Siemens introduced a new series of industry-specific offerings called the Industry Catalyst Series, which consist of a pre-packaged combination of industry best practice guides, templates and software aimed at accelerating PLM deployment and tailoring the system to the needs of specific industries, the company says. The series will work with one or more Siemens PLM Software offerings and in combination with third-party PLM solutions. Individual Industry Catalyst Series offerings will be announced over the next several months.
"Two years ago we began our transition from a product-focused organization to one focused on the unique requirements of industries," said Chuck Grindstaff, president and CEO, Siemens PLM Software. "Today's announcement represents a pivotal step forward in that transition. Each offering in the Industry Catalyst Series will be built around a specific industry's best practices, based on in-depth knowledge we have collected over more than 30 years of working with customers. By imbedding that knowledge and experience in each offering, our customers will not only experience accelerated PLM implementations, but those implementations will be tailored to each company's business in a way that facilitates the adoption of new technology. The result is more business value, faster ROI, and the ability to benefit from the latest technology as soon as it becomes available."
Each offering will include best practices; deployment accelerators (recommendations for product selections, systems design decisions, configuration procedures and best practices for deployment); and open and configurable industry solution components that enable the implementation team to control the appearance and behavior of a Siemens PLM implementation, without the need for custom programming.
Over the next several months, individual Industry Catalyst Series offerings will be announced for a variety of industries including automotive, electronics, consumer products, marine, energy, machinery, medical device and aerospace. In addition to supporting multi-vendor PLM implementations, the Industry Catalyst Series offerings will work with all of Siemens' enterprise-level PLM software products including NX software for digital product development, the Teamcenter portfolio for digital lifecycle management, the Tecnomatix portfolio for digital manufacturing, and LMS software for test and mechatronic simulation.
Siemens PLM Software also announced the new Active Workspace client for Teamcenter, a Web-based client platform that the company says simplifies PLM for extended enterprise users. Active Workspace makes PLM accessible to all users throughout the product lifecycle by providing access on any device. It is available at no cost to all Teamcenter users.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.