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 PDF One of the driving pressures on businesses today is the need to deliver more “personalized” products to their customers. Customers are demanding that the product(s) they purchase be tailored to their specific needs. This includes functional capabilities, operational characteristics, and even look and feel (style). The growth of Engineer-to-Order…
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

IFS Enterprise Search (Commentary)

 PDF The explosion of information available has put increasing pressure on companies to provide search tools that enable users to more easily find the information that is pertinent to their needs. For the Web, companies like Google, Alta Vista, Microsoft, and many others have developed comprehensive search engines that enable…
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

PTC Acquisition of CoCreate (Commentary)

 PDF PTC has announced their intent to purchase CoCreate, a long-established supplier of CAD, CAM, CAE, and data management solutions for manufacturing companies. CoCreate has been best known as a very early provider of explicit modeling software. However, they have also created very strong offerings in design collaboration and product…
 PDF Today Dassault Systèmes announced that they have completed the purchase of Seemage. The products developed by Seemage will support Dassault Systèmes’ push into 3D product documentation within Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA initiative. CIMdata considers this to be a synergistic acquisition that will provide Dassault Systèmes with a very strong base…
 PDF On 15 May, Oracle announced their intent to acquire Agile Software Corporation for a total of $495 million. They expect to finalize the acquisition in mid to late-July of this year. CIMdata is positive on this acquisition and believes that it reflects a continuation of the consolidation activities that…
 PDF Design Chain Issues Collaborative product development supports shared decision making through improved communications across the extended enterprise, with the goals of improving change processes, broader use of design information in decision processes, reducing product time- to-market, removing costs, improving quality, and supporting product innovation. Change is constant and to…
 PDF Innovation results from applying best practice processes to product creation. In order to be innovative, an organization needs to understand its intellectual assets or knowledge base as well as how to use and apply these concepts to create new or improved products, processes, services, and markets. Fostering innovation requires…
 PDF The widespread movement toward engineering collaboration represents a major trend for companies wanting to improve teamwork among people in different locations. A variety of technologies to support collaboration are now commercially available including synchronous meeting solutions, co-modeling systems, visualization software, digital mockup, and many others. For the most part,…
 PDF There has been a lot of confusing discussion recently, particularly among people in the CAD user community concerning the definition of collaboration and the real value of the technologies that support it no matter how it is defined. The root terminology problem seems to stem from the haphazard use…
 PDF As CIMdata announced in yesterday’s edition of its CIMdata PLM Late Breaking News, Siemens AG has announced their intent to acquire the UGS Corporation for US $3.515 billion, pending all necessary governmental reviews and approvals. After this acquisition, UGS will become a unit within Siemens’ Automation and Drives (A&D)…
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