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Alison Luna

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PLM World: Indianapolis May 8-11th 2017

Posted by Alison Luna on Apr 19, 2017 11:12:44 AM

We are excited to be participating in PLM World again this year.  We will be presenting jointly with our customer National Oilwell at the conference – Transforming Part Data for Optimal Teamcenter Effectiveness at National Oilwell. Wednesday May 10, 2017 (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM) in Room 2016. If you can’t make the presentation, visit us at booth 506 during exhibit hall hours Tuesday-Thursday.

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Topics: PLM World, Teamcenter, Data Cleansing, Classification, National Oilwell Varco

2016 Top Data Quality Blogs

Posted by Alison Luna on Dec 21, 2016 1:17:00 PM

 

Convergence Data knows the importance of your part data. We know that part data is a core asset for your company, and the quality of that data is fundamental to the health of the business and the bottom line. Start the new year right with a review of the best ways to get your data clean in 2017. Below is a recap of the top 2016 data quality blogs we published to help you stay on top of your company’s core assets in the New Year.

 Top 5 Data Quality Blogs of 2016:

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Topics: Data Cleansing, Governance, Manufacturer Parts, Part Cleansing, 2016 Top Blogs, Part cost, Duplicate Parts, Benchmarking, Cleansing Data, Classification

4 Key Factors to a Successful Part Cleansing Project

Posted by Alison Luna on Nov 9, 2016 10:47:45 AM

As Steven Covey noted in 7 Habits of Highly effective people  you should begin with the end in mind.  When starting a direct materials data cleansing project, you need to ask yourself, what is the goal of improving the direct materials data?  Cost savings? Sourcing efficiency? Improved insight through reporting and analysis?  To answer these questions and achieve success, engineering and procurement need to work together to obtain the answers. First you need to know what are the overall company goals? From there all the following questions can be answered.

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Topics: Governance, Classification, Data Cleansing, Product Analytics, Manufacturer Parts

3 Key Teamcenter Data Migration Steps

Posted by Alison Luna on Aug 24, 2016 4:36:48 PM

You have heard it a million times before, garbage in garbage out, but how do you prevent bad data from going into your key systems like Teamcenter?  The answer is actually easier than you would expect, pre-planning, organizing classification models, and some up front data cleaning in a staging environment is the key.  Whether you are migrating several systems to one existing system or doing a new migration you should have a staging system (figure 1) where you consolidate classification structures, harvest and enrich data then normalize and validate the data.

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Topics: Teamcenter, Classification, Cleansing Data, Duplicate Parts

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