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WhichPLM Editorial Review – 4 May 2012


The pattern of WhichPLM exclusives continued this week, as we published the first interview with Peter Bambridge (Gerber Technology’s new Head of Global Business Development) on the commencement of his new role with the company.  Bambridge’s is the latest appointment in a series that has see significant transformations at Gerber Technology, all following Gerber Scientific’s acquisition by Vector Capital in August of last year.

In this exclusive interview, Bambridge provides some insight into the steps that the company is taking to ensure that its core and E-PLM solutions continue to experience the pattern of growth that he says has characterised the last year for Gerber Technology.

First in the news this week were core PLM suppliers CGS, whose INSIGHT 2012 customer event took place in New Jersey at the end of last month.  The event attracted more than 200 customers, and WhichPLM will have an exclusive interview with CGS in the coming weeks that will provide some additional insight into the event itself, and into CGS’s broader activities for the year to come.

Also prominently featured in the news this week was the recently-devised “Codex of PLM Openness“, with both Aras and Dassault Systèmes declaring their commitment to the initiative.  The standard is something that WhichPLM supports in principle, and anything that helps to drive further transparency and standardisation is a step in the right direction for PLM.  How this Codex will develop from here will be interesting to see, and I hope to have the chance to analyse it in greater depth over the coming weeks.

Readers can look forward to a new column from popular contributor Kilara Le next week, along with more news, opinion, insight and event coverage from the growing WhichPLM team.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.