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ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

ESI hopes to move manufacturing beyond PLM, and into what it calls PPL, Product Performance Lifecycle. The company defines traditional PLM as "product development until commercial launch" while PPL addresses the product's "whole 'post-development' lifecycle, i.e. the...

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“One word: Plastics”

“One word: Plastics”

That's a paraphrase of the wonderful scene in The Graduate, where Mr. Maguire tells a young and confused Benjamin (played by Dustin Hoffman) that plastics are the future. In many ways, he was right. If your job is plastics, you know that that little phrase hides a...

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ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

AspenTech acquires Fidelis for asset optimization

You may remember that Aspen Technology was rebuffed earlier this year when it tried to acquire KBC and its refinery optimization expertise. Well, that didn't slow them down much: Today, AspenTech announced that it has acquired FidelisGroup, maker of Titan 2, FAST 3...

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ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

Autodesk subs momentum builds in FQ1

I continue to try to catch up -- and today we take a look at Autodesk's calendar Q1 results, for the three months ended April 30. Autodesk reported these back on May 19, so this isn't new news. What it is, however, is a great pointer to what Autodesk's customers think...

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3DX Science aims to take users from atoms to systems

3DX Science aims to take users from atoms to systems

What happens when you put a lot of chemists and biologists in a room with engineers? Actually, more fun than you might think. And a lot of geeking out. But that's to be expected. Last week, Dassault Systèmes threw the first-ever combined user group meeting for its...

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ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

Quickie: DS acquires Ortems for production scheduling

Dassault Systèmes just announced that it has acquired Ortems, a provider of on-premise and on the cloud capacity constraint-based production scheduling and dispatching software. Ortems’ solutions, Agile Manufacturing and PlannerOne, manage manufacturing operations...

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ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

AVEVA’s FY16 was OK, despite end-market turmoil

Most of the questions I am asked these days revolve around three things: the cloud, licensing models and how does the situation in end-market X affect vendor Y. Lately, X = oil and Y = AVEVA because of the massive uncertainty in the oil and gas world due to...

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ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

Vela Software acquires Tecplot

Tecplot, Inc., a leading provider of visual data analysis software for engineers and scientists in the aerospace and oil & gas vertical markets, today announced that it has been acquired by Vela Software, an operating group of Constellation Software, Inc. If...

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