CIMdata Publishes An Enterprise Innovation Platform for Manufacturers

This eBook defines the need for a configurable Manufacturing Enterprise Innovation Platform.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, USA, 3 June 2020-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the publication of an eBook titled "An Enterprise Innovation Platform for Manufacturers."

Products continue to become more complex, often with software and electronics driving product functionality and differentiation. However, complexity is also reflected beyond the product, with more intelligent production environments, as well as in-service management requirements. These challenges, and many others, are requiring companies to digitalize their business and evolve their current product, production, and service lifecycle scopes from ideation to realization to utilization and, finally, reuse, remanufacture, recycle, or (in the worst case) disposal, to enable true end-to-end lifecycle innovation and optimization.

Success requires establishing seamless integration and closed-loop feedback between the physical instances of the product and product-related processes with their comprehensive lifecycle digital twins. Today's industrial companies must be able to optimize their businesses across multiple domain-specific innovation platforms and maximize their overall return on investment. The Manufacturing Enterprise Innovation Platform enables such an approach.

This eBook defines the need for and characteristics of a configurable Manufacturing Enterprise Innovation Platform. It also describes an example of how Siemens Digital Industries Software is delivering such a configurable solution for manufacturers with its Xcelerator portfolio of integrated software platform and applications, services, and domain expertise.

Ken Amann, Executive Consultant, CIMdata, stated that "CIMdata believes Siemens digital enterprise vision for its customers extends the traditional product view of the lifecycle to a full, end-to-end inter-enterprise view that orchestrates capabilities from other Innovation Platforms, such as those that support production operations, sales & marketing, and operations and maintenance. This is what CIMdata defines as a Manufacturing Enterprise Innovation Platform. This platform derives insights from simulations and operating conditions to optimize innovation throughout a manufacturing organization's extended enterprise. Siemens Xcelerator portfolio covers the capabilities required to enable a comprehensive Manufacturing Enterprise Innovation Platform, providing their customers and prospects a path forward through the myriad digitalization transformation choices they must make."

To find out more and to download the eBook on "An Enterprise Innovation Platform for Manufacturers," visit

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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