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Jama Software Partners with Sterling PLM

PORTLAND, OR and MOONACHIE, NJ, Dec 12, 2022  – Jama Software, the industry-leading requirements management and traceability solution provider and Sterling PLM, an industry leader in engineering management problem-solving, have partnered together to expand expertise and offerings across requirements management and Live Traceability solutions.

“Jama Software’s world-class consulting organization — that spans across multiple verticals including medical device development — will be greatly complemented by this partnership with Sterling PLM,” said Tom Tseki, chief revenue officer at Jama Software. “Sterling PLM expands on our already comprehensive services that drive measured improvements across product development processes that result in faster time to market and higher product quality.”

“At Sterling PLM, we have years of experience cultivating superior technical and lifecycle management know-how. We pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate problems before they become apparent to our clients,” said Dan Sterling, president, chief executive officer, and founder at Sterling PLM. “We are excited to add Jama Connect to our arsenal of technology solutions, adding to our capability to apply our specialized expertise and customized approach to solving problems for our clients.”

Jama Connect is the only platform that delivers Live Traceability across engineering disciplines through the entire product development process to reduce defects, delays, rework, and cost overruns. Sterling PLM’s team has decades of combined experience consulting in highly regulated industries for a variety of medical device manufacturers. By partnering with Jama Software, Sterling PLM will collaborate and support lifecycle management services around configuration, training, and process development.

“We’re especially excited to leverage the expertise and experience of the Sterling PLM team with our Medical Device customers,” said Vincent Balgos, director, medical solution at Jama Software. “They’ll be a great addition to our out-of-the-box solutions for medical device developers and provide specialty services such as computer systems validation and legacy tool data migration.”

Jama Software has consistently been listed as the leader for Requirements Management software tools by G2 for the fourth consecutive reporting period. By combining Sterling PLM’s customized solutions and seasoned expertise in lifecycle management technologies and Jama Software’s industry-leading requirements management and traceability offerings, Jama Software and Sterling PLM will continue to accelerate transformation to serve the needs of medical device developers.

About Jama Software

Jama Software is focused on maximizing innovation success. Numerous firsts for humanity in fields such as fuel cells, electrification, space, autonomous vehicles, surgical robotics, and more all rely on Jama Connect to minimize the risk of product failure, delays, cost overruns, compliance gaps, defects, and rework. Jama Connect uniquely creates Live Traceability through siloed development, test, and risk activities to provide end-to-end compliance, risk mitigation, and process improvement. Their rapidly growing customer base of more than 12.5 million users across 30 countries spans the automotive, medical device, life sciences, semiconductor, aerospace & defense, industrial manufacturing, financial services, and insurance industries.

For more information about Jama Connect services, please visit www.jamasoftware.com.

About Sterling PLM

Sterling PLM helps engineering companies across the globe implement proven processes that govern the design and development of their engineered products, while leveraging software that tracks processes with greater visibility across the enterprise. Their team has decades of combined experience consulting in highly regulated industries for a variety of manufacturers—from small start-ups to large global organizations—and we’ve spent years cultivating unique skills and concentrated expertise in the business of engineering. They specialize in regulatory-compliant software programs that help customers track the project artifacts that they care about—across the entire project lifecycle.

MIDA, CREST Sign MoU with Dassault

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 8, 2022 – Dassault Systèmes announced that it has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Centre (CREST). The partnership aims to create a steering committee to discuss the scope, requirements, roles and plans in supporting Malaysia’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their transformation journey to Industry 4.0, as well as enhancing cloud-based collaboration through adopting world-class Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions.

Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, CEO of MIDA said: “This timely initiative aims to elevate our local SMEs, and equip them with the latest technology to enhance their business efficiency through adopting world-class Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. We take great pride in MIDA’s involvement in this initiative to empower Malaysian firms and SMEs to fortify their technical capabilities and embrace modern technology, thus enabling them to progress and flourish. This day marks the momentous occasion of the Government’s drive to propel industry players, especially domestic players and SMEs, to embrace the new technology and realize its potential by taking on the technological solutions of ERP.”

The ERP solutions will leverage Dassault Systèmes’ virtual twin technologies via its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, specifically its computer-aided design software and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, which are used in various industries including manufacturing, engineering and life sciences.

Mr. Jaffri Ibrahim, CEO of CREST said: “The MoU aims to provide a platform that allows Malaysian businesses to thrive in a competitive business environment, post-pandemic. We constantly seek opportunities to collaborate with the Malaysian Government, industry leaders and academia to advance scientific knowledge in the country. In turn, we aim to strengthen homegrown innovation and research while we help local businesses navigate their challenges and opportunities in the new normal.”

“At Dassault Systèmes, we have worked with many successful businesses across the globe to build connected ecosystems that allow them to tap on data to create actionable insights, and be competitive and efficient in the digital economy. With enhanced connectivity, Malaysian SMEs can benefit from data-driven decision making, build closer relationships with customers and partners, and continuously improve their operations and processes as they compete in the global business arena,” said Josephine Ong, managing director, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes.

As the manufacturing sector is undergoing a significant transformation with a push to adopt and adapt value-added processes and digitalization, this partnership will tap on the collective expertise of the parties to help local businesses via a three-pronged approach, namely enabling Industry 4.0 readiness, providing access to the global marketplace and adopting true cloud-based collaboration. The intent is to develop a program to enhance the efficiency and operations of SMEs in Malaysia with the state-of-the-art Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, aimed at integrating business processes and applications.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, is a catalyst for human progress. They provide business and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, their customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production to achieve a more sustainable world for patients, citizens, and consumers. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.

For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

OpenBOM, Orcanos Partner for SaaS Integrated PLM+QMS

NEWTON, MA, Dec 7, 2022 – OpenBOM, a leading SaaS digital product data management, and collaboration platform announced a partnership with Orcanos, a leading provider of integrated ALM and QMS solutions, to provide an integrated SaaS PLM & QMS solution for medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers.

The healthcare industry continues to evolve, and medical device companies must ensure that their engineering and quality management processes can keep up with the fast pace of digital innovation. Business optimization strategies must now align with the technology available, replacing archaic paper-based systems and spreadsheets with tools that provide a single view of the relevant information.

“We are coming to a critical point in the digital transformation of manufacturing companies demanding to replace old fashion “analog” and siloed Excel document-driven processes with modern digital solutions. It can be achieved by using SaaS platforms capable of capturing information and ensuring streamlining processes, organizing data, and optimizing data handover during product development and manufacturing.” said Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO and co-founder of OpenBOM. “Cloud-native PLM and QMS systems are coming to the tipping point to help manufacturers to deliver better products faster and to comply with complex regulatory requirements,” he added.

“A key to compliance in the digital age is removing paper-based quality information and integrating automated and optimized solutions. Required reporting elements such as DMS, e-DHR, Complaints Management, FMEA Risk Management, CAPA, ECO, and Non-Conformities, can be monitored in an integrated cloud environment with engineering for Verification and Validation (including Requirements Management, Test Management, and Defect Tracking),” said Rami Azulay, co-founder, and CMO of Orcanos.

About Orcanos

Headquarters in the industrial suburbs of Tel-Aviv, founded in 2005, Orcanos Software has built its reputation on delivering integrated solutions that ease the time-to-market product hurdles that are part of the Quality Journey. In fact, Orcanos is the only vendor that provides an integrated software solution for application lifecycle management (ALM, aka design control) and quality management systems (QMS), which includes regulatory compliance, with a specialized focus on the medical device industry.

As a result, Orcanos has years of proven experience and innovation in a regulated and increasingly high-tech industry. Their team has honed their skills by working with medical device manufacturers and other high-tech companies, not only assisting them in building their operational excellence capabilities but also ensuring that the product lifecycle proceeds on a smooth path from day one..

For more information, visit Orcanos website.

About OpenBOM

OpenBOM is a cloud-native PDM and PLM platform that manages product data and connects manufacturers and their supply chain networks. OpenBOM’s modern SaaS real-time collaboration and data management technology allows the creation and management of CAD files, Parts, Bill of Materials, Vendors, and Purchases across networks of engineers, supply chain managers, and contract manufacturers. OpenBOM enables people to share and collaborate using an online Bill of Materials from initial design through all stages of engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain. Headquartered in the Boston, MA area, OpenBOM is a wholly-owned and branded product of Newman Cloud, Inc.

For more information, visit www.openbom.com.

CONTACT Ranks #1 in ‘Digital Pioneers among SMEs’ 2022 List

BREMEN, Germany, Nov 29, 2022 – The German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche has announced its yearly ranking of “Digital Pioneers among SMEs”. Following a second place in the previous year, CONTACT Software reaches the top spot in 2022. The ranking takes into account factors such as digital capabilities and commercial performance.

Digitization opens up new potential in business and society alike. Engineering software accelerates processes and communicates with sensors to enable smart products and more efficient manufacturing. In doing so, digital solutions contribute to reaching climate goals and are a cornerstone for sustainable development. In cooperation with consultants Munich Strategy, the WirtschaftsWoche assessed which “Digital Pioneers among SMEs” lead the way in Germany. CONTACT Software ranks first among the 4,000 companies evaluated.

The ranking compares medium-sized companies with a revenue between five million and one billion euros. Two-thirds of the evaluation are based on criteria related to digital business models, for instance, whether a software supports digital processes, or a company digitizes its products with sensors. Another third reflects business performance, for example, the average revenue growth from 2016 to 2020.

CONTACT Software was ranked 8th among the Digital Pioneers in 2020 and advanced to 2nd place in 2021. Managing director Maximilian Zachries sees this year’s top spot as an acknowledgment of CONTACT’s strategic direction: “The first place is a great signal for us and our customers. It highlights the importance of our digitization solutions in the context of PLM and IoT for sustainable development in industry and society. In addition to sustainability, the entrepreneurial maxims of our time are agility and the ability to act. We are proud to support our customers in their digital transformation.”

The CONTACT Elements platform enables companies to connect PLM with the Internet of Things (IoT) and achieve end-to-end processes from development to production and shopfloor all the way to service and back. Combining PLM and IoT paves the way for innovative digital business models and allows companies to fulfil new requirements regarding quality, sustainability, service, and safety in a quick and flexible manner. The analysts at Gartner coined the term Composable Architecture for these kinds of modular platforms, which they see as crucial for companies to remain competitive and able to act in a dynamic market environment.

About CONTACT Software

CONTACT is the leading vendor of open standard software and open source pioneer for the product engineering process and the digital transformation. Their products make it easier to organize projects, execute processes reliably and collaborate with others around the world on the basis of virtual product models and their digital twins. Their open technology and Elements platform are ideal for integrating additional IT systems and the Internet of Things to create end-to-end business processes.

For more information, visit www.contact-software.com.

Centric to Acquire StyleSage

CAMPBELL, CA, Nov 21, 2022 – Centric Software, the product lifecycle management (PLM) and Planning market leader, is pleased to announce the acquisition of StyleSage, a company offering AI-powered tools for competitive assortment benchmarking, and price and product trend insights.

Centric Software, provides market-driven innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell consumer goods such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

The retail landscape has never been more multifaceted than it is now – the current economic flux and supply chain crunch coming off the heels of the pandemic have led consumers to be prudent and discerning. Comparing prices is now standard as is paying more only for a compelling product.

Retailers and brands are faced with a new reality. Not only do they need to carefully weigh options prior to bringing products to market, but they also need to fully understand the competitive landscape after product launch. They must plan, develop, source, cost and price quickly and in accordance with the market. Until now, there has not been an end-to-end solution that both provided the intelligence needed to drive pricing and style-related decisions and also move those products to execution and launch while optimizing factors impacting consumer experience such as product availability, time to market and quality.

StyleSage provides product trend data and competitive pricing intelligence to enable fashion, beauty and home retailers and brands to understand the pricing and style trends shaping their market and to visualize the product and pricing mix of their competitors.

The combination of Centric PLM, Centric Planning, Centric Visual Boards and StyleSage enables brands and retailers to position themselves optimally vis-à-vis both the market and consumers. Brands and retailers create the best products driven by market and consumer trend data, orchestrate a competitive retail strategy and efficient product placement, and finally, price products to attain the highest possible revenue.

Jade Huang, CEO & co-founder of StyleSage says, “We are thrilled to join Centric Software and take StyleSage to an even bigger audience. Together with Centric PLM, Centric Planning and Centric Visual Boards, brands and retailers will have a strategic competitive advantage with the ability to make lightning-fast decisions regarding their assortment and price.” The impact will be substantial, as Huang describes, “They will be able to have their finger on the pulse of the competitive landscape so they can always stay one step ahead.”

The technology and innovation behind StyleSage are what set it apart, as explained by CTO & co-founder, Robert Figiel, “We founded StyleSage on the idea and mission that technology has the power to enable decision-making that brings together the best of both worlds – creativity and insight. StyleSage was built with the end user in mind – it’s easy to use, customers love the interface, can trust the data and appreciate the advanced intelligence that the solution adds to their value chain.”

“We are proud to welcome StyleSage into the Centric family,” says Chris Groves, CEO of Centric Software. “StyleSage’s unique product matching capabilities, with their unprecedented and best-in-class accuracy, enable both strategic and operational levels of pricing and style decision-making based on competitive intelligence.”

“StyleSage is a natural fit for Centric – we share the same passion for innovation and dedication to customers. Centric Planning, Centric PLM, Centric Visual Boards and StyleSage will be invaluable assets to fashion, luxury, outdoor, home, beauty and other consumer goods companies, offering unparalleled intelligence and execution capabilities for maximum revenue attainment.”

Learn more about Centric Planning, Centric PLM and Centric Visual Boards.

About StyleSage

StyleSage is an AI-powered analytics and automation company that enables e-commerce brands to improve profitability and increase their speed to market. Their central thesis is to automate decisions, analyses, and workflows and processes. Their key lines of product include competitive intelligence analytics platform and image-based, “Amazon-like” product matching. StyleSage has global clients that collectively represent over $100 billion of business in the apparel and footwear market, including great brands like Zalando, Lululemon, and Neiman Marcus.

Learn more at https://stylesage.co.

About Centric Software

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a product concept to launch platform for consumer goods such as fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics, cosmetics & personal care and food & beverage. Centric Software’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric PLM, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Boards offer highly visual, touch-screen experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Planning is an innovative, cloud-native, augmented-intelligence solution delivering end-to-end retail planning to maximize retail and wholesale business performance.  Centric Pricing, powered by StyleSage, is an AI-driven market insight platform for data-informed decision-making on pricing and product assortments to maximize revenue and margins. Among many other market-driven innovations, Centric Software is widely known for its connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems, including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com and more, in addition to creative tools such as Adobe Illustrator, a host of 3D CAD connectors and sustainability tools, such as HIGG. Centric Software has the highest user adoption rate, customer satisfaction rate and fastest time to value in the industry.

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

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list several times. Centric also received five excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan over the past decade.

For more information, visit www.centricsoftware.com.

PTC to Acquire ServiceMax

BOSTON, MA, Nov 18, 2022 – PTC  announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ServiceMax for approximately $1.46 billion in cash on a debt-free, cash-free basis from an entity majority owned by Silver Lake. ServiceMax is a recognized leader in cloud-native, product-centric field service management (FSM) software. The acquisition is expected to strengthen PTC’s closed-loop product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings by extending the digital thread of product information into downstream enterprise asset management (EAM) and FSM capabilities. Subject to the satisfaction of regulatory approval and other applicable closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in early January 2023.

“The addition of ServiceMax will realize a key part of PTC’s closed-loop PLM strategy,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “The PLM capabilities PTC has long offered to engineering and manufacturing departments provide the system of record for the digital definition of any product configuration. ServiceMax will complement this by providing the system of record for monitoring and servicing product instances after they leave the factory and move into customer use. Upon completion of this acquisition, PTC will have the unique ability to complement the full digital product definition from our computer-aided design (CAD) and PLM solutions with detailed usage information from our internet of things (IoT) solutions and the complete service history from ServiceMax. PTC is poised to be the only company that will be able to offer manufacturers this comprehensive view of their products at each stage of the lifecycle.”

“ServiceMax and PTC have a longstanding relationship rooted in the common profile of our customers, the natural synergies of our products, and a shared understanding of the importance of product data at different stages of the lifecycle,” said Neil Barua CEO, ServiceMax. “PTC has a strong and consistent track record of success, and now following the growth and innovation we’ve achieved during our partnership with Silver Lake, we’re excited for the ServiceMax team to strengthen the service offerings of PTC’s digital thread and closed-loop PLM portfolio.”

Partners since 2015, PTC and ServiceMax both support manufacturers of complex, highly configured products for the medical device, industrial products, aerospace, and related verticals. These manufacturers view field service as a strategic part of their businesses to maintain product performance, extend their products’ lifecycles, increase customer satisfaction, drive revenue growth, and expand profitability.

ServiceMax provides a comprehensive suite of cloud-native FSM capabilities built on the Salesforce platform. These capabilities include managing all relevant information about serviced products – product description, serial number, service history, and more – creating and managing work orders, and scheduling and dispatching technicians. ServiceMax’s FSM capabilities are also closely integrated with Salesforce’s customer relationship management (CRM) system, which bridges a deep understanding of the product with an equally deep understanding of the customer.

ServiceMax’s FSM capabilities will complement PTC’s entire digital thread portfolio: leveraging product definition data from PTC’s Creo and Windchill solutions, technical publishing capabilities from PTC’s Arbortext software, service parts management capabilities from PTC’s Servigistics software, IoT and digital twin capabilities from PTC’s ThingWorx solutions, and augmented reality (AR) capabilities from PTC’s Vuforia software. For example, by remotely monitoring connected products with ThingWorx, customers could proactively detect service needs and automatically generate service orders in ServiceMax. Service technicians could leverage 2D work instructions from Arbortext or 3D AR work instructions created in Vuforia that are derived from the product’s digital product definition information created in Creo and managed in Windchill. Technicians could also leverage a more detailed understanding of service activities to better optimize spare parts inventory with Servigistics.

Transaction Details

The purchase price will be funded in two stages, with $808 million paid at closing and $650 million paid in October 2023. The transaction will be funded with cash on hand, borrowings under PTC’s existing credit facility, and a new $500 million committed term loan.

ServiceMax is expected to generate approximately $160 million in ARR for PTC’s Q2’23.

The transaction is expected to be accretive to PTC’s FY’23 cash flow from operations, free cash flow, and adjusted free cash flow targets.

PTC’s management plans to provide additional details on the proposed acquisition during its Investor Day event to be held later today from 10:00AM – 12:00PM EST.  More information about the event is available here: FY’23 Investor Day event.

Advisors

Centerview Partners LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to PTC on the transaction and Goodwin Procter LLP served as legal counsel. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., BofA Securities, Inc., The Huntington National Bank, and TD Securities (USA) LLC will provide transaction financing to PTC.

Barclays acted as financial advisor to ServiceMax and Ropes & Gray LLP served as legal counsel.

About PTC

PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation – on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform.

For more information, visit www.ptc.com.

OpenBOM Partners with vdR

NEWTON, MA, Nov 15, 2022 – OpenBOM, a leading SaaS digital product data management, and collaboration platform announces a partnership with vdR Group to deliver enterprise connectivity for OpenBOM customers using vdR Nexus platform. OpenBOM develops SaaS PDM and PLM products to help manufacturing companies to solves the pervasive problems related to data management, data silos, and communication inside of a company and across supply chains. OpenBOM allows users to manage data, files, and related changes across engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, contractors, and suppliers regardless of organizational and geographic boundaries.

vdR Nexus for OpenBOM

“OpenBOM partnerships with vdR unlocks the large group of integrations with PLM, ERP, CRM, and other platforms delivered by the vdR Nexus platform. The power of vdR connectivity and fully customizable Nexus transaction templates allows simplifying OpenBOM delivery to manufacturing companies to exchange information and make transactions seamlessly without interruptions,” says Oleg Shiovitky, CEO and co-founder of OpenBOM. “vdR experience and rich set of integrations allows streamlining OpenBOM deliver to all sizes of companies to streamline data handover and cross-functional business processes.”

Nexus is an enterprise connectivity solution that has been designed from the ground up to meet the unique needs of companies engaged in engineering and manufacturing. By facilitating the digital thread across disparate silos of data, Nexus ultimately helps organizations meet delivery commitments, lower the cost of quality, and achieve profit margin goals.

To support these lifecycle stages, organizations have long recognized the value of acquiring and implementing “best of breed” applications. There is no one-size-fits-all for handling the ERP requirements for a manufacturer. Companies with multiple manufacturing facilities and distribution channels will have ERP needs far different from a single facility/single product manufacturer. Moreover, if organizations cannot find an off-the-shelf option, they will build out their own platforms to meet their unique business requirements. The reality of standalone applications or “silos of data” is inescapable.

“Eliminating silos is disruptive and often impractical, and it is extremely important to provide “unifying efforts” of seamlessly connected applications. The vdR Nexus solution is delivering “environment bonding” platform linking data in OpenBOM and other platforms and tools,” says Martin van der Roest, CEO of vdR Group. Nexus leaves applications as-is, connect and/or binds the various applications together, and orchestrates the exchange of data and files.

About OpenBOM

OpenBOM is a digital network platform providing cloud PDM and PLM applications that manages product data and connects manufacturers and their supply chain networks. OpenBOM’s modern SaaS real-time collaboration and data management technology allows to create and manage CAD files, parts, bill of materials, vendors, and purchases across networks of engineers, supply chain managers, and contract manufacturers. OpenBOM enables people to share and collaborate using an online Bill of Materials from initial design through all stages of engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain. Headquartered in the Boston, MA area, OpenBOM is a wholly-owned and branded product of Newman Cloud, Inc.

For more information, please visit www.openbom.com.

About vdR Group and Nexus

Over the last three decades, the vdR Group has emerged as a leading engineering, manufacturing, and AEC solutions provider with a focus on driving digital transformation through product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise content management (ECM) technologies and integrations. They do this via a consultative and solutions-based approach that includes strategic consulting, end-to-end implementations, and application integrations. The Group has helped 100s of companies ranging from Global Fortune 500 manufacturers to cutting-edge start-ups. Today, over 220,000 global users leverage vdR’s solutions.

For more information, please visit www.vdr.com.

ESE Selects CONTACT’s PLM

BREMEN, Germany, Nov 14, 2022 – The engineering and development service provider ESE GmbH uses CONTACT’s PLM system to implement a consistent database for all employees. The scalable solution enables agile end-to-end processes in engineering.

In the rail sector, ESE GmbH has developed software for smooth communication between train and interlocking.

The ESE GmbH offers innovative solutions for customers in the sectors automotive, rail, and industry. More than 400 employees at several German locations work in the areas of technology consulting, engineering services, and assessment services. Their projects range from safety reports for cobots to software for the communication between train and interlocking. Since 2020, ESE is part of the DB E.C.O. Group, the engineering and consulting group of Germany’s national railway company Deutsche Bahn.

For the coming years, ESE expects a significant increase in project business. This is due to the ongoing modernization and continuous expansion of the German rail network. Another contributing factor is the increasing importance of cross-sectional technologies in the automotive industry, such as safety and cybersecurity. In order to prepare for the expected growth with a scalable solution, ESE relies on CIM Database PLM to digitize end-to-end processes at its headquarters in Braunschweig, Germany.

CIM Database PLM creates a consistent data model by connecting to ESE’s existing multi-CAD environment. All employees access the same database according to the single source of truth principle and benefit from end-to-end processes. This accelerates cross-discipline collaboration and reduces errors and costs. With the integrated multi-project management, ESE also ensures a transparent exchange of information and increases project safety.

“CIM Database enables us to use our development capacities in the most efficient way and flexibly react to new requirements,” says Roland Machmer, business manager development & design at ESE.

About CONTACT Software

CONTACT is the leading vendor of open standard software and open source pioneer for the product engineering process and the digital transformation. Their products make it easier to organize projects, execute processes reliably and collaborate with others around the world on the basis of virtual product models and their digital twins. Their open technology and Elements platform are ideal for integrating additional IT systems and the Internet of Things to create end-to-end business processes.

Razorleaf Appoints Joseph A. Stock as Chief Financial Officer

STOW, OH, Nov 11, 2022 – Razorleaf Corp., a leading global PLM consulting and systems integrator, today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Stock as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). Stock has more than two decades of experience in accounting and finance positions in the software, manufacturing, and engineering industries.

Joseph A. Stock

“Joe’s expertise in all aspects of the financial side of technology and service-related businesses will be a great asset to us, going forward,” said Razorleaf CEO Eric Doubell. “We are at the point in our evolution where adding a CFO is important. This will ensure that our growth and expansion continue.”

Razorleaf has been broadening its global reach in recent years, opening offices in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, and India. As manufacturing companies around the globe increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives, there is a growing demand for the Product Lifecycle Management solutions that Razorleaf provides, including consulting, implementation, migration and integration.

“I joined Razorleaf to be part of something better, to help shape and guide the financial side of this growing software business,” said Stock. “I view Razorleaf as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and in my short time here, I know I made the right decision. From the get-go you can see how important the employees of Razorleaf, and the culture of the company are. I share those priorities and I am glad to be part of the Razorleaf team.”

About Razorleaf

Founded in 2000, Razorleaf is a consulting & systems integrator with specialized expertise in PLM, 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 India 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.