Brian Schanen works for Autodesk, Inc., as a technical marketing manager focused on Autodesk PLM 360 software. In this role, he builds and delivers collateral for both customers and Autodesk's channel partners to increase the chance of successful and enthusiastic use of Autodesk PLM 360 software. Through blog posts, videos, and white papers covering Autodesk PLM 360 software and product data management, Brian evangelizes Product Lifecycle Management Solutions. He has also taught at Autodesk University multiple times, and he now works with customers to implement complete solutions specializing in the Autodesk products. See more at: http://underthehood-autodesk.typepad.com/blog/about-the-author.html#sthash.CU5vIzTj.dpuf
Get an in-depth exclusive look behind the scenes of one of Autodesk PLM 360 software's largest customer deployments. Learn directly from the customer about the software's uses, the challenges encountered during the process, and the ways that users overcame those struggles. This panel discussion will introduce the customer, the customer's intended use, and the outcome. The remainder of the time will be for questions and answers. This was one of the more popular classes last year, with multiple customers talking about their plans; now let's go behind the music to hear the ups, downs, and rockin' good times with Autodesk PLM 360 software.
In this class we will cover the basics of integration using Autodesk PLM 360 Connect software. We will provide a review of the Autodesk PLM 360 Connect toolset and an overview of the Autodesk PLM 360 software API. To review these topics we will create a basic integration between Autodesk PLM 360 software and NetSuite, Inc., to manage NetSuite suppliers from within Autodesk PLM 360 software. Supplier management is easy using the workflow in Autodesk PLM 360 software. During the class we will build a connector to create and manage suppliers in NetSuite.
This class will focus on using integration-to-warehouse data and develop reports in order to enhance the value of your implementation of Autodesk PLM 360 software. Many organizations have reporting needs that are complex and that may be unsolvable with standard PLM reports. Discover how to use the REST API to access the data you need to build the perfect report, and learn tactics for scheduled warehousing of PLM data into a relational database where you can integrate it with other data sources in order to create the perfect data set. Learn how Greenpoint Technologies, Inc., put in place straightforward Reporting and Report Delivery Solutions for its users. We will discuss Jitterbit, Autodesk PLM 360 software, SQL, SSRS, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft SharePoint.
In this class attendees will hear a firsthand testimonial on how Inphi Corporation changed its business by implementing Autodesk PLM 360 software for quality management. We will discuss how the company changed unscalable processes like emails, forms, and spreadsheets into manageable business flows that provide valuable metrics and stability. Discover how the company used Autodesk PLM 360 software to build quality applications such as Return Merchandise Authorization, MRB, CAR, Corrective and Preventative Actions, and Change Management while the firm integrated the software with other business tools such as Sales Force. Learn how the software's flexibility and ease of use offered great advantages in the iterative design process that the firm used to construct Inphi's Quality Management application.
This hands-on lab is designed to show you how easy it is to set up and configure an Autodesk PLM 360 software tenant. You will leave the course energized and able to get your tenant up and running. Through firsthand experience you will learn how to approach your tenant's setup as we review how to think about the overall system architecture and we then dive into hands-on exercises to show you how to set up and configure workspaces. We will follow up with exercises focusing on workflows and user notifications. We will then focus on how to create users in the system and manage the security settings to control which users have access to what information. Finally, we will demonstrate how to create reports to access the data in the PLM and how to create basic print views so users can easily print the information when necessary. If you are considering implementing Autodesk PLM 360 software or are just about to begin, this lab will give you the tools and experience to get started right away.
This class is designed to walk through some advanced use cases for Autodesk PLM 360 software to demonstrate how to flex the software's true muscles. We will link virtual reality (PLM) to actuality (physical prototypes) by exploring the use of QR (quick response) codes generated within Autodesk PLM 360 software. Using a mobile device, we can then link physical prototypes to their electronic test data and discuss extensions of this concept to track, and perform maintenance on, equipment on the shop floor. We will also demonstrate the use of iframes to bring external data into your Autodesk PLM 360 records and save you some mouse clicks. This can include other data from Autodesk PLM 360 software or external sources, such as tracking the status of shipments from your local logistics company. If you are developing Autodesk PLM 360 software tenants, this class will help you extend the functionality you are providing to your users.
The bills of materials (BOM) of your products are at the heart of everything you do in Autodesk PLM 360 software, but a BOM is so much more than a simple list of components and subassemblies. In recent releases of Autodesk PLM 360 software, Autodesk, Inc., has introduced significant features and capabilities that improve the power and flexibility of what you can achieve with your BOMs. This class outlines those capabilities and shows you the value they can bring to your organization.
This hands-on lab is designed as a follow-up to Autodesk PLM 360 Administrator Zero to Hero Lab, but the lab is appropriate for anyone with basic Autodesk PLM 360 software administration experience. This course will enable you to access the more advanced settings in Autodesk PLM 360 software so you can take your tenant to a higher level of functionality. We will dive into the more advanced workspace settings, including calculated fields, workflow escalations, and filtered picklists. Through firsthand experience, and with no knowledge of coding necessary, you will learn to create and modify scripts in order to define custom behaviors in the PLM, such as validating data and controlling workflow paths. We will then use these scripts to create customized HTML notifications. Finally, we will demonstrate how to create and edit advanced print views in order to create custom forms and templates. If you're considering implementing Autodesk PLM 360 software or you are just about to begin doing so, this lab will give you the tools and experience to maximize the functionality of your tenant.
This class will look at a new feature in Autodesk PLM 360 software: Classification. We will review a production use of the feature in the Electrical Components International (ECI) tenant, and we will perform a small demo that will show the potential use of the power of Classification in Autodesk PLM 360 software.
You've bought in at Autodesk University and your reseller has given you a wonderful demo—now you have to justify the purchase of Autodesk PLM 360 software. In this class we will discuss a variety of topics, including ways to use return-on-investment tools to help come up with the funding, ways to apply industry-standard savings to your company, and the straw man of the selling process. We will also discuss where Autodesk, Inc., can help and what others have done to make this happen. Tangible savings can be hard to identify as so much of the savings come from avoiding spending money as a result of mistakes. How can you identify those cash-costing areas where you can save with Autodesk PLM 360 software? The idea of spending money in the cloud can be hard to wrap your mind around.
This class will review common challenges encountered when implementing Autodesk PLM 360 software in an organization, and we'll discusses strategies and tactics for a successful introduction of the product. General topics/tactics to review include: creating comfort in the cloud and handling security concerns; creating the team approach with a PLM support team; prepping the tenant in order to aid in the handling of integration and configuration challenges and solutions; and finding solutions to internal scaling issues to increase the speed of deployment.