MD’s Note

Welcome to 2018 and good riddance to 2017!

Even though we are already in February, I would like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to 2018.

As we look at 2017’s economic and sociopolitical challenges from the review mirror, we can only hope that distractions such as the negative GDP growth, the falling Rand and governmental unrest do not plague the new prospects offered by a new year.

I purposefully label these as “distractions”, as I believe that these happenings, amongst others, diverted attention from the very real needs of creating a more inclusive South Africa; which can only be achieved by significant real economic growth and an expansion of South Africans who benefit from it.

Technology Trends 2018: A view from Duan Gauché, CEO, 1Worx

Are key technology trends in 2018 leaving your strategic objectives at risk?
Disrupt yourself or be disrupted

Towards the end of 2017 Gartner identified key technology trends for 2018. These technologies have substantial disruptive potential. How one responds to the threat of disruption may be the key to success or result in irrelevance.

I believe the most prudent approach to take is to disrupt yourself, if you don’t, others won’t hesitate.

What are practical things you can do right now?

Apply Predictive Analytics to your manufacturing assets

In a remarkably short space of time (typically hours or days) it is possible to connect your manufacturing equipment and collect critical data relating to the health of each asset. Using ThingWorx Analytics it is possible to quickly and simply define a model that will predict downtime. The benefit of this is the opportunity to schedule appropriate maintenance and to prevent catastrophic failure. This fundamentally changes your ability to produce while significantly reducing costs associated with penalties and unplanned downtime.

Get Real Value for Your Investment

SuperSize Me

Given the current economic state in South Africa, isn’t it refreshing to truly get more for less, faster? At productONE we pride ourselves in working with our customers to deliver design excellence by equipping them with global standard tools that allow them to build better products faster by accelerating product innovation, reusing the best designs and replacing assumptions with facts.

ThingWorx Navigate

The efficient management of your team, especially your Engineers, is paramount in decreasing your time-to-market. One of the key ingredients in ensuring the seamless working relationship between team members is the accurate sharing and management of information.

Product Data Management (PDM)

Manufacturers without PDM lose 25% of their engineers’ time to non-productive data management tasks. That’s valuable time wasted searching for files, recreating data, updating systems and responding to requests. Remove the burden of data administration and get back to design.

Optimise Your Product Development Potential with Training Courses Designed Just for You

Do you want to improve your product design and data management capabilities? productONE can help! We offer a variety of courses for all your product development needs.

Whether you have years of experience under your belt, or are just starting out; we have training solutions built to meet your specific needs.
CLICK HERE to access our latest training schedule or contact Janet Kruger for all your training requirements.

Upcoming Events

Q1 Discover & Connect Session: 06 Mar 2018

Tailor-made for productONE maintenance customers, this is an exclusive event designed to help our customers maximise their software investment.

When: 06 March 2018
Where: productONE Head Office, 58 Columbia Street, Clubview, Centurion, 0014
Time: 14h00 – 16h00

Be on the lookout for your formal invitation. Alternatively, contact for more information or BOOK NOW

Innovate@1: 20 Feb 2018

Not a productONE customer? Do you want to learn more about cutting-edge technology that will allow you to produce superior designs? Better manage your product data? Or allow you to be a player in the Smart Connected World?

Join us for an afternoon of insight over a cold beer and light refreshments.
When: 20 February 2018
Where: RedRock Brewing Company; 19 Milkyway Ave, Linbro Park, Midrand, 2090
Time: 15h00 – 17h00

Contact for more information or BOOK NOW

Consulting as a Service: Increasing Business Value across your Product Development Lifecycle

Are you struggling to implement a streamlined, collaborative, reusable process for creating timely and competitive proposals? Do you have the desire to automate a custom business approval process? With more than 20 years of experience, productONE can assist you to identify the key processes you should target and refine in order to make the biggest impact on your bottom line.

Through our solutions and expertise, we at productONE have helped numerous companies in identifying, enhancing and implementing key product development initiatives. We are uniquely positioned with our methodology to support your company’s business strategy.productONE promises delivery of tangible, quantifiable business value to help you improve your product development process.

Contact us today for a Consulting package tailor-made for you.

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