List of participants

Second isicad Forum
PLM+ERP: Informational Environment of Modern Enterprise
Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia
29 May - 2 June
:: Organized by LEDAS Ltd ::
:: Supported by SibCongress ::
:: Supported by Sib3 ::
isicad-2006: PLM+ERP

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Who is who in PLM and ERP

Who is who in PLM and ERP

We present a list of solution providing companies to whom (in particular) the isicad-2006 organizers sent invitations to the Forum. The same list (based on CIMdata, TenLinks, CAD/CAM/CAE Observer, "SAPR and GRAFIKA", and the web sites of the companies) is interpreted by the isicad organizing committee as a list of the leading world and Russian companies that work in CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM/PLM and in the key subdomains of ERP. We apologize for probable lacunas and mistakes and for sure expect your cooperation in overcoming them, thank you.

PLM/ERP providers


Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise-class PLM solutions, time-to-value focused implementations, and a unique Guaranteed Business Results program, Agile helps companies get the most from their products.


ANSYS designs, develops, markets and globally supports engineering simulation solutions used to predict how product designs will behave in manufacturing and real-world environments. ANSYS is leading the evolution of CAE tools and technologies, delivering customer value by enabling companies to improve product development and processes. ANSYS is committed to developing simulation solutions - from mechanical to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) - that illustrate realistic and accurate modeling and simulation of components, subsystems, and systems.


Autodesk revolutionized the software industry with the AutoCAD« product, which introduced drafting on a PC. Today, the Autodesk community numbers more than six million users. Autodesk continues to evolve strategic competencies to support customers' sustainability and success. The company remains dedicated to helping integrate today's best technologies - such as advanced modeling, digital collaboration, and practical data management - into everyday business practices.


Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial vertical markets spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With 2004 revenues exceeding $300 million, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Design 500 and major owner-operators.


For over 20 years, Cimatron has been creating software tools that make manufacturing, toolmaking and NC Programming easier, more productive, and more profitable. Today, company has over 8,500 customers in the automotive, aviation, electronics, medical and other key industries worldwide.


D-Cubed - a wholly owned subsidiary of UGS and its software solutions are part of UGS' PLM Components family of products. D-Cubed develops software components for the CAD/CAM/CAE application development industry in all areas of geometric, solid and variational/parametric modeling. Most of the world's leading CAD/CAM/CAE vendors have adopted one or more of D-Cubed's widely respected component technologies for integration into their end-user applications.


Delcam is one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM software product development solutions for the manufacturing industry. The company has grown steadily since being founded formally in 1977, after initial development work at Cambridge University, UK. It is now the largest developer of product design and manufacturing software in the UK, with subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Asia. Delcam's software is used by more than 9,000 organisations in over 80 countries.

Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes is revolutionizing the process for designing and developing industrial products by offering a 3D vision of the entire product lifecycle, from initial design to maintenance. The PLM offering from Dassault Systemes is organized around the CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SMARTEAM and SPATIAL brands. It is marketed worldwide, particularly through the network of its long-standing partner, IBM. In the Design market, SolidWorks develops and sells 3D solutions to tens of thousands of businesses of all sizes and in all sectors. Dassault Systemes has 107 offices and sales agencies in 22 countries to serve its customers.


Being #1 globally in a lot of hardware products, HP is also committed to PLM solutions that are part of the HP Partner Enablement Program (PEP). Through the program (e.g. including HP PLM USER SIMULATION), HP shares its best practices and knowledge of product development, manufacturing, and supply chain operations in a highly distributed/outsourced business environment.

Hitachi Zosen Systems

HZS positions itself as "IT coordinator" helping to integrate strategic information systems. The Company's solutions primarily accented on CAM include numerous products in CAD/CAM, GPS/GIS, and ERP/SCM, an impressive list at contains a spectrum from modeler add-ons for CATIA to solutions for ORACLE.


One of the biggest world companies, IBM is the world's largest information technology services provider, with about 150,000 professionals serving customers in 160 countries. IBM Global Services integrates IBM's broad range of capabilities-services, consulting, hardware, software and research-to help companies of all sizes realize the full value of information technology. IGS provides PLM selection and implementation services for IBM PLM Solutions and other third party suppliers. Based on the company's 23 years cooperation with Dassault Systemes, IBM is the biggest distributor of DS solutions CATIA, Smarteam, Enovia, Delmia, and other.


IFS is one of the world's leading providers of component-based business software developed using open standards. Optimized for ERP, enterprise asset management, and MRO, IFS' solutions provide tangible business benefits that offer customers faster payback, reduced risk, and freedom of choice.

IMS Software

Founded in 1990, Intelligent Manufacturing Software is a leading provider of manufacturing software products, and a specialist in providing advanced postprocessing solutions. Companies large and small, from the world's leading CAD/CAM companies, to the smallest machine shops, continually find new ways to use IMS's software to meet and surpass their daily requirements.


With innovative, flexible software and pragmatic, industry-specific expertise, Infor delivers essential value to more than 17,500 Infor customers implemented in 70 countries. The Company's mission-critical solution suites include ERP, supply chain planning, relationship management, demand management, warehouse management, marketing-driven distribution, inventory management and business intelligence. Built to require minimal customization, our solutions deliver measurable benefits from day one-rapid implementation, low total cost of ownership and long-term return on investment.


LMS is the recognized leader in virtual prototype simulation for critical performance disciplines such as structural integrity and safety, vehicle dynamics, comfort and sound quality, fatigue and durability. LMS provides an unrivaled suite of physical-prototype testing and analysis solutions for durability, noise and vibration engineering. The LMS offering ranges from large-scale laboratory systems to compact and highly portable instruments.


The leader in CAM solutions, Mastercam delivers CAD/CAM software tools for all types of programming, from the most basic to the extremely complex. 2-axis machining, multiaxis milling and turning, wire EDM, router applications, free-form artistic modeling and cutting, 3D design, drafting, surface and solid modeling - whatever your machining needs, there is a Mastercam product for your budget and application.


The Matrix PLM PlatformÖ serves as the foundation for the overall Matrix10 environment and is the underlying engine for Matrix10's applications, modeling capabilities and integrations that are built on top of it. A mature, standards-based offering, the PLM Platform has been designed to support global, enterprise-wide deployments with scalable performance and strong security, making it a solid solution to customer needs regardless of industry.


Microsoft Dynamics - formerly known as Microsoft Business Solutions - is a line of products that automate and help improve financial, customer relationship, and supply chain management. Delivered through a network of Microsoft partners, these integrated, adaptable solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.


MSC.Software Corporation is the leading CAE global provider of virtual product development tools, including simulation software and professional services, that helps companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems to enhance and automate the product design and manufacturing process.


Open CASCADE S.A. is an Information Technology Company, providing services in the domain of scientific and technical computing, particularly in the integration of simulation tools. Open CASCADE Technology is a software development platform freely available in open source. It includes components for 3D surface and solid modeling, visualization, data exchange and rapid application development. Open CASCADE Technology can be best applied in development of numerical simulation software including CAD/CAM/CAE, AEC and GIS, as well as PDM applications.

Open Design Alliance

The Open Design Alliance is an association of software developers and users committed to promoting open, industry-standard formats for the exchange of CAD data. The Open Design Alliance focuses on the practical matter of developing high-quality component software libraries which enable our members to develop applications capable of reading and writing popular CAD file formats, including: DWGdirect, based on OpenDWG«, the industry standard format supported by hundreds of commercial software vendors, and used by millions of engineers, designers and architects.


For nearly three decades, Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, has provided the software and services that let organizations get the most up-to-date and accurate information from their business systems. The 2005 combination of Oracle and PeopleSoft marks a major turning point in the evolution of the software industry. The combined companies are now positioned to deliver a more competitive offering in the enterprise applications market and increase innovation with a larger applications R&D budget.


The latest generation CAM software from Pathtrace, EdgeCAM 10, provides full machine simulation capability, extending the already comprehensive verification and visualisation tools. Complete machine tools may be accurately modelled and their movement shown throughout the machining process. The latest release of EdgeCAM Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software offers unparalleled levels of ease of use, visualisation and toolpath generation for mill and mill/turn programming. This release marks an important stage in the evolution of the EdgeCAM product range of manufacturing solutions.


Proficiency has been the innovator in product data interoperability and engineering collaboration since 1998. With its unique approach to representing a product "virtually" through its patented Universal Product Representation, Proficiency can optimize the process of exchanging data through this new extended enterprise.


Serving 40,000 manufacturing companies worldwide, PTC develops and supports superior Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Our Product Development System works seamlessly with your critical new product development processes, enabling you to bring winning products to market faster. Pro/ENGINEER provides a broad suite of mechanical design automation tools that allow engineers to design, analyze, simulate, and evaluate mechanical parts and assemblies. Windchill is a Web-native suite of collaborative software applications for the product development process. It provides a secure environment for product lifecycle management that allows enterprises to integrate business processes and product data with dispersed divisions, partners, and customers.


Founded in 1972, with 12 million users, 100,600 installations, and more than 1,500 partners, SAP is the world's largest inter-enterprise software company and the world's third-largest independent software provider overall. Today, SAP employs more than 34,000 people in more than 50 countries. SAP offers mySAPÖ Product Lifecycle Management (mySAP PLM) - a complete, end-to-end solution for driving product innovation, engineering & design, and maintenance management. mySAP PLM provides a wide range of functions and capabilities in a comprehensive, powerful solution for Life-Cycle Data Management, Program and Project Management, Life-Cycle Collaboration, Quality Management, Asset Life-Cycle Management, and other.

SSA Global

SSA Global has 20-plus years history of delivering extended ERP software solutions to 13,000 active customers around the world. SSA PLM includes the following components: SSA Product Data Management, SSA Enterprise Content Management, SSA PartnerNet, SSA Product Packager, SSA Lifecycle Analyzer, SSA Engineering Configuration, Engineering and Office Integration. Among SSA Global reseller partners in Russia there are Alpha Integrator (dba Baan CIS Co. Ltd), GMCS and others.

Sun Microsystems, Inc

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — "The Network Is The Computer" — has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries. The range of software and hardware products by Sun Microsystems allows the creation of information systems of any scale and complexity, from workstations to computer centers and from operating systems to application servers.


Surfware is among the top 10 fastest-growing NC software companies in the world. Their flagship product, SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems, supports product design and NC programming of 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-axis machines. SURFCAM is used worldwide for mechanical design, surface modeling, solid modeling, reverse engineering, prototyping, mold-making, pattern-making and production machining.


think3 offers a unique set of both consulting and technology services, which includes an integrated product development environment for 2D and 3D MCAD design, PDM (product data management), and surface and solid modeling. Building on a successful 30-year European history, think3 specifically meets the needs of small to mid-sized companies.


One of the recognized world leaders in PLM, UGS works with clients to create and deliver software and services supporting the entire product lifecycle from concept and development to production, distribution and in-service maintenance. UGS' main product lines include the NX suite for digital product development, Solid Edge for mid-market product development, Teamcenter for digital lifecycle management, Tecnomatix for digital manufacturing, and a range of open PLM components for interoperability and standardization.

Russian PLM/ERP Providers


"1C" developed "1C:Enterprise" (1C:Predpriyatie) - the system of company automation products, which is very popular at SMEs in CIS. Famous with their flexibility, built with modern technology, scalable with single-user, file-server and client-server (on MS SQL) solutions those products are used together or separately in SOHO to medium companies with one or several locations. 500 employees' staff makes more than $180,000 per person per year sales. At present 5300 dealers from 570 cities of the former USSR cooperate with "1C". More than 3000 teams in regions form the "1C:Franchising", which is the main channel of value-adding for "1C" products.


Omega ADEM Technologies is one of the leading Russian companies developing CAD/CAM/TDM software. The latest version of the ADEM (Automated Design, Engineering, Manufacturing) CAD/CAM family offers professional software for designers and engineers at affordable prices - including integrated parametric hybrid modeling, milling up to 5-axis simultaneously, multi-axis turning, wire edm and technical data management.

Alfa-Integrator - Baan-Evrazia

Alfa-Integrator - Baan-Evrazia ("EuroAsia") provides project services to integrate and apply ERP systems within corporate informational environment. The company is a regional center of localization and maintenance of BAAN (SSGlobal) for Russia with a unique experience of full-scale applications on the Baan ERP at the biggest industrial enterprises of Russia.


ANSOFT Consulting applies its ERP solution and product AVARDA for automation of trade shops and warehouses.


Research and Software Development Center APM (from Russian Automated Machine Design) was founded in 1992 and specializes in software development for machine elements and units, mechanisms, structures design. The main product of the company is a CAE system APM WinMachine intended for machine elements calculation and design. The software contains methods for strength, stiffness, longevity calculation. Some of methods, implemented in WinMachine for non-ideal machine element calculation have no analogues in the world.


Appius is known by its Appius-PDM - a solution, which integrates specialized industrial systems of CAD/CAM/CAPP with a resource management system "1C:Enterprise" 8.0. Appius promotes its PLM+ERP architecture called "United Informational Environment".


Founded in St. Petersburg in 1989, ASCON group of companies is one of the leading CAD/PDM developers and integrators on the Russian and CIS market. The company operates more than 50 offices and dealer centers in major industrial regions of CIS and had more than 2300 customers. Primary business areas of ASCON include development of integrated CAD/CAM/PDM suite of solutions based on KOMPAS and LOODSMAN:PLM systems; consulting services towards boosting enterprise productivity with the help of IT solutions; integration of ASCON solutions with third-party applications, and other.

Bee Pitron

Since 1992, Bee Pitron has been a supplier of advanced engineering technologies in area of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Interconnect Business, Architecture / Design / Interior Design / Furniture Design with an accent to CATIA, SMARTEAM, MSC.Software, Cimatron E, Vericut, IMSpost.


ERP for small enterprises: management, financial and shopping processes, marketing, and others for more than 40 000 customers in CIS.

Consistent Software

The Consistent group specializes in software development (Consistent Software), building and application of integrated solutions (CSoft), and distribution (Consistent Software Distribution). Consistent Software Distribution is an official reseller of 30+ leaders of the world market: Autodesk, Oracle, Đonsistent Software, UGS PLM Solutions, MSC Software, CEA Technology, Data M Software, SOLIDCAM (CADTECH), Alias.

DS Russia

Dassault Systemes Russia Corp. is established in January 2005 to manage a distribution channel for CATIA, Smarteam, Delmia, Enovia, Solidworksůvia business partners of DS and IBM for SMB in Russia and CIS. Similar approach has been implemented in some European countries and USA.


┼╠Ď provides consulting on integrated automation. EMT is an authorized system and training center of Autodesk, a engineering and consulting center of ANSYS, a distributor for Bently, COADE, NavisWorks, Paulin Research Group, CYCO, RoboBAT, and others.


The Galaktika Corporation is one of the CIS largest developers of end-to-end production, business and financial management automation solutions for companies and corporations. The team has been working on the domestic economic software market for over 18 years; today the Corporation's clients are more than 5800 enterprises of national economy's leading industries. The key solutions: Galaktika Business Suite and Ranet platform, which supports Galaktika Business Intelligence, Financial Management, and others.


Research and Software Development Center GEMMA is a developer and distributor (300+ customers) of CAE systems, including a system of geometrical modeling and CNC system GeMMa-3D and hardware-software Distributed Numerical Control system.


GMCS (General Management Consulting Services) provides consulting and performs complex integrated projects to improve business by means of modern ERP systems. GMCS is a partner of leading ERP-providers and can effectively provide: Microsoft Business Solutions-Axapta, Oracle E-Business Suite, mySAP Business Suite, mySAP All-in-One, Baan 4, and other.


Hetnet Consulting Corp. is one of the oldest IBM Business Partners in Russia and CIS (authorized in 1991), a systems integrator, an authorized IBM Solution Provider for iSeries, zSeries, pSeries, xSeries, IBM TotalStorage and for PLM solutions (CATIA, ENOVIA, SmarTeam) and Retail Products. Hetnet provides a comprehensive range of software and support programs to complement the hardware sales with software development, consulting and services, performance tuning, and more technical support, project management and network design.

IBM (PLM) Russia

As a part of IBM EE/A, PLM IBM sector in Moscow is the biggest distributor and consulting office for CIS, which specializes on distribution CATIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM in cooperation with its partners HETNET, Be-Pitron, Mebius as well as with DS Russia Corp.


INTERMECH developed a flexible integrated system to support all the stages of project: from design documentation (Cadmech) to automated release of textual specifications and maintenance of a net-hierarchical enterprise archive plus circulation of documents system (Search). INTERMECH has 1700+ industrial customers.


Kompas tool-kit series: ERP, HRM, CRM, Marketing&Management, tuning facilities "Kompas Masters".


LANIT (Laboratory for New IT) is a leading Russian IT holding with 1500+ employees. LANIT is the biggest Russian integrator and solution provider of more than 40 world high-tech leaders, including Cisco Systems, 3Com, Compaq, Computer Asso˝iates, Unigraphics, Ericsson, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft (including Microsoft Dynamics), Mitsubishi Electric, Novell, Oracle, SSA Global, Symantec, Zyxel, and others.


LEDAS Ltd. is an independent software company founded in 1999 and located in Novosibirsk, Russia. LEDAS developed a state-of-the-art proprietary technology based on constraint programming, and applies it to PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) tasks, including CAD/CAM domain, for resource and project scheduling. The company is an independent provider of 2D and 3D geometrical solvers, it performs science-intensive outsourcing projects (primarily for Dassault Systemes), provides university and training courses in CAD/PLM/ERP. LEDAS is the main organizer of isicad-2004 and isicad-2006 forums.

Lotsia Soft

Lotsia Soft Company is a leading Russian developer of PLM/PDM/TDM/Workflow/ERP systems honored with "CAD Elite'2002 & 2003" Awards. Lotsa Soft software solutions are implemented in more than 400 companies representing 22 industries. The line of Lotsia Soft software solutions comprising Lotsia PLM consists of the Lotsia PDM PLUS integrated PDM/TDM/Workflow system (with optional Lotsia WEB interface) and the Lotsia ERP Enterprise resource planning system. Lotsia PDM PLUS is certified by Russian National Standard System.


"Information Technology Center "Mebius" is a complete enterprise information solution provider formed in 1995. Mebius' core business is PLM consulting and outsourcing services. Its innovative portfolio is built around its unique offerings in CAD/CAM, PDM, ERP implementation services, application maintenance and development, business process outsourcing, and transformation services.

NovIT Spb

"NovIT Spb", formed in 2002 on the basis of "Sterling Group Petersburg" Technical Department, introduces and implements enterprise information systems. By now its specialists gained a broad experience in supplying complex solutions for system integration and applications of software for automation and managing. Its strategic partners are Hewlett-Packard, Unigraphics PLM Solutions, Microsoft and others.


PARUS is one of the biggest Russian developers of ERP systems. The company's niche includes IT systems for state organizations, big private enterprises as well as SMB. With about 1300 employees, PARUS has 18.000+ customers, 33 regional departments, and 220+ resellers.


Founded in 2005 by a group of experienced specialists, a business partner of PTC Russia: Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/INTRALINK, and Windchill.


bCAD is a key product of the ProPro Company (Novosibirsk) whose mission is to deliver efficient 3D graphics and CAD software solution on every desk. bCAD is a versatile software that provides tools for 2D drawing, 3D modeling and realistic visualization for virtually everyone: engineers, architects, designers, students. ProPro moves technology from expensive high-end systems to your desk.


PTS - a very experienced PTC Russia partner, a reseller and consulting company on unified PLM solution based on Pro/ENGINEER (as a component for generation of engineering data) and Windchill (as a component to manage generated engineering data).

Rebis Russia

Rebis Russia - Russian company, which works in the market of distribution of software, systems integration in the area of all-round automation of engineering processes and maintenance during lifecycle. Also Rebis Russia creates adapted and localized version of Bentley's AutoPLANT software solution.


REDLAB was founded in 1992 on the basis of joint laboratory of Moscow State University and Sun Microsystems as authorized educational center of Sun's technologies. At present time company is a developer of enterprise information systems and provider of solutions of Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, IBM, SAP, Hewlett-Packard.

Russian Industrial Company (RPK)

Russian Industrial Company (RPK) provides a set of solutions based on world leading hardware and software: Autodesk, Inc., Flow Science, Inc., MSC.Software, Pathtrace Ltd., MechSoft, Inc., FCC Software Ltd., Intermech, Lotsia Soft, Íňݲ­Ó └¤╠, SCAD Soft , SPI Wood, GTX, KIP, Colortrac, Hewlett Packard, Klondike, and others. RPK is also a producer of original solutions including customizations and specialized systems.


Founded in 1993, SoftLine is a leading distributor of wide range of software products - from operating systems to programs for scientific computations in the Russian and C.I.S. market. At present time SoftLine is an authorized partner of more than 250 famous Russian and world-wide providers - Microsoft, Autodesk, IBM, Oracle, SAP and others. Its subsidiary, company SoftLine Solutions, offers complete spectrum of services in implementing and introducing of solutions SAP Business One and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

SolidWorks Russia

SolidWorks Russia supplies very efficient and the most popular CAD SolidWorks, document circulation support system SWR-PDM, workflow manager SWR-Workflow as well as a spectrum of specialized modules for engineering calculations, for CAM systems and others. The company became a real competence and educational center for applications of the SolidWorks solutions.


Engineering & Consulting SOLVER Company was established in 1993, is known as PTC partner. The SOLVER staff consists of certified specialists with many years' experience in machine building production. SOLVER primary course of activity is to create efficient business of machine building enterprises by introducing ERP and PLM systems, CAS/CAD/CAM/CAE systems, and machines.


TESIS provides its own solutions and distributes some partner solutions: SolidWorks and applications, 3DVision - an integrated interoperability solution (to exchange geometrical models between various CAD/CAM/CAE systems, ABAQUS - a multipurpose program for engineering analysis, CFX - a tool-kit for calculation hydrodynamics, FlowVision - modeling of 3D liquid and gas flow.


TopSystems is one of the leading Russian CAD companies well-known by its key product T-FLEX Parametric CAD, which unites powerful parametric 3D modeling functionality with the parametric drafting and drawing production toolset. Innovative and professional T-FLEX Parametric CAD provides breakthrough parametric technology for mechanical design and drafting, combining production-proven Parasolid based solid modeling with powerful drawing capabilities. Top Systems also offers the comprehensive set of integrated applications for T-FLEX Parametric CAD, including CAM, FEA and PDM. T-FLEX is written for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems, and is distributed in various languages to customers around the world.

UGS Russia

The representative office of UGS in Russia provides consulting and distribution of one of the world leading PLM solutions that have in the CAD / CAM / CAE / PDM/PLM domain 24000+ customers worldwide: Teamcenter, NX, Solid Edge, Tecnomatix, PLM modules.

Analysts and mass-media

Aberdeen Group

AberdeenGroup is the leading provider of fact-based research and advice for the global technology-driven value chain, delivering solutions for business and technology executives. Its portfolio of research-based solutions comprises benchmarking, market and solution assessments, solution selection and sales acceleration programs, and networking conferences. Aberdeen's research is used by more than 90% of the Fortune 1000.

AMR Research

AMR Research is the No. 1 advisory firm focused on supply chain, enterprise applications, and infrastructure. Founded in 1986, AMR Research provides advisory services and peer networking opportunities to supply chain and technology professionals in the manufacturing and retail sectors. Its analysts focus on delivering independent, leading-edge research on both established and emerging technologies. This analysis is supported by daily interaction with the most extensive network of market contacts and the best quantitative data in the industry.


Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2004, Cadalyst is the most complete source for essential information about CAD and related CAM/CAE/PLM technologies in the key market segments of AEC, MCAD and GIS. Each month, Cadalyst serves an elite audience of 60,000 subscribers, an average of 105,000 unique visitors to and more than 80,000 opt-in recipients of e-mail newsletters in the $3.3B CAD market. The magazine's objective business and technical reporting and product reviews lead high-level corporate managers, CAD managers and CAD users through management and purchasing decisions to realize higher productivity and profits.


CIMdata provides worldwide strategic PLM consulting and program support, in-depth research, and education for both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. CIMdata helps industrial organizations establish effective PLM strategies, assists in the identification of requirements and selection of PLM technologies, helps organizations optimize their operational structure and processes to implement solutions, and assists in the deployment of these solutions. CIMdata provides 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 including PDM, visualization, collaboration, digital manufacturing, CAD/CAM, and numerical control (NC). CIMdata also provides expertise in the integration of PLM with other business solutions such as CRM, SCM, and ERP.

Collaborative Product Development Associates

For over nineteen years, Collaborative Product Development Associates, LLC (CPDA), and its predecessor D.H. Brown Associates, Inc., has been instrumental in providing organizations with the latest in-depth, objective information for assessing technology, business goals and objectives, and implementation road maps for engineering and manufacturing. Their collaborative research programs pool and leverage the efforts of top software designers and leading-edge users, coordinated by experienced analysts, to keep you up-to-date on mainstream developments at a fraction of the cost of direct consulting. Its key differentiation from other analyst firms is its specific, deep, and pragmatic approach to the market, and its hands-on understanding of the technology required to drive successful implementations.


Daratech, Inc. is a leading provider of information technology market research and technology assessment, advisory and strategic consulting services, and executive-level conferences for manufacturing, engineering, construction and plant operations. Established in 1979, Daratech specializes in PLM, CAD/CAM, digital product simulation (CAE), PDM/EDM, document/enterprise content management, AECO PLM (architecture, engineering, construction, operations, plant lifecycle management), GIS and related areas.


Gartner is the world's leading provider of research and analysis about the global information technology industry. It provide data, advice and opinions to 45,000 clients worldwide representing 9,000 distinct organizations, deliver 2,000 consulting engagements a year, and hold more than 50 annual events that draw in excess of 31,000 attendees. Its clients include chief information officers and other senior IT executives in corporations and government agencies, as well as technology companies and the investment community.


IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. For more than 42 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help its clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

Russian analysts and mass-media

CAD/CAM/CAE Observer

Founded in December of 2000, "CAD/CAM/CAE Observer" is an analytical magazine in Russian for executives and professionals of manufacturing enterprises and planning organizations in high-tech industries (mechanical and electrical engineering, instrument-making, electronics, mechatronics, construction and other.) as well as students and lecturers of corresponding specialities, considering problems of modern technologies in designing. "CAD/CAM/CAE Observer" is published by the team of professionals with more than 25 years experience in CAD.


CNews - business magazine for executives of IT departments and information technologies professionals. A key feature of the magazine is its focus on the vertical markets, using IT. Each issue includes essential information of market reviews, prepapared by analysts of CNews Analytics, research group, specialized on research of IT and telecommunications markets.

Open Systems

Founded in 1993, magazine "Open Systems" ia a leading, competent and one of the oldest periodical editions in Russia, focused on ERP systems, architectures of modern computers and microprocessors, operation systems, data bases management systems and information technologies.


Founded in 1995, PC Week/RE is a leading Russian weekly magazine for enterprise users, system integrators and developers. It publishes news, articles and reviews about leading-edge technologies, up-to-date technologies and major events of Russian and world computer markets.


Monthly magazine "SAPRiGrafika" of publishing house "ComputerPress" was founded in 1996. Now it is a leading and competent periodical edition in Russia and CIS. It is focused on problems of computer-aided design, computer-based analysis, production tooling and document content management.