The fortunes of Siemens and SAP have been intertwined for a long time. This week, the industry giants announced a partnership that will provide their complementary software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain and asset management to the customers. Thomas Saueressig, Head of Product Engineering and Member of the Executive Board of SAP, said, “The partnership will offer … [Read more...] about Taking strategic advantage of digital thread through Siemens–SAP partnership
The deal will beef up Bentley’s existing asset performance management portfolio. Ivara technology is used extensively in asset-intensive organizations including mining and process/power plant operation. Bentley Systems today announced that it has acquired Ivara Corporation, a provider of asset performance management (APM) software solutions for organizations in asset-intensive … [Read more...] about Big data meets big infrastructure as Bentley acquires Ivara
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 the acquisition is … [Read more...] about SAP to acquire Right Hemisphere for design visualization
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. By Randall S. Newton Engineering … [Read more...] about 2007: SAP PLM Road Map: High-Speed Rail Line or Head-On Train Wreck?
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 right to look at Autodesk, Dassault … [Read more...] about Oracle updates AutoVue to more deeply integrate visualization in the enterprise