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Aras Innovator: Redefining Customization & Upgrades

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • For several years, the Aras Corporation (Aras) has included no-cost version-to-version upgrades in their enterprise subscriptions, independent of how the solution has been customized and implemented. This is a rather bold guarantee given the historic challenges the industry has experienced with upgrading highly customized PLM deployments. With more than 300 upgrades behind it, CIMdata felt it appropriate to find out how Aras’ guarantee was playing out, and discovered that there was much more to the story than just a contractual guarantee.
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PTC Bets Big on the Internet of Things

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • PTC made a huge move to support their manufacturing customers in getting smart and connected with their acquisition of ThingWorx, a leading provider of “Internet of Things” development tools and infrastructure. This acquisition, and two other recent announcements by Autodesk and Google, show the importance of smart, connected devices in just about all product markets.
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Managing Enterprise Product Cost—Through the Right Investments

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Cost is an issue at every company. Cost management is not just a tool, but also a key process that helps ensure business success.
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Exploiting a Modern Engineering Simulation Environment: NX CAE from Siemens PLM

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Almost 200 people attended the 3rd Annual NX CAE Symposium on November 5-6, 2013. The event was held on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, the birthplace of much of the SDRC I-DEAS technology, now the basis of the advanced analysis capabilities within the NX CAE portfolio.
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“Looking Outside” at Autodesk University 2013

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • AU 2013 was a lively event that had a wide range of topics, one that CIMdata could only sample given the custom track created for the Media and Industry Analysts in attendance. The Innovation Forums were thought provoking, as intended, and had a nice energy from the thought leaders that populated them.
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Is Your Organization Making Good Product Decisions?

  • A CIMdata Commentary:
  • Just about every company has faced the impact of a faulty decision. Some decisions have led to spectacular product failures, while others have resulted in a minor annoyance for customers. Decision making is very important, and avoiding faulty decisions should be an objective of every product development organization.
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PTC Creo View: A Solution for Enterprise Validation and Review

  • A CIMdata White Paper:
  • This paper reviews the capabilities of PTC Creo View and its ability to pair mechanical and electronic product data for full product visualization and interaction.
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CIMdata offers industrial users, solution providers, and service providers, the opportunity to participate in one of our global PLM Communities. CIMdata communities help maximize the benefits you receive from PLM connecting you with like-minded PLM professionals who are eager to collaborate, and to define and share experiences and best practices.
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Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Digital Manufacturing

The focus of the Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council (DM Council) is the entire end-to-end process of designing and building a product. An important deliverable is the Digital Manufacturing Scorecard that captures input from industry leaders and ranks them across broad categories. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are DM Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Product & Process Management

The PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council (PEVI Council) researches and evaluates new capabilities and best practices in product and process management; highlights the best, most advanced uses of technologies, and provides a link between the IT infrastructure and the realization of business value. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are PEVI Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Simulation and Analysis

The Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council (S&A Council) supports a simulation framework- an integrated environment that provides tools to manage access to applications, data, and computing resources. The framework manages the complexity of multi-disciplinary system-level product performance, and integrates with other elements of the PLM environment, including product geometry, test, and requirements. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are S&A Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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Social Product Development & Collaboration Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Product Development

The Social Product Development & Collaboration Knowledge Council (SPD&C Council) is the authoritative source for the architecture and implementation of digital product modeling and design collaboration technologies; for the emerging role of social techniques and enabling technologies in product development; and for their reconciliation in product engineering, manufacturing process planning, and overall product lifecycle management. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are SPD&C Council specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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Systems Engineering Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering Knowledge Council (SE Council) gathers and benchmarks best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across the mechatronics and software domains. It is an industry-wide effort focused on cross-domain product development collaboration, which is necessary to integrate specialties currently fragmenting systems engineering. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are SE Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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PLM Community - Industrial Consortium

Providing Information Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

CIMdata has assembled a group of leading industrial companies into a consortium to help address PLM-related challenges. Participation enables your organization to make better-informed business decisions by providing timely and valuable information, insights, and advice. It connects you to a network of companies with similar challenges around PLM and its use. Benefits of participation include:

  • Annual strategy session
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • CIMdata PLM Knowledge Council access
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshops
  • Corporate license
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PLM Community - Gold

Providing Intelligence Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

The CIMdata PLM Gold Community program provides a valuable portfolio of professional services that enables your organization to make better-informed business decisions by providing timely and accurate market information, customer insights, strategic analysis, and management counsel about the local and global PLM market. Benefits of participation include:

  • PLM Late Breaking News & Weekly Summary
  • Public research reports and white papers
  • Executive Briefings & PLM market updates
  • CIMdata Commentaries and position statements
  • PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide
  • Complete set of PLM Market Analysis Reports
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PLM Community - Silver

Providing Intelligence Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

The CIMdata PLM Silver Community program provides a valuable portfolio of professional services that enables your organization to make better-informed business decisions by providing timely and accurate market information, customer insights, strategic analysis, and management counsel about the local and global PLM market. Benefits of participation include:

  • PLM Late Breaking News & Weekly Summary
  • Public research reports and white papers
  • Executive Briefings
  • CIMdata Commentaries and position statements
  • Quarterly PLM Market Update webcast
  • PLM Market Analysis Reports Executive Summary
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Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Digital Manufacturing

The focus of the Digital Manufacturing Knowledge Council (DM Council) is the entire end-to-end process of designing and building a product. An important deliverable is the Digital Manufacturing Scorecard that captures input from industry leaders and ranks them across broad categories. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are DM Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Product & Process Management

The PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council (PEVI Council) researches and evaluates new capabilities and best practices in product and process management; highlights the best, most advanced uses of technologies, and provides a link between the IT infrastructure and the realization of business value. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are PEVI Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Simulation & Analysis

The Simulation & Analysis Knowledge Council (S&A Council) supports a simulation framework,- an integrated environment that provides tools to manage access to applications, data, and computing resources. The framework manages the complexity of multi-disciplinary system-level product performance, and integrates with other elements of the PLM environment, including product geometry, test, and requirements. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are S&A Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

Social Product Development & Collaboration Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Product Development

The Social Product Development & Collaboration Knowledge Council (SPD&C Council) is the authoritative source for the architecture and implementation of digital product modeling and design collaboration technologies; for the emerging role of social techniques and enabling technologies in product development; and for their reconciliation in product engineering, manufacturing process planning, and overall product lifecycle management. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are SPD&C Council specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
Learn More

Systems Engineering Knowledge Council

Strategic Decision Analysis & Support for Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering Knowledge Council (SE Council) gathers and benchmarks best practices for integrating data, processes, tools, and people across the mechatronics and software domains. It is an industry-wide effort focused on cross-domain product development collaboration, which is necessary to integrate specialties currently fragmenting systems engineering. Benefits of participation include:

  • Web reports that are SE Council-specific
  • CIMdata PLM Road Map™ participation
  • Discussions to help shape research agenda
  • CIMdata PLM Resource Support Line
  • Workshop participation
  • Web conference to address key issues
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Numerical Control (NC) Market Service

Providing Information Critical to Successful Strategies and Sound Business Decisions

Numerical control (NC), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and related solutions are key enabling technologies for advanced manufacturing. To support this market, CIMdata offers the NC Market Service which is focused solely on the worldwide NC software and related-services market. Benefits of participation include:

  • CIMdata’s Annual NC Market Analysis Report
  • Public research reports and white papers
  • PLM Late Breaking News & Weekly Summary
  • CIMdata Commentaries
  • CIMdata position statements
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Featured Cimdata Reports

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PLM Market Analysis Reports

The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market during 2012. 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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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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PLM Market Analysis Country Reports

These reports offer country-specific analyses of the PLM market during calendar year 2012. Their focus is on PLM investment and use in industrial markets. Reports cover Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.