Today, many companies have massive amounts of information generated from their product lifecycle processes currently lying dormant, often spread across many sites, departments, and divisions, and located in several different unconnected databases. This information overload, resulting from the increasing speed, variety, and volume of data coming from multiple sources, could and should be used to
to enable the big picture view. Active Workspace features similar themes and capabilities to Dassault Systemes ’ 3DLive and Exalead offerings and the former Inforbix , recently acquired by Autodesk . While Siemens’ nascent solution has only a few early adopters (beta customers), this is certainly the way complex PLM environments should and will be used in the future for the reason of simplification and user productivity.