Something that I observed while working as a startup consultant, both in technology and outside of it, was the absence of a comprehensive solution to overcome organizational silos.
CEOs often had no way of tracking the real-time progress of multiple projects without walking over for a conversation or sending out an email. CTOs would divert their attention away from innovation to solve infrastructural challenges like ensuring that remote designers had access to the necessary tools and data files. Collaboration, while very much part of the culture, was limited to team meetings followed by multiple emails about the same.
While these challenges are not limited to startups, the demanding ecosystem within which a startup needs to innovate, accentuates the need for a solution. And in a time of a global health crisis like we are currently facing, having tools to track a team’s projects from anywhere and for those teams to effectively collaborate regardless of location is vital to running a business of any size.
The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the Cloud is a holistic solution for startups in any industry to overcome multiple levels of silos and bring their focus back to innovation. It is an all–in-one Cloud solution that combines IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform being at the center of the experience. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform brings together industry leading solutions for all aspects of your business in the form of applications on your ‘dashboard’ and powers them with Cloud computing. From project planning to manufacturing, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the single source of truth to manage and track all business activities across multiple teams in real time.
From ideation to execution, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides you with the right solution at the right time, all through your web browser.
Below are 5 ways how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can bring value to your startup:
No more worrying about IT
A startup’s resources are far too valuable to spend significant capital on buying servers and managing them. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the Cloud is secured, maintained and updated by Dassault Systèmes, with dedicated 24/7 customer service. It takes less than 25 minutes to set up a new user, and its functionality can be scaled up or down as per your team’s requirements. No more worrying about not having enough infrastructure or paying for infrastructure that you don’t need.
Tools you need, when you need them
With the largest portfolio of applications available on any PaaS, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a one-stop solution for everything from data management and project management to 3D design, advanced simulations and manufacturing. It includes industry-leading Dassault Systèmes solutions like CATIA, ENOVIA, BIOVIA and DELMIA. By choosing the ‘roles’ best suited to your scope of work, you can access the applications best suited to your specific requirements and can even add or remove them on demand. Since these applications are all on the Cloud, you no longer need to worry about space and computing power on your hardware.
The 3DSWYM application allows you to create and comment on posts within online communities on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Here you can share ideas, progress reports, media content and data files across different teams within your startup – and also your customers! You can manage the access to each community to ensure that the information shared is protected and viewed only by its intended audience. The ENOVIA Project Planner application allows you to create and take ownership of or assign tasks to your team members and track their progress in real time. You can also comment on tasks to provide updated details about the same.
Sharing and viewing data files has never been easier
Applications like 3DDrive and 3DPlay allow users to save, share and view high resolution renderings of files created in Dassault Systèmes solutions like CATIA and SOLIDWORKS. There is no more sifting through files to find the required parts; they can all be accessed through 3DEXPERIENCE platform where they are displayed as 3D models. This eliminates file and part redundancy and increases efficiency in project completion. Not a product designer? No problem. Applications like 3D Drive and Media links allow anyone to store and display all types of media content.
Need something to be 3D printed but don’t know anyone who can do it? The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace allows you to find service providers for all your design and manufacturing needs through the very same platform. You can check the availability of parts with your manufacturer and update your designs accordingly in a seamless manner. Manage your relationships with different vendors and suppliers through the same platform in which your product is being designed.
Interested in seeing how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the Cloud can help your company? Check out our special startup pricing to begin transforming your ideas into reality today.