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For over twenty years, Collaborative Product Development Associates, LLC (CPDA), and its predecessor D.H. Brown Associates, Inc., has been instrumental in providing organizations with the latest in-depth, objective information for assessing technology, business goals and objectives, and implementation road maps for engineering and manufacturing. Our collaborative research programs pool and leverage the efforts of top software designers and leading-edge users, coordinated by experienced analysts, to keep you up-to-date on mainstream developments at a fraction of the cost of direct consulting. Our key differentiation from other analyst firms is our specific, deep, and pragmatic approach to the market, and our hands-on understanding of the technology required to drive successful implementations.
Driven by accelerated technological innovation and intensifying international competition, design cycle times and engineering costs have become the determining factors for success - indeed for survival. The technological explosion supports unprecedented opportunities for world-class corporations, but demands far greater discipline and attention to detail. CPDA provides its clients with a high-level, balanced perspective. The firm's analysts possess the technical depth required to recognize tactical and strategic opportunities that fully capitalize on existing and emerging technology.
For over a decade, CPDA has maintained the leading position in the industry for its disciplined, in-depth, collaborative research serving design, engineering, and manufacturing. The methodology has evolved to meet the current needs of design, engineering, and manufacturing. Our framework delves into specific requirements and business tradeoffs, while retaining the flexibility to meet the unique needs of individual organizations across broad sets of issues. The methodology has steadily expanded to address all phases of research required to assess implementation road maps dealing with the critical factors that determine success.
With this methodology, a company works with CPDA to:
Understand requirements for change,
Quantify business impacts,
Gain an internal consensus for a focused corporate strategy,
Assess organizational readiness to phase a corporate strategy,
Clearly identify the cause of business inefficiencies,
Determine the system road map to overcome inefficiencies,
Select the appropriate alternative from the array of available solutions, and
Secure implementation plans with clear measurement criteria.
We provide flexible offerings to meet our clients' needs. Services include:
Product and Technology Evaluations of new and existing software
Strategic reviews of current technology issues
Multi-Client Studies on leading-edge issues of concern to vendors and users
Custom Research on a wide range of technology issues
Best Practices Implementations detailing success stories
Consulting support for leading edge implementations
People make CPDA unique. Our organization includes highly skilled technical professionals recognized for their contributions to the computer industry. Our analysts are specialists, rather than generalists, a main reason that CPDA's research has more technical depth and detail than that of our competitors. While other research firms depend solely on internal resources, CPDA also works with independent developers, university professionals, leading-edge users, and noted technology analysts.