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Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2014—Blending Virtual and Real Worlds—Part One
Siemens’ new “realize innovation” strategy is an evolution of what has been in the works at Siemens PLM Software for some time. The vendor has been working hard

electric magnet  investments in Polarion and Electric Cloud , and it wouldn't surprise anyone if some acquisitions happen down the track. For now, partnering remains Siemens’ response to PTC ’s acquisitions of MKS Integrity and Atego in the ALM space.   Figure 3 – System simulations   Enter Siemens Innovation Platform   Siemens’ new “realize innovation” strategy is an evolution of what has been in the works at Siemens PLM Software for some time. The vendor has been working hard to deliver industry-centric

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Madison Electric and Standard Electric Select Infor SX.e


Infor’s reinvigorated wholesale distribution software has new wins. Most recently, the Madison Electric and Standard Electric companies, both family-owned and operated for 100 years, have selected Infor Distribution SX.e to improve internal processes as well as customer and vendor experiences.

electric magnet  Electric and Standard Electric Select Infor SX.e Infor’s reinvigorated wholesale distribution software has new wins. Most recently, the Madison Electric and Standard Electric companies, both family-owned and operated for 100 years, have selected Infor Distribution SX.e to improve internal processes as well as customer and vendor experiences. It’s also expected that the flagship distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite (see vendor snapshot here ) will accommodate expanding Read More

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 "This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more

electric magnet  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 providers. —Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst Nexica chooses Cisco to power its cloud services Industry tags: Cloud Computing Nexica, a company that offers managed IT solutions, has chosen Cisco to power its private and hybrid cloud services Read More

"Once Bitten” Vendor Is Not “Twice Shy” about New Acquisition


IFS Defence Ltd., a joint venture between BAE Systems and IFS, recently acquired iSC, a British custom software firm. However, some product integration issues and questions about long-term benefits for IFS customers outside the defense sector should be monitored.

electric magnet  Saab , and General Electric (GE) Transportation . Further along the lines of a different acquisition tack, strong joint ventures that go well beyond the usual press release (PR) announcements and joint marketing and financial arrangements (such as those with BAE and NEC ), have recently become the norm for IFS. However, acquisitions are usually done directly by IFS, whereas the iSC acquisition is unusual for its being conducted by the IFS Defence joint venture. This route was apparently chosen owing to Read More

Commerce One Holds Announcement Festival


Commerce One’s eLink2000 in Las Vegas is less about gambling than it is about sure things. Except, perhaps, for just how close it’s willing to get to SAP.

electric magnet  its arrangement with General Electric become clearer we may see a number of announcements that are both financially and technologically interesting. If (technological) excitement was muted, surprise was abundant. As measured by its official press releases, Commerce One seems to have wanted to play down the termination of BuySite, and not without reason. This represents a major change in direction. In general we think it is a wise one. Many companies will be happy with buy-side software from third party Read More

AtTask—Enabling Enterprise Work Management in the Cloud


Cloud-based social project management solution providers seem to be doing quite well of late, at least based on AtTask’s upbeat results. The Utah-based provider of software as a service (SaaS) enterprise work management (EWM) solutions recently announced results for fiscal 2013 with 50 percent year-over-year subscription growth, as well as a whopping 410 percent year-over-year subscription growth of the AtTask Marketing Work Cloud.

electric magnet  Blues, REI, Trek, Schneider Electric, Tommy Hilfiger, Disney, and ATB Financial. The company has nearly 1,500 clients overall, with nearly 110,000 individual users (the individual user count does not include Collaboration users such as external partners). Over 1,200 clients use the project portfolio management (PPM) product, with about 90,000 individual users for PPM.   Scott Johnson founded AtTask in 2001, and Eric Morgan joined AtTask as CEO in 2011. AtTask is headquartered on the “Silicon Slopes” Read More

It's the Aftermarket Service, Stupid! (Part I)


Regardless of the economic environment (and sentiments), I always think of the opportunity within the aftermarket service and support as a profitable, high-margin and customer-captive business, and yet, still underserved. General Electric (GE) would be the proverbial example of a company that has focused on aftermarket opportunities, going so far as to call itself a "services" company as opposed

electric magnet  yet, still underserved. General Electric (GE) would be the proverbial example of a company that has focused on aftermarket opportunities, going so far as to call itself a services company as opposed to a products company. GE indeed, starting with Jack Welch’s long chief executive officer (CEO) tenure, has been widely reported to have significantly increased both its total revenue and profitability by focusing on services opportunities in addition to developing world-class products. The Read More

Gosh, They Kill Partnerships, Don't They?


There is nothing new in the fact that software partnerships do not last long. While Commerce One would face serious consequences if there were a breakup with SAP, the bigger and better party would not be unscathed either. The partners may, therefore, stay together, for the children's sake.

electric magnet  such as IBM, General Electric GXS , or Sterling Commerce , that might be approached by SAP for a partnership could find themselves in a quandary - whether to turn the potential gold mine opportunity down or to end up feeling taken advantage of. As a summary, without intentions of sounding like a talk show counselor, regardless of who of the partners is to blame for the loss of love in the family, nobody seems to be a beneficiary from a rocky or failed relationship; look for both SAP' and Commerce One's Read More

Service Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket


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electric magnet  sale is completed. General Electric (NYSE:GE) is an excellent example of a company that has focused on aftermarket opportunities, going so far as to call themselves a services company as opposed to a products company. General Electric is widely reported to have significantly increased both their total revenue and their profitability by focusing on services opportunities in addition to developing world-class products. While General Electric may not have called their strategy Service Lifecycle Read More

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electric magnet  Study: Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Electric Europe thought its enterprise resource planning (ERP) would address all of its reporting requirements. But long-term, this proved difficult to sustain, due to the company’s ever-changing procedures. So Mitsubishi decided to invest in a tool that would integrate data from disparate systems, speed up the delivery of information, and provide dashboard, analysis, and reporting capabilities. Find out more. Read More

Case Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company


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electric magnet  Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits. Read More

Ariba Goes Vertical: No Pain, Much Gain


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electric magnet  Goes Vertical: No Pain, Much Gain Event Summary Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA) has purchased privately held TRADEX Technologies, Inc. for $1.86 billion in stock, based on the closing price on the date of the announcement. Ariba sells software that lets companies engage in E-procurement, and manages marketplaces that bring together its buy-side customers with vendors. Ariba's marketplaces are primarily for MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) products. TRADEX sells software that allows its customers Read More

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electric magnet  diesel powered generators and electric generating sets. Source : Access Commerce Resources Related to SDMO Industries process: Lead Management (Wikipedia) Lead Generation (Wikipedia) Lead Manufacturing (Wikipedia) Case Study: SDMO Industries SDMO Industries process is also known as : Lead-to-Order process , lto manufacturing , lead generation management , made-to-order product , build-to-order product , lead-to-order workflow , lead management system , sales lead management system , lto process , lto Read More

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