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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

Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Realtime Technology


Dassault Systèmes announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG. Dassault Systèmes, adds the high-end 3D visualization software from Tealtime Technology into its already impressive stable of solutions for 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM). With this purchase, Dassault Systèmes extends it product portfolio into high-end 3D realtime visualization.

solidworks bloggers  products includes Enovia, Catia, SolidWorks, and now DeltaGen—all global leaders in 3D. The lineup is also enhanced with the Delmia, 3Dvia, Simulia, and other forward-thinking customer experience apps, as well as by the expertise that Realtime Technology now brings. If Dassault Systèmes continues down this path, it might corner the market on 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and 3DEXPERIENCE. 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 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

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

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

Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not Your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 1


I often wonder how well-known is the fact that the Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)-based Sage Group, Plc (LSE: SGE) is a leading global provider of business management software and services to over 6.3 million small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) worldwide. After over 25 years in existence and with 13,400 employees worldwide, Sage reported US$2.24 billion in revenue in 2010, and the

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Aras Innovator 9.4 Release Is Available


Aras, the enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, recently announced download availability of the latest release of the Aras Innovator PLM platform and solution suite. The new 9.4 release features a series of computer-aided design (CAD)–focused enhancements for superior multi-CAD management performance. Additional highlights include enablement of

solidworks bloggers  as CATIA, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, Inventor, Cadence, Mentor Graphics , etc. Aras is delivering optimized connectors, high-performance application programing interfaces (APIs), a unified CAD data model across mechanical and electronics, and a highly scalable vault replication. Checkin Manager With Release 9.4, Aras cites a 10 times increase in speed, 10 times reduction in memory, and 6 times smaller argument markup language (AML)/extensible markup language (XML) package size to make Aras Innovator the Read More

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

solidworks bloggers  SIMULIA as well as SolidWorks V6 . I don’t know who originally created CGM but it is now under Spatial Corp. (which was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2000). Most recently, Spatial Corp. joined Geometric Limited in announcing Geometric DFX , a standalone application for carrying out the DFX validation of product designs. Geometric describes DFX as “Design for X” where X represents various downstream process checks related to design goals such as manufacturability, assembly, quality, Read More

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

SAP Seeking Cloud Success via SuccessFactors Buy


The 2011 holiday shopping season seems to have arrived a bit sooner for SAP, who forked out US$3.4 billion for SuccessFactors during the first weekend of December 2011 (see SAP’s official press release). Another curiosity of the acquisition is that it took place on Saturday, which hasn’t prevented bloggers and twitterers from swiftly contributing with their off-the-cuff opinions.

solidworks bloggers  Seeking Cloud Success via SuccessFactors Buy The 2011 holiday shopping season seems to have arrived a bit sooner for SAP , who forked out US$3.4 billion for SuccessFactors during the first weekend of December 2011 (see SAP’s  official press release ). Another curiosity of the acquisition is that it took place on Saturday, which hasn’t prevented bloggers and twitterers from swiftly contributing with their off-the-cuff opinions. Below is the list of blog posts that are worthwhile reading on the Read More

NuStar Technologies Selects Aras


Singapore-based NuStar Technologies Pte Ltd, an engineering company working on challenging land-based and offshore engineering projects, has selected the Aras Innovator solution suite for both enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) and quality management. In contrast to a typical face-off with peer PLM suites, this was really about Aras vs. the prospect of building a custom, homegrown system.

solidworks bloggers  CAD file management for SolidWorks , quality planning, and corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) for good manufacturing practices. In contrast to a typical face-off with peer PLM suites, this was really about Aras vs. the prospect of building a custom, homegrown system. Read More

2011 HR Technology Conference & Expo (Day 1): What Happens in Vegas Shouldn’t Have to Stay in Vegas


Hundreds of industry experts have descended on Las Vegas for the 2011 HR Technology Conference @ Expo (and for other things, such as networking and maybe just a wee bit of gambling), which has been billed as “the world’s best conference on HR Technology.” It’s my second time attending this conference, which is the largest North American gathering of HR professionals, experts, and technology

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Federal Screen Selects abas-USA ERP


abas Software AG continues to be an enterprise resource planning (ERP) company that is less known than it deserves to be. Most recently, Federal Screen, a Canadian producer of wedge wire screens, selected abas-USA as its ERP provider.

solidworks bloggers  forward with abas ERP. SolidWorks computer-aided design (CAD) integration and overall system flexibility were the other order-winning factors.   abas software is priced to fit most budgets while delivering full ERP functionality. Operating on LINUX, Unix, and Windows, and coming with free built-in database, content management, and learning management capabilities, abas Business Software has the flexibility, scalability, and ease of use that has demonstrated consistent return on investment (ROI) to its Read More

Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPOE


On the heels of recent tuck-in acquisitions, Dassault Systèmes has made yet another industry-specific acquisition, again for an undisclosed amount. This time it's SIMPOE, a France-based provider of plastic injection molding manufacturing simulation software. The acquisition of SIMPOE will expand Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE umbrella platform and its SIMULIA, CATIA, and

solidworks bloggers  SIMULIA, CATIA , and SolidWorks applications in the plastic parts domain. Plastic injection molding, one of the most common processes of plastic forming, is used in the mass production of complex and sophisticated parts. Plastics remain a crucial part of today’s products, which are increasingly complex, both in shape and production, as well as the speed with which they are brought to market. SIMPOE will continue to offer its solution, covering the entire plastics injection molding process. With more Read More

Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

solidworks bloggers  tools from CATIA and SolidWorks , product simulation and testing application SIMULIA, and ENOVIA PLM products ( MatrixOne , SmarTeam , Enginuity , and VPLM ), the vendor has all the necessary pieces to round out its PLM footprint. Dassault Systèmes software applications allow businesses to digitally define and simulate products, as well as the processes and resources required to manufacture, maintain, and recycle them while minimizing their impact on the environment. As the pace of technological change Read More