ESI Group is driving the industry trend to give order to the seemingly endless pit that is becoming enterprise CAE data. The simulation specialist announced today that it will enhance its VisualDSS solution with the latest technologies and product architectures from database boffins, Oracle.
For those that don’t know, ESI Group develops digital simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing processes. It’s truly high end stuff – Volkswagen uses it for crash test simulation, Boeing and Nasa for noise and vibration. If you have trouble imagining the sheer power and complexity of this software, spare a thought for the poor the guys that use it and have to keep control of their data.
That’s where VisualDSS comes in. It’s designed to enable enterprises to build and manage simulation models for multi-domain usage, automate project workflows, and manage simulation content and data. ESI Group refers to this as an ‘advanced end-to-end decision support solution for simulation’, others are calling it SLM (Simulation Lifecycle Management). Whatever label you give it, it’s destined to become the biggest thing since PLM, but try not to yawn too loud as your crumple zone and crash test dummy whiz effortlessly around your extranet.