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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

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

Web 2.0 -- "Wow!" or "So What?!"


Another buzzword (albeit not another three letter acronym [TLA]) that has slowly (or not) but surely crept into our collective mind is certainly Web 2.0. Although there have been some attempts at defining the term, such as at Wikipedia, ZDNet or TechTarget (and there are also some noble attempts of ZDNet bloggers, such as Richard MacManus or David Berlind), it is most likely that 10 different

solidworks bloggers  2.0 -- Wow! or So What?! Another buzzword (albeit not another three letter acronym [TLA] ) that has slowly (or not) but surely crept into our collective mind is certainly Web 2.0 . Although there have been some attempts at defining the term, such as at Wikipedia , ZDNet or TechTarget (and there are also some noble attempts of ZDNet bloggers, such as Richard MacManus or David Berlind ), it is most likely that 10 different folks will provide 10 different interpretations (albeit most of these will 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

How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic times. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson entitled “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference" was the main supplement and starting point of the discussion. As I mentioned in

solidworks bloggers  Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP -sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic times. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson entitled “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference was the main supplement and starting point of the discussion. As I mentioned in Part 1 , in a nutshell, the panel logically (and not Read More

Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM


While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.

solidworks bloggers  '' CATIA , and SolidWorks products (bolstered by the IBM channel and its recent foray into the mid-market with its Express umbrella brand, see IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs ), and EDS PLM Solutions'' UGS and SDRC products. While in other markets it is not necessarily the dominant package, AutoCAD still often makes the top three ranking. All told, Autodesk claims over three million users worldwide on its products. On the other hand, one is not to dispute Microsoft''s dominance on desktops, with a 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 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

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

Kenesto Drive: Product Data Management and Collaboration Game-changer?


Kenesto, a software start-up providing secure desktop-to-cloud engineering file sharing and management, has announced Kenesto Drive for mainstream engineering companies. Kenesto Drive is designed to serve as a more astute alternative to the commonly used shared network drive solutions such as Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive, offering tight integration to popular CAD systems but a lower price point than product data management (PDM) and lifecycle management (PDM) suites.

solidworks bloggers  dozen of those (e.g., SolidWorks, Solid Edge, PTC Creo, AutoCAD, etc.). The challenge is how many other software companies will have already entered a product collaboration space and are trying to be non-overkill PLM solutions.   Indeed, Kenesto might not have much chance against Autodesk, as Kenesto doesn’t have the vast CAD user base that Autodesk has, plus Autodesk has its own A360 collaborative cloud data and project management offering . There is a similar situation with GrabCAD, since now 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

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

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 solution has and makes recommendations to both the vendor and potential users.

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

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

Infor Infinium 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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