Higher visibility for manufacturing
Endeca and Kalypso, a professional services firm focused on helping clients innovate, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver information visibility to manufacturers. The companies reportedly will work together to bolster engineering, product design and product lifecycle management (PLM)-related initiatives for clients by providing technology to locate and manage information across an organization’s global platform.
The partnership is said to enable Kalypso to continue to bring industry-leading product innovation and PLM expertise to the world’s top manufacturing organizations, and represents the latest in a series of organizational investments at Endeca to expand its presence in manufacturing.
Extreme market conditions, increasing consolidation and rapid shifts in consumer demand have placed additional risks and upfront costs on product innovation and new product development. These challenges are compounded by the volume of data that engineers have at their disposal to inform and influence new product design decisions.
Advanced information visibility solutions, such as those offered by Endeca, provide cross-functional groups with new, contextual information, as well as historical data that can reduce research within multiple systems and promote innovation by bringing forth new development possibilities. These solutions introduce opportunities for manufacturers to increase margins, lower costs, reduce downstream supply chain risks and create new competitive advantages from their existing information investments.