Nate   Fleming

Nate Fleming

Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Nate Fleming works as an analyst on the CIO team, covering software and services that enable the product development organization. He writes research for business-minded CIOs, CTOs, VPs of product development, and VPs of engineering who are seeking software and services support in an era of democratized product development that requires modern product development methodologies, cross-functional collaboration, as well as data-driven processes and product design. Nate has done extensive research, inquiry, and advisory covering the dynamics of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market and the software product development services market, rounding out a coverage area that seeks to enable stakeholders bringing both physical and digital products to market.

Nate’s recent research at Forrester focuses on the democratization of the PLM software space, including a TechRadar™ that covers the range of technology functionalities that comprise the PLM software suite today and over the next five years. His software product development services coverage includes a Forrester Wave™ evaluation that outlines how services partners are helping customers implement customer-facing digital platforms that put software at the center of their brand. These two spaces coalesce in Nate’s research on the convergence of physical and digital product development and what that means for organizations looking to create or integrate with internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled products.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Nate was a researcher and senior research associate on the application development and delivery (AD&D) and CIO teams.

Education

Nate holds a B.A. in history from Ithaca College.

Nate Fleming

Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Nate Fleming works as an analyst on the CIO team, covering software and services that enable the product development organization. He writes research for business-minded CIOs, CTOs, VPs of product development, and VPs of engineering who are seeking software and services support in an era of democratized product development that requires modern product development methodologies, cross-functional collaboration, as well as data-driven processes and product design. Nate has done extensive research, inquiry, and advisory covering the dynamics of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market and the software product development services market, rounding out a coverage area that seeks to enable stakeholders bringing both physical and digital products to market.

Nate’s recent research at Forrester focuses on the democratization of the PLM software space, including a TechRadar™ that covers the range of technology functionalities that comprise the PLM software suite today and over the next five years. His software product development services coverage includes a Forrester Wave™ evaluation that outlines how services partners are helping customers implement customer-facing digital platforms that put software at the center of their brand. These two spaces coalesce in Nate’s research on the convergence of physical and digital product development and what that means for organizations looking to create or integrate with internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled products.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Nate was a researcher and senior research associate on the application development and delivery (AD&D) and CIO teams.

Education

Nate holds a B.A. in history from Ithaca College.

Nate Fleming's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Product Lifecycle Management For Discrete Manufacturers, Q4 2017

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 29, 2017Nate Fleming

    In our 20-criteria evaluation of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for discrete manufacturers, we identified the seven most significant ones — Aras, Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, Oracle, PTC, SAP, and Siemens — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps CIOs and product development professionals make the right choice when selecting a PLM solution.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Product Lifecycle Management Solutions

    The Internet Of Things And Product Digitization Make Product Lifecycle Management Solutions A Vital Piece Of The Digital Strategy Puzzle

    August 18, 2017Nate Fleming

    In today's digital business climate, companies must have the capability to view, collaborate, analyze, and act based on their product data. While this tenet sounds simple, it is, in fact, highly complex. Siloed organizations, legacy processes, and outdated software tools all stagger companies as they attempt to optimize products for their customers' experiences. CIOs, CTOs, and VPs of product development must adopt the latest generation of product lifecycle management (PLM) tools to own their product's data — both during the design and development process and once the products are in market.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Vertical Needs Set The Course For Digital Product Transformations And Strategies

    A Vertical-By-Vertical Look At How Product Organizations Are Pivoting To Digital

    June 7, 2017Nate Fleming

    Digital transformation initiatives are unfolding differently across verticals and organizations based on specific business needs. When organizations undergo digital transformations, they often focus on IT processes, sales, and marketing before product development. However, this report will explain to CIOs and chief technology officers (CTOs) how enterprises from across different verticals are using the product organization as the catalyst for their digital transformations and how that decision is improving their relationships with customers.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Internet Of Things Propels Product Development Into The Digital Era

    May 4, 2017Nate Fleming, Amanda LeClair

    Traditional product development — years-long product cycles, stage gate processes, and isolationist policies — hinders companies from successfully developing and delivering products connected to the internet of things (IoT). Just as rising customer expectations for consumer and enterprise applications catalyzed a sea change in software development, the increasing importance of software in IoT products means big changes for product development processes. This report helps CIOs understand the five levers of change for digital product development.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: TechRadar™: Product Lifecycle Management, Q1 2017

    Dynamics Of PLM Market Shift As Customer Demands Change

    March 8, 2017Nate Fleming

    The product lifecycle management (PLM) software market has seen a resurgence as current customers and greenfield markets use PLM software toolkits to meet new demands brought about by digital transformation. PLM will continue provide crucial value as a data management tool for the product organization, but will grow its influence in the market through new deployment options, product innovation capabilities, analytics and data visualization, usage-data-led product design, and business-stakeholder-oriented functionality. VPs of product development, product CTOs, and CIOs should consider the shifting dynamics of PLM functionality before selecting a vendor partner.

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