PLM Conference, September, 16 Reasons to Attend the Geneva PLM Conference, The Path to PLM [2], Standardisation News


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John Stark Associates                                                                                                                                               August 15, 2011 - Vol14 #10

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PLM Conference, September
by John Stark
Have you registered for the Geneva International PLM Conference?

It will be held on September 6-7, 2011 at the CERN site in Geneva, Switzerland, and looks like the best PLM event of 2011:

  • more than 35 top PLM speakers
  • speakers from over 20 industrial organisations as well as from government, research and academic organisations
  • speakers from a range of industries such as aerospace, apparel, cleantech, electronic, fragrances & flavours, infrastructure, machinery, medical device, pharmaceutical, precision equipment, research, telecom, transportation and the watch industry

  • an exhibition with global PLM vendors such as Siemens PLM Software, ORACLE, CONTACT Software and Autodesk - as well as VARs, SIs and consultants such as CADCAMation, Helbling IT Solutions, Hurni Engineering, ICP Solution, and INNEO

Please use the following links to register.

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There's still time to be an PLM Conference Exhibitor or Sponsor. Please follow this link to exhibit or sponsor.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact John Stark.

16 Reasons to Attend the Geneva International PLM Conference and Exhibition
by The PLM Conference Organisers
1. Find out how to implement PLM faster and get the benefits sooner

2. Learn from the experience of speakers from over 20 companies applying PLM

3. Understand how leading companies are addressing PLM

4. Benefit from the Lessons Learned of those who've already been there

5. Rate the progress of your PLM against that of other organisations

6. Learn how to apply PLM in your organisation

7. Get answers to your specific questions about PLM

8. Get input for your PLM Implementation Plan

9. Understand PLM Best Practice

10. Educate your PLM Team Members

11. See the latest solutions proposed by PLM application vendors

12. Discover the added value of system integrators

13. Meet PLM consultants and ascertain how they can help

14. Find out about future developments of PLM

15. Get informed about leading-edge research in PLM

16. Meet and share PLM experience with people from other organisations


The Path to PLM [2]
by Roger Tempest
The Path to PLM (described in more detail in 2PLM August 01) has now been finalised, and is published as the Q2 2012 issue of the PLM Journal.

The Path to PLM methodology explains what to do to take a company from a starting point 'zero' to the launch of a functional PLM platform within a declared two-year timeframe. It is used in conjunction with the PLM Best Practice Library (see 2PLM July 04)), which provides extensive material to show how to carry out the tasks involved.

The methodology enables any organisation from any industry to become fully aware of PLM, and to achieve a practical and effective first implementation within 2 years. It can be used by any company that decides: "We want to find out exactly how PLM can help our business, and implement an effective system by the quickest and most practical route." 

The Path to PLM can also be used by companies that have already started out with PLM, but feel that progress has not been as good as expected. The methodology includes a "brownfield" process that will steer the implementation onto a best-practice track within a similar timescale.

Both the Path to PLM and the PLM Best Practice Library have been generated as a result of the PLM Standardisation Initiative, and are part of the PLMIG membership material for 2011. More information is available via


Roger Tempest is co-founder of the PLMIG. Membership of the PLMIG is available via 

Standardisation News
by Roger Tempest
The PLM Standardisation Initiative will "call in" at the Geneva Conference in three weeks' time, with a PLMIG presentation on PLM standards, governance, and benchmarking that will highlight the new developments that are being made. The 16 Reasons to Attend at CERN include:-
  • Find out how to implement PLM faster and get the benefits sooner
  • Understand how leading companies are addressing PLM
  • Benefit from the Lessons Learned of those who've already been there
  • Learn how to apply PLM in your organisation
  • Get input for your PLM Implementation Plan
  • Understand PLM Best Practice
  • Find out about future developments of PLM

The standardisation of PLM, and the development of the PLM Best Practice Library, impact all of these.

The Initiative continues with the 2-day Milan Workshop on 27-28 September, partnered by Holonix and Promise Innovation. The Milan Workshop is a chance to see the current status of PLM in the Italian region and to cover detailed subjects including:-

  • PLM Standards for SMBs
  • How to apply the Path to PLM
  • Metrics for the operational benefits of implementing PLM
  • Future closed-loop and through-life technology

Registration for Milan is now open, and delegates in Geneva receive a discount on the Milan Workshop fee. You can find out more information about the Milan Workshop via



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ANSYS, Inc. announced the Company has successfully completed the acquisition of Apache Design Solutions, Inc. Details

Razorleaf announced the acquisition of Office2PDM and EPDM Dashboard from Extensible CAD. Details



ANSYS, Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Total GAAP and non-GAAP revenue was $162.3 million. Details

CENIT AG announced financial results for the first 6 months of 2011. Details

Cimatron Limited announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Revenues for the second quarter of 2011 were $10.0 million. Details

FARO Technologies, Inc. announced results for the quarter ended July 2, 2011. Sales were $59.7 million. Details

Open Text Corp. announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended June 30, 2011. Total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $285.5 million. Details 


BigMachines, Inc. announced the appointment of Sean Fallon in the dual role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Details

E2open announced that Carl Bass has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. Details

Gerber Technology announced that Glenn Funk joins Gerber Technology as PLM solutions manager. Details

PTC announced the appointment of Thomas Bogan to its Board of Directors. Details

Tacton Systems announced the appointment of Anders Hellermark as responsible for the TactonWorks business unit. Details 


ANSYS announced that DENSO has selected ANSYS FEM software. Details

AVEVA announced that Metso Paper has made a major new purchase of AVEVA technology. Details

Bentley Systems, Inc. announced that Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is deploying Bentley's ProjectWise project team collaboration platform. Details

Centric Software, Inc. announced that JD Sports Fashion plc has selected Centric Software, Inc. to provide product lifecycle management (PLM) software for its apparel lines. Details 

Eurostep announced it won important positions in a PLCS services framework contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). Services to be delivered include implementation and standardization related to PLCS. Details

McLaren Software announced it has been awarded a contract worth $1.4m by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. Details

Oracle announced that The Kroger Co. has selected Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Process. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced that Hi-P (Shanghai) Precision Tooling Co., Ltd. has selected NX software. Details

Visual 2000 International Inc. announced that DC Design International will implement its End-2-End Solution. Details  


Autodesk, Inc. announced the availability of Autodesk Simulation CFD. Details

Autodesk, Inc. announced its Autodesk 123D Sculpt app. Details

Autodsys, Inc. announced it released IntelliCAD 7 Standard. Details

AVEVA announced AVEVA Engineering and AVEVA Electrical. Details

Centric Software, Inc. announced the patent-pending Capture It for iPhone app. Details

CIDEON Software announced Release 4.2.6 of CIDEON Conversion Engine for SAP. Details

Extensible CAD Technologies announced the release of a new version of InspectionXpert for Solid Edge. Details

IMSI/Design announced the release of TurboCAD Mac Pro v6. Details

Intergraph released the newest version of Standard Database for SmartPlant Reference Data. Details

ITI TranscenData announced the release of CADfix 8.1. Details

Luxion unveiled KeyShot 3. Details

Quark announced the availability of Quark Publishing System 9. Details

ShipConstructor Software Inc. announced it released ShipConstructor 2012. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced availability of Version 59.0 of the 2D D-Cubed software components. Details

Spatial Corp. announced 3D ACIS Modeler and 3D InterOp R22. Details

Synergis Software announced that it has released Adept 2011. Details

VISTAGY, Inc. announced the release of SyncroFIT 2011. Details

Vuuch announced the availability of Vuuch 4.5. Details 


Aras announced that ENGBRAS Software and Projects has joined the Aras Partner Program. Details

Aras announced that PSC Group has joined the Aras Partner Program. Details

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GlobalSpec announced its partnership with Configure One. Details

Human Solutions and the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW) announced a cooperation. Details

Lightworks announced their partnership with ASCON. Details 


BigMachines, Inc. announced the company grew significantly throughout the first half of 2011. Details

CENIT AG announced it established a subsidiary in Japan. Details

CERN announced it will host the Geneva International Product Lifecycle Management Conference on September 6-7, 2011. Details

MecSoft Corp. announced that VisualXPORT is certified for use with Autodesk Inventor 2011 and 2012 mechanical design and engineering software under the Inventor Certified Applications Program. Details

MSC Software Corp. announced its recently recognized achievement in an article published by MaximumPC, as one of "The 10 Original Software Companies". Details

PARTsolutions, LLC and Sheffer Corporation announced the completion of a 3D part catalog and interactive configurator. Details

Pilgrim Software, Inc. announced that it has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing, privately held U.S. companies. Details

Rand Worldwide announced that its courseware division, ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, has celebrated its 10th anniversary. Details

SAMTECH announced financial support from the Belgian Government to extend the capabilities of its simulation management platform CAESAM. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced that Everything Channel's CRN Magazine named Siemens PLM Software Channel Team Members to two Top 100 Lists. Details

3Dconnexion announced 3D mouse support for several Autodesk 2012 3D design products. Details 


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