Just released: Viewer role

Posted by Kevin Jankay on 3/9/21 4:51 PM

As a product manager, you go through many communication channels to understand your market's needs and define the future product. You collect the information, formulate the product, and complete the product plan, representing many days and months of work. The work doesn't stop there though! Once the product is defined, the product managers face the challenge of communicating the product plan with the broader organization and keeping everyone informed of any changes.

At Gocious, we realize that providing easy access to a central repository, where your stakeholders can get the information they need, about the product's future with a click of a button is essential. From leadership to marketing and engineering, many stakeholders need to always have ready access to the product information without the need or fear of making adverse changes to the product plans.

Now with Gocious, you can invite your stakeholders into your workspace as a viewer. The viewer role allows the user to view the product configurations, features, and reports. They can also export reports in PDF and Excel. However, they would not be able to edit or change any information in the system.

We are excited to announce that we now provide unlimited viewer roles free as part of our Portfolio+ offering subscription.

The success of product teams can boost the performance of a business. Providing the capability to enable and speed up communication provides a powerful way to align the organization and receive valuable feedback from all parts of the company.

Get started with our free trial and boost your product communication power.

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Topics: Product planning, manufacturing, product management, just released

Webinar replay: Supercharge your PLM environment

Posted by Simon Leyland on 11/12/20 12:23 PM

Gocious recently held a webinar to discuss why integrating product planning with PLM is essential. The webinar, available to watch on-demand, presented the benefits of integration for PLM and product planning. We discussed how Gocious can help with that integration and also digitally transforming the product planning process.

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Topics: Product managers, Configurable products, manufacturing, Webinar Replay

Webinar replay: Product launch cycle trends in the age of agile manufacturing

Posted by Simon Leyland on 9/2/20 2:00 PM

Gocious recently held a webinar to discuss the results and insights of a recent industry market research study that we conducted. The webinar, available to watch on-demand, presented some of the key insights that we uncovered. We ultimately discussed the ways manufacturers can optimize their product launch cycle times.

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Topics: Product managers, Configurable products, manufacturing, Webinar Replay

Cloud-Based Data Storage - The Future of Agile Manufacturing

Posted by Maziar Adl on 8/17/20 6:15 AM

Products are becoming more and more complicated—and manufacturers are having a harder time keeping up. 92% of manufacturers have reported that their products have become more complex over the last half-decade. This complexity isn’t limited to incorporating the software and circuitry that comprise the IoT—even purely mechanical designs have become more intricate. 

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Topics: Product planning, manufacturing

Webinar replay: Customers want customizations...but do they want the options?

Posted by The Gocious Team on 8/10/20 9:57 AM

Gocious and JATO Dynamics North America recently held a webinar for manufacturing product planners, designers, and engineers to discuss customer behavior trends in manufactured products. The webinar, available to watch on-demand, hosted experts from the two companies who evaluated the situation manufacturers face in designing product lines with complex customizations.

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Topics: Product managers, Configurable products, manufacturing, Webinar Replay

Digital twin data - How digital twins affect product planners

Posted by The Gocious Team on 7/27/20 7:35 AM

The hallmark of a good company is that it’s sensitive to the ways in which users want them to improve their products. The benchmark for sensitivity, however, has changed dramatically over the past few years. Product lifecycles are much shorter—across manufacturing industries, companies now derive more than half their revenue from products less than three years old. In other words, product planners need to begin adopting an Agile mindset iterating the new and improved version of their product almost as soon as the Mark One version hits the shelves.

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Topics: Product planning, manufacturing

Webinar - Customers want customization...but do they want the options?

Posted by The Gocious Team on 7/21/20 3:40 PM

If you're a manufacturing product planner, designer, or engineer, join us on Thursday, July 30, 2020, for our first webinar: Customers want customization...but do they want the options? In this webinar, experts from JATO Dynamics market research and Gocious product decision analytics will explore and discuss trends around customer behavior in manufactured products. 

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Topics: Product planning, manufacturing, Webinar Replay

Are You Capitalizing on Your Digital Transformation Investment?

Posted by Maziar Adl on 7/6/20 6:15 AM

Most hard goods manufacturers are embracing the digital transformation by focusing on their factory floor operations. They are spending millions and, on occasion, billions of dollars on upgrading equipment and streamlining processes. Often though, very little attention is given to the front-end of manufacturing. Why do manufacturers fail to extend their digital transformation to the early product definition, planning, and design stage? 

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Topics: Product planning, manufacturing, product plan, product portfolio management, product manager

Product Planners are Artists & Need Tools to Craft Profitable Products

Posted by The Gocious Team on 6/15/20 6:15 AM

Product planners are like artists. They interpret and translate customer needs into product requirements. Unfortunately, they spend so much time managing the product requirements process that they don’t have as much time to truly innovate. 

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Topics: Product planning, manufacturing

Top 3 Pain Points Affecting Manufacturers & Product Planners

Posted by Maziar Adl on 6/8/20 6:15 AM

One of the biggest challenges product planners and manufacturers face is hitting the production schedule. You have to be careful that you don’t rush product launch and end up with a misaligned product, or miss fulfilling customer needs or market opportunities. The goal is to optimize around production and equipment efficiencies. And although changes are inevitable during production, having the tools to quickly react and resolve them is critical.

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Topics: Configurable products, Product planning, manufacturing

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We support manufacturers in defining, making informed decisions, and communicating their product portfolio changes over time. Our solutions are aimed at reducing time-to-market and increasing the transparency of product portfolio changes. Gocious is a SaaS product portfolio management (PPM) solution that is a natural complement to PLM and CPQ systems, keeping the business and engineering teams in sync around a common product roadmap and feature definitions.

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