DALLAS, TX (Siemens PLM Connection 2013) June 5, 2013 - Sean Slyman devotes himself to Siemens PLM side of the business at Tata Technologies, which he says is not only the biggest reseller of NX, it is the biggest reseller of CATIA and of Autodesk software.
There's nothing small about Tata Technologies. It has a small army of people at its headquarters in Novi, MI and its Innovation Center in Troy, locations no doubt chosen for their proximity to the automotive industry. Yet, Tata Technologies is but a small part of the Tata Group, the huge India conglomerate with annual sales of $100 billion -- that's about 25 times the size of the biggest CAD companies. Tata can buy auto companies (as it did with Great Britain's iconic Jaguar and Land Rover brands) like you and I would buy milk.
But I have to wonder out loud how can one company sell 3 competing product lines. Craig Radomski, VP, explains to me that selling Autodesk, Siemens and Dassault products actually gives Tata Technologies great flexibility, even the luxury of being able to offer the customer the best of breed choice. "If we go into an automotive manufacturer, Teamcenter may be the best choice. Another customer may appreciate the total cloud solution Autodesk PLM 360 may provide."
I GET IT
You may know I GET IT for its conputer based instruction for Autodesk products. But there's quite a bit more to it, say Craig Radomski, VP of PLM Solutions, Americas. "We're more about the process of engineering and design than CAD instruction," he says. I GET IT is more likely to have a tutorial in how to design an airplane wing. Sure, application of a CAD program is covered, but that is only part of it. We're more interested in providing instruction in a manufacturing process. To that end, we will put in a module for the CAD part of it, be it Inventor, NX or CATIA."
For more information, see http://www.myigetit.com/