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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

CIMdata Publishes “Configuration Lifecycle Management”

End-to-End Configuration Management is a Necessity.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 10 April 2018—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: End-to-End Configuration Management is a Necessity.”

This whitepaper describes how for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in multiple industrial segments, including automotive, product complexity is increasing well beyond their ability to support it with traditional configuration management approaches and technologies. For many companies, the increased product complexity is being driven by the rapidly-increasing amount of embedded electronics and software, and the desire for more individualized vehicles delivered to the global market in shorter timeframes. Additionally, the whitepaper describes Configit’s end-to-end, extended enterprise approach that enables sales and marketing, engineering, production, and supply chain partners responsible for complex and highly-configurable products to efficiently handle a large number of options and variants in a highly collaborative and efficient manner.

Mr. Peter Bilello, CIMdata’s President, stated, “For years, OEMs have tried to fill gaps and close the data and process loops that exist throughout their vehicles’ lifecycles. Unfortunately, most of them 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 enabling an efficient end-to-end configuration lifecycle management methodology and associated enabling technologies like those offered by Configit that today’s OEMs will continue to be successful.”

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

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