CIMdata Announces the First Public Product Lifecycle Management Certificate Program of 2020

The 2020 schedule will kick-off in Ann Arbor, Michigan in March.ANN ARBOR, Michigan, USA, 12 December 2019-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, announces that the first public CIMdata Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certificate program of 2020 will take place at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan from March 2-6. The program is recognized as the PLM industry's most comprehensive solution-agnostic education offering. 

The program effectively prepares PLM professionals to address the challenges commonly faced in PLM strategy development and implementation enabling them to help their organizations realize the benefits of PLM and its enabling technologies. The assessment-based program includes a personalized classroom experience, individual and team-based exercises, and evaluations of achievement. The program is facilitated by a team of CIMdata experts. On successfully completing the program, participants will receive a CIMdata PLM Certificate and are invited to join CIMdata's global PLM Leadership community, a group of like-minded PLM Certificate Program graduates.

The program is built on CIMdata's over 35 years of experience guiding industrial companies in successfully defining and implementing best-in-class PLM strategies and tactics. The program is appropriate for industrial companies that are considering embarking on a PLM journey or those already implementing PLM. PLM solution providers will also find the program to be of use for recent hires as part of the on-boarding process and for seasoned professionals alike.

Since the program was introduced in 2009, close to 1,200 PLM professionals have received their PLM Leadership certificate from CIMdata. Additional programs will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from June 15-19; Boston, Massachusetts from September 28 - October 2; and Santa Clara, California from December 7-11.

The class is available in a 3- or 5-day format. CIMdata's one-day Executive Short Course and two-day PLM Fundamentals for Solution Providers Short Course will also be offered at this time.

For more information on CIMdata's PLM Certificate Program and short courses visit our website 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 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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