Influencing the Product Roadmap during the Sales Process

As any successful Product Manager will tell you, their primary role is to reflect the ever changing needs of their target industry. They are the internal champions for customers, fighting for features and functionality that can make user experiences more beneficial. As the product owner of Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Manager, I rely on input from internal and external sources to gather and reprioritize ideas for the Product Roadmap.

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5 Reasons to Integrate Your CMMS with Your MES

Over the past 5 years, many forward thinking companies have invested in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to enable electronic Batch Records (Bio/Pharma industry) and Medical Device History Records (Medical Device industry). As these systems are built out, a logical integration point is between the MES and the CMMS. The desire for linking asset information usually maintained in your CMMS directly with the MES is compelling.

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The High Cost Of Non-Compliance – Part 2

When examining the justification of automation investments there are tangible and intangible costs and benefits. One of the most intangible, yet possibly the most important justifications for implementing a robust Calibration and Maintenance program at your facility is the cost of non-compliance

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Your ISV Is Listening

It seems like we’ve all been there one way or another. The story goes something like this. You go through the courting process with a carefully selected list of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Finally a choice is made. You move forward and begin the roll-out of a new Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) business application…

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Off the Labeled Path

Configurability has been a hallmark of Blue Mountain’s software over the years. With the introduction of Calman 4 in 2002, we expanded the set of User Defined Fields (a.k.a. UDF) available to users and introduced the ability to partition Equipment within a single database by Datasets. Both of these enhancements provided flexibility to multi-site implementations and allowed those who wished to creatively utilize the system to maximize their ROI, improve efficiency, and ensure compliance.

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