Quiz: Do Your Products Have a Life?

By Sean Gallagher  |  Posted 2003-01-20 Print this article Print

A Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system could help you keeps tabs on your product throughout every stage of its life. But do you need one? Find out in this short quiz.

My company manufactures or maintains complex physical objects

The products we sell have terabytes of data associated with them

We share design and manufacturing data with suppliers

Our customers or partners perform maintenance on our products

We need to keep everyone's copy of product data up to date

Note: This quiz requires at least Microsoft IE 4.0, Netscape 6.0, or other compatible Web browser.

Sean Gallagher is editor of Ziff Davis Internet's enterprise verticals group. Previously, Gallagher was technology editor for Baseline, before joining Ziff Davis, he was editorial director of Fawcette Technical Publications' enterprise developer publications group, and the Labs managing editor of CMP's InformationWeek. A former naval officer and former systems integrator, Gallagher lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.

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