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M Professional,

Please find enclosed DSD's newsletter, addressing news in CM, P


and Process Improvements

that we thought might interest
you. We would appreciate receiving comments and suggestions to make this newsletter more helpful and

We encourage you to send us news you hear that might be of interest to others of the CM community.


Manufacturers Starting To Move Some Production Back To America.

Bloomberg News (2/3, Philips) reports, "Manufacturers, including Ca
terpillar, Ford, and General Electric, are starting to move some production
back to the US, although it's still just a trickle. The two factors that drove companies overseas, cheap fuel and labor, no l
onger favor far
ventures." As manufacturers "have

gotten better at reducing inventory and adopting just
time delivery, supply chains stretching around the world
have started to look like liabilities. The fragility of global supply chains became vividly apparent when the tsunami in Japa
n and floods in
last year caused major disruptions for companies."

Bloomberg News (2/3, Kowalski) reports, "The productivity of US workers rose in the fourth quarter at a slower pace than in t
he prior three
months, showing companies are reaching the limits o
f how much efficiency they can squeeze from existing workforces. The measure of worker
output per hour increased at a 0.7 percent annual rate following a 1.9 percent gain in the prior three months," according to
figures from the Labor
Department. "Among ma
nufacturers, productivity decreased at a 0.4 percent rate in the fourth quarter."

The AP (2/3) also covers the story.


Theorem Translator Converts Between NX, Creo


Theorem Solutions, world lead
ing supplier of PLM interoperability solutions is pleased to announce the
availability of their latest translation products helping resolve the issue of sharing data between the Siemens NX and PTC Cr
eo Parametric

The need to get NX data in and out

of the Creo format or vice versa can be an issue when you are working with a partner who uses NX.

Theorem's NX to/from Creo Parametric translators provide high quality, cost effective uni and bi
directional solutions to aid users to work with and
share da
ta throughout their supply chains. Developed using both the Siemens NX User Function API and the PTC Pro/Toolkit API Theorem'
translators can be integrated into an active environment for single translations or can be run using a command line interface


higher volume

CADviewer, Theorem's inbuilt viewer enables data to be visualized and interrogated prior to and after conversion.

The NX/Creo parametric translator supports up to version 8 of NX and Creo 1.0 operating on both 32 bit and 64 bit Window
s platforms.

Theorem has been solving incompatible data issues for 20+ years for many of the leading Auto, Aero, Defense and Power Generat
ion companies
who design and share data using a variety of data types.

Tech Soft 3D Announces 40 Percent Revenue
Growth for FY 2011Tech Soft 3D announces 40 percent revenue growth in 2011. These gains
have contributed to a 25 percent increase in R&D expenditures, reflecting the company's ongoing commitment to funding excelle
nce and
innovation. Tech Soft 3D also inves
ted in a sales and consulting office in Yokohama, Japan, providing the Japanese market closer proximity to its
value technology and expertise. This marks Tech Soft 3D's 16th consecutive year of profitable growth.

A strengthened and expanded product su
ite was the key factor driving success in 2011. Tech Soft 3D's flagship HOOPS Visualize graphics engine
experienced solid 20% growth, due to an expanding customer base and positive sales growth from existing users. The maturation

of the HOOPS
Exchange data

access toolkit provided key revenues in 2011 and offers ample opportunity for growth in 2012, along with the new PRC
HOOPS Publish, introduced mid
year. In addition, partner Autodesk fully transitioned all North American AutoCAD OEM business to Tech

Soft 3D.

Theorem packages Two Separate CATIA to JT Translators as a Single Solution; Native and Mixed CATIA V5 and V4 Data Automatical
Converted to JT Format Theorem's latest Universal CATIA translator for JT both streamlines and simplifies data tra
nslation and collaborative
working, by automatically differentiating between CATIA V5 and V4 data files and converting them to JT in a single operation.

CATIA and JT are widely used in many long
term design projects and it is not unusual for design and man
ufacturing companies to work with both
CATIA V4 and CATIA V5 on production work. Supply chain partners may use JT in their processes, resulting in collaborative pro
jects that can
involve a mix of both CATIA file formats as well as JT data. A further compli
cation is that CATIA V5 assemblies may incorporate embedded CATIA
V4 files

a fact that might not become apparent until there is a need to undertake data translation.

Providing a complete solution within a single product, Theorem's Universal CATIA to JT C
ADverter eliminates the need for users to identify which
version of CATIA the target data is supplied in. It not only identifies and converts mixed native CATIA V5 and V4 files autom
atically, but also
recognizes and translates CATIA V5 assemblies that incl
ude embedded V4 data

all without operator input.

Because most single version translators are unable to accommodate such shared format assemblies, Theorem's new Universal CATI
A CADverter
more than exceeds the capabilities of separate products

as even a
combination of stand
alone V5 and V4 translators will fail to meet all user

TenLinks to Create Articles About CAD, CAM, CAE Products

Delcam Launches FeatureCAM 2012 R2

Knovel: Modernizing the Engineering Library

based app
to help engineers search, find, interpolate engineering technical information; build
in analytics tools make technical information interactive, Chad Jackson, engineering
-, Jan 24, 2012

Cloud Computing Offers New Possibilities to Design Engi

CAD vendors like Autodesk, Dassault offering cloud
based apps for simulation,
synchronization, rendering, modeling capabilities, minimizing hardware requirements, Justin Cunningham, EUREKA, Jan 17, 2012

3D PDF Consortium Begins Formal Operati
onsToday the 3D PDF Consortium announced its formal incorporation as of Tuesday, January 3,
2012. The 3D PDF Consortium is a group of end users, software vendors, systems integrators, developers and software toolkit p
roviders whose
mission is to encourage
the continued development and adoption of 3D PDF as a truly open standard for visualization, collaboration, data
exchange and the long
term archiving of 3D data across multiple industries and disciplines.

“Until now, the 3D PDF Consortium has been in ‘star
up’ mode,” says David Opsahl, 3D PDF Consortium Executive Director. “Since October we
have been establishing this new member organization in the professional manner that our members would expect. We are now read
y to begin the
process of building a high
alue organization deserving of the support of both the end
user and solution provider communities.”

The 3D PDF Consortium is truly an international group, according to Bernd Paetzold, CEO of PROSTEP AG. “PROSTEP AG has always

committed to open standar
ds. With the 3D PDF Consortium, the idea of bringing engineering data to each consumer all over the world based on
an open format will be strongly supported. For that reason, we will be part of the initiative as a founding member.”

PDF will continue to e
volve and be managed through the International Standards Organization (ISO) process

specifically ISO32000. 3D PDF
Consortium adds value to this robust process as an industry
driven organization.

OpenText Brings Business Process Solutions to Windows
AzureOpenText announced the expansion of its global alliance agreement with
Microsoft Corp. to include wider support for Microsoft cloud computing initiatives. As part of the agreement, OpenText's newl
y formed Business
Process Solutions (BPS) Group will be

delivering a set of process management and case management solutions on the Windows Azure cloud
computing platform.

OpenText was among the first enterprise software vendors to add support for Windows Azure with records management and archivi
ng solutions
nnounced over three years ago. More recently, the OpenText M3 modeling suite achieved Windows Azure competency last year. Now
, the
tighter alignment between the two companies will give customers more flexibility in the way OpenText applications are deploye
d: fully in the cloud,
premise or a hybrid of cloud and on

This latest agreement extends the current OpenText
Microsoft agreement to encompass OpenText BPM and Microsoft cloud technologies. It
represents a four
year commitment of technology and

facing resources and fits within OpenText's broader strategy to offer customers a
full range of cloud
based solutions along with flexible deployment options.

To bring the cloud to life, OpenText and Microsoft will work together to develop industr
specific applications tailored to business and user
requirements in industries, such as financial services, oil and gas, utilities and public sector. Going beyond just moving ex
isting applications to the
cloud, the companies will also be collaborating on

new scenarios that take full advantage of the elasticity, availability and connectedness of cloud
based computing.

EMC Corp. reported that for the full
year 2011, consolidated revenue was $20.0 billion.

Geometric Ltd. announced Q3 consolidated r
evenues for FY 2011
2012 of Rs. 2,190.37 Mn

Delcam announced the launch of the 2012 R2 release of FeatureCAM.

Catalog Data Solutions announced greater than 30% revenue growth in 2011 compared to 2010.

OpenText announced that OpenText
orm has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Business
Process Analysis Tools.

Siemens PLM Software announced that its technology is used in product development by more than 90 percent of the automotive O
making new

vehicle introductions at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.

. Dassault Releases 3DVIA Composer V6R2012x.

. 3DVIA Offers Sculpteo 3D Print Service for 3D Models

Geometric Ships Glovius 3D Viewer for Windows, iOS, Android

ens Releases Femap v10.3.1 for Pre, Post Processing

PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D v2.1 Released

Theorem Releases 'Inventor to Creo View Adapter

Aspen Technology Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter Fiscal 2012Aspen Technology, In
c. announced financial results for its
second quarter of fiscal 2012, ended December 31, 2011.

“We are pleased with the company’s execution during the second quarter. While global economic conditions remain volatile, Asp
enTech delivered
accelerated year
year growth in total license contract value for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2012 as compared to growth in the

prior fiscal year periods.”

Mark Fusco, Chief Executive Officer of AspenTech, said, “We are pleased with the company’s executio
n during the second quarter. While global
economic conditions remain volatile, AspenTech delivered accelerated year
year growth in total license contract value for the second quarter
and first half of fiscal 2012 as compared to growth in the prior fis
cal year periods.” Fusco added, “We again met or exceeded our financial
guidance across all key metrics for the second quarter, and we believe the company is well positioned to do the same relative

to our full year

Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 a
nd Recent Business Highlights

•The license portion of total contract value was $1.36 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, which increased 12.9% c
ompared to the second
quarter of fiscal 2011 and 4.1% sequentially.

•Total contract value was $1.54
billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, including the value of bundled maintenance, which increased 17.9%
compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2011 and 5.2% sequentially.

•Annual spend, which the company defines as the annualized value of all t
erm license and maintenance revenue contracts at the end of the
quarter, was approximately $284 million at the end of the second quarter, representing an increase of approximately 12% on a

Summary of Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 F
inancial Results

AspenTech’s total revenue of $66.6 million increased 34% from $49.8 million in the second quarter of the prior year.

•Subscription and software revenue was $46.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase from $25.3 million
in the second quarter of
fiscal 2011 and $31.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

•Services & other revenue was $20.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to $24.5 million in the second qua
rter of fiscal 2011
and $19.3 million
in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2011, AspenTech reported income from operations of $7.0 million, compared to a loss from o
perations of
$9.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2010.

Net income was $3.8 millio
n for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, leading to net income per share of $0.04, compared to a net loss per share
of $0.11 in the same period last fiscal year.

GAAP income from operations, which adds back stock
based compensation expense and restru
cturing charges, was $10.1 million for the
second quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to a non
GAAP loss from operations of $6.9 million in the same period last fiscal year. Non
GAAP net
income was $6.0 million, or $0.06 per share, for the second quarter of f
iscal 2012, an improvement compared to a non
GAAP net loss of $8.0
million, or ($0.09) per share, in the same period last fiscal year. A reconciliation of GAAP to non
GAAP results is included in the financial tables
included in this press release.

ence Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011.

Cadence reported fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $308 million, compared to revenue of $249 millio
n reported for the same period in 2010. On a
GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $11 million, or $0.04 per share on a diluted basis in the fourth quarter of 2011
, compared to a net
loss of $37 million, or $(0.14) per share on a diluted basis in th
e same period in 2010. Revenue for 2011 totaled $1,150 million, compared to
revenue of $936 million for 2010. Net income for 2011 was $72 million, or $0.27 per share on a diluted basis, compared to net

income of $127
million or $0.48 per share on a diluted

basis for 2010. The GAAP net income for 2010 included a $148 million income tax benefit related to the
settlement of an Internal Revenue Service examination of Cadence’s federal income tax returns for the tax years 2000 through
2002 and a $67
million acqu
related income tax benefit.

Using Cadence’s non
GAAP measure, net income in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $46 million, or $0.17 per share on a diluted basis, as
compared to net income of $18 million, or $0.07 per share on a diluted basis in the s
ame period in 2010. For 2011, non
GAAP net income was
$138 million, or $0.51 per share on a diluted basis, compared to non
GAAP net income of $53 million or $0.20 per share on a diluted basis in

OpenText Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2012
Financial Results

Open Text(TM) Corporation announced unaudited financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011.

Financial Highlights for Q2 FY12

•Total revenue for the period was $321.5 million, up 20.2% Y/Y

•License revenue was
$89.7 million, up 13.3% Y/Y

based EPS was $0.81 compared to $0.64 Y/Y; Non

based EPS was $1.39 compared to $1.22 Y/Y (2)

based income from operations was $55.2 million and 17.2% of revenues; Non
based operating income was $98.5 mill
ion and
30.7% of revenues

OpenText Becomes First Major Vendor to Achieve VERS Certification for Records Management on Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Version 2.1 of PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D Offers New FunctionsVersion 2.1 of the PDF Generator 3D serv
er solution from PROSTEP offers
a number of new functions. New input formats have been added, supporting an even greater number of CAD system versions includ
ing Parasolid
V24, 3D XML 4.3 for Dassault Systèmes CATIA V6, STEP AP242 and PTC Creo Parametric 1.

PDF Generator 3D’s new, integrated online help function saves users from having to flip through manuals or carry out time
consuming searches in
the Internet. The online help function has been optimized for frequently asked questions and offers immediat
e access to answers appropriate to
the part of the program currently being used.

PDF Generator 3D’s performance has once again been improved considerably. Version 2.1 offers significantly shorter loading ti
mes and even
greater stability

so that users wo
rk more comfortably and efficiently.


. Integration Cited as Key to ERP
CRM Harmony

A New Jersey manufacturer implements Scribe technology to tie an SAP ERP system to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, giving salespeople

order information

and helping execs plan production.

SAP to Acquire Software Provider datango AGSAP AG announced its intention to acquire software and relevant assets from datang
o AG, a
leading provider of workforce performance support software. The transaction, sched
uled to close during the first quarter of 2012, will broaden the
SAP® software portfolio in the education space, providing customers with software tools to help address their end
end user training, knowledge
management and performance support challenges

The datango solution provides content development, translation and deployment capabilities for electronic training, documenta
tion, and user
support. SAP ownership of this asset will enable the company to develop valuable integration with other SAP tools,

leading to additional value for
SAP customers. Features of datango's Electronic Performance Support (EPSS), including object recognition, true re
recording, extensive media
support and modest IT requirements, along with existing SAP offerings in the educa
tion software space, will help SAP customers to lower their
total cost of ownership (TCO), significantly facilitate end
user enablement in a scalable way and accelerate end
user adoption.

Headquartered in Berlin, datango was founded in 1999 and holds a lon
standing and productive relationship with SAP. In recent years, the
datango software has been successfully deployed in the SAP® Business ByDesign™ solution.Together, SAP and datango will capita
lize on a
trend in education software toward creating applica
tions that contain tools for authors, such as e
collaboration, along with self
help scenarios and
teaching functions.

Directed WMS Facilitates Wholesale Improvements

directed warehouse management software aids an Irish wholesaler and

retailer, helping to boost utilization in the warehouse and improve
customer satisfaction.

SAP Reports Best Ever Results

Year 2011 Software

Revenue Increases 25% at Constant Currencies to €4 Billion

Operating Profit €4.8 Billion at Constant Currencies•Best Ever Software Revenue Performance:

Year 2011 Software Revenue Increases 22% to €3.97 Billion (25% at Constant Currencies)

Exceeding Revenue Guidance: Full
Year 2011 Non
IFRS Software and Software
Related Service Revenue Increases 15% (17% at
Constant Currencies)

Exceeding Operating Profit Guidance: Full
Year 2011 Non
IFRS Operating Profit €4.71 Billion (€4.78 Billion at Con
stant Currencies),
Resulting in Full
Year 2011 Non
IFRS Operating Margin Increasing by 1.1 Percentage Points at Constant Currencies to 33.1%

Digit Earnings Per Share Growth: 23% Increase in Full
Year 2011 Non
IFRS Earnings Per Share

Record Operatin
g Cash Flow: 29% Increase to €3.78 Billion

Strong Contribution From Innovations: SAP HANA and Mobile €270 Million

33. TEC:

One Technology to Watch in 2012 and Beyond

Technologies come, and technologies go, but this one looks like a real game c

Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon

JDA Software Group

Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end
end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro
segmenting products to creating continuous i
nventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a
competitive advantage. Some forward
looking leaders
backed by technology and expertise from JDA
are changing the definition of inventory


Aras Corp: Different PLM and New Open Office

Enterprise Open source business model of Aras decreases cost of sales, helps build
community of customers, partners, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 19, 2012

Autodesk Takes on PLM with Nexus


Autodesk 360 Nexus offers easy
use, customizable workflow creation tools, clean UI, Q&A on Nexus,
Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 19, 2012

Siemens Extends Partnership with Frontal Software to Include Product Lifecycle Management SolutionsSiemens PLM S
oftware and Frontal
Software, an industrial IT solutions provider, announced a partnership agreement allowing the companies to help clients accel
erate their adoption
of PLM solutions.

Frontal Software has a dedicated PLM practice that offers end
end sol
utions for helping companies manage their engineering processes more

Frontal Software’s industry and process expertise will complement Siemens PLM Software’s portfolio of solutions to deliver en
hanced value to
their customers in India. Frontal

Software provides a complete spectrum of PLM
related services, from consulting and implementation to migration,
installation and training. Siemens PLM Software’s enterprise offerings include Teamcenter® software, NX™ software, and Tecnom
atix® software.


are extending our partnership over the past 25 years with Siemens to include PLM, CAE and digital manufacturing,” said P. S.
CEO, Frontal Software. “We are committed to building solutions that help companies manage diverse engineering and produ
ction facilities, drive
productivity to achieve business goals and enable knowledge enrichment to constantly improve processes. These solutions will
help customers
eliminate inefficiencies anywhere in their engineering, manufacturing and project execution
cycles, and better leverage their past experience.”

Siemens PLM Software Technology Used by Nearly All Companies Unveiling New Vehicles at North American International Auto
ShowSiemens PLM Software announced that its technology is used in product deve
lopment by more than 90 percent of the automotive original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs) making new vehicle introductions at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the indus
try's most
substantive annual event, which this year reflects the recent

resurgence of the global auto industry. As a result of the recent decisions by two
major OEMs to replace their computer
aided design (CAD) and PLM systems with technology from Siemens PLM Software, the company has
continued to expand its leadership and ma
rket share in the global automotive industry.

Inforbix Introducing Mobile Search for CAD and Product Data on iPadDemand for mobile applications continues to grow, and Info

, a compa
ny that develops intelligent apps for intelligent CAD and product data access, has responded by taking a step
forward and providing their first mobile application for the iPad that gives customers the ability to search and access engin
eering data on the go

Customers asked for a mobile solution that gives them the ability to search and access their product data in their company wh
ile out of the office
or away from their computers. The new Inforbix iPad app provides users with that instant access.

AM, Mass.

January 25, 2012

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), today reported results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011.
PTC also announced an organizational realignment and restructuring to drive long
term growth and enhanced profitability. Highli

Q1 Results:


GAAP revenue of $319.8 million, up 20% year over year, and non
GAAP EPS of $0.35


GAAP revenue of $318.3 million and GAAP EPS of $0.18


Revenue contribution from MKS (acquired on May 31, 2011) and 4CS Solutions (acquired on September
2, 2011) was $20 million
on a non
GAAP basis and $18.5 million on a GAAP basis


GAAP operating margin of 18.4%; GAAP operating margin of 10.2%


Relative to Q1 guidance assumptions, revenue was negatively impacted by $4.6 million by currency effects and n
was negatively impacted by $0.01 due to a higher
expected tax rate and currency effects

Q2 Guidance:


GAAP revenue of $305 to $320 million and non
GAAP EPS of $0.32 to $0.36


GAAP revenue of $304 to $319 million and GAAP EPS of $0.06 t
o $0.11, including a $20 million restructuring charge


Assumes $1.30 USD / EURO, down from previous assumption of $1.40; a $6 to $8 million negative impact to Q2 non
revenue guidance. Revenue guidance assumes approximately $22 million contribution from

MKS and 4CS, including $1 million in
GAAP revenue

FY'12 Targets:


GAAP revenue of $1,310 to $1,330 million and non
GAAP EPS of $1.58 to $1.62


Assumes $1.30 USD / EURO, down from previous assumption of $1.40

negatively impacting Q2 through Q4 re
venue guidance
by approximately $20 million


GAAP operating margin of approximately 20%, up from approximately 18% previously, despite currency effects


Approximate $5 million quarterly expense benefit from restructuring in Q3'12 and Q4'12


GAAP revenue o
f $1,307 to $1,327 million and GAAP EPS of $0.93 to $0.97, including a $20 million restructuring charge


Revenue guidance assumes approximately $90 to $100 million contribution from MKS and 4CS, including $3 million in non

Let Your Enginee
rs Engineer

PDM/PLM systems lessen burden of engineers: no need to repeatedly demonstrate design intent, collect
feedback, no redistribution of latest drawings, Chad Jackson, Cadalyst, Jan 14, 2012

Mitigate the Engineering Brain
Drain Threat

rstand progression of design, advancement of product characteristics, process timeline;
automate change orders easily with PDM, PLM systems, Chad Jackson, Cadalyst, Jan 14, 2012

PLM and Process Tools: Opportunity or Complication?

Kenesto trying to
simplify process of integration with existing CAD, PLM, other
enterprise tools through cloud, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 18, 2012

“PLM for AEC: A Better Way to Manage Buildings” by Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata Inc.The architecture,

engineering, and construction
(AEC) industry, the designers and builders of the world’s infrastructure, arguably stand to gain even more than other industr
ies by implementing
product lifecycle management (PLM) strategies. This is because AEC has only made

modest progress in the management of the intellectual
assets of projects at the enterprise level.

The AEC industry designs and constructs everything from houses of all sizes to small
town apartment complexes, schools, and office buildings to
city skys
crapers, refineries, power plants, bridges, dams, and factories; in short: any and all structures. Some of their finest work
is flat on the
ground, so to speak, as airports, freeways, and mass
transit rail systems. Underground, AEC deals with subway system
s, water mains, gas
pipeline networks, electrical conduits and associated infrastructure, sewer lines, and storm
drainage tunnels and supporting facilities.

This is the realm of architects, civil engineers and structural engineers, and a host of skilled tr
adesmen. PLM strategies have many obvious
benefits to building owners but implementation has lagged other industries. A big reason is that every AEC project has two co
mplex hand
overs of
information. The first is turning the architects’ design into constru
ction plans for the general contractor and subcontractors. The other hand
over is
the completed building from the general contractor to the owner.

PLM began as extensions and toolkits to computer
aided design (CAD) systems and solid modelers to manage the
initial explosion of engineering
information in digital formats. The initial focus was the same as CAD and computer
aided manufacturing (CAM), which was discrete mechanical
products made with machine tools.

Integware Announces Systems Integrator Agree
ment with Siemens PLM SoftwareIntegware announced that it has signed a Services and
Systems Integrator Partnership Agreement with Siemens PLM Software. Integware has focused for nearly twenty years on extendin
g PLM across
all product
related processes in t
he medical device industry. Its platform
neutral development approach enables it to combine Life Sciences
expertise with Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter® software. The companies will work together to configure fast, scalable, int
egrated PLM
solutions tha
t meet the unique needs of individual customers.

PTC First Quarter Revenue Up 19%; Plans Internal Re

revenue of $318 million led by Windchill, contributions of recent
acquisitions, but CAD revenue flat, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Ja
n 26, 2012

Does PLM Belong in the Cloud?

learning about 4 cloud
based PLM strategies, 3 segments of cloud
based technology: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS,
Eric Marks, Cadalyst, Jan 26, 2012

Aras announced that Enterprise Integration Services has joined th
e Aras Partner Program.

CONTACT Software announced a partnership with BETA CAE Systems to incorporate the field of product validation into Product Li
Management (PLM).

Siemens PLM Software and Frontal Software announced a partnership agree

PTC Faces 2012 with Cuts, Reorganization

$320 million in revenue generated in Q1, restructuring to 5 market sectors: CAD, PLM, ALM,
SCM, SLM, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 31, 2012

Seeing Past the Clouds: PLM and What's Next

rstanding 4 types of cloud strategies being deployed in PLM apps, 3 segments of cloud
based technology, Eric Marks, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2012

Arena Grows New Business 19% in 2011; Successful 4th Quarter Bolstered by the Launch of PDXViewer, an
d an Increased Focus on
Strategic PartnershipsArena Solutions announced a 19% increase in new customers for the year ending December 31, 2011, compar
ed to the
same period one year earlier. Helping drive that growth were increases in annuity bookings

nearly 15% for the year

and an increase in
subscriptions coming from new strategic partnerships. New customers were up 18% for the quarter compared to the same quarter
in 2010.

In addition to 2011's strong subscription and renewal numbers, Arena fulfil
led its commitment to expand the company by building out its software,
infrastructure and partner community. One notable development was the launch of PDXViewer

a free, cloud
based app for viewing PDX files
from any PLM or PDM system. PDXViewer displays

PDX build packages from any PLM system, and makes BOM data available to a much wider

PLM Architecture Discussion with Peter Schroer of Aras

flexibility, cost of change will drive future success of PLM systems, vendors, Oleg
PLM Think Tank, Feb 3, 2012


IBM Reports 2011 Fourth
Quarter and Full
Year ResultsFourth
Quarter 2011:

Diluted EPS:

GAAP: $4.62, up 11 percent;

Operating (non
GAAP): $4.71, up 11 percent;

Net income:

GAAP: $5.5 billion, up 4 percent;

ating (non
GAAP): $5.6 billion, up 5 percent;

Gross profit margin:

GAAP: 49.9 percent, up 0.9 points;

Operating (non
GAAP): 50.2 percent, up 1.1 points;

Revenue of $29.5 billion, up 2 percent as reported, 1 percent adjusting for currency;

Software revenue
up 9 percent;

Global Technology Services revenue up 3 percent;

Global Business Services revenue up 3 percent, 2 percent adjusting for currency;

Services backlog of $141 billion, up $4 billion as reported, up $5 billion adjusting for currency, quarter to qu

Systems and Technology revenue down 8 percent.

Year 2011:

Diluted EPS, up double
digits for 9th consecutive year;

GAAP: $13.06, up 13 percent;

Operating (non
GAAP): $13.44, up 15 percent;

Net income:

GAAP: $15.9 billion, up 7 percent;


GAAP): $16.3 billion, up 9 percent;

Revenue of $106.9 billion, up 7 percent, up 3 percent adjusting for currency;

Free cash flow of $16.6 billion, up $300 million;

Growth markets revenue up 16 percent, up 11 percent adjusting for currency;

Business a
nalytics revenue up 16 percent;

Smarter Planet revenue up 47 percent;

Cloud revenue more than tripled 2010 revenue.

Year 2012 Expectation:

GAAP EPS of at least $14.16 and operating (non
GAAP) EPS of at least $14.85.

IBM announced fourth
quarter 2011 d
iluted earnings of $4.62 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $4.18 per share in the fourth quarter of
2010, an increase of 11 percent. Operating (non
GAAP) diluted earnings were $4.71 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $4.25
r share in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 11 percent.

quarter net income was $5.5 billion compared with $5.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 4 percent. Opera
ting (non
GAAP) net income was $5.6 billion compared with
$5.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 5 percent.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 of $29.5 billion increased 2 percent (1 percent, adjusting for currency) from t
he fourth quarter of 2010.
While currency provided a benefit
to revenue growth of approximately 25 basis points in the quarter, currency movements since the company
announced its third
quarter earnings in October impacted fourth
quarter revenue by approximately one point of growth, or $300 million.

The Many Lay
ers of Quality Management

If we learned anything from yesterday's AFC championship game, it's that a winning strategy in sports

and business

requires a quality support


Venkel Ltd., a supplier of surface mount comp
onents, has published an infographic that provides an overview of the Restriction of Hazardous
Substances directive.




2011, companies with no continuous
improvement (CI) programs fared worse than those with such programs in terms of anticipated
revenue growth, anticipated operating income growth, and cash flow. That is the key finding of a survey conducted by TBM Cons
ing Group.

Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing's New Normal


Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A "build it and we can sell it" attitude was adopted. Manufacture
rs responded to the
2008 economic collaps
e with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what's changed and how to
intelligently ramp up production and inventory, with an eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a ne
w technolog


CIMdata PLM Certificate Program

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

February 6
, 2012

. On February 13

15, 2012 in La Jolla, California, I hope you’ll join me in attending one of the longest running annual innovation conferences
a conference t
hat has consistently convened a faculty of extraordinary innovation leaders and an even more exceptional group of cross indus

I am pleased to report that in its eleventh year,

CoDev2012: Achieving Higher Open Innovation Returns while Managing Risk, Costs
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is slated to take

a candid look at how open innovation efforts are pivotal in helping top companies better manage risk, contain
costs and yield higher value deals. We’ve designed the forum to provide attendees with more specific how
tos, greater opportunities for discussio
and processing of key learnings as well as more avenues to network and connect with potential partners.

CIMdata Announces PLM Innovation Congress 2012, February 22

CIMdata is delighted to present Europe's leading independent PLM event. In Munich
, Germany on February 22
23rd 2012, 250 senior
professionals from the Design, R&D, and IT disciplines will attend to benchmark, network, and identify PLM best practice. Joi
n CIMdata’s
President, Peter Bilello, Robert Häller, VP R&D & PLM at Volvo Cars, and

Dagmar Chlosta, SVP Process Management at adidas Group. Whether
you are currently assessing the business case for PLM or seeking to unlock the value from your mature program, the PLM Innova
tion Congress
represents the perfect environment to cultivate comp
elling take home knowledge. As a member of the CIMdata’s network you are eligible for a
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

March 12
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highly acclaimed seminar
Second Generation Lean Product Devel
to be held March 21

22, 2012 in San Diego, CA now is the time


Aberdeen’s 6th annual Supply Chain Management Summit
: A View from Above: Transformational Initiatives for The Chief Supply Chain
Officer. Kickoff: April 4
5 at the Swissotel in Chicago.


Manufacturing Leadership Summit
, scheduled for April 29
May 2, 2012, in Palm Beach, FL, is the premier annual networking opportunity for
senior m
anufacturing executives. During this intense four
day conference experience, you’ll meet a group of senior professionals actively engaged
in exchanging new ideas and forging strategic relationships that can revolutionize your business. Find out for yoursel
f why top manufacturers such
as Coca
Cola, Dell, DuPont, Ford Motor Co., General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, L’Oreal USA, and Boeing have participated in this exec
forum for years.

May 7


Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2012
, Las Vegas, NV

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

May 7
11, 2012.

SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference

May 14

16, 2012, Orlando, Florida, United States


2012 SME Annual Conference
, June 3
5, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.

. CIMdata PLM Certificate Program

Oslo, Norway

June 11
15, 2012


CIMdata PLM Certificate Program

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA

September 17
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PLM Road Map 2012
, CIMdata, Plymouth, MI
Oct 2


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October 15
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November 12
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