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Product Management
If your PLM and ERP systems are disconnected, undergoing integration can seem daunting. The thing to keep in mind is the profound benefits to your future product launches.
Product Management
2022
September
The Role of Integration in a Successful Product Launch
Innovation
Staying nimble is the name of the game in the age of ongoing disruption. In this Converged Conversation, Propel's Chuck Serrin and Grant Bremer cover the key tips for making it through and staying ahead.
Innovation
2022
September
The Key Between Surviving and Thriving When Disruption Hits
Innovation
In the medtech industry, product innovation is accelerating at a breakneck pace, and it’s no wonder, with the potential for life-saving care as the outcome.
Innovation
2022
September
Potential for Life-Saving Care Sparks MedTech Innovation
News & Updates
Providing strategic value at every stage of the implementation process is the key to achieving mutual success. Propel's VP of Customer Success Mary De Frenchi elaborates in this Converged Conversation.
Company
2022
September
Why Customer Success is Mutually Beneficial
Product Marketing
Most enterprise software, including traditional PLM, is difficult to use. How can PLM change course and become an application that delights users?
Product Marketing
2022
September
Enterprise Software UX and PLM: Another Dropped Ball?
News & Updates
With the Winter ‘23 release, the Propel platform will be based primarily on the Lightning Web Components (LWC) technology, allowing for more flexibility, customization, and automation.
Company
2022
September
Coming Soon from Propel: UI for Tomorrow’s Product Company
Operations
If you’re new to the world of reporting and executive dashboards, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Here are some quick tips to help you get started.
Operations
2022
September
A Handy Guide to Enterprise Dashboard Basics
Innovation
IT leaders have become a vital part of revenue growth strategy. Product companies should harness their skills to drive business value.
Innovation
2022
September
The Next Evolution of IT Leadership
Product Marketing
While Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has helped make huge strides to streamline the product development process, it never quite looped in a crucial figure: the customer. Propel's VP of Product Marketing Tom Shoemaker explains how PLM fell short in this Converged Conversation.
Product Marketing
2022
September
How PLM Leaves the Customer Behind
Product Marketing
Win the race to market by connecting product and marketing teams in a single platform. Here’s how to steer them to victory (e.g. revenue and customer loyalty).
Product Marketing
2022
September
Win the Product Race with Tandem Teams
Engineering
Imagine the possibilities of a flexible, role-based user interface for your enterprise software—with no programming needed. Propel's VP of Engineering, Kishore Subramanian, explains the magic of extensibility in this Converged Conversation.
Engineering
2022
September
The Powerful Efficiency Gains of Extensibility
Quality
Implementing a cloud-based platform is critical to your defense against supply chain disruption.
Quality
2022
August
Risky Business: How to Fortify Your Supplier Management
News & Updates
Celebrating 20 years, Dreamforce is back in-person this year—and Propel wouldn’t miss it. This time, we’ll be there as category leaders with game-changing new product capabilities to showcase.
Company
2022
August
Innovation on Display: Propel is Returning for Dreamforce 2022
Quality
It may be the boogeyman of quality management, but ISO 9001:2015 compliance can be much less intimidating with the right QMS. Miguel Tam, VP of Product Success at Propel, explains in this Converged Conversation.
Quality
2022
August
How to Feel Confident about ISO 9001 Compliance
Engineering
What to know about the emerging trend of no-code/low-code development platforms, and how it’s revolutionizing efficiency for business users.
Engineering
2022
August
No Code, No Problem: The Enterprise UI Revolution
News & Updates
Advice from two panels of manufacturing, high-tech, and medtech industry veterans sharing their insights about business transformation.
Company
2022
August
How Business is Transforming: Takeaways from Industry Leaders Coast to Coast
Innovation
With seismic changes threatening our economy, global relations, legislature, and environment all at once, how can business leaders provide stability for their employees? Propel CEO Ray Hein explains in our debut Converged Conversation.
Innovation
2022
August
How to Guide Your Employees Through Uncertainty
Product Marketing
Using a single unified platform for all customer and product data delivers a more complete product thread without system barriers.
Product Marketing
2022
August
How to Cure Your Product Information Headache
Product Marketing
What exactly is the Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud? Learn all the ins and outs, plus how its value can be augmented for product companies.
Product Marketing
2022
August
Propelling the Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud
Product Management
A practical discussion about supply chain sustainability with Propel’s CEO Ray Hein and Chief Product Officer Eric Schrader.
Product Management
2022
August
Tracking Toward a Sustainable Future
Operations
Episode 10: Daniel Matlis (Axendia)
Operations
2021
October
Supply Chain Impacts & Disruptions Across the Value Network
Quality
Episode 9: Cynthia Hitchcock (PrinterPrezz)
Quality
2021
October
A Better Approach to Quality Health and Life Sciences
Quality
Episode 8: Sherine Khalil & Ann Olaguer (Valor Compounding)
Quality
2021
October
How to Use QMS to Make Prescription Ordering Easier for Patients
Product Management
Episode 7: Michael Farr (MSA Safety)
Product Management
2021
October
Why One is Company Seeing Jaw-Dropping Benefits Across the Entire Value Chain
Quality
Episode 6: Sandeep Lad (Diality)
Quality
2021
September
QMS Deployment Strategies Sure to Improve Overall Product Quality
Quality
Episode 5: Greg Yow (Zoetis)
Quality
2021
September
Managing Product and Quality in the Cloud
Innovation
Episode 4: David Dykeman (Greenberg Traurig)
Innovation
2021
September
How a Strategic Patent Portfolio and Secure IP Help MedTech Companies Grow
Innovation
Episode 3: Carlo Stimamiglio (Alira Health)
Innovation
2021
September
Why is MedTech Growth Skyrocketing?
News & Updates
Episode 1: Meet Your Hosts Chuck Serrin and Rachel Jang
Company
2021
August
Welcome to the Product Success Podcast
Product Management
Episode 2: Vincent Wong (TOMZ)
Product Management
2021
August
Contract Manufacturing in a MedDev Environment
News & Updates
Episode 10. Rule 10: Leading in the Customer-First Revolution
Company
2022
June
Customer Success is the New Product Success: Featuring Ray Hein
News & Updates
Welcome to Converged, a new resource to educate today’s product companies and help them achieve success. Converged is a community of the best industry minds exploring topics and sparking conversations that matter to this moment.
Company
2022
August
Introducing Converged: Where Product Innovation Meets Market Evolution
Product Marketing
Tom Nogueira from Desktop Metal explores how they evolved from a scrappy startup to a hyper-growth company that achieved its initial public offering and became a serial acquirer.
2022
May
Unlocking Product Value to Drive Business Growth
Innovation
Dmitriy Geler (BekaertDeslee) is one industry expert who is especially poised to tell us more about the link between growth and transformation (hint: it's right there in his title!).
2022
May
Revenue Growth in a Build Anywhere, Buy Anywhere, Sell Anywhere World
Innovation
Zero100's Kevin O’Marah details how efficiency gains from technology improve sustainability of supply chains, while also delivering a positive impact to bottom lines.
2022
May
Reaching Carbon Zero with Supply Chain Balance
Innovation
Dr. J. Cris Salinas (Salesforce) explains how and why medtech companies who are leaning into tech adoption are taking it even further and virtually transforming the industry.
2022
May
MedTech Industry Trends, Insights and the Road Ahead
Product Management
Alex Garden, CEO of Zume, explains how their robotic technology replaces single-use plastic with compostable plant fiber-based products.
2022
May
Saving the Planet is a Team Sport
Quality
Monica Barrett of Eargo explains how her team's quality assurance process is evolving with the needs of a customer-centric economy.
2022
May
Quality Assurance for Customer-Centric MedTechs
Product Management
Joe Greibel, Director of Physical Product at Sunday, explains how his company is delivering better and more sustainable lawn care as a service.
2022
May
Product Management in the Subscription Economy
Innovation
Alexa Vignone, Geoffrey Moore, and Kirsten Allegri Williams, explore the benefits of being "obsessed" with your customers.
2022
May
Connecting Product and Commercial Teams to Deliver New Product Revenue Streams
Innovation
In Bruce Mehlman's compelling presentation "The Great Acceleration," he identifies four macro changes driving disruption.
2022
May
Inflation, War and Supply Chain—What's Next?
Quality
Dan Littleton of Fractyl details into how his team has streamlined their quality management processes by using a common platform.
2022
May
Delivering Quality Across the Whole Product
Product Marketing
Mark Rumbaugh from VIZIO describes how they've thrived during the pandemic by ensuring built-in growth and long term customer loyalty.
2022
May
Delivering Commercial Success with Whole Products
News & Updates
Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce, has interviewed hundreds of successful companies and noticed a pattern in how they operate. Here's what he learned.
2022
May
Electricity & Flow: Designing Your Company for Success
News & Updates
Desktop Metal's growth during the pandemic is staggering. Co-founder and CTO Jonah Myerberg explains how they did it.
2022
May
Harnessing Hypergrowth to Become the Category Leader
Product Management
PLM refers to the management of data and processes used in the design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, and service of a product across the entire lifecycle.
Product Management
2020
March
What is Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)?
Operations
A Bill of Materials (BOM) precisely lists all items needed to make a product, or any item, produced or sold by a company.
Operations
2019
August
What is a Bill of Materials (BOM)
Product Management
PLM isn't just for engineers. The benefits of PLM span across the organization and beyond.
Product Management
2019
November
Top 10 Benefits of PLM Software
Engineering
What is extensibility, and why is having an extensible software system crucial? Learn more about it to drive product and quality excellence in today's world of accelerated digital transformation.
Engineering
2021
February
What is Extensibility?
Product Marketing
See why contract manufacturing might be the answer to producing your new product.
Product Marketing
2020
September
The Ultimate Guide to Contract Manufacturing
Product Marketing
When PLM took off, someone important got left behind: the customer. Read Part 2 in our series “Where (Traditional) PLM Dropped the Ball.”
Product Marketing
2022
July
Who (Traditional) PLM Left High & Dry
Quality
Quality Management Systems (QMS) give teams a better way to deliver on the continuous improvement of their products to the benefit of their customers.
Quality
2020
January
What is a Quality Management System (QMS)?
Product Management
From this history of lean manufacturing to pros and cons, this in-depth guide explores everything you need to know about lean manufacturing.
Product Management
2020
November
The Ultimate Guide to Lean Manufacturing
Operations
The manufacturing skills gap is not simply a buzzword within the industry. Instead, it's the reality that many manufacturers are facing right now. Learn what is causing this divide, and steps employers and education institutions can take to bridge it.
Company
2022
September
The Manufacturing Skills Gap: What Is It and How to Solve It?
Product Marketing
When it first rolled out, everyone thought PLM software would change the game. But after it fell short of expectations, product companies were left on the sidelines.
Product Marketing
2022
May
Where (Traditional) PLM Dropped the Ball
Operations
What is project management or project portfolio management? View a definition of the key capabilities for project management software and how Propel provides project management software for future brands.
Operations
2019
May
What is Project Management?
Operations
What is requirements management or requirements engineering? View a definition of the key capabilities for requirements management software and how Propel provides requirements management software for future brands.
Operations
2019
May
What is Requirements Management?
News & Updates
A successful supply chain internship can bring your business heightened operations through a new perspective and high-value potential from a low-risk opportunity.
Company
2021
June
What Is a Supply Chain Internship, and Is One Right For Me?
Innovation
Companies that manufacture goods are modernizing every piece of their business, especially after the pandemic. Don’t fall behind in the digital age with a legacy quality management system (QMS) or product lifecycle management (PLM) solution.
Innovation
2022
April
Replacing Legacy PLM & QMS Platforms: The Why and How
Innovation
As supplier lifecycle management undergoes further digital transformation, change is bound to occur. This will result in significant changes to best practices for effective supplier management.
Innovation
2022
March
How Supplier Management is Transforming in the Digital Age
Product Management
Explore why supply chain analytics are crucial to success in manufacturing and how it can be used for more informed decision making.
Product Management
2021
July
Why Are Supply Chain Analytics Important?
Product Management
Explore the most notable US manufacturing statistics, trends, and insights through an industry lens.
Product Management
2021
May
American Manufacturing Statistics
Operations
Now is the time to learn and adopt a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) strategy. Discover what an effective MOM strategy looks like and the many ways it helps manufacturers.
Operations
2021
July
What Are Manufacturing Operations?
Product Management
Value chain analysis and value chain management are closely related, but still distinct. Explore the nuances and what makes them equally valuable.
Product Management
2021
June
What is Value Chain Management and Analysis?
Innovation
NSF’s Future Manufacturing program is looking to revolutionize the industry by supporting research to enable new manufacturing capabilities.
Innovation
2021
June
The Future of Manufacturing
Operations
Discover the supply chain technologies that can help improve your manufacturing processes, automate operations, and give you a competitive edge.
Operations
2021
August
7 Supply Chain Technologies for Better Supply Chain Management
Product Management
Supply chain specialists are an integral part of the supply chain. But what does the role involve and why is it necessary?
Product Management
2021
June
What Is a Supply Chain Specialist?
Operations
Done properly, supply chain optimization (SCO) minimizes costs, improves performance, and better achieves customer goals and expectations.
Operations
2021
August
Supply Chain Optimization
Innovation
What the future of supply chain management looks like and the technological trends you should be paying attention to.
Innovation
2021
May
Future Trends in Supply Chain Management Technology
Operations
A thoughtfully conceived executive dashboard is a critical tool in tracking your product metrics. Here are some of the best practices in tailoring your dashboard.
Operations
2022
August
8 Key Reports to Create the Perfect Executive Dashboard
Quality
Your customers expect the best when it comes to quality. What does it take to meet the international standards and specifications of the ISO 9001:2015?
Quality
2022
July
Top 10 Quality Checklist for ISO 9001 Compliance
Product Management
Looking to become a supply chain analyst or learn how to find one for your business? This deep dive tells you everything you need to know first.
Product Management
2021
July
Supply Chain Analyst: A Regulatory Center of the Supply Chain
News & Updates
Since the very beginning, Propel's five core values have shaped our culture. Now, they're setting us up for the next chapter.
Company
2022
May
Reflecting on 7 Years: Defining the Culture of Propel
Engineering
In times of economic uncertainty, an extensible software solution allows companies to evolve with changing market conditions instead of just crossing their fingers and hoping for the best.
Engineering
2022
July
How Extensibility Combats Disruption
Innovation
In CEO & Founder Ray Hein's keynote for Propulsion 2022, he announced our new name, a new approach to product development, and a potential new future for the product industry.
Innovation
2022
May
Product Value Management is the Future
Product Management
What is advanced manufacturing and how can it help you streamline your manufacturing goals? Here’s a deep dive.
Product Management
2021
May
How Advanced Manufacturing Can Improve Manufacturing Processes
News & Updates
From day 1, Customer Delight has been one of Propel’s key core values. Now, as the market becomes increasingly customer driven, our long-standing customer experience processes set us apart.
Company
2022
June
Our Success is Your Success
Engineering
With Lightning Web Components (LWC), the Salesforce platform provides a richer, more modern, interface for its users—with the vital ingredient: flexibility.
Engineering
2022
June
What is Lightning Web Components, and Why is it a Gamechanger for Modern User Interface?
Product Management
Whether you’re focused on lower costs or product differentiation to increase profit margins, understanding value chains is the first step.
Product Management
2020
August
The Complete Guide to Value Chains
Engineering
Explore what an engineering change order is, the stages involved, and the business benefits that come along with it.
Engineering
2021
May
The What and Why of an Engineering Change Order
News & Updates
Review this list of various job titles and descriptions within the supply chain so that your team can rise above the confusion and have a clear idea of specific roles and how to meet their requirements.
Company
2020
November
Supply Chain Job Titles and Descriptions
Product Marketing
Omnichannel commerce strategy is quickly becoming a requisite for strong sales and brand loyalty. But to see real results, you’ll need these 3 connections in place.
Product Marketing
2022
June
3 Critical Connections for Omnichannel Success
Product Management
What’s the right product or part numbering scheme for you? Find out now.
Product Management
2021
January
The Simple Guide to Product Numbering
Innovation
What is new product introduction and how can manufacturers be sure to get it right?
Innovation
2021
April
New Product Introduction: Manufacturing For the Future
Engineering
What is a PDM and why does your business need one?
Engineering
2021
March
Product Data Management Systems
Engineering
Custom-engineered products fill previously unmet needs, so they require a high level of collaboration and information management to control the process from conception to delivery to the customer.
Engineering
2020
July
What Is a Custom-Engineered Product?
Operations
Here’s how you can calculate and reduce manufacturing overhead expenses.
Operations
2021
January
The Modern Rules Of Manufacturing Overhead
Product Marketing
How many hours a week do you spend looking for product information in the twists and turns of disconnected platforms only to hit deadends?
Product Marketing
2022
July
Are You Stuck in the Marketing Maze?
Engineering
Explore what blockchain really is, how it can revolutionize the manufacturing sector, and how it’s being used now to improve everything from supply chain management to contract enforcement.
Engineering
2021
April
Blockchain in Manufacturing
Innovation
When well enough prepared, your company could not only conquer the next disruption, you could leverage it to be good for business.
Quality
2022
July
The Disruption Survival Guide: 3 Key Ways to Prepare
Engineering
Harmony between engineers and salespeople is not only possible with the right platforms and mindset, but also a business imperative for companies that make custom-engineered products.
Engineering
2020
July
What Is Sales and Engineering Alignment?
Product Marketing
We recently polled 2,000 American consumers to find out their shopping deal-breakers, and what causes them to switch to competing brands.
Product Marketing
2022
August
What Matters Most to Consumers?
Product Management
Industry pioneers are seeing their revenue growth skyrocket with PVM. Find out if your company can achieve the same success.
Product Management
2022
May
5 Questions to Determine if Product Value Management is Right for You
Quality
What causes value chain disruption, and how can future disruption be prevented before it (inevitably) happens again?
Quality
2022
June
What is Value Chain Disruption?
Quality
Quality management provides a framework for constant quality improvement to ensure companies build and launch the best possible products and services.
Quality
2022
February
Why Quality Management Really Matters
Product Management
Most product companies are trying to force product success using old, broken processes. Here’s how a product value management platform can shine the light on blindspots.
Product Management
2022
May
4 Blindspots Your Product Cycle Probably Has Right Now – & How to Fix Them
News & Updates
Our third annual event was packed with inspiring heavy hitters from product companies and the industry cloud space, including tips, trends, and real success stories.
Company
2022
June
7 Takeaways from Propulsion 2022
Engineering
Here are four examples of what’s possible when you offer engineer-to-order products the right way.
Engineering
2020
July
4 Inspiring Engineer-to-Order Examples
Operations
Training records help to promote safe and efficient work. Through proper records management, you can stay ahead of training needs and ensure all legal requirements are met.
Operations
2022
April
Why Training Records Matter
Product Management
More and more companies are investing in custom product development. Learn how they're using this competitive advantage in the market, and how it may be easier to achieve than you think.
Product Management
2022
April
What is Custom Product Development?
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