July 20 2009

John Stark Associates

Volume 12
Number 9

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- Welcome
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- News
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* Welcome *
Welcome to 2PLM, an e-zine distributed about every two weeks. This issue includes :
  • Technology vs. Problem
* Technology vs. Problem *
by Scott Cleveland

Problem First
Typically, a company spends money to solve some kind of problem. They buy a new computer because they are short of compute power; They buy additional disks because they are out of storage space; They buy new software because either they need more for a new employee or there is an application that they don't have but need; etc.

Following this logic, the Problem comes first.

Technology First
Let's say that I am a big believer in SOA (service oriented architecture) software. I will be looking to use SOA wherever possible. My answer to any and every problem is going to involve some kind of SOA solution.

There is an old adage that if the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail. With a technology first approach, you are walking around with a hammer ready to pound on anything. You could run across a Philips head screw - you have the option of pounding it in with a hammer or you could look at other technology, like a Philips head screwdriver.

My Thoughts....
I can't stress enough that you must really understand the problem before thinking about technology. Reviewing problems with a technology approach will put you in a position to make compromises in your solution. And, a technology approach won't allow you to really look at a problem from all angles - angles where other technologies might comprise a better solution.

Many companies have adopted the tried and true ADCI process. ADCI stands for analysis, design, construction and implementation. Analysis should be done without regard for technology. In the Design phase, it is appropriate to look at alternative technologies to create your solution. Still, it would be wise to look at all technologies to see if a better solution is possible. Construction - build the solution. And, Implementation - Implement the solution....

Your Thoughts....

Scott Cleveland is VP Sales & Marketing, Ingenuus Software.

 Product Lifecycle
 Management: Paradigm for 21st Century Product Realisation

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* Corporate *
Mentor Graphics Corp. and LogicVision, Inc. announced the two companies have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Mentor Graphics will acquire LogicVision. Details

MSC.Software announced it entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of Symphony Technology Group (STG) under which a company controlled by STG will acquire all of MSC's outstanding shares in a one-step cash merger transaction valued at approximately $360 million. Details

* Financial *
Corel Corp. reported revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, ended May 31, 2009, were $50.4 million. Details

Tata Consultancy Services reported Q1 2009-10 revenues at $1.48B. Details

* Implementations *
aPriori announced that SFI has selected the aPriori Product Cost Management software platform. Details

Altair Engineering, Inc. announced that its HyperWorks CAE platform has been used by ABstructures. Details

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that STARC is implementing a Cadence flow for semiconductor designs larger than 20 million gates. Details

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced Toshiba Information Systems selected integrated Cadence Virtuoso Custom IC and EDI System technology. Details

Cadence Design Systems Inc. announced that National Semiconductor has adopted the Cadence Virtuoso Accelerated Parallel Simulator. Details

Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. announced that Sport Systems Unlimited is using SolidWorks software. Details

SofTech, Inc.
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NEC Corp. and Seiko Epson Corp. announced that Epson has deployed a new product data management system to Suzhou Epson with support from NEC. Details

PTC announced that Fujigiken Inc. has been using Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill. Details

PTC announced that GIGABYTE Corporation has deployed Windchill. Details

SofTech, Inc. announced that its ProductCenter PLM solution has been selected by Hayward Tyler, Inc. Details

think3 announced that Korg Italy has chosen think3's product lifecycle management solution. Details

* Developments *
AVEVA Group plc announced a new AVEVA product solution, AVEVA Instrumentation. Details

ESI Group announced the release of PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5. Details

ICEM Limited announced that ICEM Surf 4.8.2 is available. Details

Icona Solutions Ltd. announced the availability of aesthetica Version 3.1. Details

Kalypso announced PLM Vivo, a pre-configured PLM solution for the food and beverage industry. Details

ModuleWorks announced the latest release of its CAM components, version 2009.6. Details

Objet Geometries announced a new add-in for SolidWorks 2009 CAD software, CADMatrix. Details

Polygon Software announced PolyPM Production Planning, integrated with PLM and ERP. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced Femap 10.1. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced the latest release of Teamcenter includes new functionality for CPG and F&B. Details

SpaceClaim announced new Service Packs for SpaceClaim Engineer and SpaceClaim Style. Details

Vero Software Plc announced the release of Machining Strategist v11. Details

Visual Technology Services Ltd announced PDF3D Version 1.9.0. Details

Wilcox Associates Inc. announced the release of PC-DMIS 2009. Details

Yunique Solutions Inc. announced new materials development tools for its plmOn solution. Details

* Relationships *
Altair Engineering, Inc. announced that Intrinsys has joined the HyperWorks channel partner program. Details

Altair announced the addition of Sculptor from Optimal Solutions Software to its HyperWorks Enabled Community. Details

Autodesk announced it elected Mid-West CAD as Reseller of the Quarter for the Americas for the first quarter of FY 2010. Details

CAD Manufacturing Solutions and Motive Systems announced the availability of CMS Vault by M-Files. Details

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced signing Beijing Ruihesoft Co., Ltd. as a distributor. Details

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced signing Trident Techlabs Pvt. Ltd as a distributor in India. Details

Pilgrim Software, Inc. announced a marketing agreement with HCL Technologies. Details

Premier Farnell plc announced Altium and EMA Design Automation have integrated Premier Farnell's DesignLink. Details

Zuken announced that StarCad Oy will be taking on CADSTAR distribution. Details

* Other *
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that Ricoh Co., Ltd. has joined the Power Forward Initiative. Details

Le Club PLM, an organisation aiming to bring together PLM experts, reported on its preparatory meeting, held June 30, 2009. Details

 Global  Product

Open Text Corp. announced that Forrester Research, Inc. named Open Text a leader in The Forrester Wave : Records Management, Q2 2009. Details

Pilgrim Software, Inc. announced it was honored with the 2009 Best of Tampa Award in the Computer Software category. Details

PTC announced that Ducati Motor Company has named PTC as "Official Supplier" 2009. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced an in-kind software and services grant with a commercial value of US$35 million to Chung Yuan Christian University. Details

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