Autodesk PLM 360 Helps Power the Companies Behind the “Internet of Things”
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Autodesk PLM 360 Helps Power the Companies Behind the “Internet of Things”

Connected Device Manufacturers Flock to Cloud-Based Service That Simplifies Product Lifecycle Management

LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 4, 2014Autodesk University -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced that Autodesk® PLM 360, a cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) service, is enjoying strong uptake among companies creating the network-connected devices that are powering the Internet of Things (IoT).

By using PLM 360, these customers are able to more efficiently design and manufacture a wide range of innovative devices that blur the line between hardware and software—everything from motorcycle helmets with integrated navigation systems, to a device that empowers drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter.

“Companies in this fast-developing area are defining and creating the IoT,” said Brian Roepke, director of Product Lifecycle Management products at Autodesk. “At the pace they move, these companies rely heavily on cloud-based technology because they’re the only services that allow them to innovate quickly.”

Unlike traditional PLM systems, PLM 360 is designed to be simple, affordable, and accessible. There is no hardware to install or lengthy deployment to manage: customers sign up for a subscription and configure the system using drag-and-drop functionality to create a powerful PLM system that fits their needs.

This centralized workspace enables customers to better tackle the challenges that every product development organization faces when bringing innovative new products to the market: everything from managing Bills of Material, Change Management, and Supplier Collaboration to handling issues around Quality and Compliance.

Three new IoT companies recently selected Autodesk PLM 360 and plan to use the service to spur productivity within their companies:

“The rise of the IoT is creating an exciting new era of product innovation,” said Roepke. “We think the appeal of a cloud-based offering like PLM 360 will only continue to grow as these companies bring the next generation of connected products to market.”

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