PLM Extends to the Scientific Lifecycle as Dassault Systemes Acquires Accelrys

What an interesting surprise this morning to see Dassault Systemes decided to acquire Accelrys. The combination of Dassault Systemes’ PLM capabilities and Accelrys’ solutions for scientific exploration offer a compelling suite of solutions that will be hard for anybody else to match. See the press release here. What does Accelrys Do? Accelrys offers Scientific Lifecycle Management

Product Cost Management as a Link Between Enterprise Systems

I have been discussing product cost management with Eric Hiller for some time and we recently caught up to discuss Siemens PLM’s PCM acquisition. Eric has contributed his views on my PLM and Product Cost Management (PCM) post and followed up with a guest ClarityonPLM post titled Product Cost a Priority? Not now, I’m Busy.

Does PTC Acquisition of Servigistics Signal a new Direction for PLM Acquisitions?

I have been giving a lot of thought to PTC’s entrance into the Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) industry. PTC acquiring Servigistics is not your ordinary PLM company acquisition. Why? Because PTC is not just extending their PLM and engineering software capabilities into the service department, PTC is now supporting the business of service management. Game

PTC Pushes PLM Progress and Vision at PlanetPTC 2011

I had the chance to talk with … the leadership at PTC and their customers at the recent PlanetPTC conference. PTC took full advantage of the opportunity to update their customers on their progress and future PLM plans at the customer meeting in Las Vegas. As analysts we also had some behind the scenes discussions

Dassault Systemes Acquires the Recipe for Developing Formula-Based Products with Enginuity

I had the chance to talk with … Dassault Systemes recently about acquiring process PLM vendor Enginuity PLM, see the announcement here. As soon as I saw my friend Dr. John Sottery‘s name on the webcast along with Enovia CEO Mich Tellier, I had a pretty good guess about what they were going to tell

Dassault Systemes and IBM put right the PLM Ecosystem

I had the chance to talk with … Dassault Systemes and IBM today about Dassault’s announced acquisition of parts of IBM’s PLM business. For many, this is the dissolution of a long-standing marriage that they are comfortable with and makes sense. They may mourn the loss. To me, this is just the final correction to a legacy relationship that has served its time and purpose. Dassault Systemes (DS) and IBM have been great partners – and still will be. But this move will allow IBM and DS to focus on their core competencies and allow DS to continue pursuing their PLM vision.