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Need For a 21st Century Engineering Curriculum

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • The product engineering and manufacturing communities stand to benefit by helping create a next generation curriculum that better prepares students to be highly productive engineers in the 21st Century and beyond.
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SOLIDWORKS World 2019: Expanding the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • CIMdata attended SOLIDWORKS World 2019, which took place from 10 to 13 February in Dallas, Texas. The event continues to grow, with over 6,000 physical attendees and many others attending by remote connection. Dassault Systèmes clearly stated that it intends to expand the event further, both in technological scope and number of attendees.
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Accenture’s Prescription for Driving Healthcare Disruptions

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Accenture life sciences capabilities and enabling technologies are helping leading life sciences companies meet their growth and innovation objectives.
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Can Your Enterprise Architecture Support Digital Transformation?

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • 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.
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Validating Autonomous Vehicles through Simulated Driven Miles

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • 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.
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Industry 4.0—A Regional Update

  • A CIMdata Whitepaper:
  • The white paper is focused on Industry 4.0, a German-defined initiative that has been taken up in countries around the world.
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Evolving from Digital Prototypes to Physics-Based Digital Twins

  • A CIMdata Whitepaper:
  • Digital twin technologies are maturing rapidly and being used in specific industrial applications where there is a well-understood business case with measurable ROI. CIMdata believes that digital twin technology and business processes are in many ways still at the very early adoption stages.
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PLM Success

CIMdata’s Consulting Services for PLM Solution Providers
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CIMdata helps PLM Solution providers define their PLM strategies and functional requirements. CIMdata supports all stages of business and product programs to make them optimally effective. PLM Solution providers find that an ongoing relationship with CIMdata enhances their competitive position within their markets.

Ask for your complimentary CIMdata State-of-PLM Market Briefing to help you identify and validate new market opportunities by contacting CIMdata at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


PLM Success: CIMdata’s Consulting Methodology for PLM Solution Providers

CIMdata’s consulting methodology for PLM solution providers is based on more than 30 years of PLM consulting best practices. It has been carefully designed to support your organization at every phase of its development. From the identification of new markets to developing strategic marketing and business development plans, CIMdata will be your partner at every step along your journey.

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Strategic Support for PLM Solution Providers

CIMdata provides a set of services designed to support PLM solution providers’ strategic activities.

Examples of CIMdata’s strategic support activities include:

  • Market updates
  • Strategic plan reviews and validation
  • Business planning support
  • Merger and acquisition support
  • Partner identification supportv
  • Competitive analysis

Product & Program Management Support for PLM Solution Providers

CIMdata’s product and program management consulting services are designed to support the overall programs of PLM solution providers.

Examples of CIMdata’s product and program management support activities include:

  • Segmentation planning
  • Market plan review
  • Competitive positioning and market messaging guidance
  • Membership services
  • Custom research
  • Market and technology briefings
  • Performing comprehensive PLM market validation and solution suite assessment

Product & Program Development Support for PLM Solution Providers

CIMdata’s product and program development consulting services have been designed to support PLM solution providers by providing the necessary insight and guidance to assess their PLM product and program offerings.

Examples of CIMdata’s product and program development activities include:

  • Product assessment
  • Competitive assessment
  • Technology partner assessment

Sales & Marketing Support for PLM Solution Providers

CIMdata’s sales and marketing support services are used by PLM solution providers to develop materials that can be used as part of their wider sales and marketing collateral. These services are divided into three categories: papers, field support, and event support.

Examples of CIMdata’s sales and marketing support activities include:

  • Marketing materials
  • Program and product reviews
  • Developing and publishing implementation case studies
  • Customer validation papers
  • Customer satisfaction surveys
  • Sales and marketing strategy development
  • Planning sessions
  • Vetting market segmentation and go-to-market plans
  • Education and training
  • Industry conference, user group, and product launch support

Channel Support Services for PLM Solution Providers

CIMdata delivers a flexible portfolio of channel research, education, trends impact analysis, strategy consulting, and thought leadership development services to PLM solution providers, systems integrators, alliance partners, and value-added resellers.

Examples of CIMdata’s channel support services include:

  • Channel strategy formulation and validation
  • Independent review of channel business models and tactical business plans
  • Channel program assessments
  • Training and coaching for channel partners
  • Channel success stories
  • 360-degree partner program surveys and performance benchmarks

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Featured Cimdata Reports

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PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide

CIMdata’s PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide is designed to help potential PLM users evaluate the applicability and payoffs of PLM in their enterprise, and to help existing users of PLM monitor the impact it is having on their product programs.

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PLM Market Analysis Reports

The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market. It contains analyses of major trends and issues, leading PLM providers, revenue analyses for geographical regions and industry sectors, and historical and projected data on market growth.

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PLM Market Analysis Country Reports

These reports offer country-specific analyses of the PLM market. Their focus is on PLM investment and use in industrial markets. Reports cover Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Simulation & Analysis Market Analysis Report

This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the global simulation and analysis market, one of the fastest growing segments of the overall product lifecycle management market, including profiles of the leading S&A firms.

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CAM Market Analysis Report

This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the worldwide CAM software and services market. It also includes a discussion on the trends in the CAM industry and updates on the top CAM solution providers.