An industry-wide initiative to create more open IT solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM) software is gaining acceptance, with most system suppliers now on board for the plan. In recent months, more companies have signed a common agreement â€“ the Codex of PLM Openness (CPO – which documents their contribution to more transparency in PLM Read More..
HANOVER — One thing was clear at the 2012 automotiveDAY conference: IT is quickly becoming one of the major differentiators in the competition between the world’s car brands. Until recently, IT was mostly seen as way to reduce costs and boost efficiency. But in addresses to the conference, IT directors outlined how the services they Read More..
HANOVER — Automakers and suppliers reported major progress in creating common IT standards to be used in product lifecycle management (PLM). “We now have a common understanding with regard to the issue of openness in PLM systems and now have measurable criteria for that openness,” said Steven Vetterman, who heads ProSTEP iViP, a global association Read More..
Automakers are changing their PLM systems. They are increasingly relying on Dassault’s Catia and Siemens’ NX for car development. But they are also implementing software from other providers. At the same time, users of PLM software are calling for more open systems. ProSTEP iViP, a global consortium promoting open standards, recently proposed a “Codex of Read More..