Workgroup Technology's CMS Chosen by Apple Computer for Worldwide PDM Solution; R&D To Accelerate Design Process; Promote Re-use.LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 1995--Workgroup Technology Corporation announced today that its CMS (1) See content management system and color management system.
(2) (Conversational Monitor System) Software that provides interactive communications for IBM's VM operating system. family of product data management (PDM (1) (Product Data Management) An information system used to manage the data for a product as it passes from engineering to manufacturing. The data includes plans, geometric models, CAD drawings, images, NC programs as well as all related project data, notes and ) products has been selected by Apple Computer Inc. for use within its worldwide R&D organization.
Apple is implementing the CMS PDM solution to speed the design process, protect design investment and promote engineering data re-use. CMS will manage and control large volumes of CAD data involved in defining Apple products.
"We chose Workgroup Technology's CMS because its user interface is intuitive and simple to use and the product can be rapidly implemented," said John Miller, PDM project manager, Apple Computer, Inc. "We also appreciate the product's easy customization abilities, which allow the software to scale up and evolve with our requirements."
Apple Computer is implementing CMS with Workgroup's CMS/MacOS client. Introduced in April 1995, CMS/MacOS provides the full functionality of CMS in a Macintosh environment. CMS/MacOS allows Mac users to locate, organize, and control product information in a CMS database. Other features include the ability to: add files and projects; view and modify files and projects; perform tasks in a workflow; and search database attributes. Workgroup Technology is also a member of the Apple Developer Program, which has enabled it to provide CMS with the same look and feel as other Macintosh applications customers are using.
"Apple's selection of CMS is a proof statement of the usability and simplicity that we have built into all of our CMS products," said James Carney, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Workgroup Technology Corp. "As a company that has earned its reputation on usability, it is quite a honor that Apple has chosen to implement our PDM solution based on its ease of use."
Founded in 1992, Workgroup Technology Corp. is a leading producer of product data management (PDM) and workflow systems for engineering and manufacturing environments. The company's CMS product line provides process and data management capabilities for workgroups of all sizes. Based in Lexington, MA, the company differentiates itself on the basis of its easy-to-use, "out-of-the-box" products; the unique ability to tightly integrate its CMS product with best in class design tools; and a scalable and phased product implementation approach. The CMS product line is in use by more than 300 customers worldwide, including major manufacturers such as AlliedSignal, AT&T, Cisco Systems “Cisco” redirects here. For other uses, see Cisco (disambiguation).
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Workgroup Technology Corp.'s CMS products are available on Hewlett-Packard, Digital, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Silicon Graphics and Sun Microsystems, Unix servers, with Unix, Windows, and MacOS clients, and are used by thousands worldwide in a variety of industries, including, aerospace, automotive, process and discrete manufacturing Fabricating products by assembling components and subsystems into larger systems. The automated assembly line is the prime example of discrete manufacturing such as in the making of automobiles, household appliances and computer systems. , electronics, computers, medical products and utilities. -0-
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