Synergis Software PLM Vision 2015+

Synergis Software has been a consistent presence in the engineering software community for some time. Synergis is an alternative to the larger PLM providers, focusing on a more simple approach to helping companies manage CAD and other technical files. What do they have planned for the future related to PLM? Synergis plans to stay the course and continue to

Strategies of the Major PLM Vendors 2015+

Last year we embarked on our first ever roundup of PLM vendors’ strategic directions. Well, we didn’t get as far as we wanted beyond the more prominent vendors, but we’re back at it for 2015! The market is anything but stagnant. In fact, I think the strategies of the “big guys” are about as different

Infor PLM Vision 2014+

What does Infor have planned for PLM? Infor has a multi-pronged PLM strategy based on industry. They have strong PLM capabilities for the formulated industries and recently beefed up their offering for the discrete manufacturing world. Infor is one ERP vendor that recognizing the unique demands of PLM and takes delivering powerful solutions seriously. This post is a

Arena Solution’s PLM Vision 2014+

What is Arena Solutions’ plan for PLM? From the early days as BOM.com to today, Arena has been a pureplay cloud PLM player. You could argue they had cloud PLM before cloud PLM was cool. They were a pioneer in the space, but where are they headed now? This post is a part of my series on Strategic Visions of the Major

Oracle’s Vision for Agile 2014+

What does the future hold for Oracle’s PLM solutions? Oracle has big plans for PLM that include Agile PLM, Agile PLM for Process, and the recently released Oracle Innovation Management solution. Not to mention continued support for the (once considered sunset) Eigner PLM solution. This post shares a bit of Agile history followed by my insights on their

Does Enovia Still Deliver the PLM Experience in the 3D Experience Era?

Where do Enovia and PLM fit in Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience strategy? As I posted in Dassault Systèmes PLM Vision 2014+, DS is “moving beyond the core of PLM.” Many of their existing manufacturing customers, particularly in Engineering, may not find a reason to care. Some might even be concerned that DS has lost focus on