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What Could Be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers?
My attendance of Siemens’ two-day product lifecycle management (PLM) analyst summit in the late summer of 2011 was like trying to drink from a fire hose. Even

solidworks bloggers  is used in Dassault SolidWorks , accounting for 40 percent of the Parasolid install base base, meaning that a big chunk of Siemens’ Parasolid revenue ironically comes from its archrival Dassault. There is also precedence here with cooperation such as the JT 3D data visualization tool by Siemens that PTC has licensed for compliance management and openness. With that said, with PTC’s recent release of Creo Simulate , PTC supports some modeling and simulation of advanced composite materials directly Read More...
Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011
My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s

solidworks bloggers  Pro/Engineer (Pro/E), Dassault Systemes'' SolidWorks , and Autodesk Inventor is impressive. Namely, these are not static PDF or JPG attachments, but users can rather see the live 3D CAD drawings changing dynamically as the options are selected on-the-fly. For 2D drawings, Configure One even has its own embedded CAD module so that customers do not have to acquire expensive and complex supplemental CAD products. Concept Enterprise Configurator is written in Java, runs on Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Read More...
Product Note: Aras Innovator
Aras Innovator is the only enterprise open source solution available on the PLM market. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the

solidworks bloggers  integrations: CATIA, NX, Pro/E, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, AutoCAD, and others • Electronic design automation (EDA) integrations: Allegro, Altium, OrCAD, PADS, DxDesigner/DxDatabook, Zuken, and others   Aras markets its solutions to companies in a wide range of industries primarily in the discrete manufacturing sector, including aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial equipment, high tech/electronics, consumer goods, and pharmaceutical/medical devices. The company’s PLM solution is Read More...
Macola ES
Exact Macola ES is an ERP solution designed for midsized businesses. Exact Macola ES has business process management (BPM) capabilities and exception

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SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress?
Let me start this blog post with a huge disclaimer: I have no intentions of wilfully beating up on SAP whatsoever!Sure, the enterprise applications titan

solidworks bloggers  Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress? Let me start this blog post with a huge disclaimer : I have no intentions of wilfully beating up on SAP whatsoever! Sure, the enterprise applications titan has lately been embroiled in an intellectual property lawsuit with archrival Oracle over improper use of support data through its TomorrowNow third-party support (recently discontinued) subsidiary . As if this wasn''t enough, SAP is being sued again, and this time over an allegedly failed Read More...
Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1
My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief

solidworks bloggers  Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1 My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief procurement officer (CPO) during prosperous economic times. Or, how different are (or should be) the CPO’s strategies in good versus bad times? Well, the CPO’s fundamental objectives do not change: procure the physical goods and services needed by the company at the best possible mix Read More...
Autodesk Ushers In the Era of Cloud CAM
As manufacturing is one of the major growth opportunities for Autodesk, during the recent Autodesk University 2013 conference the vendor unveiled Autodesk CAM

solidworks bloggers  Autodesk: On-premises HSMWorks (for SolidWorks ) On-premises Autodesk Inventor HSM Cloud Autodesk CAM 360, which is HSMWorks re-architected on Autodesk’s Neutron core of the Autodesk 360 platform to work smoothly with Fusion 360 and other Autodesk 360 cloud products (currently with no integration to other CAD systems out of the box) The above three CAM versions have more than 95 percent the same CAM capabilities, which are platform independent; the differences are about implementations, integrations, Read More...
NetSuite Had a Sweet IPO. Now What?
The end of 2007, at least in the space that I cover, has certainly been

solidworks bloggers  Had a Sweet IPO. Now What? The end of 2007, at least in the space that I cover, has certainly been the most wonderful time of the year for one vendor - NetSuite . True, prior to that, Deltek had a decent initial public offering (IPO) , and possibly even more important, a stellar Q3 2007 quarterly report thereafter . However, on December 20, 2007 NetSuite Inc., a vendor of on-demand, integrated business management application suites for small and medium-sized businesses [ evaluate this product ], Read More...
Shifts in Payment Models for CAD Deployments
Given the recent desktop virtualization move for PTC Creo, it will be interesting to watch whether PTC will start offering subscriptions for some Creo apps (and

solidworks bloggers  (and Dassault Systèmes for SolidWorks ). This is especially interesting in light of the recent move of  Siemens Solid Edge to subscription licensing , and also since Autodesk is now offering its desktop and other design products on a pay-as-you-go basis . In terms of comparing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) offerings, one can put SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor , Solid Edge, and even PTC CoCreate (now Creo/Elements Direct ) in the mid-market category, and Dassault CATIA, Siemens NX , and PTC Creo Read More...
Breathing Open Air at NetSuite
It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to

solidworks bloggers  Open Air at NetSuite It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my  analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event . Needless to say, much has happened at the bullish software company since.   NetSuite  positions itself as “a leading vendor of on-demand (or  cloud computing ) integrated business management  software suites  for midsized businesses and divisions of large companies.” In other words, contrary to its  software as a service Read More...
Acquisition Changes Product Lifecycle Management Landscape
Dassault Systèmes'' recent acquisition of MatrixOne could potentially expand its range over a broader set of industry sectors, and may increase its North

solidworks bloggers  integration, and decision support SolidWorks : value-priced 3D mechanical design systems software Dassault Systmes'' Version 5, Release 16 (V5R16) of its PLM portfolio, released in November 2005, was directed squarely at empowering innovation networks, with capabilities aimed at optimizing business processes and streamlining engineering-to-manufacturing cycles. This lineup of brands was assembled both through internal development and acquisition, so merging applications is nothing new to Dassault. Read More...
ABAS Business Software-One Mid-market ERP Vendor to Watch For
ABAS Business Software has built a name for itself as a mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor to contend with. In his latest article, TEC

solidworks bloggers  major CAD systems (e.g., SolidWorks by Dassault Systèmes ), abas ERP includes an impressive document management system with optical character recognition (OCR)–based search through multimedia documents. Other capabilities that do not usually come bundled within an ERP system are abas ERP’s computer telephony integration (CTI), mobile solutions, and embedded business intelligence (BI) via Jaspersoft reports. In addition, an e-learning tool is built in to the software and tracks users’ progress as Read More...
The Transformational Power of See-through Product Innovation
If product ideas in the past emerged from the mind of a single inventor, they are now harvested everywhere—from customers, prospects, engineers, support staff

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Reconnecting with Cincom Systems
Cincom executives lay out some facts, and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discovers that Cincom Acquire isn''t the old

solidworks bloggers  integrate Word, AutoCAD , SolidWorks , and graphics applications all into a single Word or PDF file for customers. It is also noteworthy that we have been using XML integration to drive complex proposal generation for well over seven years. Moreover, the Acquire pricing engine is based upon the Cincom Business Rules Platform, which is available stand-alone or integrated with the Acquire SPC and ESP modules. The Quoting module is integrated with the SPC and ESP offerings. Figure 3 below (we highlighted Read More...
Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1
In early June Consona Corporation’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and

solidworks bloggers  CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1 In early June Consona Corporation ’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and cloud computing  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  vendor” and asked about my availability for a briefing once the acquisition was closed. After consultation with TEC ’s  free and open source software (FOSS)  buff Josh Chalifour, we quickly identified Compiere [ evaluate this Read More...

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