPERIENCE Works, existing and new employees have instant access to everything they need to be successful: project data and details, deadlines, and up-to-date documentation—everything literally at their fingertips. Universally available data fosters teamwork, sharpens the focus of individual employees, and makes it easier for everyone to unite their efforts to move toward collective goals.
Creativity thrives in this environment, and employee satisfaction and retention can reach optimal levels.
Understanding Product Development and Business Performance
Innovation isn’t always a linear process. Things can and do go wrong along the way. Mistakes are inevitable. But it is essential to identify concerns as early as possible to implement immediate corrections.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers complete visibility into every aspect of product development. This comprehensive view enables executives and leaders to anticipate potential opportunities and challenges confidently because the data from which their decisions are made is the most accurate and complete knowledge available.
Because executives have a view of product development and business performance in real time, they can respond to shifting market conditions as they happen. Real-time information, such as performance, product readiness, and competitive activity can be aggregated and shared quickly and easily. Customized dashboards help executives quickly make sense of all the data.
With 3DEXPERIENCE Works, executives can make data-driven decisions because they genuinely understand what is happening in the product development process, making it easier to hit delivery dates on time and within budget, increasing customer satisfaction and retention.
Innovating to Win the Race to Market
3DEXPERIENCE Works is a business innovation portfolio that connects all the people, data, and applications involved in product development in a unified, collaborative environment, enabling everyone to contribute to the innovation process. It leverages the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform and combines the power of SOLIDWORKS with industry-leading tools from Dassault Systèmes for design, simulation, and manufacturing.
Businesses can increase collaboration, improve productivity, and accelerate innovation when every stakeholder has real-time access to the right tools and informationEXPERIENCE Works offers the agility and resilience to imagine a bigger future while continuing to stay ahead of the competition. For business leaders, it’s an invaluable tool for future-proofing the organization.
If you’d like more information on how to transform your business by connecting SOLIDWORKS to 3DEXPERIENCE Works, contact your local reseller.