Siemens PLM Software Among Cloud Top 500

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Siemens PLM Software Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

Siemens PLM Software specializes in 3D & 2D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. For the most part, Siemens PLM Software thrives on desktop programs for design and engineering. Siemens PLM Software's products include NX, a CAD/CAM/CAE commercial software suite, Teamcenter, an integrated set of PLM and collaboration (cPD) tools, Tecnomatix, a manufacturing and factory planning suite and Velocity Series, an application bundle focused at the mid-market that includes Solid Edge.

The company's portfolio also contained NX I-deas, NX Nastran, Solid Edge, Imageware, Tecnomatix, Femap, D-Cubed, JT, PLM Vis, PLM XML, STAR-CCM+, and Parasolid.

Siemens acquired Simulation Software Supplier CD-adapco for $970 million. As part of its Vision 2020, Siemens is acquiring CD-adapco and sharpening its focus on growth in digital business and expanding its portfolio in the area of industry software. CD-adapco will be integrated into the PLM software business of Siemens’ Digital Factory (DF) Division.

Siemens PLM Software Recent Developments

In June 2020 Siemens and IBM formed a partnership to deliver a new solution, Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) of assets by dynamically connecting real-world maintenance activities and asset performance back to design decisions and field modifications. This new solution establishes an end-to-end digital thread between equipment manufacturers and the owner/operators of that equipment by leveraging elements of the Xcelerator portfolio from Siemens Digital Industries Software and IBM Maximo.

The integration of asset management and product lifecycle management (PLM) technology can help owner/operators to stay up to date. The solution also enables OEMs to receive critical data about asset performance, maintenance, and failures in the field. Leveraging IoT technology, manufacturers can gain insights on wear and tear, operating conditions, parts failures, and other patterns that lead to design or manufacturing updates. This data can be used to help manufacturers lower maintenance costs, reduce risks, and improve asset resiliency.

In October 2019, Siemens Digital Industries Software unveiled new Simcenter system simulation solutions, designed to help industries meet the need for more accurate and competitive system modeling. Simcenter system simulation model authoring tools bring together Simcenter Amesim software, a simulation platform for mechatronic systems, and Simcenter Flomaster software, a vertical solution for thermo-fluid systems of any size and complexity.

Simcenter system simulation solutions 2019 offer an improved user experience, allowing for more scalability and reduced turnaround time on modeling, as well as increased openness and interoperability.

At the beginning of 2019, Siemens expanded the Digital Innovation Platform with the introduction of the latest version of NX software, which has been enhanced with machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. These new features can predict the next steps and update the user interface to help users more efficiently use software to increase productivity.

Siemens PLM Software Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities

In June 2020 Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Cambridge, UK-based UltraSoC Technologies Ltd., a provider of instrumentation and analytics solutions that put intelligent monitoring, cybersecurity, and functional safety capabilities into the core hardware of system-on-chip (SoC). Siemens plans to integrate UltraSoC’s technology into the Xcelerator portfolio as part of Mentor’s Tessent software product suite. The addition of UltraSoC to Siemens enables a unified data-driven infrastructure that can enhance product quality, safety, and cybersecurity, and the creation of a comprehensive solution to help semiconductor industry customers overcome key pain points including manufacturing defects, software and hardware bugs, device early-failure and wear-out, functional safety, and malicious attacks.

The combination of Siemens and UltraSoC technology can benefit the entire semiconductor product lifecycle, including the structural, electrical, and functional capabilities of SoCs. It also supports Siemens’ comprehensive digital twin with UltraSoC providing monitoring of the real device.

In December 2018, Siemens acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH, a Munich-based company that develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering. The COMSA team and technology will join the Mentor business, part of Siemens PLM Software, where it will add key harness engineering and design data analytics capabilities to the Siemens product range. The acquisition of COMSA is part of Siemens’ continued investment in technology for the automotive industry.

Siemens PLM Software Customers in ARTW Customer Database

Leveraging a rigorous data-centric research methodology, APPS RUN THE WORLD asks the simple question: Who’s buying Siemens PLM Software applications and why? And we provide the answers – supported by decades of research – to our clients around the world. Our Customer database has over 100 data fields that detail company usage of Siemens PLM Software and other enterprise apps by function, customer size, industry, location, implementation status, partner involvement, Line of Business Key Stakeholders and IT decision makers contact details. List of Verified Teamcenter, Xcelerator customers.

Siemens PLM Software Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications

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Siemens PLM Software Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

List of Verified Siemens PLM Software Customers

No. of Siemens PLM Software Customers: 140000

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No. of Siemens PLM Software Cloud Subscribers: 6700000

Siemens PLM Software has 6,7 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers worldwide. During 2019 companies from different industries selected Siemens PLM solutions.

In September 2019, Penumbra Inc., a global leader in interventional therapies, has selected Siemens Opcenter Execution Medical Device and Diagnostics from Siemens Digital Industries Software to support its growing business and innovation goals. The solution, which enables paperless manufacturing in an FDA-regulated environment, will be the foundation for an operational excellence platform designed to establish a more predictable manufacturing process and supply chain, while also providing the foundation for continued, rapid growth.

The same period VinFast, Vietnam’s car manufacturer, has successfully produced its first cars ahead of schedule using Siemens’ portfolio of integrated software and hardware. VinFast completed its automotive production within only 21 months.

In July 2019, Mazda Motor Corporation adopted the Capital electrical design software suite from Mentor, a Siemens business, to help maximize innovation in the design of next-generation automotive electrical systems. Also, Paragon VTOL Aerospace and Octans Aircraft leverages Siemens’ Startup Program and implemented the Siemens Digital Innovation Platform to digitalize their product development process.

Among Siemens, PLM customers are China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNPE), Dongbu Daewoo Electronics, Huayu Automotive Systems Co.Ltd. (HASCO), ANGER MACHINING, Sicma, Loughborough University, Istobal, Dr. Martens, Hauhinco, Sunseeker International, Nissan Technical Centre Europe, MANN+HUMMEL, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), Johannes Kepler University, Tofaş, Shanghai Huizhong, Candu Energy, JSC LEPSE, Loccioni Group, KAMAZ, SsangYong Motor, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, OKB Aerospace Systems, Ocap, Ferroli, and many others.

Siemens PLM Software Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

In June 2020 Siemens Digital Industries Software released Teamcenter X software, a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution delivered as a service. Created with product innovators in mind, Teamcenter is a modern, highly scalable, and industry-proven PLM suite that connects people and processes across functional disciplines. Teamcenter X is the new software as a service (SaaS) offering, helping enable companies of all sizes to quickly realize value, without the IT resource traditionally associated with on-premises PLM deployments. Teamcenter X offers the convenience of choosing from pre-configured engineering and business solutions that deliver immediate value, with the flexibility to add more capabilities as business needs grow. Teamcenter X brings the power of the cloud to all users, to help reduce time-to-market and connect distributed, cross-disciplinary teams while improving effectiveness and efficiency at any scale.

With this latest SaaS extension to Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, Teamcenter X can help customers realize PLM benefits quickly and streamline product development. Companies can easily connect PLM with familiar applications for secure, agile, collaboration across the enterprise, and across functional domains. With an open multi-CAD approach and integrations to the world’s leading software tools, such as NX software and Solid Edge software for mechanical computer-aided design (CAD), Mentor software for electronic CAD, and Polarion X software for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Teamcenter X creates a multi-domain bill of materials (BOM) to provide visibility to the complete digital twin, including mechanical, electrical, and software components. The easy to use interface, with predictive Artificial Intelligence (AI) elements, helps users across the enterprise get up and running quickly and work smarter. Preconfigured solutions, such as Engineering Change, Release Management, and more, help users work more efficiently. Built on the Mendix software application platform, the knowledge contained in Teamcenter X can be integrated and extended across the entire enterprise.

In June 2019, Siemens acquired ESTEQ, a distributor of product lifecycle management, product design and simulation, and manufacturing operations software and services. ESTEQ is headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, and has locations across the region, and the United Arab Emirates, serving the Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Consumer Products, Energy, Electronics, Machinery, Mining & Minerals, and Oil & Gas industries. Siemens will incorporate ESTEQ into new software-focused sales organizations in South Africa and UAE, gaining direct presence to expand and grow the support and services to customers across the regions.

The same period Siemens launched Siemens Opcenter, a new unified portfolio of manufacturing operations management solutions. Siemens Opcenter combines products including Camstar software, SIMATIC IT suite, Preactor, R&D Suite, and QMS Professional into a single portfolio that unifies these widely recognized products and leverages synergies between them.

Siemens PLM Software Risks and Challenges

Siemens PLM’s migration to the cloud is a work in progress especially for its ability to incorporate its partner ecosystem into the equation for multitenancy delivery in the public cloud.

Compared with other industrials giants, Siemens has made digital transformation its top priority and it seems to be in better shape than others. Unlike its rivals like GE and ABB Siemens PLM continues to show increased momentum because of its focus on PLM. The question is how Siemens PLM can sustain customer interest amid the pandemic as many of its customers are struggling with supply chain problems that could be attributed to the lean inventory and rapid product development cycle. These are attributes that once were being promoted heavily by Siemens PLM and are now being scrutinized for their value in an emergency situation.

Siemens PLM Software Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

In September 2019, Siemens Digital Industries Software partnered with the Tianmu Lake Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies, a Chinese energy storage research and development center, to build an Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Center.

The Innovation Center will provide the advanced battery innovation chain and industry chain with comprehensive digital services, including design and simulation, test and analysis, pilot verification, and engineering simulation.

In April 2019, Siemens partnered with SAS to help companies create new IoT edge and cloud-enabled solutions by applying SAS and open source streaming analytics through Siemens’ MindSphere.

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