#SWW19 takeaways from afar

#SWW19 takeaways from afar

For the first time in years I’m not at SolidWorks World, happening right now in Dallas, TX. Too much travel, too many time zones — it just didn’t fit. So I’ve been following from afar, on Dassault Systèmes’ live broadcasts here....
Quickie: DS to acquire IQMS for SMB ERP

Quickie: DS to acquire IQMS for SMB ERP

Yet another acronym salad; sorry about that.Dassault Systèmes just announced that it plans to acquire IQMS, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) company focusing on the small and medium enterprise portion of the manufacturing sector, for $425M in cash. From the press...
ANSYS & SAP create insights across engineering & operations

ANSYS & SAP create insights across engineering & operations

In all of the noise a few weeks ago about PTC’s partnership with ANSYS to embed ANSYS Discovery Live into Creo, you might have missed the news that ANSYS has also partnered with SAP to bring physics-based analytics to the foreground in manufacturing operations. ANSYS...
Autodesk links PLM and ERP, buys Tinkercad

Autodesk links PLM and ERP, buys Tinkercad

PLM 360 + NetSuite = Control for SMBs? Last week, Autodesk and NetSuite announced that they had entered into a strategic partnership to link Autodesk PLM 360 and NetSuite ERP, with the aim of offering PLM and ERP to small and medium-sized companies that might have...