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Welcome to this issue of 2PLM, an e-zine distributed every two weeks on a free subscription basis. This week's article "EDM/PLM for U.S. DoD Acquisition Programs; People Considerations" is from Mike Dominik, Vice President, NetIDEAS Inc.
* EDM/PLM for U.S. DoD Acquisition Programs; People Considerations *
Since the late 1990s, it has become mandatory for U.S. government DoD acquisition programs to require that corporate prime contractors provide many of the functions of an EDM/PLM solution as part of acquisition programs. A high profile example is the Air Force Joint Strike Fighter Program. In many DoD programs, the EDM/PLM system becomes a core element in an "Integrated Digital Environment" (IDE), a topic included in courses taught at the Defense Systems Management College. When considering three pillars of enterprise EDM/PLM success - People, Process, and Technology - the People component must be addressed continuously. When some of the People are government employees and active duty military personnel, special considerations need to be addressed by the prime contractor and its selection of a project leader.
Organizational considerations when planning an enterprise EDM/PLM system are familiar to many practitioners. But when one of the elements of the enterprise is a government or military agency, corporate practices and culture may not be sufficient. While corporate leaders will usually demand a definable return on investment, an industry-government implementation introduces additional diversity of stakeholder expectations, and requires distinct understanding, communication, and coordination. Because development programs can take years before production begins, and may have a decades-long product life cycle, good planning at the outset can make or break the perception of EDM/PLM success, and become a crucial image factor early in the program. Three principal stakeholder groups need to be addressed:
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Imaginestics announced that it has acquired WeToolIT, Inc, a developer of software products and services for the tooling industry. Details
* Financial *
AVEVA Group plc announced that it expects profits for the financial year to 31 March 2003 to be within the range of current market expectations. Details
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced total revenue for the first quarter of 2003 of $256 million. Details
Commerce One announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2003. Revenues for the current quarter totaled $13.1 million as compared with $31.8 million for the corresponding quarter in 2002 and $19.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2002. Details
Dassault Systemes reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003. In comparison to the first quarter of 2002 total revenue decreased 7%. Details
Geometric Software Solutions announced that consolidated revenues for the year ended 31st March 2003 increased by 32.33 %. Details
Hummingbird Ltd. reported its unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter ended March 31, 2003. Details
MSC.Software Corp. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003. Revenues for the quarter were $85.1 million, a 28% increase. Details
Mentor Graphics Corporation reported first quarter 2003 revenues of $159.3 million. Details
Moldflow Corporation announced the results for its third fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2003. Third quarter revenues of $9.5 million increased 6% sequentially from the prior quarter and were unchanged from the corresponding quarter of fiscal 2002. Details
Open Text Corporation announced financial results for its third quarter ended March 31, 2003. Total revenue for the quarter was $44.0 million. Details
PTC reported revenue totaling $171.0 million for the second quarter ended March 29, 2003, compared with $179.9 million for the same period last year. Details
SAP AG announced its preliminary financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003. Total revenues for the first quarter of 2003 were down 8% to Euro1.5 billion (2002: Euro1.7 billion). Details
* People *
Ariba, Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Leo Keeley as vice president and general manager of Ariba's Asia Pacific business operations. Details
Avatech Solutions appointed Eric Pratt as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. Details
Proficiency announced the addition of Susan Walter as director of sales. Details
* Implementation *
Agile Software Corporation announced that Lucent Technologies, a leading global supplier of communications networking equipment, has completed a major expansion of its Agile enterprise product lifecycle management platform through the addition of the Agile Product Cost Management solution. Details
Centric Software, Inc. announced that Siemens AG has increased its deployment of Centric Software's Innovation solutions with a substantial follow-on order. Details
Eigner announced that is has been awarded a $2 million contract from Siemens Automation and Drives, a leading worldwide supplier of automation and drive systems for the discrete manufacturing and process industries. Details
Formation Systems announced that RPM Wood Finishes Group has deployed the Optiva Requests module to improve the process of delivering customers the new products they request. Details
PTC announced that United Defense Industries, Inc.'s Armament Systems Division has purchased 900 seats of PTC's Windchill for product lifecycle management (PLM). Details
Realization Technologies announced that Daimler Chrysler has selected its Concerto multi project management software. Details
Realization Technologies announced that The Goal Institute has purchased its Concerto software to manage client project implementations. Details
* Developments *
ALGOR, Inc. announced that its InCAD technology for direct CAD/CAE data exchange now includes full associativity with each design change for Autodesk Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge and SolidWorks. Details
Alibre Inc. announced the latest release of its low-cost design application, Alibre Design 6.0, as well as a new advanced application, Alibre Design Professional. Details
Autodesk, Inc. announced the immediate availability of Autodesk Inventor Series 7 software and the upcoming availability of the Autodesk Streamline 5 manufacturing collaboration service this summer. Details
BetaSphere announced the availability of a new solution - the BetaSphere Feedback Management Server for Implementation Management. Details
Cyco Software announced that AutoManager Meridian 2003a and AutoManager TeamWork 2003a are ready for shipping. Details
Endeca announced Version 3.5 of the Endeca Navigation Engine. Details
Processia Solutions announced the availability of VPMWired, an integration solution to integrate Enovia VPM with other PLM/ERP applications like EDS Teamcenter. Details
Spicer Corporation, a world leader in developing universal document viewing, markup, editing, and scanning software announced the release of Imagenation 7.2. Details
* Relationships *
Agile Software Corporation and Global Information Business, an Arrow Electronics, Inc. business unit, announced a joint development, marketing and access partnership in which the two companies will work together to combine Agile's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions with the Global Information Business' Ubiquidata electronic components database. Details
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the next step in its alliance with Xilinx Inc. with complete support for the new Spartan-3 platform FPGAs. Details
Engineous Software, Inc., announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Engineous and Simmetrix Inc. Details
Intergraph announced that the Chiyoda Corporation of Japan and the Process, Power and Offshore division of Intergraph Corporation have signed a long term contract for implementation and development of global information management and project engineering software. Details
MSC.Software Corp. announced the signing of a new agent agreement with long time Spanish business partner Analisis y Simulacion. Details
QUMAS announced the extension of its development and support agreement with Documentum. Details
Spatial Corp. and Fluent announced that Fluent's GAMBIT 2.1 preprocessor, due for general release within the next month, includes native CATIA V4 translation. Details
Spatial Corp. and PROSTEP AG announced that PROSTEP has become a new Spatial Component Application Architecture (CAA) V5 Adopter and is planning to integrate their product suite into the Dassault Systemes V5 environment. Details
* Other *
Alibre Inc. announced a new schedule of affordable customer support services for Alibre Design customers. Details
Alibre Inc. is offering extended six-month free trials of Alibre Design to users in regions affected by the SARS disease: China, Taiwan, Singapore and the Toronto, Canada area. Details
EDS and Alabama Governor Bob Riley announced a sweeping program giving every technical student in the state access to the latest manufacturing and design software. Details
Firepond, Inc. announced a series of restructuring actions designed to reduce its global operating expenses and further preserve the company's cash balance. Details
QAD Inc. announced it is positioned as the only "Challenger" in Gartner's ERP II Discrete-Manufacturing, Midmarket Magic Quadrant. Details
Surfware, Inc., maker of SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems, announced their newly enhanced Internet-based training facility for SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems users, referred to as SURFCAM eTraining. Details
Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. announced it has been included in Gartner's latest Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Magic Quadrant. Details
Verity Inc. announced that its K2 Enterprise software is being used by the Italian government on its citizen portal, www.italia.gov.it. Details
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