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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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PLM Foresight — Delivering actionable research to the global PLM economy

PLM Market Research

Each year CIMdata publishes an extensive range of global and regional analysis reports covering the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market. CIMdata’s PLM market analysis provides two different perspectives on PLM – Comprehensive PLM and Mainstream PLM.

Comprehensive PLM covers the full product definition over the entire product lifecycle and across all industrial segments. This includes mechanical, electronic, software, and documentation components, as well as support for both discrete and process industries.

Mainstream PLM is a subset of Comprehensive PLM that includes the sub-sectors that have traditionally been addressed by the major PLM solution providers, i.e., MCAD, S&A, NC, cPDm, and Digital Manufacturing. Mainstream PLM does not include AEC, EDA, CASE, and cPDm-focused applications.

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PLM Knowledge Councils

CIMdata’s PLM Knowledge Councils focus on in-depth research defining best practices. Topics covered are those of interest to industrial PLM users and to PLM solution and service providers looking to set and refine their PLM strategies. The research emphasizes strategic as well as tactical options for companies to follow as they further adopt PLM. Council topics are developed from CIMdata’s PLM Community as technology evolves and industry dictates.

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Numerical Control Software Market Service

CIMdata’s Numerical Control (NC) Software Market Service provides essential information to companies developing strategic, market, and product plans. It is an important source of information for solution providers and venture capitalists considering entry or expansion into the CAM software field or relationships with NC software vendors; large manufacturing companies using NC software; and independent research organizations, libraries, and universities offering a manufacturing program.

The CIMdata NC Software Market Service is composed of three major elements:

  • Generalized deliverables including industry news, position statements, and research reports
  • An annual NC Software and Related Services Market Assessment Report
  • A call-in service for NC market-related information

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CIMdata’s research and analysis is well known and respected in the PLM industry. CIMdata’s research goal is to deliver actionable research to the global PLM economy. This is achieved through many different channels including: PLM market reports, freely accessible whitepapers and industry information, commentaries, a free weekly newsletter, and numerous industry surveys and polls.

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Custom Research Projects

CIMdata conducts custom research for its clients covering a wide range of PLM-related issues. Examples of how CIMdata’s custom research may help you include: competitive analysis, specific market analyses, whitepapers, and program reviews. CIMdata works with you to determine exactly what you need to stay at the top in your market.

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Featured Cimdata Reports

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.

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.

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.