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Dassault Systèmes Acquires Majority Stake in Centric Software

  • A CIMdata Highlight:
  • On June 14, 2018, Dassault Systèmes, a leader in the global PLM market, announced they had signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Centric Software. CIMdata believes this is a good move for Dassault Systèmes.
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PTC and Rockwell Automation Announce Strategic Partnership to Drive Industrial Innovation and Accelerate Growth

  • A CIMdata Highlight:
  • PTC and Rockwell Automation, Inc., announced on 11 June 2018 that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership. The partnership will leverage both companies’ resources, technologies, industry expertise, and market presence, and will include technical collaboration and joint global go-to-market initiatives.
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Digital Transformation with OpenBOM

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata believes OpenBOM has identified the correct four aspects of innovative product development in an ever more complex world.
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Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA Analyst Briefing 2018: Digitally Accelerating Additive Manufacturing

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata believes Dassault Systèmes has made significant progress simulating the entire Additive Manufacturing (AM) process. Since their acquisition of ABAQUS, Inc., in 2005, the company has transformed the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools from evaluating discrete items to simulating the entire AM lifecycle.
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Connecting the Core: IFS World Conference 2018

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  • CIMdata attended the IFS World Conference 2018, held in Atlanta, Georgia on 1-3 May 2018. The event totaled about 1,400 people. Founded in 1983, IFS is known for IFS Applications, their component-based enterprise offering version 10 was launched in 2018. IFS also has other strong offerings, including field service management and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
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Industrializing Additive Manufacturing

  • A CIMdata eBook:
  • This eBook introduces some key AM concepts such as Design for Additive Manufacture (DfAM) to identify opportunities to improve both existing and new designs, new organizational considerations including using a Vee Model to map out the end-to-end AM workflow, provides example use-cases of AM, and highlights the often-overlooked area of security.
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Aras ACE 2018: Fast Track to Digital Transformation

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended the annual Aras customer event, ACE 2018, held in Indianapolis on March 20th through 22nd. The format mirrored last year’s, with keynotes for all attendees and multiple parallel tracks. The two and one-half day agenda had up to seven parallel tracks and 20 unique sessions per day. The attendees included a diverse range of users from manufacturers and other industrial companies, as well as the usual implementation partners, industry and financial analysts, and academics.
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Intelligence Spanning the Lifecycle: SAP Infodays for PLM

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  • CIMdata attended the SAP Infodays for PLM event, held in St. Leon-Rot, Germany on 8-9 May 2018. This session brings together SAP customers, primarily from Germany and Central Europe, SAP partners, and SAP staff to highlight on-going developments, strategies, and futures and showcase leading customers’ work in developing and deploying SAP’s solutions. CIMdata has attended a number of SAP events before but the customer presentations at this event were much more informative than many others heard in the past.
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Glovius: A Modern CAD Viewer

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  • The collaborative visualization solution, Glovius from HCL Technologies, offers CAD independent viewing and data access. Aptly called a “Modern CAD Viewer” because of its ability to run on an extensive range of platforms including tablets and smart phones, Glovius offers capabilities such as dimensioning, sectioning, markup, 3D compare, and analysis tools to all levels of users.
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Product Data Intelligence

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  • Actify has been in the information discovery and visualization business for many years. They continue to enrich and add to their suite of tools and processes to enhance how people extract intelligence from their product data regardless of the data’s source. Their solutions’ abilities to coexist in and augment the enterprise environments of their customers are strong and compelling reasons to consider their solutions to support being able to improve product data intelligence. Actify’s pricing model that provides solutions as a service is also quite compelling.
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Infor Innovation Summit—Infor OS Ready for Prime Time

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  • CIMdata recently attended Infor’s Innovation Summit 2018 held March 19 and 20 in New York City, New York. Charles Phillips, Infor’s CEO, was the keynote speaker and kicked off the Summit with an overview of Infor’s achievements for the past year and set the stage for the Innovation Summit. Mr. Phillips stated that Infor currently has over 16,000 employees, delivered 176 new products during the last 12 months, and has over 71 million users subscribing to the Infor Cloud.
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Phoenix Integration User’s Conference Focuses on Integration of MDAO with Systems Engineering

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  • CIMdata participated in the recent Phoenix Integration International Users Conference event held in Annapolis, MD, on April 17-19, 2018. Approximately 85 engineers, scientists, and managers from industry, government, and academia were in attendance at this 3-day event spanning the disciplines of behavior modeling and simulation, multi-disciplinary design analysis and optimization(MDAO), and model-based systems engineering (MBSE).
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We start with the clients’ strategic business objectives. We educate, provide guidance, make concrete recommendations, transfer knowledge, and define and execute action plans. We work with our clients to customize programs based on their unique requirements. We have a proven track record of providing high-quality, experienced, and skilled consulting services to industrial organizations around the word for over 30 years.

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PLM Transformation
CIMdata's Consulting Methodology for Industrial Organizations that Transforms Your Business for Competitive Advantage

CIMdata’s consulting methodology for industrial organizations—PLM Transformation—is based on more than 30 years of PLM consulting best practices and experience. At the heart of CIMdata’s consulting methodology is education – the transfer of knowledge. It is embedded in every step and phase of PLM-related business process and technology transformations. PLM Transformation has been designed to support your organization’s target of achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage.

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Strategy Development for Industrial Organizations

The development of a consistent, well-thought-out and executed PLM strategy is critical. CIMdata delivers on this because of its extensive experience with industrial organizations around the world. Strategy is not about deploying technologies, but rather about clarifying internal and external collaboration and robust decision-making processes and capabilities needed to achieve the business objectives as the first step.


Solution Definition for Industrial Organizations

CIMdata’s consulting methodology for industrial organizations includes a number of customized activities that support the development of a detailed PLM solution definition. This definition is based upon a client’s specific PLM strategy.

CIMdata takes a business-centric approach to ensure that business needs are met with the most appropriate combination of PLM-enabled business processes to support the client’s PLM needs.

CIMdata deploys a number of best-practice oriented tools, such as PLM-focused technology and process maturity models, and a benefits-appraisal model to help define the solution.


Solution Evaluation & Selection for Industrial Organizations

CIMdata’s extensive understanding of commercially available PLM solutions dramatically reduces the time needed to evaluate and select the most appropriate PLM solutions.

CIMdata’s evaluation and selection approach helps a company focus on the business and technical issues that are most critical for achieving its PLM strategy and vision.

By leveraging CIMdata’s knowledge of the available solutions and our client’s specific requirements, we are able to provide a short-list of appropriate PLM solutions for further evaluation.

CIMdata’s comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Quotation (RFQ) template has been proven to transform business requirements into technical requirements.

This list of three to six solutions is then evaluated with the help of a number of technical and business-oriented templates and associated methodologies.

CIMdata helps facilitate final selection by making sure all strengths and weaknesses are measured and considered so the best business solutions are recommended.


Implementation Planning for Industrial Organizations

After selecting the appropriate PLM-enabling solutions, CIMdata’s support continues throughout the implementation-planning phase of a PLM project.

We offer best-practice support in implementation rollout, statement-of-work development, contract negotiation, implementation team structuring, “to-be” process definition, systems definition, cultural/organizational change management, and training, to name a few.

Our best practices cover a number of PLM-related business processes, such as configuration management, engineering change, data modeling and classification schema development, and other.


Implementation Support for Industrial Organizations

CIMdata’s implementation support services are extensive

CIMdata is an independent and unbiased PLM management consulting firm and is able to provide strategic implementation consultants and program managers who always place the client’s interests first

Best-practice support related to process implementation and implementation assessments

Education for those who manage or own the process, for those benefiting from the outcome of the process, and for those responsible for realizing the project


Monitoring & Continuous Improvement for Industrial Organizations

CIMdata provides a robust set of services designed to maximize each client’s ability to gain the most advantage from their PLM solution.

CIMdata leverages a set of assessment techniques and other best-practice experiences to identify areas requiring improvement and then recommends roadmaps to move forward.

CIMdata’s extensive PLM industry experience plays a vital role during this PLM project phase. Our consultants, who each average more than twenty years of experience in the PLM business, leverage their knowledge of hundreds of PLM implementations in numerous countries, companies, and industries in order to help our clients succeed.

CIMdata takes a practical approach, ensuring that our clients not only know where improvement is required, but also what course of action is recommended.


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