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7 March 2008

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CIMdata’s 2008 PLM Vendor Forum, “The Emergence of Large Enterprise Suppliers: New Opportunities for All”, will provide a focused review of the impact of the emergence of large-scale PLM suppliers and the challenges and opportunities that this market evolution creates for all PLM suppliers, along with a discussion of effective strategies to address these challenges.  As always, CIMdata’s perspective on the state of the PLM market and trends will be reviewed in detail, as well as the first public exposure to CIMdata’s 2007 PLM Market Analysis; including statistics regarding market growth across PLM domains, industries, and regions, and the performance (revenue and market share analysis) of leading PLM providers.

Join us at this primary gathering of PLM technology and service providers to focus specifically on the PLM market and issues concerning its development and growth.

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CIMdata Online Polls

CIMdata is now featuring online polls with real time reporting on our web site at Each week the results of the previous poll will be included in the CIMdata PLM Industry Summary to help you stay on top of trends in the PLM industry.

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The results for the last opinion poll are:

In CIMdata’s latest opinion poll, users provided insight as to the level of use of simulation and analysis (S&A) as part of the design and engineering processes. Almost 60% of the respondents indicated that they performed S&A on some portion of their products while another 37% indicated that they uses S&A on all their products. Only 5% indicated that they did not use S&A. Structural analysis was the most performed with CFD, Thermal and Motion all approximately equal in use. The respondents indicated that both S&A specialists and general designers are performing S&A.

This poll indicates a growing trend to use simulation and analysis more completely and consistently as part of the product development process. It also shows that S&A is being used by more than S&A specialists, i.e., it is becoming embedded in the normal design process. There will always continue to be a need for S&A specialists, and that more comprehensive S&A will be conducted as part of product development. However, embedding S&A capabilities within other tools and the capture of S&A best practices such that they can be shared and reused is enabling a wider group of users to perform many S&A functions. CIMdata expects this trend to continue and that S&A will become a fundamental part of the development process, not just a specialist activity.

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