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In the analyst meet at the SOLIDWORKS 2015 launch at Bangalore, India on 22nd September, Bertrand Sicot, SOLIDWORKS CEO explained the new offerings and answered a specific question on the company's strategy for the SMB (small and medium business) sector, a sizeable and growing market to be addressed in Indian manufacturing and globally. Due to the diversity and geographical spread of the SMB segment, it is a 100% indirect sales model common across countries, through resellers who provide proximity to users. It is a key segment generating 75% of the revenue from 99% of the SOLIDWORKS licenses.

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Leveraging Collaboration for Service Innovation

By Heather Ashton

This article takes a closer look at how IT suppliers are helping manufacturers apply social technologies to support collaboration during product maintenance and after-sales service.

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Earlier in August, at their Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) Special Interest Group, Oracle announced that beginning with their next fiscal quarter, both OTM and Global Trade Management (GTM) would be available via the Oracle cloud.

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    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    delger says:
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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