LEDAS, an independent software provider and consultant for PLM in cooperation with the isicad.ru community, the CAD/CAM/CAE Observer, PC Week/Russian Edition, ERPnews magazines, the ERPnews portal and technical assistance of SibCongress, has started the work on publishing the PLM+ERP Encyclopedia — a reference and educational manual for manufacturers, design bureaus, commercial organizations, universities, etc. The Encyclopedia will give basic information on the most popular solutions in PLM, ERP and adjacent components of informational environment of a modern enterprise; it will include articles about solutions, present on the market as well as characterizing prime examples of technology application. The PLM+ERP Encyclopedia will present:
- Leaders and principal actors on PLM +ERP software market, primarily succeeding on Russian and CIS market
- Fundamental, sustainable CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM…/CRM/ERP/PLM features of solutions (brands) offered by the companies-providers and main distributors
- Essential functionalities, advantages and the central market niche for every solution
- Results and patterns of implementation, as well as prospective development
- Articles describing basic terms of PLM+ERP knowledge domains
- Useful information about vendors and distributors operating in the market of the Russian Federation and CIS
The Introduction to the Encyclopedia will be written by Kenneth Amann, Research Director of CIMData — a world leading consulting firm on PLM. We have reached arrangements with several other well-known analytical agencies and portals on commissioning articles for the Encyclopedia, as well as its promotion abroad as a focused publication about the Russian market and its specific characteristics.
Currently all interested parties have an opportunity to discuss the draft glossary of the future publication, containing around 600 items (http://isicad.ru/encyclopedia_papers.php). Direct advertising will be reduced to the bare minimum. It is assumed that if a company-provider does not present its copyright material, the description of the company's solutions will be written by the Publishers independently, with each solution described on a separate article.
The project is being vigorously developed; the list of articles is now completed; a number of interested vendors have already presented their materials and articles. Publication of the Encyclopedia is timed to the opening of the isicad-2008 Forum (www.isicad.ru/2008). According to the established during previous 2004 (www.isicad.ru/2004) and 2006 (www.isicad.ru/2006) events tradition, isicad-2008 will offer several extended company’s seminars, plenary sessions, and section reports; organize special sessions, an exhibition and various contests and discussions. It is expected that isicad-2008 will be attended by at least 300 participants representing interested clients as well as leading and well-known solution providers. Conference committee intends to considerably expand the range of industrial enterprises invited to Forum. Along with representatives from the Urals, Siberia and Far East, the isicad Forum, being the only All-Russian PLM+ERP venue, will also welcome companies from the European part of Russia.
Expected cast-off of Encyclopedia – around 400 pages with color illustrations, graphs and diagrams. There is no any fixed format for the solutions-presenting articles; nevertheless, it is assumed that their style should be similar to publications in trade journals. The first printing run will be partly distributed among the companies who contributed to the publication, forwarded to industrial enterprises and universities, given as handouts at specialized exhibitions, seminars, forums, etc.
For detailed information about the Encyclopedia Project progress, the list of the intended articles, as well as participation forms and conditions, please visit www.plmpedia.org
LEDAS Ltd. is an independent software company founded in 1999; it is based in Novosibirsk Scientific Centre (Akademgorodok), Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science. A leader in constraint-based technologies, LEDAS is a well-known provider of computational software components for PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems: geometric constraint solvers for CAD/CAM/CAE, optimization engines for Project Management, Work Scheduling and Meeting Planning as well as interval technologies for Knowledge-Based Engineering and Collaborative Design.
The company also provides services for PLM and ERP markets: software development, consulting, reselling as well as education and training. More information about LEDAS is available on the Internet at: www.ledas.com.
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