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17 August 2007

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CIMdata at PDT Europe 2007

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24th -26th of September
Geneva, Switzerland

PDT Europe 2007, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland 24-26 September, is organized by Eurostep in cooperation with CIMdata and Pathway Guidance Europe. The theme of this year's event is PLM - The BIG PICTURE, Managing HW, SW, and Documentation. PDT Europe 2007 provides an opportunity for the business-, industrial-, and scientific communities to report, monitor, and discuss the increasingly rapid progress made within the PDT, PDM, PLM, and CM methodologies and their industrial/commercial applications.

For more information please contact Eurostep AB, Drottninggatan 68, 111 21 Stockholm, Sweden,, phone: +46 8 200 440, fax: +46 8 200 399.


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CIMdata recently polled users asking the question "How is your PLM initiative positioned within your organization?" In response, 24% indicated that PLM was an enterprise level IT system and 36% stated that PLM was enabling business processes. These responses indicate that more companies see PLM as having an enterprise impact and becoming more important to their business success. Another 32% indicated that PLM is being used as an engineering database. PLM is becoming a necessary part of the overall business environment that is being used and leveraged across the enterprise to enable innovation and business competitiveness as well as improving product development. Reflecting PLM's growth in importance to the enterprise, over 57% of the responses indicated that their companies have established a PLM vision and strategy - key factors for long term successful PLM implementation.

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