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Teamcenter “unified” Siemens PLM Software’s Next Generation PLM Platform A New White Paper from CIMdata

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 23, 2010—CIMdata, the leading global PLM consulting and research firm, announces the availability of a review of Teamcenter 8, a Siemens PLM Software collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) solution. The review traces the roots of Siemens PLM Software’s next generation Teamcenter “unified” platform—from a set of integrated PLM enabling applications to a new extended enterprise-enabled four-tier unified architecture that incorporates the latest in technology and business functionality. The paper describes Teamcenter 8, which represents the second major release of the “unified” platform, and how it is the culmination of many years of steady development and evolution of the Teamcenter suite. Additionally, customer testimonials from Ford, ELTA Systems Ltd., and LM Wind Power are included to provide their experience in transitioning from earlier versions of Teamcenter, what the solution is being used for, and what type of benefits the company is receiving. This review also provides an overview of the Teamcenter 8 product suite.

Today’s Teamcenter, starting with the release of Teamcenter 2007, has a four-tier unified architecture that incorporates the latest in technology and business functionality. Since its release, Siemens PLM states that there are currently more than 2,000 installations of Teamcenter on the unified architecture (i.e., an installation of Teamcenter 2007 or later versions). Siemens estimates that this represents 30%-40% of its customers that had implemented earlier versions of Teamcenter to provide core PDM functionality.  This paper discusses Teamcenter’s evolution and the resulting product suite—built on the unified Teamcenter architecture—and how it differs from previous versions.

“There have been some misconceptions that the current version of Teamcenter is simply a combination of the older Teamcenter Engineering or Teamcenter Enterprise,” said Ken Amann, CIMdata Director of Research. “While Teamcenter 8 incorporates value-added capabilities of earlier versions of both Teamcenter Engineering and Teamcenter Enterprise, this latest Teamcenter is built on a modern, robust architecture, and incorporates a significant level of new technology and functionality.” he stated.

For more information please contact CIMdata at +1(734) 668-9922. Copies of the Teamcenter “unified” paper are available at no cost through the CIMdata website.


About PLM

CIMdata defines PLM as a strategic business approach that applies a consistent set of business solutions in support of the collaborative creation, management, dissemination, and use of product definition information across the extended enterprise from concept to end of life—integrating people, processes, business systems, and information. PLM forms the product information backbone for a company and its extended enterprise.

About CIMdata

CIMdata, an independent worldwide firm, provides strategic consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding more than 25 years ago, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, delivers PLM Certificate classes, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through international conferences. CIMdata serves clients worldwide from locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at www.CIMdata.com or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957, or Siriusdreef 17-27, 2132 WT Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)23 568-9385. Fax: +31 (0)23 568-9111.

For more information contact:
Karen Miller, Administrative Assistant                         Kenneth B. Amann, Director of Research
Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922                                           Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922

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