Category Archives: PLM

Razorleaf Wins Boeing Contract for C-17 PLM Software Upgrade

STOW, OH, May 21, 2024 – Razorleaf Corp., a leading PLM consulting and systems integrator, today announced that they have secured a contract to upgrade the digital maintenance and training software systems that support the global Boeing C-17 Globemaster III fleet.

Razorleaf is providing product lifecycle management (PLM) software and support services. Boeing has been using PLM solutions for more than a decade and is employing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to deepen end-to-end digital collaboration, design, engineering, analysis, manufacturing planning and shop-floor execution capabilities throughout the enterprise.

Eric Doubell, CEO at Razorleaf, said: “Razorleaf specializes in providing expertise that unifies diverse software tools into cohesive PLM systems that boost productivity for companies of all sizes. In the case of the C-17, we are pleased to be able to support Boeing’s ongoing commitment to modernization and embracing innovation.”

About Razorleaf

Founded in 2000, Razorleaf is a consulting & systems integrator with specialized expertise in PLM, MES, integration, migration, and test automation. They are focused on helping manufacturing organizations connect products and processes across the digital enterprise to drive more value from the innovation process. Led by a highly skilled and seasoned team of experts across the United States, Europe, and Asia, Razorleaf transforms businesses by offering comprehensive consulting and implementation services focused on managing the digital thread across the product life cycle and supply chain.

For more information, visit www.razorleaf.com.

Siemens Partners with Sony

PLANO, TX, May 16, 2024 Siemens and Sony Corp. are partnering to introduce a new solution that combines the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software with Sony’s new XR head-mounted display (HMD), SRH-S1 – designed using Siemens’ NX software, a core solution used across Sony to design its industry leading products.

Image courtesy of Sony Corp.

On stage at Realize LIVE in Las Vegas, Seiya Amatatsu, Head of Sony’s XR Technology Development Division, detailed how his team relies on Siemens’ NX software from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio to help develop a new HMD. The SRH-S1 includes an XR head-mounted display with high-quality 4K OLED Microdisplays and controllers for intuitive interaction with 3D objects. Sony has been using the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio as its primary product engineering software since 2015, at an accelerated pace.

“Sony succeeded in implementing NX in the fastest schedule in the world and we were able to improve our design process productivity by 25%. Although significant advancements have been made with NX, I wanted to achieve further evolution with a product that brings innovations allowing direct editing in an immersive environment. I believed that could be realized with Siemens and as a result, the XR head-mounted display was developed that could bring innovative products to market more rapidly,” said Sony’s Amatatsu.

Sony’s XR head-mounted display is a fundamental part of the forthcoming NX Immersive Designer, an integrated solution that combines Siemens’ industry leading product engineering software, NX, exclusively with Sony’s breakthrough XR technology to deliver immersive design and collaborative product engineering capabilities.

“At Sony, we are committed to creators. In every line of our business, we want to enable creators to create, and the SRH-S1 does just that. Our head-mounted display and dedicated controllers lets you create more intuitively in a fully immersive environment, allowing you to move freely between the virtual and real worlds — collaborating and creating with colleagues around the world in real time, – and it will enable more innovation,” explained Hirohito Kondo, deputy general manager, XR Business Development Division, Product Management Department of Sony.

“The tight integration of the hardware and software gives designers and engineers all new, incredibly natural ways to interact with the Digital Twin. And that interaction is the key. We’re not just viewing designs. This is about doing meaningful hands-on engineering. That is why the image quality is so important – as well as the precision of the controls and even the comfort of the headset – because together, it lets you collaborate more, engineer better, and innovate faster. It lets you do real, meaningful engineering — and without ever having to build a physical prototype.”

Siemens’ NX Immersive Designer is expected to launch at the end of 2024. To register your interest in Siemens’ NX Immersive Designer and learn more about how it is going to change the landscape of immersive visualization and collaboration, visit: https://plm.sw.siemens.com/en-US/nx/products/nx-immersive-designer/.

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

About Siemens Digital Industries

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 72,000 employees internationally.

About Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a leading technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare.

In fiscal 2023, which ended on September 30, 2023, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €77.8 billion and net income of €8.5 billion. As of September 30, 2023, the company employed around 320,000 people worldwide.

Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

Siemens, Microsoft Expand Partnership

PLANO, TX, May 16, 2024 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today an expansion of its partnership with Microsoft to make the Siemens Xcelerator as a Service portfolio of industry software available through Microsoft’s cloud and AI platform Azure and integrating it with generative AI and Copilot features. This will increase flexibility and choice for Siemens’ customers and make Microsoft’s industry-leading AI solutions more accessible to Siemens customers.

“Our customers have asked for Siemens to bring our industry leading industrial software to Azure,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO and president, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “Siemens and Microsoft have been partners for more than 35 years, and we are pleased to expand this partnership so we can best enable our customers to digitally transform through our joint solutions.”

As a first step, Siemens will deliver Teamcenter X software, the rapidly scalable and secure PLM solution, on Microsoft Azure, enabling customers to implement their mission critical solutions on their preferred cloud and AI platform. Built on the same trusted, robust and secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture used by some of the world’s leading manufacturers and innovators, Teamcenter X empowers teams to start fast and get their product data under control, enabling them to reduce cycle time, minimize IT costs and speed innovation. With the availability of Teamcenter X on Azure, organizations can benefit from Microsoft’s responsible AI tools and access to enterprise-grade security.

This continued collaboration builds on the launch of the Teamcenter app on Microsoft Teams which connects frontline factory and service teams to the design and engineering teams through Siemens’ industry-leading Teamcenter software for PLM. The new app takes advantage of the latest advances in generative AI and Natural Language Processing: With Azure OpenAI in Azure AI Studio, Siemens developers have built custom copilot functionality to enable frontline workers to access the engineering enterprise from the palm of their hand and collaborate in more inclusive ways.

Siemens is also developing a Copilot for Microsoft 365 plugin for the Siemens Teamcenter app on Teams, enabling workers across the entire product lifecycle and value chain to better track and prioritize their workloads. They will be able to ask Microsoft Copilot for help with summarizing outstanding tasks and workflows out of the comfort of their Teams app. To deliver new features like these to customers as fast as possible, Siemens developers are using GitHub Copilot.

“As Microsoft and Siemens continue to deepen our collaboration, we are excited to bring the power of Azure AI to the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio to meet growing market demand and help businesses focus on delivering differentiated customer value faster. By harnessing our latest advances with generative AI and Copilot capabilities, together we empower design engineers, frontline workers and teams across business functions and geographies, unlocking new levels of customer-centric innovation and productivity,” said Nick Parker, president, industry & partnerships at Microsoft.

To learn more about how Siemens and Microsoft are working together to bring greater flexibility and choice for PLM on the cloud and making industry-leading AI solutions more accessible, visit: https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/teamcenter/teamcenter-teams-and-ai/.

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

About Siemens Digital Industries

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 72,000 employees internationally.

About Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a leading technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare.

In fiscal 2023, which ended on September 30, 2023, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €77.8 billion and net income of €8.5 billion. As of September 30, 2023, the company employed around 320,000 people worldwide.

Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

Siemens Announces NX X for Product Engineering

PLANO, TX, May 15, 2024 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced NX X software, a new cloud-based solution for product engineering that brings this industry-leading technology to companies of all sizes. A cornerstone of the Siemens Xcelerator as a Service cloud-based portfolio of industry software, NX X delivers industry leading product engineering capabilities as-a-service, enabling customers to free up resources, so they can scale and focus on innovation.

Helixx, a UK-based e-mobility technology startup, has adopted NX X to help deliver its vision of delivering safe, affordable, zero-emission final mile electric vehicles built virtually anywhere in the world via its licensed Helixx Mobility Hubs. (Image credit: Helixx)

“NX X enables our customers to move to a cloud-based, collaborative engineering environment. Our solution allows them to retain their intellectual property and continue their innovative work, without disruption; no need to reinvent their working practices,” said Bob Haubrock, senior vice president, product engineering software, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “Transitioning to the cloud should be a painless process and we’re determined to help our customers to make that shift easily. NX X empowers them to remain focused on exploring the opportunities for collaborative innovation that drive their businesses forward.”

Through centralized cloud license management, configuration, and provision of capability, NX X can simplify IT requirements. Organizations can install NX X on the desktop or stream via AWS cloud services where needed, which provides the greatest flexibility for distributed teams.

Additionally, NX X also provides fully integrated and secure data management capabilities with every license, enabling users to manage product data, change management and release workflows and conduct collaborative reviews (with commenting, view/mark-up) in real-time – all directly from the NX X interface. Built using data and lifecycle management capabilities from Siemens’ Teamcenter X software, NX X provides a clear route and seamless for organizations to adopt more powerful product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities. NX X, as part of Siemens Xcelerator as a Service, also delivers cloud-based ad hoc data sharing and collaboration with external collaborators through the Teamcenter Share app.

Helixx, a UK-based e-mobility technology startup, has adopted NX X to help deliver its vision of delivering safe, affordable, zero-emission final mile electric vehicles built virtually anywhere in the world via its licensed Helixx Mobility Hubs.

“Helixx was founded to transform the quality and standard of mobility for citizens in heavily congested cities with globally designed, but locally manufactured mini commercial electric vehicles. Having access to cutting edge product engineering software and the associated digital twins, wherever and whenever we need it, is fundamental to achieving our vision,” said Steve Pegg, CEO and co-founder, Helixx. “Siemens’ NX X provides the full capability of NX via the cloud, enabling us and our partners to access live design and manufacturing data instantly. Building the future of sustainable mobility and transportation is challenging, but with Siemens’ NX X available as a core part of our toolkit, we’re able to meet those challenges head on and build a cleaner future.”

Siemens’ NX X is available now. To learn more about Siemens’ NX X and how it brings the power of the cloud-based product engineering and collaboration, visit http://www.siemens.com/nxx.

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

Siemens Introduces Simcenter X

PLANO, TX, May 15, 2024 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced Simcenter X software, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that delivers capabilities of Simcenter, Siemens’ industry-leading portfolio of simulation and test solutions, on the cloud. With an initial release focused on Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software and delivered as part of the Siemens Xcelerator as a Service portfolio of industry software, Simcenter X enables engineers to access a cloud-based virtual engineering desktop environment for modeling and post-processing combined with a highly scalable high-performance computing (HPC) environment, and connectivity to Teamcenter Share for ad-hoc storage and collaboration.

Available through pay-as-you-go pricing, Simcenter X enables companies of all sizes to immediately access industry-leading simulation technology without the traditional upfront investment in hardware or licensing. For companies with existing simulation software and hardware, the flexibility and scalability of Simcenter X means that additional capacity can be added as needed, significantly improving capital allocation.

“Simcenter X enables companies to start simulating faster – when compared with traditional simulation environments and at lower cost. Now, using just a browser, they can have access to world-class simulation capabilities, that are trusted by the world’s leading innovators,” said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president, simulation and test solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “We plan to expand Simcenter X beyond Simcenter STAR-CCM+ as part of our ongoing transition to SaaS.”

Simcenter X requires no additional IT expertise for set-up and implementation, allowing teams to focus on gaining insights with the automatically delivered up-to-date version of the simulation tools. Simcenter X bundles access to both hardware and software, making it easier to allocate and measure costs per project across an unlimited number of users and simulation runs. Simcenter X also includes additional benefits from the Siemens Xcelerator as a Service offering, including access to the Teamcenter Share app, for secure and controlled file sharing and collaboration.

“After we began adoption of cloud-based HPC for CFD simulations, we experienced tangible benefits. For a typical simulation model, we observed a solve time reduction by more than half compared to traditional on-premise methods. As a result, pre- and post-processing tasks have emerged as the primary contributors to overall turnaround time,” said Melaku Habte, Ph.D Sr. Fellow and global CAE/CFD lead, JoysonQuin Automotive Systems, North America. “The scalability afforded by cloud HPC in Simcenter X allows us to dynamically adjust resources to match project demands, enhancing flexibility and efficiency. Additionally, the integration of remote desktop capabilities has the potential to overcome geographical constraints, empowering engineers to access hardware and software resources from anywhere with internet connectivity, increasing collaboration and productivity.”

“We have already seen how running Simcenter STAR-CCM+ simulations in the cloud lets us accelerate design iterations and get more value from our simulation activities, and I believe the new capabilities of Simcenter X will enable us to go even faster,” said Nobert Bulten, product performance manager, Wärtsilä. “Having access to a virtual workstation in the cloud means we will be able to review simulation results, make changes and submit more jobs faster and without needing to transfer large data files. We will also be able to work on any step of the simulation workflow using powerful on-demand cloud resources, giving us more flexibility and allowing us to manage peak workloads more effectively.”

Simcenter X is planned to be generally available later in calendar year 2024. To learn more about how Siemens is using the cloud to deliver simulation capabilities to companies of all sizes, visit https://plm.sw.siemens.com/en-US/simcenter/fluids-thermal-simulation/cloud-hpc/.

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

Siemens Announces Teamcenter X Essentials

PLANO, TX, May 15, 2024 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced a new offering of its Teamcenter X software for smaller businesses. Teamcenter X Essentials is the most affordable way to access Teamcenter X, the Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) that is part of the Siemens Xcelerator as a Service portfolio. Teamcenter X Essentials enables businesses, from startups to global enterprises, to rapidly begin digital transformation and adopt PLM and, when ready, rapidly grow innovation capability.

The Teamcenter X Essentials package helps businesses manage their mechanical CAD product data and processes. Built on the same trusted, robust and secure SaaS architecture used by some of the world’s leading manufacturers and innovators, Teamcenter X Essentials enables teams to start fast and get their product data under control with minimal IT administration, implementation and at dramatically lower cost. As requirements and business needs grow and evolve, businesses can then take advantage of the full breadth of the capabilities of Teamcenter X. Any Teamcenter solution can be delivered as-a-service, enabling businesses to easily scale their PLM capability, integrate systems, or expand globally. Teamcenter X provides businesses the flexibility to configure and customize their PLM environment to support their business growth – all while realizing the advantages of SaaS.

Teamcenter X Essentials for design collaboration: Teamcenter X Essentials helps companies of all sizes start fast with PLM, enabling them to get mechanical CAD product data, documents, and processes under control with a preconfigured, cloud offering that is ready to go from day one. Purpose-built for mechanical CAD users, Teamcenter X Essentials allows users to work within their familiar CAD interface, to create and manage design revisions all while having the assurance that their data is securely controlled, shared, and backed up in the cloud. Team members without direct CAD access can use Teamcenter X Essentials to participate in the development process. They can use 3D visualization and markup tools, benefit from intelligent search capabilities, engage in discussions, and manage product and service documentation.

Grow with the Teamcenter X portfolio: Teamcenter X delivers the entire Teamcenter portfolio with the business agility and resiliency expected from a SaaS deployment. Customers can flexibly configure their Teamcenter X environment to drive innovation and enable a competitive advantage. Teamcenter X leverages the latest technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine learning, to deliver modern PLM solutions for product development, manufacturing, and service.

Teamcenter X Essentials will be available later in calendar year 2024. To learn more about Teamcenter X and how it is bringing the power of industry-proven, trusted, and secure cloud-based lifecycle and process management to companies of all sizes, visit https://plm.sw.siemens.com/en-US/teamcenter/teamcenter-x-cloud-plm/.

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

Clarks Partners with Centric

CAMPBELL, CA, May 14, 2024 – Centric Software, the product lifecycle management (PLM) market leader, has announced its partnership with iconic global shoe brand, Clarks. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, price and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, consumer electronics, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

The heritage footwear brand was founded almost 200 years ago in Somerset, England by brothers Cyrus and James Clark, and remains world-renowned and respected for combining innovation, comfort and craftmanship. The company operates retail, wholesale, franchise and online channels in over 100 markets internationally.

Chris Groves, CEO of Centric Software says, “We are thrilled that Clarks has selected Centric PLM to optimize their global operations. We are committed to empowering them every step of the way.”

About Clarks

Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin cut-offs. At the time it was ground- breaking: a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now. In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950, to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognizable signature that makes it unmistakably Clarks. Clarks is a global business operating retail, wholesale, franchise, and online channels in over 100 markets.

For more information, visit www.clarks.com.

About Centric Software

Silicon Valley-based Centric Software provides an innovative product concept-to-customer platform for producers, brands and retailers of all sizes in the food & beverage industry, food service and grocery retail sectors. Centric Software works closely with customers to achieve more efficient project management and safer product development, execute a competitive retail and product strategy, increase agility, speed time to market and get closer to consumers, resulting in maximized revenues and margins.

Centric Software is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions.

For more information, visit www.centricsoftware.com.

Centric Announces SOLIDWORKS PDM Connect 1.0

CAMPBELL, CA, May 7, 2024 – Centric Software, the product lifecycle management (PLM) market leader, has announced the launch of SOLIDWORKS PDM Connect 1.0, an enhanced PLM connector for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM users. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, buy, make, price, allocate, sell and replenish products such as fashion, outdoor, luxury, multi-category retail, grocery, food & beverage, cosmetics & personal care and consumer electronics to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

SOLIDWORKS is one of the 3D CAD design solutions most used and preferred by hard goods engineers, especially among consumer goods brands and manufacturers. More than 3 million product designers and engineers worldwide, representing 240,000+ organizations, use SOLIDWORKS to bring their designs to life.

Centric launched a SOLIDWORKS connector in 2021 as part of their 3D agnostic strategy, extending native, end-to-end 3D product design, development and product review with integration between leading 3D design packages and Centric PLM™. The original connector enables 3D designers and product teams to access Centric PLM from SOLIDWORKS and vice versa in order to integrate CAD functions, automate certain tasks, deploy revisions and improve communication between design, engineering and suppliers.

The new SOLIDWORKS PDM Connect 1.0 connector links files from SOLIDWORKS PDM (Product Data Management) to Centric PLM and automates the export of native 3D (and 2D) files directly to Centric PLM without having to leave the PDM environment. Engineers can also visualize and edit data from Centric PLM in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Windows File Explorer interface.

“In the past, engineers could have set up a macro with hard-coded instructions to export 3D files,” explains Ron Watson, EVP Products and chief security officer at Centric Software. “But then those files still would need to be transferred by those engineers to the correct location. This involved waiting for each file to generate and then make the manual transfer only when the generation is done. With the enhanced connector, a process that would take an entire day can now be completed in minutes utilizing PDM’s own workflows in conjunction with the SOLIDWORKS PDM connector.”

Centric PLM can automatically generate 3D viewables directly from the SOLIDWORKS file, or create a PDF from a 2D drawing associated with the file. These files are viewable directly in PLM by users across departments such as production, sourcing or merchandising, enabling them to review designs in development or build tech packs, for example.

Ron Watson, EVP of products and CSO at Centric Software notes, “The enhanced SOLIDWORKS connector enables a seamless workflow from SOLIDWORKS to Centric PLM, turning manual processes into hands-off automated operations with significant associated time savings. Engineers free up time to focus on creating great designs and other teams gain accurate insights into designs in progress at an earlier stage, driving faster time to market for consumer goods brands and manufacturers.”

“We are delighted to announce that we have enhanced our SOLIDWORKS connector to bring increased efficiencies to our customers in consumer goods,” says Chris Groves, CEO of Centric Software. “As part of Centric’s 3D strategy, we innovate with customers and solicit their feedback to constantly improve integration between Centric solutions and the 3D tools that teams use every day, building a tighter software ecosystem that works seamlessly to deliver benefits such as greater speed, improved collaboration and cost savings.”

About Centric Software

Silicon Valley-based Centric Software provides an innovative product concept-to-customer platform for producers, brands and retailers of all sizes in the food & beverage industry, food service and grocery retail sectors. Centric Software works closely with customers to achieve more efficient project management and safer product development, execute a competitive retail and product strategy, increase agility, speed time to market and get closer to consumers, resulting in maximized revenues and margins.

Centric Software is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions.

For more information, visit www.centricsoftware.com.

Centric Announces AI-Driven Solutions for Product Concept

CAMPBELL, CA, May 6, 2024 – Centric Software the product lifecycle management (PLM) market leader, is set to showcase its AI-driven solutions to fuel ‘real-time retail’ at NRF Asia 2024, retail’s most important event in the region.

In the face of supply chain disruptions and intense competition, brands and retailers are under immense pressure to maximize profits, respect sustainability & other compliance requirements and make consumers happy. Solutions from Centric Software empower brands and retailers to produce winning product portfolios, gain visibility to make data-driven decisions and execute, replenish and re-price in real-time with its end-to-end AI-powered solutions.

Founded in 2003, Silicon Valley based Centric Software provides an innovative product concept to launch platform for retailers, brands and manufacturers of all sizes and segments of the consumer goods industry including fashion, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics, cosmetics & personal care and food & beverage.

Today, Centric is trusted by 18,000 brands, retailers and manufacturers worldwide, such as Pan Pacific International Holdings (PPIH), Kmart, Sephora, Samsung Fashion C&T, Swarovski, Trent Limited and Lyfen for its commitment to innovation, industry expertise, 100% go-live rates and seamless integration capabilities.

Since 2018, Centric has been incorporating AI tools in its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) solution and AI/ML are now options in all of its solutions for faster, better decision-making, task automation and the elimination of manual work. Centric’s latest acquisition of aifora (now Centric Pricing & Inventory) further strengthens its AI capabilities, enabling retailers to predict future demand and replenishment needs and optimize pricing, fostering real-time retail capabilities.

Customers of Centric have experienced tangible ROI, including:

  • Improved margins by 4-15%
  • Reduced excess inventory by 60%
  • Reduced discounting up to 60%.
  • Sped up creation of assortment presentations by 99%
  • Reduced time to market by 40 to 60%

Centric will be at NRF Asia 2024 to present its AI-powered solutions for brands and retailers to orchestrate a competitive retail and product strategy, maximize revenues, increase agility, speed time to market, get closer to consumers and enable sustainability and compliance.

About Centric Software

Silicon Valley-based Centric Software provides an innovative product concept-to-customer platform for producers, brands and retailers of all sizes in the food & beverage industry, food service and grocery retail sectors. Centric Software works closely with customers to achieve more efficient project management and safer product development, execute a competitive retail and product strategy, increase agility, speed time to market and get closer to consumers, resulting in maximized revenues and margins.

Centric Software is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions.

For more information, visit www.centricsoftware.com.

Razorleaf Becomes Fuuz Implementation Partner

STOW, OH, May 1, 2024 – Razorleaf Corp., a leading PLM and MES consulting and systems integrator, is pleased to announce that it has become a Fuuz Implementation Partner.

The Fuuz MES Platform enhances manufacturing operations through a web-enabled platform where connectivity meets the digital thread. The solution supports all manufacturing processes and features pre-built integrations for business software and modules for Warehouse Management, Quality Management, Advanced Production Scheduling, Computerized Maintenance, and Transportation Management. These features, combined with no-code, low-code and pro-code tools and ultra-secure multi-enterprise infrastructure, make the Fuuz MES Platform the optimal solution for manufacturers striving to streamline operations and accelerate their digital initiatives.

According a report from Markets and Markets, the global MES software market is experiencing rapid growth amid strong demand for industrial automation and operational efficiency as manufacturing operations becoming increasingly complex. The market was valued at an estimated USD $14.9 billion in 2024 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 9.2% to reach USD $23 billion by 2029.

“Fuuz has experienced rapid growth over the last couple of years as more manufacturers recognize the value of extending their enterprise software with a comprehensive manufacturing platform,” said Craig Scott, founder and CEO of Fuuz. “Our partnership with Razorleaf will support both existing and new customers with end-to-end operational visibility, process automation, and rapid digital-transformation capabilities.”

“Our new partnership with Fuuz enables us to support its rapid growth by delivering implementation services for their customers as they adopt advanced MES capabilities on the shop floor,” said Eric Doubell, CEO of Razorleaf. “In addition, we can assist Fuuz customers with ensuring their MES data supports other digital transformation efforts with integration strategies for managing both engineering and production data.”

“We have always been focused on helping manufacturers leverage technology to improve the flow of data and enable Industry 4.0 connectivity,” added Scott “Fuuz delivers Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities to our customers. It allows manufacturers, both large and small, to be resilient and fleet-footed during tough times, but also enables them to meet the ongoing challenge of continuous growth and profitability.”

About Razorleaf

Founded in 2000, Razorleaf is a consulting & systems integrator with specialized expertise in PLM, MES, integration, migration, design automation and test automation. They are focused on helping manufacturing organizations connect products and processes across the digital enterprise to drive more value from the innovation process. Led by a highly skilled and seasoned team of experts across the United States, Europe, and Asia, Razorleaf transforms businesses by offering comprehensive consulting and implementation services focused on managing the digital thread across the product life cycle and supply chain.

For more information, visit www.razorleaf.com. 

About Fuuz

Fuuz by MFGx is a next-gen manufacturing execution system (MES) platform designed for companies seeking full operational visibility, process automation, and rapid digital transformation. With pre-built manufacturing modules, seamless integrations to all business systems, and over 20 years of proven expertise, Fuuz stands as the optimal solution for manufacturers aiming to streamline operations and accelerate their digital evolution. Customers span all manufacturing verticals and include Inteva Products, American Axle & Manufacturing, Olde Thompson and Sanders.

Explore the future of manufacturing at fuuz.com.