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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 without the plant automation and manufacturing execution system (MES) discussion (which was also included in the 2010 event), there was an abundance of products and related information, and I am still trying to wrap my mind around the main

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

Aras Provides Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM


During its ACE 2013 user conference, Aras, an open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, announced a computer-aided design (CAD) to 3D PDF converter to be embedded in a PLM vault server and included for all Aras PLM subscribers. Now, with the addition of the converter, Aras can support 3D, 2D, Microsoft Office, images and scans, and other data types in a single open format

solidworks bloggers  including Dassault CATIA and  SolidWorks, PTC Creo, Siemens NX ,  JT, and STEP . Thus, 3D content created by CAD can now be converted to standard PDF and then used in work instructions, technical publications, digital mock-up, and more. Various stakeholders can collaborate via 3D measurements, redlines, markups, and 3D comments in those PDF documents. They can hide, show, and isolate components, perform cross-sectioning, and store views as necessary. This nifty capability is not necessarily Read More

Is Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part III)


Part II of this blog topic analyzed Epicor's forays into the attractive retail sector via the CRS Retail acquisition two years ago. Most recently, with the acquisition of NSB Retail Systems, Epicor has further expanded its functional footprint, market share and geographic presence in the sector. Namely, NSB added over 200 specialty retail logos, thereby more than doubling Epicor’s retail install

solidworks bloggers  Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part III) Part II of this blog topic analyzed Epicor ''s forays into the attractive retail sector via the CRS Retail acquisition two years ago. Most recently, with the acquisition of NSB Retail Systems , Epicor has further expanded its functional footprint, market share and geographic presence in the sector. Namely, NSB added over 200 specialty retail logos, thereby more than doubling Epicor’s retail install base. While many analysts like Gartner , Read More

Social PLM and CRM - Dassault Systèmes and Netvibes (Under the Exalead Brand)


The voice of the customer (VOC) concept has been around for decades, but the Internet and social media technologies have finally enabled it to its fullest degree. We have all heard of (and perhaps even contributed to) customers venting their anger or expressing their delight with some vendor’s service or some product’s characteristics and performance via online forums. A company’s ability to

solidworks bloggers  CAD solutions (CATIA and SolidWorks ). The situation is similar at all other PLM providers that stem from the CAD world (i.e., PTC, Siemens , and Autodesk ): about two third of their revenues come from non-CAD tools, i.e.  non-PLM apps. Additionally, about one fifth of PLM user licenses can be attributed to CAD requirements and users. After following the shopping sprees of many vendors’  in the past (e.g., Infor, SSA Global, CA , etc.), it is easy for any market analyst to become a little jaded. I Read More

Inforbix - About Smart Product Information Discovery and Consumption


Anyone who has been covering the product lifecycle management (PLM) market will have likely met Oleg Shilovitsky at some industry events or at least read one of his impartial and knowledgeable blog posts on the available PLM vendors, solutions, and market trends. Shilovitsky has been building software products for product data management (PDM), engineering, and manufacturing for the last 20 years

solidworks bloggers  such as Autodesk Vault, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM , and ENOVIA SmarTeam . Other PDM and PLM systems will be available later this year. Our sales model is indirect (via web downloading). However, we have currently recruited a reseller ( Novedge ) and will continue to look into recruiting more value added resellers (VARs) and partners in the future. PJ : How long do you think it will take large PLM vendors that have semantic search capabilities of sorts (e.g., Oracle/Endeca, SAP/HANA/T-Rex , Dassault 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 strategy with regards to the novel PTC Creo suite of design applications leveraging both the direct and parametric modeling (and in the wake of the release of nine Creo 1.0 applications), embedded software lifecycle management (with the MKS

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

Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 1


Late 2009 and early 2010 were characterized by a number of mergers and acquisitions (M@As) in the vibrant and buoyant business process management (BPM) space. The merger of Progress Software Corp. (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. drew my attention in particular. Why? Because, to my mind, Progress has thus made a large leap into the BPM space, a market where it has been

solidworks bloggers  Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 1 Late 2009 and early 2010 were characterized by a number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the vibrant and buoyant  business process management (BPM)  space.  The merger of Progress Software Corp. (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. drew my attention  in particular. Why? Because, to my mind, Progress has thus made a large leap into the BPM space, a market where it has been notably absent. Namely, from Progress’ analyst event two years ago, 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 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

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

Taming the SOA Beast - Part 1


Certainly, I admit to not being a programmer or a techie expert (not to use somewhat derogatory words like “geek” or “nerd”) per se. Still, my engineering background and years of experience as a functional consultant should suffice for understanding the advantages and possible perils of service oriented architecture (SOA). On one hand, SOA’s advantages of flexibility (agility), components

solidworks bloggers  the SOA Beast - Part 1 Certainly, I admit to not being a programmer or a techie expert (not to use somewhat derogatory words like “geek” or “nerd”) per se. Still, my engineering background and years of experience as a functional consultant should suffice for understanding the advantages and possible perils of service oriented architecture (SOA). On one hand, SOA’s advantages of flexibility (agility), components’ reusability and standards-based interoperability have been well publicized . Read More

Aras and xLM Solutions to Prey on ENOVIA SmarTeam PLM Customers


Aras announces that xLM Solutions, a product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting and systems integration (SI) firm, has joined the growing Aras Partner Program. See what this means for ENOVIA SmarTeam customers.

solidworks bloggers  Companies managing CATIA V5, SolidWorks , and other computer aided design (CAD) systems with aged SmarTeam PLM systems, are realizing that it makes good sense to move over to the Aras PLM software suite owing to the product''s solid out-of-the-box functionality, flexible Web-based technology, and subscription business model.   xLM Solutions provides lifecycle management and information technology (IT) services that include requirements analysis, migration planning, solution implementation, Read More

Infor HCM


Infor HCM is a web-enabled human capital management system that is used to turn human resources (HR) into competitive advantage. This HR software accommodates multiple languages, currencies, banks, tax definitions, benefits, security configurations, and platforms, and includes workforce management (human resources, benefits administration, flexible spending accounts, compensation, and payroll); workforce deployment (employee and manager self-service, time and attendance, workforce portal, and workforce performance management); and talent management (learning management, employee performance management, recruitment, competency management, and succession planning).  

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What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?


You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find out how as TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at xTuple’s current ERP offerings and commercial editions, and speaks with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly on the vendor’s social capabilities, product development focus, market and competitive landscape, and future outlook.

solidworks bloggers  design (CAD) systems (e.g., SolidWorks by Dassault Systèmes ), also 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 computer telephony integration (CTI) and embedded business intelligence (BI) via Jaspersoft reports. In addition, there is the e-learning tool, which is built-in to the software and tracks users’ progress as they interactively Read More

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Release 2014x Is Here


Dassault Systèmes recently announced Release 2014x of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s on-premises and on-the-cloud portfolio of Industry Solution Experiences spanning twelve target industries, from aerospace to financial services. Early adopters have reported that it is fairly easy to learn and use, and the platform’s cloud-based social collaboration has brought enormous benefits to their business.

solidworks bloggers  made public was for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, at $249/month. Other list prices might be announced in the future, but prospects or customers will want to ask to their local reseller or direct sales account manager. Read More

Siemens PLM Tackles Product Costing




solidworks bloggers  X-BOM Cost Analytics and SolidWorks Costing , while PTC has Windchill Cost . SAP has said that it was going to use the multi-faceted SAP HANA in-memory analytics for product costing in late 2012—the first product offering related to HANA and PLM. Frankly, I thought that Siemens PLM Software’s next acquisition would be bigger and more ambitious than product costing. I was expecting a move toward application lifecycle management (ALM) for embedded software and systems engineering. But, on second Read More