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 PDF Key takeaways: Healthcare costs in the United States are growing faster than GDP, a trend that demands systemic change. Technologies and trends in the consumer market, like smart, connected products, show great promise to deliver better healthcare outcomes at lower cost. Strong product lifecycle management (PLM) processes and enabling solutions are essential to develop and manufacture smart, connected products and new drug innovations. Accenture life sciences capabilities and enabling technologies are helping leading life sciences companies meet their growth and innovation objectives. Introduction According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), national healthcare spending is projected to grow at an average of 5.5% per year for 2017-2026.[1] This is lower than the 7.3% growth rate prior to the recession (1990-2007), but higher than the average rate since, 4.2%. More importantly, U.S. healthcare costs are rising faster than GDP, which will make it more difficult to pay for these increases. Unfortunately, this high growth
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 PDF ANSYS announced their intent to acquire Granta Design, a Cambridge UK-based firm globally known for their materials science knowledge and expertise. Privately held, Granta is estimated to have global annual revenues of approximately $20 million. No terms of the transaction were announced and it is expected to be completed by the end of Q1 of 2019. ANSYS will provide more details about the transaction and its potential impacts on their financial outlook after the acquisition closes. While some people may use the expression “they wrote the book” on a topic, in Granta’s case that is literally true, with their founder Mr. Mike Ashby author or co-author of the leading textbooks on materials. Granta Design was spun out of Cambridge University in 1994 and today they claim to be the “largest company and R&D organization operating in the materials information technology market.” In a way, Granta has created a nexus for materials
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 PDF Key takeaways: Non-linear growth in product complexity and global competition are driving the need for digital transformation. Surviving and thriving in today’s world require a modern enterprise architecture that creates a digital thread that properly manages digital twin configurations across the full lifecycle so effective decisions can be made. Compromises in legacy or monolithic architectures inhibit fast, accurate impact and traceability analysis, two critical decision processes in today’s fast paced innovation-driven business world. The Aras PLM Platform provides a strong foundation for digital transformation initiatives and is currently deployed at leading industrial companies such as General Motors, Airbus, and Microsoft. Customers, suppliers, competitors, regulators, and the drive to globalization are applying ever increasing pressure for better products at lower prices. At CIMdata we hear about this increasing pressure from our industrial clients daily, and also hear how solution providers are helping industrial companies transform their businesses to counter the pressures, survive, and even thrive. Faster
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 PDF Key takeaways: MSC Software brings to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (Hexagon MI) a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the automotive industry in developing safe and reliable autonomous vehicles without physically driving billions of miles. Hexagon MI offers numerous simulation tools as part of its autonomous road vehicles development platform, VTD, for representing vehicle dynamics, traffic and road scenarios, active safety sensors, and motion-control intelligence. Hexagon MI’s simulation offerings have been widely applied in the development of automated vehicles to: 1) study realistic traffic conflict scenarios; 2) produce reliable vehicle response simulations at different levels of detail; and 3) enable quick design iterations, based on accurate modeling of active safety sensors and practicable control strategies. The Validation Challenge of Autonomous Road Vehicles The proliferation of autonomous road vehicles, enabled mainly by the integration of advanced sensors and real-time artificial intelligence, is expected to help create new mobility experiences and new mobility-related business models, while improving
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