Siemens introduced a new series of industry-specific offerings at its annual PLM Software Analyst Conference in Boston.
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, Siemens’ Industry Catalyst Series is designed to increase a company’s overall return on its PLM investment, as well as the speed at which ROI is realised.
The Industry Catalyst Series will work with one or more Siemens PLM Software offerings and in combination with third party PLM solutions.
Chuck Grindstaff, President and CEO, Siemens PLM Software explains each offering in the Industry Catalyst Series will be built around a specific industry’s best practices, based on in-depth knowledge collected over more than 30 years of working with customers. By embedding that knowledge and experience in each offering, customers will experience accelerated PLM implementations, with the implementations 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 individual Industry Catalyst Series offering will work like an industry-specific ‘agent’ to accelerate a PLM implementation. This is accomplished through the three main components of each Industry Catalyst Series offering:
Industry Best Practices
A set of digital guides and templates functioning as a reference for the best processes and practices across the product lifecycle in a particular industry.
A set of industry-specific recommendations for product selections, systems design decisions, configuration procedures and best practices for deployment.
Open and Configurable Industry Solution Components
Software components that enable the implementation team to easily control the appearance and behaviour 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.