TechniaTranscat signs Value Added Reseller Agreement with TechniaTranscat

STOCKHOLM, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 – TechniaTranscat, a world leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has signed a new Value Added Reseller Agreement with TechniaTranscat, a specialist within PLM and Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Netherlands.   

TechniaTranscat AB a leading global supplier of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for creating and managing product information throughout the entire product lifecycle, announced today a new Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement with TechniaTranscat. This partnership enables TechniaTranscat to offer TechniaTranscat products and related support services in the Netherlands and Belgium.

“Today’s announcement with TechniaTranscat is another solid step in our strategy to grow our product footprint in Europe” said Jonas Gejer, TechniaTranscat CEO. “We have successfully collaborated with TechniaTranscat for years and the timing was right to take this partnership to the next level. TechniaTranscat has proven to be the perfect partner with their skills and expertise in PLM combined with an impressive customer base in the Netherlands.”

“The collaboration with TechniaTranscat the recent years, has been very positive. This can be seen through the fact that we share the same values and DNA. Our goal is to help our customers, to grow their business and we are fully convinced that the products from TechniaTranscat have a lot to add to this goal. Beside the products we believe in partnerships. Since our customer base is getting more and more internationally orientated it is good to know that there is always a  TechniaTranscat partner nearby “ said Jaap Holweg, Director at TechniaTranscat.

For more information, please contact:

Jonas Gejer, CEO, TechniaTranscat
Phone: +46 (0) 8 599 204 14, e-mail:

Jaap Holweg, Director, infostrait
Phone: +31 55 5348591 , email:


About TechniaTranscat

TechniaTranscat – the #1 knowledge company in PLM. By combining your strenghts with our expertise in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) we will help you to turn your vision into value, and become the future winner. Our solutions are used worldwide in industries such as life sciences, automotive, travel, retail, offshore, telecom, fashion and food & beverage.
We serve over 4000 customers worldwide, including 43 that are listed on the Fortune 500. TechniaTranscat is a part of Addnode Group, listed at the Nasdaq OMX Nordic List. For more information, please visit

About infostrait

We want to be seen – in the globalizing environment – as the PLM and BIM specialist that offers complete solutions for all relevant markets. We are always looking for new challenges and developments to keep our knowledge growing. We achieve this through cooperation with reputable suppliers, employees with a very high level of knowledge, and an excellent quality and service level.We help our clients make processes in the areas of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) manageable and scalable. We do this by providing advice and solutions with professionalism and integrity, which allows you to increase your profit.

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Dassault Systemes IoT Strategy: The Internet of Experiences

The Internet of Experiences / Author: Dick Slansky 

At the recent Dassault Systemes (DS) ENOVIA day, which ARC attended, one of the most interesting presentations, along with all the product updates and industry segment briefings, was the DS IoT strategy. I have been saying all along that much of the actual IoT strategies, business solutions, IoT platforms, product design solutions, and manufacturing process solutions for IIoT have been coming from the PLM suppliers. It appears that DS is very serious about IoT and has been very busy developing not only IoT strategies and platforms, but is now focusing on the top of IoT stack: business applications.

If one was able to attend the recent Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, certain categories of emerging technologies were very clearly in the forefront: Smart cars were becoming tablets and systems on four wheels; virtual reality and augmented reality were becoming entrenched in our consumer lives as well as in our factories and plants; IoT was going mainstream in smart homes; next generation drones and robots have matured enough to interact with humans activity; wearables and wellness becomes an ubiquitous part of our daily lives; and startups for IoT are sprouting up like mushrooms after a rainstorm. The common denominator here is that this is all about smart connected “things” in our businesses, factories, plants, cities, society, and our personal lives.

DS likes to characterize their vision for IoT as the “Internet of Experiences”, and if one considers all of the parts of our world that this touches, there indeed appears that a case can be made for the Internet of Experiences. They appear to have a more expansive view of IoT: My_Things – connecting things to things; My_Experience – connecting humans to things; My_World – connecting the environment to things. DS views the Internet of Experiences as a continuous value creation for businesses and individuals who develop, implement, and enrich “IoE” ready connected experiences. This would involve the use of their 3DExperience platform and IoE ready industry and business solutions developed on this platform.

From this perspective DS wants to bridge the virtual and physical with both a product design and experience platform that would involve a multi-scale, IoT aware, system modeling and simulation-based connected experiences. The physical would start at the chip/processor level and progress upward to smart sensors and controllers, equipment, production lines, factories and plants, to entire cities.

DS presented their view of the IoT/IIoT stack:

  • Starting at the bottom are the connected things and systems of things which involve all of the connected objects like smart sensors, actuators, embedded hardware, cameras, etc. Also, this layer represents the actual design of the smart connected product/object.
  • The next higher level is the M2M communication layer for terminal and gateway connections like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RFID, and other forms of coded readers.
  • Next is the network layer of LANS, Internet, broadcast TV, mobile communication networks.
  • Next comes the IoT/IIoT data/platform layer. This represents the IoT platforms that enable business and manufacturing to design and architecture IoT ecosystems. IoT data/information is connected, computed, stored, analyzed, and managed. This would involve players like PTC, IBM Bluemix, MS Azure, Cisco, Xively, GE Predix, Bosch, and Oracle.
  • On top of this stack is where DS wants to play: the experience or applications layer. This is would be the business applications layer for smart buildings, factories, energy, health, transportation, homes, and cities.

In the context of this stack DS envisions offering business value at the design layer (connected objects/products) with engineering design tools (CATIA, Solidworks brands) and at the experience layer for business applications (ENOVIA, NetVibes, Exalead brands). In between these bottom and top layers DS plans to partner with IoT platform, network, and M2M and communications providers.DS envisions offering an IoE through all elements of engineering design: requirements, systems, mechanical, electrical, software, simulation, and service in the field. Their intent is to provide solutions to harmonize the virtual and physical worlds, not unlike the message from PTC. As DS put it: “From product to connected experience, from device to smart value added services, from shipping to continuously improving”.

Like other PLM providers DS is embracing the concept of the digital or virtual twin from the perspective of B2C (maintenance/warranty of consumer products) and B2B (maintenance of equipment in the field). Also, IoE for DS is about big data analytics where their solutions will 1) collect and gather, 2) find and explore, 3) analyze and track, 4) diagnose in context, 5) automate and predict, 5) context build up. DS offers various brands to accomplish all of this: Exalead, an index-based search engine that ferrets out data/information across the extent of design/build/service lifecycle; DELMIA manufacturing operations management, M2M connectivity, operations intelligence analytics, and production execution applications; ENOVIA PDM platform and single source of all design/build information; and NetVibes, a real-time data streaming dashboard.

It will be interesting to follow DS’s strategy to form partnerships with the middle layer providers of the IoT stack, however this appears to be similar to PTC’s strategy for IoT services. Suffice to say that DS, as the market leader in PLM, is focusing on the business application, or in their parlance, the experience layer for IoT, which represents not only the top layer of the IoT/IIoT, but the area that is the most underserved and lacking in solutions at this juncture in the IoT journey.

with acknowledgement Industrial


VolkerRail chooses ENOVIA SMARTEAM PDM

For some time VolkerRail worked with a hosted SmarTeam/FS environment through its partner Encon Infra, which is a customer of infostrait since early 2011. Late last year, VolkerRail decided to build their own PDM environment together with infostrait to support the engineering processes. The vision is: A company-wide introduction of engineering software for civil infrastructure projects.

Volker Rail is one of the subsidiaries of the VolkerWessels Group. The company specializes in railway construction and maintenance for train, light rail, tram and metro. Much work is being done on behalf of ProRail.
VolkerRail Thorough analysis by staff of both parties led to the decision to follow a multiple phase implementation. In several manageable steps VolkerRail staff will gain access to more and greater functionality. The first phase provides for the deployment of integrated management of AutoCAD drawings based on the SmarTeam/FS 3.0 configuration for Systems Engineering. In a next step, the link with the future management of modules and resources will be developed. The ultimate goal is to work from all locations possible with access to all the information in the PDM engineering database for both construction and maintenance projects. Besides the SmarTeam software also the advanced MS Office integration of infostrait (a straitPortal product) will be implemented throughout the company.

The implementation project is entirely based on Scrum methodology. The first phase of the project is completed at the time of the publication of this newsletter.

infostrait is pleased with the choice of VolkerRail. “This again proves the strength of infostrait and its products for companies in this sector,” said Jeroen van Geijlswijk, product manager at infostrait. Tjark de Vries, Director of Projects at Volker Rail, appoints the head start that VolkerRail wants to maintain and expand as one of the main arguments for choosing infostrait. Both parties have stated that a long-term relationship comes first, with possible joint development of new functionality for the railway sector as one of the results.

infostrait straitNews newsletter fall 2011

The year 2011 is already three-quarters over and many companies are already focusing on the budget for 2012. With the renewed pressure on financial markets and the subsequent uncertainty for the global economy, budgeting will be a difficult process. Should the belt be tightened or is the future promising? In whatever position you are in your company, you will be asked these kinds of questions.   We see differences occur in the markets we operate in. As one sector is declining as a whole, in other sectors are differences noticeable from company to company. After the recession in 2009 many companies have benefited from the economic upturn in the years thereafter. For infostrait that meant much work to do, especially upgrading applications for its customers. The largest part of our capacity was dedicated to these projects in the first half of 2011. Now we look together with you to the uncertain future of 2012. A thing we like to do! We call it a strategy meeting. Together with a few people of your company, customer of infostrait or otherwise interested, we try to determine what will have to happen in the PLM area to make your business more efficient.   In this newsletter you can read a summary of the assignments we have completed in recent months. It includes upgrades at Paques, AWL/MechDes and SAS Gouda. For NEM infostrait has finished a double Multi-Site installation. Knowledge of infostrait’s consultant in this specific area is so much recognized in the field that often an appeal from abroad is done. Amongst other Metka in Greece and the Swatch Group in Switzerland were advised by infostrait.   Finally some brief reports on new customers, product development and the acquisition of the SmarTeam activities of Cadmes.   Download straitNews fall 2011 edition here

Cadmes and infostrait reach agreement for SmarTeam

Since the 90’s Cadmes delivers and supports the PLM/PDM software system SmarTeam. This has led to a stable group of SmarTeam users in the Netherlands and Belgium. The success of Cadmes in delivery and implementation of product data management (PDM) systems has resulted in a strong growth of PDM projects. The fraction of SmarTeam projects became relatively less.

To ensure continuity of quality support to existing Cadmes SmarTeam customers in a fast developing PDM market, Cadmes has reached an agreement with infostrait.

Infostrait will take over in close consultation with the customer and Cadmes the support of SmarTeam. Cadmes is convinced that, by means of an adequate transfer, its SmarTeam customers will experience this transition as seamless.

The transfer has the kind consent of Dassault Systèmes, developer and manufacturer of SmarTeam.

“infostrait has a highly professional reputation of SmarTeam PLM implementation and support in the Dutch market. With a broad customer base and expanding SmarTeam knowledge and experience to continue to serve our existing SmarTeam customers professionally for years to come, “said Gerbert Thelissen, General Manager of Cadmes. He adds that he is pleased that he has found in infostrait an equal partner who pursues the same high quality and professionalism as the customers of Cadmes used to experience.

“infostrait is market leader in SmarTeam implementations in the Benelux. Customers of Cadmes will clearly benefit of the knowledge and experience that infostrait’s consultants bring “said Jaap Holweg, director of infostrait. “infostrait welcomes these customers and will continue providing services of the highest quality “.