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One-Size-Fits-All Does Well for Synergis in PDM

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Randall S. Newton, March 1, 2007

In the crowded product data management (PDM) space, it takes a lot to get noticed. So privately held Synergis Software, (Quakertown, Pennsylvania) last week took the unprecedented move of announcing a summary of its 2006 revenues. There was no detailed financial statement, as public companies must provide. Instead, it was just a glimpse of good times, as Synergis announced it realized 61 percent year-over-year growth in revenue for 2006, with 52 percent year-over-year growth in new license revenue.

Synergis, a division of Synergis Technologies, attributes the growth to surging interest in its Synergis Adept 7 enterprise data management solution, as well as to significant expansion within its existing customer base. Adept has proved to be a horizontal PDM, with accounts in manufacturing, AEC, civil engineering, and asset management. Customers include W.L Gore & Associates, Caterpillar, Degussa, Hormel Foods, BSA LifeStructures, Wink Engineering, Albert-Garaudy & Associates, Inc., PPL, SCANA, Carpenter Technology, Olin, DIRECTV, NASA, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard. Sixty-five percent of Adept licenses are in manufacturing.

An installation of Adept costs $1,400 per commercial seat, plus $350 per year for maintenance, which includes unlimited upgrades and support. As sold, the product supports both Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. A $1,300 version supports MySQL, which ships with the product. Lamont says almost half the customer base is using MySQL, an open source database system. Installation is separate; a user site can be up and running in from five to 15 days, says Scott Lamont, VP of Marketing. It is $3,000 for five days of administrative training at Synergis headquarters, then two-three days working with company management to plan the implementation, and another seven days for user training.

The full article is available for a fee at CADCAMNet.

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