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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012
SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment

auto cad news  tags: automotive manufacturing French auto maker Renault has chosen HP to provide support for development of its private cloud solutions. Renault, along with its partner Nissan, will use the HP Utility services solution to develop new telematics solution for its electric cars. Renault will use HP Enterprise Cloud Services to host its European IT infrastructure. Not too long ago, private clouds were supposed to fail as a computing option, but now this model is paying interesting dividends for cloud

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Autodesk Expands Its Visualization Technology Footprint


Autodesk has been making significant investments to enhance its portfolio of visualization and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, primarily by acquiring niche software vendors. In an effort to achieve more depth in its visualization portfolio, Autodesk has acquired PI-VR, a privately held German software vendor that focuses on 3D visualization technology. This acquisition is in line with

auto cad news  names, such as Škoda Auto and Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, which will add to Autodesk’s large portfolio of customers. In the past PI-VR’s VRED solutions have won in some competitive situations against Autodesk Showcase. This acquisition puts Autodesk in a dominant position within the visualization space. The PI-VR team will also bring significant intellectual property from the automotive space, especially from the digitally advanced German manufacturing environment. Read More

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

auto cad news  the aforementioned Siemens Industry Automation Division. What Does All This Mean? In general, I would expect big PLM/CAD vendors to continue to buy their way into smaller sub-vertical segments to achieve incremental growth. The Vistagy and Active acquisitions by Siemens were along those lines, and can be seen as an attempt to penetrate industries and regions where it has had less success in the past (i.e., aerospace and defense [A&D], where PTC is still the leader). To clarify further, PTC may have a Read More

PTC Creo 3.0—CAD Interoperability


CAD software is changing to make data reusable and collaboratively shared in the customer/supplier’s native format (most commonly 3D CAD formats). At the forefront of these changes is product development software player PTC, and the company’s 3D product design solution Creo, now on its third version, which offers powerful CAD interoperability and design and efficiency improvements.

auto cad news  Solid Edge , and Autodesk Inventor files directly in PTC Creo without the need for additional software (Figure 2).   However, Unite technology supports users and organizations to “open” SolidWorks, Catia, and NX files directly in PTC Creo and to maintain them in their original format. There is no conversion required, and the files can be used as if they were native to PTC Creo. There are also no new business objects created that need to be managed.   These changes are bound to bring more users on Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESLos Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applications Industry tags: BI/business analytics "Los Angeles County will use SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions as well as SAS BI solutions to fight organized fraud within the Department of Public and Social Services. Uncovering more than 200 probable fraud cases = BI and business

auto cad news  and valuation, robotics and automation planning, quality management, and part planning and validation. Tecnomatix is Siemens' solution for manufacturing process management, and these enhancements, along with the new release of Teamcenter 9.1 and the existing MES solution SIMATIC IT, shows Siemens' ambition to cover more and more of the manufacturing management functionality not traditionally included in ERP systems. —Gabriel Gheorghiu, TEC ERP Analyst Siemens page on release highlights Oracle releases Read More

Analysis of iBasis and Cisco Systems Joining Forces


Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO - news) and iBasis (NASDAQ: IBAS - news) today announced that they are joining forces to deliver carrier-class, IP-based, Unified Communications services.

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SAP Moving into the Right Hemisphere of the CAD and PLM World




auto cad news  of the top six automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and nine of the top ten US aerospace and defense (A&D) contractors rely on Right Hemisphere to accelerate time-to-market (TTM), increase product and services revenues, and lower product communications costs. Some of the industry’s most respected manufacturers that are customers are DaimlerChrysler, Bell Helicopter , and Sikorsky . The 3D model-based visualization and communications technologies from Right Hemisphere will enhance SAP Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 9, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSInternational distributor of high-tech metals and alloys selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Warehousing "The relatively small but geographically extensive company Datum Alloys made its choice based on a few underlying premises: a need for multicurrency operations in conjunction with local accounting standards, high-quality analytical

auto cad news  that centralize product data, automate and streamline manual business processes, and make it easier to bring a product to market. To that end, a new partnership with EDA Direct, in which EDA Direct, the leading reseller of EDA software products, will sell Arena's BOMControl solution directly to its customer base, should be mutually beneficial. EDA Direct focuses on the design process—but those designs ultimately have to be sourced and manufactured. The partnership with Arena should enable it to help Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMiami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: Distribution "Sage’s customer, Gems Group, reports that this ERP system was selected primarily because of its strong functionality set, Web enablement, graphical dashboard capabilities, embedded forecasting features, and full availability in Spanish. Flexibility was also important, as its users often need to

auto cad news  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS Miami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: Distribution Sage’s customer, Gems Group, reports that this ERP system was selected primarily because of its strong functionality set, Web enablement, graphical dashboard capabilities, embedded forecasting features, and full availability in Spanish. Flexibility was also important, as its users often need to access the software via the Read More

Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSBritish cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, distribution "Aggressively growing cosmetics manufacturer/distributor Badgequo is in need of corporate software to offer single-truth data, eliminate manual data re-entry, and provide full visibility into its extended supply chain. This organization is a real-life example of a small company with

auto cad news  sell SAP IT Process Automation application by Cisco Industry tags: IT process automation (ITPA), cross-industry This is a mutually beneficial endorsement for SAP and Cisco. The choice for IT process automation (ITPA) solutions is vast, in light of providers like Microsoft (former Opalis), BMC Software, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Computer Associates, Redwood Software, ActiveBatch, NetIQ, IBM, Quest Software, UC4 Software, etc. For its part, SAP should be pleased by the endorsed Cisco solution embracing the Read More

Customers, Not Cars, Now Drive Auto Importer’s Strategy


This report reviews how one company made the strategic decision to replace the legacy systems built to support the old organizational structure with a new system that revolves around customers, not vehicles. The new system consists of fully integrated components, with a customer relationship management (CRM)-based frontend. The technology infrastructure was crucial to the overall success of the restructuring effort.

auto cad news  Not Cars, Now Drive Auto Importer’s Strategy This report reviews how one company made the strategic decision to replace the legacy systems built to support the old organizational structure with a new system that revolves around customers, not vehicles. The new system consists of fully integrated components, with a customer relationship management (CRM)-based frontend. The technology infrastructure was crucial to the overall success of the restructuring effort. Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of September 3, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSIndustrial lubricants manufacturer IRMCO selects ProcessPro Premier ERP software Industry tags: manufacturing "This case is a textbook example of an improperly selected ERP system that needed to be replaced. The manufacturer, which operates in a process-based production environment, has finally found an appropriate system that is specifically designed for this type of

auto cad news  management, and professional service automation (PSA). According to Elayne Attara, VP of operations at Single Throw, KeyedIn Solutions have 'enabled better organizational structure and better communications,' which will result in 'better service delivery across the board.' — Ted Rohm, TEC Analyst Profile: KeyedIn Solutions Compare KeyedInProjects head-to-head with other PPM for PSA solutions. City and County of San Francisco selects Envista for right-of-way coordination Industry tags: municipalities, Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 4, 2012


*************************************************** SOFTWARE SELECTIONS ***************************************************UNC Charlotte selects BRG and Syclo Industry tags: public sector, education, facilities management "SAP’s recent acquisition of Syclo reportedly did not play a role in the selection of Syclo or BRG for this project. UNCC was an ARCHIBUS IWMS customer that already knew BRG as

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Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development


Product development is a mission-critical process. And it can also be very expensive. But thanks to modern computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, many manufacturing companies now have the tools that allow better alignment of cost and value-add. This is what’s referred to as “global product development.” Learn more.

auto cad news  manage concurrent changes, and automate the flow of information between members of the product development team. Like CAD, a baseline of information and process control is a critical prerequisite to avoid disabling chaos during the transition to, and ongoing operation of, Global Product Development. Get Global. The introduction of Internet-based collaboration technologies enables the establishment of virtual team rooms that allow dynamic sharing of digital product information across both geographic and Read More