Convergence Moves

I recently posted a long, rambling entry on the SL Future Salon website based on the idea that for the most part software – and in my example I used UGS’s PLM software – was moving toward the kind of middle-ground accessibility that highend videocard technology had settled into. Now comes news via Desktop Engineering that UGS is bringing “enterprise-level PLM to mid-sized manufacturers”. From the DE posting:

UGS Corp. (Plano, TX) has announced a new strategy focused on delivering mid-sized manufacturers enterprise-level PLM technology in an easy-to-deploy portfolio. The new UGS Velocity Series strategy comprises a portfolio of design, analysis, and PLM technologies that do not require extensive IT support for deployment and offer a low total cost of ownership.

Well that was fast. Already time to expand the market I guess. And down they go.