Solid Edge with Insight for Design Data Management with Microsoft SharePoint

Solid Edge now provides key enhancements to improve the embedded Insight™ design data management application, a key element of the Velocity Series strategy for scalable PDM, which also includes the Teamcenter® Express platform.

“Solid Edge Insight running on SharePoint Server adds design data management to enterprise collaboration for small and mid-sized businesses,” said Don Richardson, director, Global Innovation and PLM Industry Strategy, Microsoft. “Siemens PLM Software, a long-time valued partner of Microsoft, has been utilizing SharePoint services since 2001, and continues to leverage the latest Microsoft technologies in its PLM applications to meet the business needs of customers.”

Insight Connect, Solid Edge’s powerful solution for managed collaboration, is delivered with every copy of Solid Edge and is available as a standalone client. Insight Connect establishes a managed environment for design collaboration, while assuring currency and accuracy of data. Practical tools for viewing, interrogating and marking up a variety of file types combine with valuable design management functionality to ease the design of product lines that are continually growing in complexity.

Solid Edge with Insight leverages the latest Microsoft SharePoint® platform for improved collaboration, faster release workflows and enhanced security capabilities offered by Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). Solid Edge with Insight using the first version of SharePoint was introduced to the market in 2001 and today has more than 1000 customers. Moving Insight to the latest platform helps users reduce PDM deployment and ongoing support costs. Microsoft SharePoint is especially popular with small to medium size businesses (SMB’s) and now totals over 100 million seats worldwide.