Casalecchio di Reno, Italy—Nov. 21 2014—Just a few months ago Solair announced the launch of its White Label PLM, cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) for indirect sale to software houses and value-added resellers (VARs) that they can rebrand and sell as an innovative and scalable PLM solution to their own customer base. The news was widely reported on a global level and an agreement was reached with the Japanese multi-computer-aided design (CAD) VAR CCUBE who chose White Label PLM to expand its products to offer its customers innovative and technologically advanced PLM.
CCUBE is a VAR that offers engineering services and CAD/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solutions to manufacturing companies. It did not have a PLM solution in its portfolio and the agreement with Solair was met with instant interest for two reasons: White Label PLM is a ready-to-use solution that can be resold with the CCUBE brand, and developed and customized to meet specific customer needs (thus avoiding long development times and the use of specialized resources that are necessary to create a PLM), and secondly because it is a cloud-based solution.
In particular, CCUBE saw that the agreement with Solair will enable it to develop its business in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Japanese VAR will start supplying a PLM solution to manage information and data produced during product development. The company is also planning to manage these products once they are released in the field by using Solair’s IoT technology.
CCUBE aims to cover all stages of product lifecycle from design to withdrawal from the market.
“White Label PLM is the solution for companies looking for a PLM that is scalable, and easy to use, implement and configure in order to satisfy the particular needs of their customers,” explained Tom Davis, CEO of Solair. “It is innovative because it is cloud-based and can be accessed from anywhere from any device. It was specifically developed to use the most modern software architecture and was designed to be available in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. All the investment in time and resources was made by Solair: CCUBE will just simply rebrand it and customize it where necessary to create tailor-made solutions for its customers quickly and easily.
“Looking to the world of the IoT is also important for CCUBE because its customers operate in the manufacturing industry: Companies that produce and manage products situated in various locations can now offer better services and have an economic, as well as competitive, advantage thanks to the Internet of Things. This is the gateway to the future for companies producing and/or managing products. The technology developed by Solair is what makes this change possible in a quick and easy way. CCUBE is in an advantageous position because IoT features developed by Solair can be activated on the same platform used by White Label PLM.”