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Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact
The advent and growth of vendors targeting the needs of discrete manufacturing industries proves that the PLM market in this sector has been hot. Agile Software

plm market  Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact Recent Announcements Early in August, Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), a San Jose, CA-based provider of PLM solutions with historic strength in the electronics and medical devices industries, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, Eigner ( www.eigner.com ), a German provider of PLM solutions to the automotive, industrial equipment, aerospace and defense (A&D) industries, for an undisclosed

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a strategic degree. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. My post then explored the strengths and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from

plm market  paper make it the PLM market leader. Some PLM market-sizing firms such as CIMdata put SAP and Oracle amid the Top 5 PLM providers (based on their PLM revenues). But the skeptic in us asks how many total active (maintenance) PLM seats does SAP have and how many PLM seats are bundled with ERP seats and therefore not necessarily in use, i.e., in the bought but not implemented category? This is where the PLM math gets a bit fuzzy: do PPM and ideation, both modules of PLM, count as a full-fledged PLM user? Read More

Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact


Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, QAD, IFS and Epicor, and newly formed mid-market juggernauts like Microsoft Great Plains, Best Software (formerly Sage Software), and Navision, to name some. Frontstep and the Syspro Group lead the way.

plm market  areas by then. Therefore, PLM collaboration aspect might gain the spotlight of importance then. To that, in the ERP market, the major vendors focused on the high-end of the market have virtually evolved into providers of comprehensive e-Business suites. While that has long not been the news for SAP , Oracle , and PeopleSoft , many Tier 2 vendors like J.D. Edwards , Baan , IFS , Intentia , QAD , and others, have recently significantly expanded their traditional ERP suites, either internally or via Read More

PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives


It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And the choices as to which software tools or system an organization should employ in its initiatives should be entirely based on the review and assessment of its current PLM system.

plm market  organization already has a PLM system in place which guides how products are managed across their lifecycle, from concept through to eventual market withdrawal.  A strategic approach to PLM requires a comprehensive assessment of the processes that make up the PLM system in order to determine possible areas of improvement.  Any process improvements that are undertaken as part of a PLM initiative must be strategic in nature and affect the organization's bottom line by: Increasing profits contributed by a Read More

Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part One: Recent Events and Market Impact


The former die-hard IBM AS/400-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, seems to have found its soul after the recent acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep and Frontstep's extended-ERP product line on a Microsoft .NET-based technology platform. While another acquisition of an ERP competitor is not very likely, MAPICS seems to have rather opted for lateral acquisitions of strategic extension products, starting with the MAGIK! PLM product.

plm market  the Internet. With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor, and track product development and revision processes with their customers, suppliers, and employees amid the increasing pressures of mass customization, globalization, regulatory compliance, increased outsourcing, and product accountability to name some of the market driving forces. Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and MAPICS refrained from acquiring the entire Ceimis' operations. However, Read More

The Net Market of the August Moon


Calico Commerce has opened up a subsidiary to sell its business-to-business software products to the Japanese market.

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Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT


Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

plm market  Baan filling much-needed CRM, PLM and possibly some SCM gaps in SSA GT's portfolio, and vice versa, SSA GT's MasterPiece/Net should cater for human resources (HR) and corporate financials, which have long been the gaps or weaker spots in Baan's natively provided functionality. Also, Warehouse BOSS might be a great cross-selling opportunity to existing Baan customers. Mid-market incumbent status, with iBaan being more suitable for the upper-end of the market, while SSA GT's products seem to fit well in Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 4: Market Predictions


ERP will be redefined as a platform for enabling e-business globally. Originally focused on automating internal processes of an enterprise, ERP systems will include customer and supplier-centric processes as well. The conclusive evidence of this redefinition is the move of all major ERP players into CRM and SCM applications.

plm market  ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 4: Market Predictions The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond Part 4: Market Predictions P.J. Jakovljevic - October 11, 2001 Executive Summary  Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrated software solutions have become synonymous with competitiveness, particularly throughout the 1990's. ERP systems replace islands of information with a single, packaged software solution that integrates all traditional enterprise management functions (transactions) like financials, human Read More

Improving Business Integration for a Competitive Advantage in the Mid-market


Mid-market companies can level the competitive playing field by using business integration technology. Integrated processes reduce costs by decreasing data entry errors, improving supply chain responsiveness, and increasing inventory accuracy—not to mention eliminating document processing fees and customer charge-backs. But how can mid-market companies leverage the capabilities of "high-end" integration solutions?

plm market  Business Integration for a Competitive Advantage in the Mid-market Improving Business Integration for a Competitive Advantage in the Mid-market If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Boomi, a leading provider of business integration software for small and mid-sized business (SMBs), has chosen OpSource On-Demand™ to deliver the Boomi On Demand integration offering. Source : Boomi Software Resources Related to Read More

3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market


Recently, 3D Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geomagic. Geomagic develops the software that is used for scanning physical objects into 3D data. It also produces 3D metrology and inspection software that compares and verifies the measurements of an actual physical product with its design. This acquisition fits well with the portfolio and offerings of 3D Systems, which is well known

plm market  Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market Recently, 3D Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geomagic . Geomagic develops the software that is used for scanning physical objects into 3D data. It also produces 3D metrology and inspection software that compares and verifies the measurements of an actual physical product with its design. This acquisition fits well with the portfolio and offerings of 3D Systems, which is well known for its 3D content-to-print Read More

Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact


With Best having already captured a lion's share of the market estimated to consist of several millions of small enterprises or ~$14 billion in revenue opportunity, and continuing to capture new customers, the likes of MBS will likely have their work cut out for them despite their recently unveiled sound strategy and product offering.

plm market  Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact Market Impact At the beginning of June, somewhat coinciding with the onset of PeopleSoft/J.D. Edwards and Oracle drama bloodshed (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), Best Software, Inc. , one of the leading incumbent providers of integrated accounting, business management, HR/payroll and fixed asset solutions for small and mid-sized companies in North America, Read More

Prioritizing Your PLM Initiatives and Spends


There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise.

plm market  Your PLM Initiatives and Spends There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product development process. Although the benefits are apparent, there are questions about the best approach and investments to drive PLM across the organization. This white paper discusses a phased approach for accelerated PLM adoption in an enterprise. Read More

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Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. In this white paper, you’ll discover how PLM solutions can help your company achieve faster time-to-market. And you’ll learn how integrating PLM with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system maximizes the capabilities of both.

plm market  Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. In this white paper, you’ll discover how PLM solutions can help your company achieve faster time-to-market. And you’ll learn how integrating PLM with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system maximizes the capabilities of both. Read More

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There wasn’t a lack of big news in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry in the past few weeks. On May 20th, Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7th, PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28th, 2010. Two days

plm market  20 th , Siemens PLM Software unveiled High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) at the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 (Expo 2010). On June 7 th , PTC told PTC/USER 2010 attendees that a virtual launch event for Project Lightning was schedule on October 28 th , 2010. Two days later, Dassault Systèmes announced the acquisition of Exalead ( read the press release ). Since the month of June is packed with three major PLM events in the world ( PTC/USER World Event , Dassault Systèmes SwYm Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations


SSA GT has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan and Ironside certainly are not) and/or ailing vendors (which Baan has been, and Ironworks will have likely become).

plm market  iBaan SCM and iBaan PLM should assume the same approach. Existing SSA GT customers, particularly former interBiz ones, which have been yearning to rejuvenate their almost outdated technologies in place should welcome the above merger plans and check whether Ironside Solutions and/or the Bann Gemini product, once launched and proven, might be a fresh replacement or a long awaited migration path, although switching products is typically a bumpy road for users of legacy applications. Less technologically Read More