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CIMdata Announces Its 2012 PLM Market & Industry Forum Series

Forum series offers first public exposure to CIMdata’s analysis of 2011’s PLM market results

Ann Arbor, MI, January 21, 2012 --( CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM consulting and research firm announces its international 2012 PLM Market & Industry Forum schedule and program. These one-day events, formerly known as CIMdata’s PLM Vendor Forum, will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA on March 29; Heidelberg, Germany on April 17; Shanghai, China on April 20; and Tokyo, Japan on April 25. A new half-day Fall PLM Market & Industry Forum that builds on the spring events will be held in Plymouth, Michigan on October 1. The Fall PLM Market & Industry Forum will focus on market insights and trends.

CIMdata’s 2012 PLM Market & Industry Forums are the premier industry events for PLM solution providers of all sizes. During the spring forums, CIMdata and the attendees will collectively explore the issues currently facing the PLM market. Sessions will offer insights into the current economic climate and trends, and their effect on the PLM economy; a detailed presentation on CIMdata’s perspective on the state and trends of the current and future PLM market; and the first public exposure to CIMdata’s analysis of 2011’s PLM market results—including extensive analysis and forecasts regarding market growth across PLM domains, industries, and regions, and the performance (revenue and market share analysis) of leading PLM solution suppliers. Additional sessions will cover CAD and Analysis; Software as the Solution; Systems Engineering; Process and Mechanical PLM; and Social Computing and PLM. The new fall event will share information on insights and trends in the market based on CIMdata’s experience with its extensive industrial client base. This half-day session will include feedback from the field about current and planned PLM implementations, and best practices. The fall event will also provide attendees with a preview of CIMdata’s Collaborative Research Programs for 2012.

Participants in CIMdata’s PLM Market and Industry Forums should expect to gain a solid understanding of the current PLM market situation, the dynamics impacting it, and expectations for its continued evolution. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain further insights into opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM market environment in the year to come. CIMdata’s PLM Market & Industry Forum events also provide an opportunity to network with other professionals in the PLM community, including competitors, collaborators, and potential partners. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to gain further insights into opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM market environment during the current times.

For more information on the 2012 PLM Market & Industry Forum series, please go to:

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 suppliers 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.


Stan Przybylinski, Director of Research
Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922

James Watch
Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922

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