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28 January 2011

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CIMdata 2011 PLM Vendor Forums

The CIMdata Vendor Forum, a series of international one-day events, provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for PLM technology and service suppliers to come together to examine the industry’s performance, gauge its progress and set the vision for its future. It also provides a forum at which CIMdata shares its perspective on the PLM industry and market, introduces PLM market analyses results, and drive discussion about issues of critical importance to the vendor community.

Early returns in our 2010 PLM market study show the PLM market is rebounding; be the first to see the results at our Vendor Forums. Learn more about the Vendor Forums

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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.

Take a moment to visit the site and vote on our current poll.

The results for the last opinion poll are:

The results of this poll are rather disappointing given the importance of product cost to competitive marketing. The poll shows that very few companies are actually employing Design to Cost techniques during product development. However, among companies with whom CIMdata consults, lowering product cost remains a major competitive marketing strategy. One that is given plenty of emphasis by business planners, but apparently is not actually taken very seriously by product development organizations.

NOTE: The results of these polls are anecdotal, not scientific.
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