CIMdata and the Institute for Process Excellence (IpX) Announce Strategic Partnership

This new strategic partnership will focus on the development of professional education programs, best-in-class services, and industry platforms.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 11 September 2018-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, and the Institute for Process Excellence (IpX) today announced a strategic partnership to provide end-to-end business and digital transformation training, services, and cross-industry platforms.
To achieve successful transformation businesses must invest in world-class education, services, and industry platforms that reshape legacy business processes and systems. The backbone of the industrial future consists of a proper network of people, processes, data, and enabling systems cohesively communicating within an integrated enterprise. To evolve, enterprises require unbiased end-to-end assessment, tailored executive advisement, world-class workforce development, and comprehensive service platforms. 

Under this partnership, CIMdata and IpX will launch several new industry initiatives. These joint programs will provide organizations with the tools and services they need to solve the most complex challenges facing global enterprises. 

CIMdata's President, Mr. Peter Bilello stated, "Despite advancements, many companies are still spending significant time and money tackling the pain points of digital transformation so that they can fully realize the potential value and its place within their enterprise architecture. CIMdata is pleased to partner with IpX in the development of a new generation of professional education programs, best-in-class services, and industry platforms. IpX has rich domain expertise in complex industry sectors, and when paired with the expertise of CIMdata, it will provide an effective option for companies looking to achieve high-value transformation."

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Joseph Anderson, Vice President for IpX said, "The mission of IpX is to provide the True North for our industry clients to achieve their transformation strategy, improve their core business operating model, embrace the digital wave, maximize efficiency, and implement sustainable growth initiatives. The partnership with CIMdata will provide a full suite of educational and solution services built upon a foundation of industry experience. This will allow CIMdata and IpX industry clients to efficiently and effectively solve the issues affecting global businesses. Stay tuned, the news on this alliance is just beginning." 

For more information on this strategic partnership between IpX and CIMdata please contact Cheryl Peck at

For more information, contact:

Cheryl Peck, Director of Marketing

Tel: +1 734.668.9922

In Europe, the Middle East & Africa contact:

Gerard Litjens, Vice President EMEA
Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666

About IpX

IpX is best known for the creation of the industry changing CM2 certification program initiated in 1986 started by Vince Guess and Ken Black. Today, CM2 is the global industry standard for enterprise configuration and change management. IpX's workforce development sector is the premier worldwide educational resource for configuration management, systems engineering, enterprise excellence and high-performance culture training with courses offered in seven languages. 

The global services sector ensures their clients achieve enterprise excellence through a unique combination of industry leading application strategies coupled with business engagement experts that provide needed enthusiasm for change by infusing the mission throughout the enterprise. IpX provides the True North for the journey toward transformation of the people, processes, systems, and data of the organization.

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management 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 in 1983, 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 providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata's services, visit our website at, follow us on Twitter:, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA, Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.


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