Aberdeen Group is releasing a new online Digital Prototyping Assessment Tool. This digital prototyping software enables a realistic 3D simulation to be run so as to optimise and validate a product before it is built, thereby reducing the number of physical prototypes required.
The tool, which utilises Aberdeen's primary research in product innovation, helps companies identify their biggest product development challenges, compares their design practices to industry benchmarks, and quantifies potential time and cost savings by adopting best-in-class capabilities. The simple assessment, based on Aberdeen's innovative PACE research methodology, steps through the product development process to determine where an individual company excels and helps identify opportunities for improvement.
By completing a 10-minute online survey, users receive a personalised summary of how they compare to other organisations as well as suggestions for the next steps to be taken to improve their development process. The tool makes recommendations by comparing responses to prior Aberdeen research that identified design and engineering best practices exhibited by best-in-class companies.
Aberdeen collaborated on this project with Autodesk
, a company known for its broad portfolio of digital prototyping
software, to provide counsel on specific product design and development technologies that can help companies achieve the best practices that Aberdeen has identified. The recommendations also include individualised cost and time savings that could be realised by adopting these practices.
Brenda Discher, senior director for manufacturing solutions at Autodes
k, comments: "Aberdeen Group has developed a straightforward online tool that can help companies rapidly evaluate their own product development process. Not only does this new assessment tool help identify where the biggest pain points are, it provides actionable advice to achieve the time and cost savings that companies need to build better products faster."
Stephen Gold, president of Aberdeen, adds: "Aberdeen is pleased to provide organisations with guidance to improve their product development process. The Assessment Tool Series offers a unique opportunity for organisations to leverage our benchmark research in a highly personalised way."
For more information, visit http://autodesk.aberdeen.com