Your Chance To INNOVATE (using the 3DX Cloud Platform), While Many Lick Their Wounds Published On - August 11, 2021 Andrew Sparrow 3DExperience There’s no doubt about it, there’s a determination in the air to get back to work and make 2021 a good year, despite the rollercoaster pandemic ride. Are we seeing a new normal? I think so, but there’s one great lesson to be learnt over the last 18-months; Since the 2008 financial meltdown, regulated financial institutions globally have been forced to stress test their balance sheets to assure preparedness for an economic shock. Similarly, a series of large-scale and increasing cyber-attacks in the past 10 years have forced technology companies to institute penetration tests to interrogate their cyber-security mechanisms. Now, in a post-COVID-19 world, production and supply network stress tests will become a new norm. The supply network has become a main focus everywhere, and is moving from being in the background to being a prime driver of the large enterprise business. While they licks their wounds, care of damaged and unstable supply networks, many disruptors have this chance to restart their engines and innovate, innovate, innovate A few good words from Elon Musk: “Great companies are built on great products.” “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.” Big Tech, Big Sustainability and Big Collaboration are showing their innovation teeth How are you showing yours? 1. The New Normal Increasing internet globalization We may not be traveling as much to make the world a smaller place, but the internet sure has made it so. Your competitors are coming from everywhere Increasing consumer expectations I blame 2008, when the ground shook beneath us with the global credit crisis and Amazon brought us a world where, for less money we could have so much more: smarter, better and more personalized products delivered in a fraction of the usual time. And we’ve never looked back! Technology everywhere! If technology isn’t already in every aspect of what you produce and I mean within your product, then the chances are there’s someone already sneaking up on you, doing just that and dying to grab your market share! Diverse and Collaborative thinking is the new norm. Even the ultra-modern AI has come under criticism for being too narrow in its development and creating bias, racially, sexually and culturally. Unless you design for global equality through ideation, design and engineering collaboration, you’re going to be in trouble. Changing work-life dynamics Blame COVID-19, but it was already happening! We’re being spread and we need to think about how we can be dispersed but together. 2. 3DX Cloud: A faster design experience CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, and SIMULIA have been providing innovative solutions to design and manufacturing professionals for years, and 3DXCloud is taking their tools one step further. We’ve combined the 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform with many more of our solutions to help your team collaborate throughout the product life cycle. Let’s dive in and take a look at how the 3DX Cloud helps your innovate faster and more effectively: 3. Increased Collaboration with Cloud You’ll know better than anyone when it comes to product design and manufacturing, the more we collaborate, the better the result. It’s however easier said than done – creating open lines of communication between teams in different cities and departments can seem impossible at times. 3DXCloud addresses these challenges with a carefully selected set of product data and lifecycle data management tools. You can forget waiting for an email or the next conference meeting to discuss changes to your plans or project. The 3DMessaging chat service allows users to communicate effectively from native apps for instant messaging functionality and immediate discussion Interacting with other stakeholders is easier now with dashboards and communities. Decide faster, design faster on 3DX Cloud With these features, users can make better decisions faster, so that your entire project gets to market promptly. Product and requirement managers can ensure customer needs are met, from planning to launch, with every single product thanks to the interactive processes provided by ENOVIA on the cloud. When multiple team members can efficiently work together without time delays, they can deliver unparalleled products that delight your end-users far more quickly. 4. Execution is everything Sharing documents, prototypes, and plans have gotten easier with the emergence of the internet, but the most important pieces of information aren’t always accessible when you need them. Harnessed 3DX Cloud Tech We’ve harnessed the power of cloud technologies to revolutionize the way your teams can operate. Managing product designs and documentation directly from SOLIDWORKS is simple thanks to our cloud-based data and product lifecycle management systems. Your users can even combine and collect data from multiple cloud sources, including Google Drive and Dropbox. Data access is always on with 3DX Cloud to ensure your teams can utilize the information they need when they need it. We’ll help you ensure your team members are focusing on innovating rather than finding the tools and data necessary to succeed. 5. Easy Innovation Executing a plan and delivering an innovative product requires a multitude of products and platforms. CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, or any combination thereof, it’s never been easy to share the knowledge between them. Until now, that is. 3DEXPERIENCE & 3DX Cloud Productivity With 3DEXPERIENCE®, we are helping you break free from the IT constraints that typically hinder the product development process to help you accelerate innovation. With a collaborative and interactive environment, your stakeholders, from design engineers to customers, can work together on iterations faster than ever before so that you can deliver a superior product at an expedited rate. Imagine ideating, designing, and simulating your product or parts from one single source of truth to deliver them to market faster. It’s all in one easy to use screen! With 3DX Cloud’s tools, your team members can collaborate seamlessly. We’ll help you utilize the 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud with CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, and SIMULIA so that your firm can not only succeed once, but thrive in this new normal. drop me a line on LinkedIn or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you the demo / free version to explore, together with a nominal monthly price to use arguably the leading collaborative engineering platform in the world today. The one to beat, when it comes to product innovation and collaborative ideation and engineering. From an idea to manufacturing in no time!