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Satisfying Global Compliance Requirements

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Competing in global markets means complying with global standards. Compliance regimes have blossomed, expanded, and evolved, a process that will not stop. In fact, they will continue to expand and get more complicated. Companies need flexible solutions to support their value chains that can change along with the regulations. Based on the experience of current Dassault Systèmes customers, the ENOVIA MCC offering can help them navigate this ocean of often conflicting regulations to deliver compliant products to markets around the world without cost overruns or launch delays.
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LeverX: One Stop Shopping for Your SAP PLM Needs

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • LeverX is deeply involved within the SAP community that leverages the product lifecycle to improve business performance. LeverX has a unique relationship with SAP when compared to other SAP PLM implementers. Over the last decade, SAP has contracted with LeverX to manage and support many SAP internal developments, testing environments, and demo environments used for PLM, ERP, and Supply Chain as well as related SAP solutions. LeverX reported that they are also a preferred vendor for many SAP organizations around the world. The responsibility LeverX has within the SAP I2P and PLM ecosystem shows how significantly SAP trusts and uses LeverX. Trust like this had to be earned.
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Acquisition Strategies to Support the Era of PLM as an Enterprise Business Platform

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • The trend towards global business platforms will have a significant impact on the type and rate at which acquisitions and mergers take place moving forward as the PLM industry continues to build out its strategies and capabilities to meet the rapidly evolving business needs of current and future clients. The providers that strive and thrive will be those that define an appropriate long-term vision and who execute their strategy in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
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Driving Innovation from the Top Floor to the Shop Floor

  • A CIMdata White Paper:
  • This paper shows how by working together EIM and PLM can help ensure that product innovation meets both corporate strategic objectives and lifecycle requirements.
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Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Oracle held their second annual Value Chain Summit February 3-5, in San Jose, California. The event once again attracted a few thousand Oracle customers who were interested in better understanding Oracle’s various supply chain technologies and where they are heading.
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INCOSE MBSE Workshop at INCOSE IW 2014: “Infusing MBSE Across Domains”

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended INCOSE's International Workshop 2014 and MBSE Workshop events held in the Los Angeles, CA area from January 25-28. An intense two-day weekend workshop was focused exclusively on Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). MBSE is one of the key strategic initiatives of the INCOSE SE Vision 2020.
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SolidWorks and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata recently attended the 16th annual SolidWorks World conference which took place on January 26-29, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA. Dassault Systèmes’ strategy is clear—make value extensions, additional solutions, and capabilities offered by the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform available to the SolidWorks’ community.
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Dassault Systèmes Acquires Accelrys

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • On January 29, Dassault Systèmes announced their intent to acquire Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL) for $750 million in cash. Accelrys is a leading provider of what they term “scientific innovation lifecycle management” software to support development in chemistry, biology and materials.
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Shipbuilding Catalyst: Accelerating PLM Value for the Shipbuilding Industry

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • The increasing complexity of ships and other marine structures, the increased speed of design and construction demanded by customers, tight budgets, longer in-service life spans, more complex configurations in multi-ship projects, a much more complex and difficult worldwide regulatory climate, and other factors continue to put high demands on companies to improve their product development environment to take more advantage of modern practices such as those offered by PLM.
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CIMdata offers industrial users, solution providers, and service providers, the opportunity to participate in one of our global PLM Communities. CIMdata communities help maximize the benefits you receive from PLM connecting you with like-minded PLM professionals who are eager to collaborate, and to define and share experiences and best practices.
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Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council

Strategies to Support Manufacturing Systems Development

The Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council (DM Council) gathers and benchmarks best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across the production environment. The program identifies and prioritizes requirements and capabilities for digital manufacturing strategies, best practices, and enabling solutions. Two levels of membership are offered: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are DM Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council

Integrating PLM into the Product Lifecycle

The PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council (PEVI Council) gathers and benchmarks best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across all business domains that have an impact on a company’s products. This industry-wide effort focuses on the cross-domain collaboration necessary to integrate specialties to avoid fragmented product realization efforts. The council identifies and prioritizes requirements and capabilities for PLM integration strategies, best practices, and enabling solutions. Two levels of membership are offered: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are PEVI Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council

Advancing the State of the Art for Simulation & Analysis

The Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council (S&A Council) supports a simulation framework - an integrated environment that provides tools to manage access to applications, data, and computing resources. The framework manages the complexity of multi-disciplinary system-level product performance, and integrates with other elements of the PLM environment, including product geometry, test, and requirements. Two levels of membership are available: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are S&A Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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Social Product Development & Collaboration Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis and Support for Product Development and Collaboration

The Social Product Development & Collaboration Knowledge Council (SPD&C Council) represents the authoritative industry source for addressing collaboration and decision making issues by apply emerging social media technologies and processes to Product Lifecycle Management. The council will explore how the new collaboration technologies, collectively known as social media, can be applied to product development. Social media and networking has already impacted sales and marketing groups in most companies and disrupted the publishing and music industries. Trends such as global distribution of product development resources and issues such as improving supplier collaboration, product development efficiency, and target costing create a compelling need to address collaboration. Two levels of membership are available: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are SPD&C Council specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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Systems Engineering Knowledge Council

Expanding the Vision for and Awareness of Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering Knowledge Council (SE Council) gathers and benchmarks best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across all business domains that impact the product. This industry-wide effort focuses on the cross-domain collaboration necessary to integrate specialties currently fragmenting product realization efforts. The program identifies and prioritizes requirements and capabilities for systems engineering strategies, best practices, and enabling solutions. Two levels of membership are available: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are SE Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group

A forum for setting A&D industry direction on PLM-related requirements, standards, and research

CIMdata has assembled a group of leading aerospace and defense companies into an action group to help address PLM-related challenges in that industry. CIMdata’s Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group (Action Group) provides a unique opportunity for Aerospace & Defense Industry leaders to maximize the benefits they receive from their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) investments. The Action Group is open to major aerospace and defense OEMs and selected tier 1 suppliers. Participation enables members to make more informed business decisions by providing timely and valuable information, insights, and advice, while networking with companies with similar PLM challenges. Benefits of participation include:

  • Annual strategy session
  • Access to industry-relevant best-practice research
  • Access to CIMdata subject matter experts
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • CIMdata PLM Knowledge Council access
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line access
  • Corporate license
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PLM Community - Industrial Consortium

Providing Information Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

CIMdata has assembled a group of leading industrial companies into a consortium to help address PLM-related challenges. Participation enables your organization to make better-informed business decisions by providing timely and valuable information, insights, and advice. It connects you to a network of companies with similar challenges around PLM and its use. Benefits of participation include:

  • Annual strategy session
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • CIMdata PLM Knowledge Council access
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshops
  • Corporate license
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PLM Community - Gold

Providing Intelligence Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

The CIMdata PLM Gold Community program for software and service providers offers a valuable portfolio of professional services that enables your organization to make better-informed business decisions by providing timely and accurate market information, customer insights, strategic analysis, and management counsel about the local and global PLM market. Benefits of participation include:

  • PLM Late Breaking News & Industry Summary
  • Public research reports and whitepapers
  • Executive Briefings & PLM market updates
  • CIMdata Commentaries
  • PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide
  • Complete set of PLM Market Analysis Reports
  • China PLM Market Analysis Report
  • PLM Certificate Program Attendance
  • PLM Knowledge Council Participation
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PLM Community - Silver

Providing Intelligence Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

The CIMdata PLM Silver Community program provides a valuable portfolio of professional services that enables your organization to make better-informed business decisions by providing timely and accurate market information, customer insights, strategic analysis, and management counsel about the local and global PLM market. Benefits of participation include:

  • PLM Late Breaking News & Industry Summary
  • Public research reports and whitepapers
  • Executive Briefing & PLM market updates
  • CIMdata Commentaries
  • Executive PLM Market Analysis Report
  • PLM Certificate Program Attendance
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PLM Community - Bronze

Providing Intelligence Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

The CIMdata PLM Bronze Community program provides a valuable portfolio of professional services that enables your organization to make better-informed business decisions by providing timely and accurate market information, customer insights, strategic analysis, and management counsel about the local and global PLM market. Benefits of participation include:

  • PLM Late Breaking News & Weekly Summary
  • Public research reports and whitepapers
  • PLM market updates
  • Executive PLM Market Analysis Report
  • PLM Certificate Program Attendance
Learn More

Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council

Strategies to Support Manufacturing Systems Development

The Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council (DM Council) gathers and benchmarks best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across the production environment. The program identifies and prioritizes requirements and capabilities for digital manufacturing strategies, best practices, and enabling solutions. Two levels of membership are offered: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are DM Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council

Integrating PLM into the Product Lifecycle

The PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council (PEVI Council) gathers and benchmarks best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across all business domains that have an impact on a company’s products. This industry-wide effort focuses on the cross-domain collaboration necessary to integrate specialties to avoid fragmented product realization efforts. The council identifies and prioritizes requirements and capabilities for PLM integration strategies, best practices, and enabling solutions. Two levels of membership are offered: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are PEVI Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council

Advancing the State of the Art for Simulation & Analysis

The Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council (S&A Council) supports a simulation framework - an integrated environment that provides tools to manage access to applications, data, and computing resources. The framework manages the complexity of multi-disciplinary system-level product performance, and integrates with other elements of the PLM environment, including product geometry, test, and requirements. Two levels of membership are available: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are S&A Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

Social Product Development & Collaboration Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis and Support for Product Development and Collaboration

The Social Product Development & Collaboration Knowledge Council (SPD&C Council) represents the authoritative industry source for addressing collaboration and decision making issues by apply emerging social media technologies and processes to Product Lifecycle Management. The council will explore how the new collaboration technologies, collectively known as social media, can be applied to product development. Social media and networking has already impacted sales and marketing groups in most companies and disrupted the publishing and music industries. Trends such as global distribution of product development resources and issues such as improving supplier collaboration, product development efficiency, and target costing create a compelling need to address collaboration. Two levels of membership are available: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are SPD&C Council specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

Systems Engineering Knowledge Council

Expanding the Vision for and Awareness of Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering Knowledge Council (SE Council) gathers and benchmarks best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across all business domains that impact the product. This industry-wide effort focuses on the cross-domain collaboration necessary to integrate specialties currently fragmenting product realization efforts. The program identifies and prioritizes requirements and capabilities for systems engineering strategies, best practices, and enabling solutions. Two levels of membership are available: Enterprise and Individual. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are SE Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Telephone and e-mail inquiry privileges
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

Numerical Control (NC) Market Service

Providing Information Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

Numerical control (NC), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and related solutions are key enabling technologies for advanced manufacturing. To support this market, CIMdata offers the NC Market Service which is focused solely on the worldwide NC software and related-services market. Benefits of participation include:

  • CIMdata’s Annual NC Market Analysis Report
  • Public research reports and whitepapers
  • PLM Late Breaking News & Industry Summary
  • CIMdata Commentaries
  • CIMdata position statements
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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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PLM Market Analysis Reports

The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market during 2012. 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 during calendar year 2012. 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

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.