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Tata Technologies’ PLM Analytics Maturity Assessment Program

  • A CIMdata Whitepaper:
  • Tata Technologies has developed a four-component PLM Analytics maturity assessment program designed to provide insight and guidance to customers about the state of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) within their enterprise. This approach enables a company to start with a quick, low-cost assessment that will identify issues and potential directional priorities for their PLM program. With each successive component, they obtain more extensive knowledge about their current situation, leading to a detailed execution roadmap to guide them. Using the results of the PLM Analytics methodology helps companies close their PLM value gap.
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Simulation-Driven Systems Development (SDSD): Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities for Success

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Participants from industry, government, and academia, as well as solution providers attended the recent CIMdata Simulation Driven Systems Development (SDSD) Knowledge Council Workshop held at the UI Labs/Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago, IL on June 6 & 7, 2017. This annual workshop was focused on the technical challenges, business opportunities, and implementation strategies for industry to define and achieve best practices for simulation-driven systems development within the context of the rapid digitalization of global enterprises.
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PTC’s LiveWorx 2017

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended PTC’s LiveWorx 2017, held in Boston May 23 through 25. Billed as a technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a “smart, connected world,” the event was staged under the banner “Shaping the Future of Business.”
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Transforming Value Chains: Accenture in Retail, Footwear, and Apparel

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Successfully implementing PLM in retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) firms requires deep RFA industry experience and process knowledge, and access to the levers of power in the executive suite of RFA firms. Accenture offers access to the latest PLM technology, a deep bench of savvy RFA professionals, and a long history of successful PLM implementations.
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Making the Connection: The Path to Cloud PLM

  • A CIMdata eBook:
  • This eBook is the first deliverable from a multi-sponsor collaborative research program on the use of cloud-based solutions to PLM strategies and processes in industrial companies. The eBook seeks to frame the debate around cloud-based applications using standard terminology, supporting the discussion with selected data from the survey results and quotes from interviews conducted. The eBook also takes a look at PTC's PLM Cloud.
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DESIGN In the Age of Experience: An Inspirational Dassault Systèmes’ Event

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Dassault Systèmes’ DESIGN In the Age of Experience event, held in Milan, Italy was inspiring and showcased a significant number of their clients and how they are using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to change the way they innovate and design. This event was organized around Dassault Systèmes’ four pillars of design in the age of experience: Designing Experience, Design is The Business Plan, Design is Tribes, and Design is Science Driven, each of which were expanded on throughout the event.
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Are Students “Real-World” Ready? The Challenge in Preparing Students for Industry 4.0

  • A CIMdata Whitepaper:
  • Educational organizations must prepare tomorrow’s leaders for tomorrow’s realities as embodied in Industry 4.0, systems engineering, SDPD, and similar initiatives. This includes the need for educators as well as engineering and manufacturing leaders to understand the impacts and value of PLM in driving new economies, markets, and technologies. The education of the next generation of workers for industrial companies is a critical element, and having them cognizant of the capabilities inherent in a PLM strategy is critical to ongoing success.
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Aras ACE 2017–The Rise of the Platform

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • The Aras ACE 2017 conference was exciting. Aras has a swagger based on their growth and recent big wins in the PLM industry. While originally dismissive, their competition is starting to pay attention to Aras, and CIMdata is receiving a lot of inquiries about what Aras is doing, both from competitors and industrial companies. As it grows its customer base and scope of its solutions, Aras will have its work cut out for it to maintain its competitive position.
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Wipro’s PLM Harmonization Framework for Successful M&A

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata has looked at Wipro’s M&A related PLM advisory and implementation capability. Consequently, we feel that Wipro has developed a systematic playbook, a broad set of system of integration frameworks, a robust governance model, and a PLM maturity model to guide companies in realistically predicting and realizing PLM related value in M&As. CIMdata has also studied post-merger PLM integrations and concludes that Wipro should be considered as a PLM harmonization partner for realizing the long-term business transformation which may be expected from a merger or an acquisition.
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SIMULIA Analyst Event 2017: Simulating Product, Nature, and Life

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • SIMULIA has developed a leading simulation solution portfolio that, when deployed within the framework of a product innovation platform, such as the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, enables model-based systems engineering capabilities for their customers. CIMdata believes that the company has made strong moves towards providing a process and management foundation and apps-based execution technology that can help their customers achieve sustainable innovation.
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Altair Enables Up-Front Multi-Disciplinary Systems Development and Design Optimization

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata is impressed with Altair’s product strategy for enabling systems simulation up front in the product development process to drive innovative product design concepts and by Altair’s execution in developing a comprehensive portfolio of multi-physics solvers integrated with Altair’s world-class optimization capabilities. The bottom line is that Altair has grown into a multi-physics systems modeling and simulation platform provider that can compete toe-to-toe with the major PLM market leaders and has the potential to be a disruptive force in their targeted industry segments.
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SOLIDWORKS World 2017: Expanding the Eco-System

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata recently attended the 19th annual SOLIDWORKS World conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. A large and enthusiastic crowd of over 5,000 SOLIDWORKS users attended the conference. This year’s theme was “The New, The Next, The Never Before.”
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A Proposed Framework to Simplify Enterprise Network Management: Why Microsoft with LinkedIn Has the Right Elements to Deliver It

  • A CIMdata Position Paper:
  • CIMdata’s proposed digital framework as described in this position paper links People, Organizations, Projects, and Applications/Tools through visible profiles. Enterprises have significant opportunities to improve the trust and engagement of their key stakeholders by adopting CIMdata’s proposed digital framework within a more open culture. With the recent acquisition of LinkedIn, Microsoft now has a “proven” approach to implement the network management framework that is proposed by CIMdata.
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Achieving Sustainable Innovation: The Value of a Platform for Scientific and Engineering Simulation

  • A CIMdata Whitepaper:
  • The value of the platform approach comes to full fruition when it enables systems engineering thinking and model-centric processes. The underpinnings of the mentioned value can be delivered by operating within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Platformization based on a design engineering innovation foundation is key for staying competitive in today’s business environment. It is the foundation for sustainable and profitable growth in our fast-paced, ever shifting, and technologically complex, connected, and mobile world.
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Enterprise Product Record: Oracle’s Digital Thread

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 in San Jose, California on February 13-15, 2017. The Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience is a business meeting focused on market influencers and decision makers with presentations by Oracle, customers, and selected partners. Over 3,000 people attended from around the world.
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Keys to Capital Project Success for EPCs and Owner-Operators

  • A CIMdata eBook:
  • In this CIMdata eBook find out how an integrated information platform can improve results and reduce risks on large-scale projects.
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Autodesk: Transition at the Top

  • A CIMdata Highlight:
  • The morning of February 7, 2017 brought news that Carl Bass was resigning from Autodesk effective February 8. Mr. Bass is only the third CEO in Autodesk’s history, having taken the helm from Carol Bartz in 2006, who succeeded Autodesk founder John Walker in 1992. Mr. Bass is notable for leading the company through major transformations of both its product offerings and business models.
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CIMdata's Consultants
Senior, Experienced, and Professional

The core of CIMdata's business is our consulting organization. Our expertise is unrivaled and we have been leaders in the industry for more than 30 years. CIMdata consultants are senior, experienced professionals with diverse back­grounds. Having worked in manufacturing, engineering, management, and technology-based companies themselves, CIMdata consultants have a firsthand appreciation of the problems our clients face. Through their direct contact with organizations worldwide they have developed an understanding of the impact exerted by culture on business decisions, and the particular stresses that this places on organizations struggling to operate globally.

CIMdata consultants employ our world-class best practices strategic PLM consulting methodology and associated tools and techniques. Their expertise is anchored in solid industry research and is proactively transferred through comprehensive educational programs. Their professionalism assures that trust and confidentiality are the cornerstones of every client relationship.


CIMdata's Business Model
Consulting, Education, Research: A Range of Complementary Services

Since our founding in 1983, CIMdata has become a major resource in the use of PLM best practices and associated technologies in the support of major engineering and manufacturing enterprises worldwide. CIMdata’s strategic consulting, in-depth research, and educational services are based on proven methodologies for industrial organiza­tions and suppliers of PLM enabling technologies globally.

The price of excellence is vigilance. We know that our hard-won leadership in consulting can only be maintained by continually expanding our knowledge base and increasing our value to each and every client, and we achieve those objectives in several ways.

Consulting

CIMdata’s primary business focus is consulting. Because our expertise is anchored in extensive experience and continuous vigilance, we are able to provide excellent support to our clients in strategic direction and vision, linking business to technology and solutions, and best practices.

Research

As part of the total CIMdata support package, we conduct in-depth research on a broad spectrum of technologies and market developments with particular emphasis on those that address PLM. The intensive research conducted by our own consultants, and the resulting information, is channeled directly into current consulting services, our reports and publications, and the continuous contact with clients through member­ship in the CIMdata PLM Community.

Education

Education has always been one of our top priorities. We deliver education through interna­tional conferences, roundtable discussions, an academically oriented PLM Certification Program, international seminars and events, and dedicated PLM education programs that are tailored for particular target audiences.


CIMdata's Industry Role
Guidance for Business Success

As the world leading strategic consulting and research firm fully dedicated to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), CIMdata helps enterprises improve their effectiveness and competitiveness. Through defining, implementing, and consistently applying a strategic PLM business approach, we help our clients increase both top and bottom line business benefits. Our services are focused on improving innovative capabilities over the full product lifecycle. In that respect, we help our clients optimize collaborative product-related processes, enhance the value of intellectual assets, reduce total product lifecycle costs, and leverage resources throughout the extended enterprise. In short, we help our clients successfully implement a strategic PLM business approach.


CIMdata's Unique Position
Services for Industrial Organizations and Solution Providers

CIMdata is a non-biased, independent, global consulting firm that has established itself as a world-leading source of information and guidance to both industrial organizations and suppliers of PLM technologies and services. The advantages to our clients are significant, since we can leverage what we learn from one group to help the other navigate an ever-changing environment. The fact that we are completely independent assures the highest level of confidentiality and objectivity.

CIMdata works with industrial companies, analyzing their operations, assessing their information needs, educating their staff, and helping them integrate research, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, in-field service, and other product lifecycle functions with appropriate, cost-effective, and productive solutions that enable PLM.

CIMdata also works with solution providers who rely on our strategic consulting and research services to provide insight into user needs and requirements, to identify new market opportunities, and to improve their market strategies and product programs. CIMdata provides quantitative data on shipments, installed base, revenue forecasts, market segmentation; and publishes reports about state-of-the-art technology, commercial systems, market developments, competitive information, and pricing. CIMdata serves clients worldwide from offices in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

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Featured Cimdata Reports

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PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide

CIMdata’s PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide is designed to help potential PLM users evaluate the applicability and payoffs of PLM in their enterprise, and to help existing users of PLM monitor the impact it is having on their product programs.

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AEC Market Overview Report

2017 Edition available now. The CIMdata 2017 AEC Market Overview Report presents CIMdata’s detailed analysis of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market.

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PLM Market Analysis Reports

2017 Modules available for pre-order. The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market. It contains analyses of major trends and issues, leading PLM providers, revenue analyses for geographical regions and industry sectors, and historical and projected data on market growth.

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PLM Market Analysis Country Reports

These reports offer country-specific analyses of the PLM market. Their focus is on PLM investment and use in industrial markets. Reports cover Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.

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Simulation & Analysis Market Analysis Report

2017 Edition now available. This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the global simulation and analysis market, one of the fastest growing segments of the overall product lifecycle management market, including profiles of the leading S&A firms.

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CAM Market Analysis Report

2017 Edition now available. This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the worldwide CAM software and services market. It also includes a discussion on the trends in the CAM industry and updates on the top CAM solution providers.