CURRENTLY on ENGINEERING.com: Large European shipyard DAMEN bets on PLM from Eurostep where DS’ 3DEXPERIENCE falls short
Eurostep, a developer of standards-based PLM solutions, has received an interesting order from Damen Shipyard's shipbuilding division, Damen Naval. The Damen Group is one of the major European players in the industry, with a global business that in 2020 generated revenues of $2.1 billion. Today’s announced order is for Eurostep's ShareAspace software, which was chosen to support Damen Naval to request, receive and review technical information from hundreds of suppliers and subcontractors in its ship programs.
What makes this contract particularly interesting—in addition to being a major deal for Eurostep—is that in 2017 the Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group announced its investment in Dassault Systems' PLM platform, 3DEXPERIENCE. Now, more than four years after that announcement was made and five years after the deal was signed, Damen Shipyards is choosing to invest in another solution for communication with its suppliers within the shipbuilding division.In today’s article, I will dig deeper into Damen Naval’s 3DEXPERIENCE and ShareAspace deals, which reveal what appears to be one of the “inevitable truths” in swapping PLM platforms: that it is a time-consuming process that often goes well beyond the meticulously planned implementation predictions and plans.
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