Tag: Oracle

More than a boat race

More than a boat race

The America’s Cup boat race is entering the last leg of a long journey and it’s now down to BMW Oracle and Emirates New Zealand. These boats have pushed the limits of design and their sailors are pushing themselves to win. Each America’s Cup series pushes the limits of design, humans, and physics.  Suddenly, San [...]

By September 13, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Better document management saves Los Angeles Water and Power $800,000 annually

Better document management saves Los Angeles Water and Power $800,000 annually

After updating a homegrown system with Bentley ProjectWise, a wide variety of engineering and utility documents are now immediately accessible. When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) surveyed its many stand-alone engineering data repositories, it saw an opportunity to drastically improve its operating efficiency. With more than 100 years of records stored [...]

Start-up Kenesto releases cloud-based manufacturing process automation with 3D CAD viewing feature

Start-up Kenesto releases cloud-based manufacturing process automation with 3D CAD viewing feature

The latest brainchild of CAD industry legend Michael Payne, Kenesto may be the unPLM some businesses are waiting for. The year of the cloud in engineering automation rolls on as start-up Kenesto ends its private beta and releases its new cloud-based manufacturing process automation system, Kenesto 2012, for general availability. It is designed to put [...]

Big fortunes lie hidden in big files

Big fortunes lie hidden in big files

An absolute explosion of data is occurring under our noses. Big business wizards are emerging to make sense of it all. By Andy Marken “Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come [...]

By January 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
SAP to acquire Right Hemisphere for design visualization

SAP to acquire Right Hemisphere for design visualization

The two have been technology partners for years; what took SAP so long to bring 3D to the enterprise? Business software powerhouse SAP has agreed to acquired Right Hemisphere, a boutique provider of visualization software for product development. Right Hemisphere has been an SAP technology partner for several years. Terms were not disclosed. SAP said [...]

By September 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
2007: Oracle acquires Agile in $495 million bid to become PLM leader

2007: Oracle acquires Agile in $495 million bid to become PLM leader

In hindsight, this acquisition was just one of many; Oracle assimilated Agile and moved on. Here’s what it looked like in 2007, from the archives of Engineering Automation Report, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie Research. By Randall S. Newton Engineering Automation Report, June 2007–Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) will pay approximately $495 million for Agile Software [...]

2007: Major acquisitions consolidate PLM industry

2007: Major acquisitions consolidate PLM industry

Two major acquisitions dominated the PLM scene in 2007: Siemens buying UGS and Oracle buying Agile. An analysis by CIMdata’s John MacKrell, originally published in the June 2007 edition of Engineering Automation Report, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie Research. By John MacKrell Almost every week we receive an announcement about a vendor in the [...]

2007: SAP PLM Road Map: High-Speed Rail Line or Head-On Train Wreck?

2007: SAP PLM Road Map: High-Speed Rail Line or Head-On Train Wreck?

In detailed plans that read more like an internal memo than a press release, SAP announced a four-year road map in 2007 for its PLM suite. But can a software company that speaks Operations appeal to buyers who speak Engineering? Originally published August 2007 in Engineering Automation Report, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie Research. [...]

Oracle updates AutoVue to more deeply integrate visualization in the enterprise

Oracle updates AutoVue to more deeply integrate visualization in the enterprise

The enterprise software behemoth prefers to co-exist with CAD-based PLM than take it over. New features focus on formats, platform, partners, and business processes. Those of us who cover product development from a CAD-centric orientation often forget to mention two major players in PLM who leave the CAD to others. SAP and Oracle have every [...]

Upstart Open Source Aras PLM Scores Big Win

Upstart Open Source Aras PLM Scores Big Win

Carestream Health, the former Kodak Healthcare Imaging, dumps ENOVIA for 3,000 seats of Aras Innovator Suite. The fear and loathing in Enterprise PLM companies will be going full throttle any day now. February 26, 2010–Today open source PLM vendor Aras announces that the former Kodak Healthcare Imaging, now known as Carestream Health, Inc., has selected [...]