CIMdata Announces New Program for Financial Analysts and the Financial Services Community

New membership equips members of the financial services community with the technical skills and market knowledge they need to advise clients on PLM-related market activities.

Ann Arbor, MI, July 03, 2016 --( CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces a new PLM Community membership designed specifically for the Financial Analyst and Financial Services communities.

The US$39B global PLM market is rapidly changing. Trends in the industry, such as, platformization, Industry 4.0, Social, the Cloud, SaaS, and subscription licensing are all leading to increased M&A activity and disruption throughout the PLM ecosystem.

Built on CIMdata's over 30 years of experience in the PLM industry, this new membership has been designed to equip members of the financial community with the technical skills and market knowledge they need to guide their analyses and clients on strategies related to the global PLM ecosystem. The Financial Analyst PLM Community membership represents an addition to CIMdata’s already established PLM Foresight suite of research related services.

Commenting on the addition of this new membership program, Chris Gregory, CIMdata's Practice Manger responsible for CIMdata’s PLM Community said that, "Over the last couple of years CIMdata has seen an increase in the number of financial analysts and financial services firms seeking information on the global PLM ecosystem. From our discussions with members of this community it became evident that a PLM knowledge gap existed. In response to this very real need, CIMdata has created the new Financial Analyst focused PLM Community membership." Mr. Gregory went on to say that, "CIMdata has been working with the PLM industry for more than 30 years. Our consulting services and research expertise are known and respected around the world for their best practice-based content. Our new membership will ensure that members of the financial community will have the knowledge they need to be able to successfully guide their clients in their PLM industry related dealings."

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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.
Cheryl Peck