January 2 2012

John Stark Associates

Volume 14
Number 20

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- News
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* Welcome *
Welcome to 2PLM, an e-zine distributed about every two weeks. This issue includes :
  • Foundation of the Geneva International PLM Group
  • PLM News
* Foundation of the Geneva International PLM Group *
by John Stark

The Geneva International PLM Group has now been created on LinkedIn.

The objective of the Group is to enable its members to proactively address together PLM subjects of common interest through two main types of joint activity:
  • event-oriented activities, such as meetings, round tables, workshops, seminars and conferences
  • collaborative projects addressing subjects (such as benchmarking of PLM performance, creation of common definitions of PLM job descriptions, etc.) identified by members
The Group is independent of PLM product and service providers, and focuses on the business, management and organisational issues of Product Lifecycle Management.

The Group is currently headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland which is about 1 hour's flight from most cities in Europe. The Group has members world-wide, reflecting the global importance of PLM.

Three weeks after foundation, providing an important basis for its activities, the Group has a core group of members from the major suppliers of PLM applications and services, as well as from universities and government organisations addressing PLM.

In the coming weeks, the Group aims to increase the number of members from manufacturing companies. If you have a PLM role in an organisation that develops, produces or supports products, your membership in the Group would be welcomed. Membership of the Group is free of charge. You can join here on LinkedIn. (If you are not on LinkedIn, please mail the Group, including your name and e-mail address, and the name of your organisation.)

More information here on the Group's website.

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* Corporate *
Autodesk, Inc. announced it has acquired certain technology-related assets from T-Splines Inc. Details

* Financial *
Oracle Corp. announced fiscal 2012 Q2 GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues of $8.8 billion. Details

* Implementations *
Autodesk, Inc. announced that Rapiscan Systems is using Autodesk Inventor Digital Prototyping software and Autodesk Vault product data management software. Details

Catalog Data Solutions announced that Mueller Streamline Co. has selected its online marketing SaaS solution. Details

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that PKC Eesti AS has deployed the latest technology from the Capital suite of tools. Details

MSC Software Corp. announced that TDS has selected MSC Marc. Details

* Developments *
AVEVA announced the release of AVEVA Space Management 12.1. Details

Dassault Systemes announced the availability of Isight 5.6. Details

GstarCAD announced the official release of GstarCAD2012. Details

Knovel announced it introduced Knovel Databases. Details

Modultek announced Aton6. Details

McLaren Software announced release of Enterprise Engineer 3.7. Details

SolidCAM announced release of InventorCAM 2012. Details

* Relationships *
Modultek announced collaboration with Basware. Details

MSC Software and Sigmadyne announced new capabilities for optimization of optical systems. Details

Panso Solutions announced it partnered with Aras Corporation. Details

Surfware, Inc. announced the appointment of Romeo Engineering, Inc. as its newest reseller in North America. Details

3D Systems Corp. announced the appointment of Potomac Photonics as an authorized channel partner. Details

* Other *
AVEVA announced that it signed a MOU with the China Petroleum & Chemical Engineering Survey and Design Association. Details

INUS Technology, Inc. announced it opened an office in Oberursel. Details

OpenText Business Process Solutions group announced that customers can leverage the advanced capabilities of the OpenText Enterprise Content Management Suite together with the dynamic case management capabilities delivered through the OpenText Business Process Solutions suite to drive better business outcomes. Details

PTC announced it is the 2011 recipient of Frost & Sullivan's Global Green Excellence in Product Innovation Award for Product Lifecycle Management. Details

ShipConstructor Software Inc. announced it will participate in a $1.4 million project entitled "Production Planning Integration with CAD" whose objective is to "decrease man-hours and eliminate errors by automating the data exchange from a Product Data Model or Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) model into a Production Planning System." Details

Sopheon plc announced a trading update. Sopheon announced it expects 2011 revenues to be of a similar magnitude to the previous year. Details

3D Systems Corp. announced it was voted the "Leader in Digital Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping" by the readers of Design World Magazine. Details

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