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Key takeaways: The long-awaited merger of Geometric and HCL is complete, and the combined entity has the capabilities to support next generation products and evolving business models using a newly created dedicated service line known as GeometricPLM. HCL leverages the best of both organizations, the traditional PLM strengths of Geometric,…
Key takeaways: The deployment of 3D model-based enterprise (MBE) processes is rapidly expanding across multiple industry verticals and the use of 3D PDF plays a central role in their effective implementation. Anark Corporation and International TechneGroup have formed a strategic partnership to provide users a production quality 3D PDF solution…
Key takeaways: M&A activities result in the need for an enterprise PLM backbone, unifying all product design assets across disparate business units. PLM transformations require large scale data migrations, which are often the highest risk, most over budget process in moving to a consolidated PLM platform. Using an open source…
Key takeaways: Manufacturing enterprises need flexible, scalable PLM environments and platforms that can adapt to their changing business needs. SAP’s S/4HANA provides a business platform for enterprise connectivity and management to deliver improved business performance. SAP PLM is leveraging S/4HANA to enable “Live PLM” throughout the manufacturing enterprise. Introduction Manufacturing…
Earlier today, September 6, 2017, Aras announced they received a $40 million strategic investment led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk, a fund of Silver Lake Management, L.L.C. (Silver Lake), a global leader in technology investing, with participation from GE Ventures, the investment arm of General Electric. Aras states they will use…
Siemens AG, with its expertise in digitalization, machine learning, and connectivity is providing solutions that help industrial organizations develop and leverage connected intelligent products, processes, and services through closed-loop innovation. Closed-loop processes and services are key to creating innovative solutions in the new world of connectivity and artificial intelligence. Siemens…
Key takeaways: To Infor, the “last mile” signifies their deep, industry-specific functionality intended to delight their customers. Their GT Nexus offerings help them power global value chains, linking customer needs through to fulfillment and lifecycle support. Infor’s CloudSuites leverage the best of their industry knowledge, and customers are responding, yielding…
Earlier this month, Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, hosted a group of southeast Michigan industry representatives to a “Tech Takeover” focused on “Designing Smart Products for the Internet of Things (IoT).” This event, which was sponsored by Fisher Unitech, set the stage for why and…
Siemens PLM Software, in conjunction with Siemens AG, is taking a fresh approach to solving challenges in today’s energy industry. To drive further progress, the company recently held an Energy Executive Council event in Houston, Texas, with attendance from key influencers throughout the industry, including independent oil companies (IOCs); oilfield…
Key takeaways: Collaboration between aerospace and defense OEMs and their design chain suppliers has been identified as a chronic pain point by the OEMs, i.e., point of friction impeding information flow through the product lifecycle. CIMdata research has revealed that, in general, A&D OEMs and their partners have no system…
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