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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 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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Design Creation & Collaboration Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Product Development and Collaboration

The Design Creation & Collaboration (DCC) Knowledge Council represents the authoritative industry source for defining architectures and implementation roadmaps for digital product design and design collaboration between disciplines and across the supply chain. Numerous organizations, many of them among the world’s largest product manufacturing companies, and an extensive range of commercial solution providers, collaborate with CIMdata as equal partners to define an evolving engineering framework for PLM. The DCC Council charter is to help lead and focus these efforts. Benefits of participation include:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
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Innovation Engagement & Governance Knowledge Council

Partnership to Achieve Innovation Effectiveness and Success in Today’s Highly Connected Economy

The Innovation Engagement & Governance (IEG) Knowledge Council’s mission is to improve members’ innovation and product development effectiveness. Members learn about innovation trends, frameworks, emerging concerns and issues, best practices, including the application of social technologies to critical innovation decisions and problem solving. Benefits of participation include:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
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Manufacturing Systems Engineering Knowledge Council

Strategies to Support Manufacturing Systems Development & Execution

The Manufacturing Systems Engineering Knowledge Council (MSE 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:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
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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:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
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Quality & Reliability Engineering Knowledge Council

Designing for Reliability through Capture & Reuse of Failure Knowledge

CIMdata’s QRE Knowledge Council has been established to maximize the benefits participants receive from their investments in systems engineering and reliability engineering tools and methods. The objective is to collectively close technology gaps, expose needed standards, and co-sponsor collaborative research with CIMdata for the purpose of mitigating product recall and nonconformance risks. Benefits of participation include:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
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Simulation-Driven Systems Development Knowledge Council

Enabling the Vision for Model-Based Systems Engineering

The Simulation-Driven Systems Development Knowledge Council helps to define and benchmark industry best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across all domains that have an impact on the product development process, including mechanical, electrical, software, control systems, chemistry, optics, and other physics. This multi-industry effort focuses on the cross-domain collaboration necessary to integrate engineering development specialties that currently fragment product ideation and realization efforts. The Council identifies and prioritizes requirements and capabilities for simulation-driven, model-based systems engineering strategies, best practices, and enabling solutions.

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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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High Technology Electronics PLM Action Group

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

CIMdata’s High Technology Electronics PLM Action Group (Action Group) provides a unique opportunity for High Technology Industry leaders to maximize the benefits they receive from their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) related investments. Enrollment is open to major high technology electronics companies and selected related industry companies who wish to collectively address current PLM-related challenges, close technology gaps, expose needed standards, and co-sponsor collaborative research with CIMdata. 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. Additionally, annual participation in this action group facilitates an on-going working relationship with CIMdata that strengthens and enhances the value of support available to your team. 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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Medical Devices PLM Action Group

A forum for setting medical devices industry direction on PLM-related requirements, standards, and research

CIMdata’s Medical Devices PLM Action Group provides a unique opportunity for health care device industry leaders to maximize the benefits they receive from their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)-related investments. Enrollment is open to major medical device, life science equipment, and select related companies who wish to collectively address current PLM-related challenges, close technology gaps, expose needed standards, and co-sponsor collaborative research with CIMdata. Participation in the Action Group 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. Additionally, annual participation in this action group facilitates an on-going working relationship with CIMdata that strengthens and enhances the value of support available to your team. 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
  • PLM Certificate Program Attendance & Discounts
  • PLM Knowledge Council Participation
  • and much more!
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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 topical research reports and whitepapers
  • Executive Briefing, PLM market updates, and Research support
  • CIMdata Commentaries
  • Executive PLM Market Analysis Report & Publications Discount
  • PLM Certificate Program Attendance and Discounts
  • PLM Knowledge Council Participation
  • and much more!
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PLM Community - Financial Analyst

Providing Intelligence Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

The Financial Analyst PLM Community program focuses on the needs of financial analysts, private equity firms, and other financial organizations that provide informed analysis of the $39B global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market. Benefits of participation include:

  • PLM Late Breaking News & Industry Summary
  • Public topical research reports and whitepapers
  • PLM Market Update Webcasts
  • CIMdata Commentaries
  • Executive PLM Market Analysis Report & Publications Discount
  • and much more!
Learn More

Design Creation & Collaboration Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Product Development and Collaboration

The Design Creation & Collaboration (DCC) Knowledge Council represents the authoritative industry source for defining architectures and implementation roadmaps for digital product design and design collaboration between disciplines and across the supply chain. Numerous organizations, many of them among the world’s largest product manufacturing companies, and an extensive range of commercial solution providers, collaborate with CIMdata as equal partners to define an evolving engineering framework for PLM. The DCC Council charter is to help lead and focus these efforts. Benefits of participation include:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
Learn More

Innovation Engagement & Governance Knowledge Council

Partnership to Achieve Innovation Effectiveness and Success in Today’s Highly Connected Economy

The Innovation Engagement & Governance (IEG) Knowledge Council’s mission is to improve members’ innovation and product development effectiveness. Members learn about innovation trends, frameworks, emerging concerns and issues, best practices, including the application of social technologies to critical innovation decisions and problem solving. Benefits of participation include:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
Learn More

Manufacturing Systems Engineering Knowledge Council

Strategies to Support Manufacturing Systems Development & Execution

The Manufacturing Systems Engineering Knowledge Council (MSE 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:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
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:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
Learn More

Quality & Reliability Engineering Knowledge Council

Designing for Reliability through Capture & Reuse of Failure Knowledge

CIMdata’s QRE Knowledge Council has been established to maximize the benefits participants receive from their investments in systems engineering and reliability engineering tools and methods. The objective is to collectively close technology gaps, expose needed standards, and co-sponsor collaborative research with CIMdata for the purpose of mitigating product recall and nonconformance risks. Benefits of participation include:

  • Knowledge Council participation
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • Corporate use license
  • Knowledge Council event participation
  • Named user(s)
Learn More

Simulation-Driven Systems Development Knowledge Council

Enabling the Vision for Model-Based Systems Engineering

The Simulation-Driven Systems Development Knowledge Council helps to define and benchmark industry best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across all domains that have an impact on the product development process, including mechanical, electrical, software, control systems, chemistry, optics, and other physics. This multi-industry effort focuses on the cross-domain collaboration necessary to integrate engineering development specialties that currently fragment product ideation and realization efforts. The Council identifies and prioritizes requirements and capabilities for simulation-driven, model-based systems engineering strategies, best practices, and enabling solutions.

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CAM Market Service

Providing Information Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

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

  • CIMdata’s Annual CAM 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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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.