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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

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • 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

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • 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

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • 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

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • 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

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • 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

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • 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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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!
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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)
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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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

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

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, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, 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.

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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.