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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

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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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Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA Analyst Event 2018: New Highlights in Simulating Product, Nature and Life

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  • CIMdata believes that the SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes has made tremendous progress in simulating product, nature and life. The renewed focus on industry solutions rather than brand products makes it much easier for end users to apply the simulation technology to their specific needs.
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PLM Knowledge Councils & Industry Action Groups

CIMdata PLM Knowledge Council Membership

CIMdata’s PLM Knowledge Councils focus on in-depth research defining best practices for topics of interest to industrial companies who use PLM to support their ongoing product development business strategies and PLM solution providers interested in understanding and setting their PLM strategies and directions. The resulting research is directed at both industrial organizations and PLM solution providers. It emphasizes strategic as well as practical, tactical options for companies to follow as they further adopt Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). CIMdata currently offers five PLM Knowledge Councils. Council topics are developed from CIMdata’s PLM Community as technology evolves and industry dictates.

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Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council

Design Creation & Collaboration Knowledge Council

Innovation Engagement & Governance Knowledge Council

PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council

Simulation-Driven Systems Development Knowledge Council


Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group Membership

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.

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High Technology Electronics PLM Action Group

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.

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Industrial Consortium Membership

CIMdata has assembled a group of leading industrial companies into a consortium to help collectively address current PLM–related challenges by identifying the top PLM market issues to be researched collaboratively with CIMdata. This membership enables your organization to make more informed business decisions by providing timely and valuable information, insights and advice, while networking with companies with similar challenges about PLM and its use within industry. Annual membership in this program facilitates an ongoing working relationship with CIMdata that strengthens and enhances the value of our support for your team.

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