In its 2018 predictions, analyst firm IDC prognosticated the following will happen by 2019:
50% of manufacturers will be collaborating directly with customers and consumers regarding new and improved product designs through cloud-based crowd-sourcing, virtual reality, and product virtualization, realizing up to 25% improvement in product success rates. (This is prediction #5 in the IndustryWeek article discussing IDC’s Top 10 predictions.)
2018 is well over halfway through. Do you feel like you are—or will be—among the 50% of manufacturers who can collaborate successfully with customers for product design and development? The thought of trying to manage this collaboration via scanned documents, spreadsheets, and multiple meetings seems overwhelming. Modern technology can help you get the efficiency and quality control you need to make customer collaboration faster and easier for everyone involved.