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Engineering
Modern product management software doesn’t ask its customers to manage new feature installments. Instead, new releases are ready to adopt on your schedule.
Engineering
February
Ready-to-Adopt Release Cycles: Upgrades That Won’t Upend Your Business
Innovation
How to get a headstart on the top trends of 2023, as predicted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Innovation
January
3 Top Manufacturing Tech Trends to Tackle NOW
Innovation
Artificial intelligence is a part of our lives now and we should know what to expect. I’ve done the reading so you don’t have to. Here are my predictions.
Innovation
January
The Upside to Artificial Intelligence: Here’s What I Know
Quality
Learn how to hit the ground running with total quality management (TQM) and make sure it sticks for the long haul in your organization. Read part III of our series.
Quality
January
How to Succeed with Total Quality Management in the Digital Age
Innovation
As in all relationships, technology breeds stronger connection—and medical device companies are reaping the benefits with their contract manufacturing partnerships. Here’s how the trend is driving competitive advantage in the industry.
Innovation
January
How Tech Bolsters the Bond Between Medical Device Companies and CDMOs
Quality
We cover the major benefits and potential challenges of implementing the organization-wide management approach known as total quality management (TQM). Read part II of our series.
Quality
January
The Pros and Cons of Total Quality Management
Product Management
Many legacy systems have fallen to the wayside due to market evolution, but none faster than enterprise resource planning (ERP). Here’s the new solution that’s eradicating the dinosaurs.
Product Management
January
How ERP Became an Endangered Species
News & Updates
An excerpt of CIMdata’s recent report entitled “Product Value Management in the Age of Disruption.”
Company
January
CIMdata: How Product Value Management (PVM) Combats Disruption
News & Updates
Why is it important to be an agent of change for your business? At the first-ever Salesforce Manufacturing Summit in December 2022, Ray Hein of Propel and Michael Farr of MSA Safety present.
Company
January
Harmonize Product, Quality, & Customer Processes | Salesforce Manufacturing Summit 2022
Product Marketing
How the latest in product information management (PIM) can transform your documents labyrinth into a content powerhouse.
Product Marketing
2022
December
The Untapped Power of Next-Gen PIM
News & Updates
Cultivating the value of giving back in your workplace instills the message that even with the smallest of efforts, you can always make a big impact.
Company
2022
December
Fostering a Culture of Gratitude Year-Round
Innovation
In this Converged Live webinar, Propel's Tom Shoemaker is joined by CIMdata's Peter Bilello and Meyer Sound's Chris Conner to discuss how product value management (PVM) can not only ready you for the next disruption, but help you to thrive.
Innovation
2022
December
Product Value Management in the Age of Disruption | Converged Live
News & Updates
Propel’s chief strategy officer Ray Hein on his learnings from a unique event for the manufacturing industry cloud space.
Company
2022
December
My Top Takeaways from the First-Ever Salesforce Manufacturing Summit
Innovation
Standing still is not going to cut it in 2023. Here are our top 5 predictions for what’s next in product innovation.
Innovation
2022
December
Propel’s Predictions for 2023
Quality
Part I of our three-part deep dive on Total Quality Management (TQM). An overview of TQM, its principles, and how it can provide lasting customer loyalty.
Quality
2022
December
The 8 Primary Principles of Total Quality Management
Engineering
If users won’t come to you, it’s time to go to them. Here’s why product companies should consider software that integrates with familiar apps like Slack.
Engineering
2022
December
Deep Work vs Quick Work: All Users (Should Be) Created Equal
News & Updates
A message from Propel’s new CEO, Ross Meyercord.
Company
2022
November
Why I Joined Propel: My Journey from CIO to CRO to CEO
Product Management
Bonus Rule: Keep Transforming. Featuring Michael Farr, VP of Operations and Plant Manager at MSA Safety, who explains his lessons learned in his 40 years of manufacturing experience.
Product Management
2022
November
Bonus Episode: Keep Transforming (with Michael Farr)
Product Management
The supply chain job market is teeming with qualified candidates nowadays, and it’s easy to feel lost. Here’s everything you’ll need to make your resume stand out.
Product Management
2022
November
5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Supply Chain Resume
Product Marketing
When you’re sowing the seeds for customer lifetime value, you’ll need to fertilize with rich product experiences after marketplace sales to continually grow customer loyalty.
Product Marketing
2022
November
Feeding Brand Loyalty: Plant Seeds in Marketplaces, Reap Rewards with Product Experiences
Product Marketing
In this Converged Live webinar, Propel's Jill Mueller is joined by Salesforce's Frank Borovsky as they discuss the messy history of disconnected product information platforms... and how that all changes with the future of seamless, omnichannel data visibility.
Product Marketing
2022
November
A Marketer's Guide to Engaging Product Experiences | Converged Live
Innovation
In his prolific career as a manufacturing leader, the one constant that Michael Farr observed: harnessing tech will always deliver a lasting competitive advantage.
Innovation
2022
November
Four Decades in Manufacturing Leadership: How Tech Has Shaped Success for Michael Farr
Product Marketing
Product Information Management (PIM) is a powerful shortcut for marketers in a rapidly evolving omnichannel market. Director of Product Marketing Jill Mueller explains how it works in this Converged Conversation.
Product Marketing
2022
November
A Shortcut Through the Marketing Maze (The Power of PIM)
Product Management
Eradicating planned obsolescence is not only a cost-saving measure but a necessary action to engage an increasingly customer-driven and climate-focused market.
Product Management
2022
November
It’s Time to Retire Planned Obsolescence
Innovation
A recent trend in the medical device industry shows how contract manufacturers are evolving from cost-saving business requirements to valuable partners in product development.
Innovation
2022
November
How CDMOs are Evolving to Enrich Medical Device Manufacturing
Engineering
More and more digital twins are dominating conversations when it comes to speeding time to market. Here’s your full guide to implementing digital twins before getting too far behind.
2022
October
Digital Twins: The Complete Guide for Manufacturing Leaders
Engineering
The latest and greatest in enterprise software is all about allowing the user to start anywhere and go anywhere—entirely determined by their specific business needs.
Engineering
2022
October
Start Anywhere, Go Anywhere: Empowering IT Deployment Flexibility
Product Management
For Manufacturing Month 2022, we examined the state of the manufacturing industry job market. Here’s how recent trends are affecting career opportunities (the reality may surprise you!).
Product Management
2022
October
What's Next for Manufacturing Industry Jobs?
Product Management
As manufacturing jobs return to the US, companies need to determine if shifting to local supply chains is a strategic advantage or a short-term blip.
Product Management
2022
October
The Great Supply Chain Reshoring is Here
Engineering
In this Converged Live webinar, discover how composable architecture can revolutionize your user engagement. Propel's VP of Engineering Kishore Subramanian covers the basics and even demos the application so you can see it in action.
Engineering
2022
October
How to Build Composable User Experiences Using Clicks, Not Code | Converged Live Webinar
Product Management
Part numbers, SKUs, dimensions, branding assets, images, sales collateral. Amazing things happen when ALL your product information is housed under one proverbial roof.
Product Management
2022
October
Who put a DAM PIM in my PLM platform?
Operations
Simple, practical instructions to create key product management dashboards, written for both casual and seasoned enterprise software users.
Operations
2022
October
An (Almost) Step-by-Step Guide on How to Build Your Perfect Dashboard
Innovation
What happens when an increasingly customer-led market demands a stronger product experience than your established system can provide? It creates a product value gap. Propel CMO Dario Ambrosini explains more in this Converged Conversation.
Innovation
2022
October
How to Close the Product Value Gap
Innovation
Despite the outsized product success of implementing composable technology for enterprise software, we’re still years away from a majority adoption.
Innovation
2022
October
How Composable Architecture Became the Must-Have Competitive Advantage
Product Management
Our debut Converged Live webinar features VP of Product Marketing Tom Shoemaker explaining where PLM delivered, where it’s fallen short, and where it needs to go next.
Product Management
2022
October
Righting the Wrongs of PLM | Converged Live
Innovation
Though only a few years since the last in-person Dreamforce, the confluence of new tech showed off the hyper-acceleration of pandemic-era innovation.
Innovation
2022
October
Progress in Person: How Dreamforce 2022 Showcased the Rapid Pace of Change
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
Propel's Winter '23 Release: 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
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 Management
So you’ve got a big idea for a new product. What’s the best way to get it made? Learn why contract manufacturing might be the answer.
Product Marketing
2022
November
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 they 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
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