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 PDF Key takeaways: Autodesk has just about completed their business model transition from perpetual licensing to subscription. “The future of making” is still central to their vision, with automation and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) playing significant roles. Autodesk sees the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market as a huge manufacturing…
 PDF Key takeaways: After-sales operations are complex, often a business within a business as a silo not tied to product development and manufacturing. Fast access to accurate product data is critical but far from the only requirement to improve after-sales operations. Warranty activities, repair development engineering, technical publications, supplier management,…
 PDF Earlier today, November 29, 2018, Aras announced they received a $70 million strategic investment led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing (PCI) group, with participation from Silver Lake Kraftwerk, a fund of Silver Lake Management, L.L.C. (Silver Lake), and GE Ventures. As part of the transaction, Goldman Sachs will…
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

PTC Acquires Frustum (Highlight)

 PDF On November 20, 2018, PTC announced it had acquired Frustum, Inc., an advanced generative design software company for approximately US$70 million. Frustum develops and markets Generate, a generative design product that employs artificial intelligence (AI) to guide design solutions. PTC President and CEO, Jim Hepplemann, publicized the acquisition to…
 PDF Key takeaways: Addressing today’s and tomorrow’s security threats demands a new solution, Oracle’s Second Generation Cloud, offering “Impenetrable Barriers + Autonomous Robots.” The Oracle Digital Supply Chain Platform combines Oracle’s traditional enterprise applications with leading edge capabilities like analytics, blockchain, and the IoT. Oracle PLM Cloud continues to expand…
CIMdata was saddened to learn about the untimely passing of a true visionary, Chuck Grindstaff, the former CEO of Siemens PLM Software. Mr. Grindstaff retired from Siemens in 2016 to pursue a passion for winemaking at his Next Step Vineyards, LLC but he left his mark on the industry with…
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Are You 3DEXPERIENCEd? (Commentary)

 PDF Key takeaways: Dassault Systèmes continues to drive its vision for ENOVIA forward by extending lifecycle support to business planning and after-sales while enriching it with expanded connectivity for lifecycle functions. Digital assets are becoming more valuable than physical assets and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is designed to support this concept…
 PDF Key takeaways: Siemens PLM Software (Siemens) has a deep understanding of the verification and validation challenges faced by the automotive industry related to safety certification of autonomous vehicles. Siemens offers numerous solutions for simulating accident scenarios, active safety sensors, sensor-fusion, systems-of-systems, system-on-chip, functional safety, vehicle dynamics, and robust control.…
 PDF Key takeaways: Infor, a leading enterprise software company, has seen dramatic growth with their CloudSuite strategy, delivering cloud-native multi-tenant applications using Amazon Web Services. They are rethinking enterprise processes and applications and deploying new Infor Go capabilities that deliver mobile and cloud apps that work in concert to support…
 PDF Key takeaways: Autodesk continues to build out their product innovation platform vision to enable an integrated “Design-Make-Use” lifecycle view. Their Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle solution is empowering a range of industrial companies to improve their products and processes, including more support for engineering work-in-process. Autodesk is expanding the use of…
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