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Welcome to the PLM News Roundup June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018 By: Amy Fenwick

New Product Releases Impacting Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Aras Innovator v11 SP14 Released for PLM
Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, announced availability of version 11 SP14 of the Aras PLM Platform, which features Effectivity Services. Using Aras’ Effectivity Services, organizations are able to create and apply customized effectivity rules and manage all variants in a single, dynamic product structure. The result is a massively simplified approach for engineering teams to specify and manage large numbers of variants and customized product configurations, collaborate on designs, and incorporate effectivity into the Digital Thread…

PLM Adoption & Industry Focus

Siemens tests, certifies Teamcenter on Amazon Web Services to facilitate cloud deployment, data access
ZWS PLM Siemens Teamcenter Digital PlaneSiemens PLM Software has updated certification of its Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) portfolio solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and has completed performance testing on several AWS cloud services used with Teamcenter. PLM on the cloud simplifies PLM deployments, helps to eliminate large upfront infrastructure costs, and enhance enterprise access to PLM data and processes to help customers transform their business through digitalization, improve decision-making, and develop better products, officials say…

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Internet of Things (IoT/IIoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) and the Potential Impact to PLM

Zbee Urban Vehicle to Leverage Digital Twins, Micro Factories and IoT to Close the Life Cycle Loop
zbee-futureUnder (Göran) Folkesson’s leadership, Zbee has started to manufacture based on a “micro-factory model.” They have established a global expansion strategy built around distributed local production in many smaller factories close to the end customers. This model requires efficient digitized manufacturing support. Folkesson recently revealed that the company is investing in a partnership with Siemens PLM that will span from product development and manufacturing to close the entire product life cycle loop by using the Siemens’ IoT solution, Mindsphere. It’s a tough challenge, but if successful it will be a cutting-edge example of a complete digital thread solution.  "With Siemens’ solutions for digital twins (NX and Teamcenter), IoT and IIoT (Industrial IoT), we will record how the product is produced and used in real time," Folkesson commented

Strategies, & Thoughts on PLM

Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 2
Onshape’s competitors, (Dave) Corcoran, believes, “are doing more and more for less and less [of the user base] until they’re doing nothing for nobody.” They are too focused on very specialty or niche improvements that don’t benefit most users, or on changes that are detrimental because they introduce more complexity for PLM and PDM systems, he said. And because “effectively all other systems” are file-based, Corcoran pointed out, their ability to control data security is limited. “You can’t get it back once it’s out there,” he observed. Ultimately, comparing Onshape to its more traditional competitors may an apples-to-oranges proposition. “It is more economical than a lot of things that are tagged as CAD or PLM, but it’s really a new category,” said Corcoran. “You have real-time visualization into what’s going on during the design process, and security rules are what you want them to be

Siemens PLM Is Realizing 100% Digitalized Manufacturing
ZWS Cadalyst Siemens PLM Software Digital Innovation PlatformAccording to Siemens PLM, the Digital Innovation Platform:

  • • supports the automation of your business from top floor to shop floor;
    • a
    llows for rapid innovation and validation of products and operations by creating the
       most precise digital twin that melds model-based simulations with test data and real
       performance analytics;
    orchestrates the flow of information between all platform ecosystem participants,
       creating a traceable digital thread; and
    enables an open and collaborative environment with speed and agility to capitalize on
       disruption in your business…

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Webinar On-Demand: Agile PLM Security Best Practices

Presenter Bob McDuffee, Certified Ethical Hacker and System Engineer for Zero Wait-State, has more than 30 years of industry experience. By watching this webinar, you will learn security basics as they apply to Agile PLM, see Admin techniques to improve the security of your Agile PLM, and gain an understanding of security patches for Agile PLM and WebLogic.



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Training On-Demand:  Keeping Oracle Agile PLM Relevant While Carving a Path to the Cloud

Building on our last webinar hosted by Dries D’hooghe, this 60-minute training class will teach you how to keep Oracle Agile PLM relevant in a cloud ecosphere. By attending, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to extend the life of your Agile PLM investment by making it work for your specific company needs, all the while planning your path to the cloud.




Request Webinar On-Demand:  PLM Built for YOU: UNLOCK the True Value of Agile PLM

This 60-minute webinar will demonstrate how automation and customization frameworks from Zero Wait-State unlock the true value of Oracle's Agile PLM system. Did you know you can tailor Agile PLM to meet your specific business needs without needing hard-coded, one-off Process Extensions? Attend this webinar to gain an understanding of what "customizations done the right way" are, and, find out how to extend the life of your Agile PLM investment by making it work for YOU.


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Webinar On-Demand: Planting Seeds: Teleflex Agile PLM Plant Specific BOM Customization via Automation

Featuring Teleflex, a medical device manufacturer, and hosted by Zero Wait-State, this webinar will demonstrate how Teleflex was able to fully enable plant-specific bills of materials (BOMs) by leveraging Zero Wait-State’s PLM Automation Software Suite in 10 weeksThis automation supported Teleflex's cost savings objectives of nearly a million dollars a month.


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Webinar On-Demand: Smashing Through the Wall: the Barriers Between Design and PLM

Featuring Cisco and hosted by us and Perception Software, this 45-minute webinar will highlight the "wall" between Design and PLM, the impact of this wall, and solutions to smash through it. Anthony Burton, Tech Lead at Cisco Systems, will share his challenges with this wall and how he built a bridge to connect Design and PLM.




Request DocState Webinar On DemandWebinar On-Demand: Revolutionize Your PLM Reports By Taking Control of the Design

Hosted by Zero Wait-State, this 60-minute webinar will demonstrate how simple and cost-effective it can be to unlock and share the power of your Oracle® Agile PLM data in a format that meets your specific company's document requirements using DocState, one of the software products in ZWS' PLM Automation Suite. DocState can also extract relevant Agile PLM data, use a report template to transform it into a format such as CSV or XML, push it into another business system and later perform the reverse
actions to pull data updates back into Agile PLM.


Register for LoadState Webinar On-DemandWebinar On-Demand: Expedite the Compliance Data Validation and Collection Process

Hosted by Zero Wait-State and lead by our PLM compliance expert, Dries D’hooghe, this 60-minute webinar will cover validating and loading compliance and environmental information into Oracle Agile’s PLM to ensure your products are compliant with RoHS, REACH, Conflict Minerals. LoadState, one of the software products in ZWS' PLM Automation Suite, dramatically improves compliance data loading productivity and accuracy by allowing business users to manage updates to the collection and validation criteria themselves without having to wait weeks or months for IT to initiate a project to make the necessary changes. Thus, LoadState not only protects your PLM investment but also your accountability over time. 


Webinar On-Demand: Seamlessly Connect CAD  Request DesignState Webinar On-DemandSystems with Enterprise PLM and Maximize NPD Data Value

Hosted by Zero Wait-State, this 60-minute webinar will demonstrate how you can easily implement a flexible and cost-effective integration framework that connects CAD Data Management systems with enterprise PLM systems using DesignState, one of the software products in ZWS' PLM Automation Suite. DesignState works with Oracle’s Agile PLM, PTC Windchill’s PDMLink, and Dassault’s SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. The powerful XML-based rules engine increases customization opportunities and sophistication. Seamless bidirectional integration between PDM and PLM improves everyone’s productivity. 

Register for RestState Webinar On-DemandWebinar On-Demand: Personalize the PLM Experience Through Secure, Modern Interfaces and UIs

Hosted by Zero Wait-State, this 60-minute webinar will demonstrate how you can easily and efficiently develop integrations and create user interfaces that are customized for key purposes using RestState, one of the software products in our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Automation Suite. As a result, RestState helps increase NPD productivity and extend and protect your Agile PLM investment. And, you will have simple, technology-agnostic access to your Agile PLM data.


Request AttributeState Webinar On-DemandWebinar On-Demand: Increase NPD Productivity by Automating & Customizing Your PLM Processes

Hosted by Zero Wait-State, this 60-minute webinar will demonstrate how you can customize your Oracle Agile PLM system to automate Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) processes using AttributeState, one of the software products in ZWS's PLM Automation Suite. Based on configurable templates with embedded business logic and plug-and-play macros, AttributeState allows you to tailor your Agile PLM system to your unique business needs, without developing hard-coded Java based extensions. 

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