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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CIMdata Publishes “Configuration Lifecycle Management”

Seamlessly connecting the disconnected with an end-to-end, extended enterprise approach.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 26 September 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, released a new whitepaper focused on Configit’s end-to-end configuration lifecycle management approach titled “Configuration Lifecycle Management: Seamlessly Connecting the Disconnected.”

Product complexity is increasing, in part due to the incorporation of embedded electronics and software in today’s smart, connected products. This increase in the level of complexity must be handled by an efficient configuration management methodology with appropriate enabling technologies. Traditional configuration management approaches can no longer manage the complexity and disconnects that many companies are facing and it becomes necessary to enable new methodologies and technologies that support a holistic, end-to-end, multi-disciplinary, and lifecycle oriented process of configuration management.

Mr. Peter Bilello, CIMdata’s President stated, “For most companies, product complexity is increasing well beyond their ability to support it with traditional configuration management approaches and technologies. For years, companies have tried to fill gaps and close the data and process loops that exist throughout their products’ lifecycles. Unfortunately, most have taken this on as a data management problem, and to some extent it is, but it is so much more. Ultimately, it is only by adopting a new and efficient end-to-end configuration lifecycle management methodology and associated enabling technologies, like those offered by Configit, that today’s companies will continue to be successful.”

To learn more about this important resource, please download and read the complete whitepaper at

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