Applied Software Announces the Acquisition of Tekni

With world-class integration, consulting and training services, Applied Software recently acquired Tekni expanding its capabilities to provide Digital Prototype Solutions. Tekni is a reseller of Autodesk software for the manufacturing industry located in Chesterfield, Missouri with a proven track record of customer satisfaction and support.

“Customers of both companies should see almost immediate benefits from the combining of solutions and resources.” said Vern Heyer, former owner of Tekni and current president and CEO at VMH International.

Read more at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/applied-software-acquires-tekni-300223736.html

Sconce Solutions joins Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program as a Consulting and Systems Integrator Partner

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Durham, NC – Sconce Solutions, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), computer-aided design (CAD), and engineering services worldwide, today announced that it has joined the Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program as a Consulting and Systems Integrator Partner. This agreement enables Sconce Solutions to help implement Siemens PLM Software’s technology for its customers.

Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of PLM software and services. As part of the partnership, Sconce is able to augment its current offerings with services for Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter® portfolio, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software, and NX™ software, a leading integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE).

“Sconce is excited to join Siemens PLM Software’s partner community,” said Vern Heyer, President of Global Sales and Marketing of Sconce Solutions. “The strength of our two organizations working together will deliver significant value to our customers.”

“We are pleased that Sconce has joined the Siemens Solution Partner Program as a Consulting and Systems Integrator Partner,” said Jon Thompson, Director of Business Development, Global Sales and Services of Siemens PLM Software. “Sconce’s PLM and enterprise consulting services provide our customers complimentary solutions that add value to their PLM software investment.”

About Sconce Solutions

SCONCE is a global provider of comprehensive turn-key PLM services and solutions across a wide range of industry verticals. Since 2001, we have helped Fortune 500 companies and small organizations alike to maximize the value of their PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), and ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) investments.

Legal note: Teamcenter and NX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

On-Demand Webinar: Shorten your PLM Deployment Time & Get Products to Market Faster

Automated Regression Testing Solution

Do you have a failed Go-Live due to inadequate testing? A less than acceptable Post Go-Live user adoption due to missed test cases? Not enough budget and time for executing all test cases after each upgrade or update?

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  • Shorten your PLM system deployment time
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  • Improve systems consistency
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18% of the average product development process is spent on systems testing

With our PLM systems test automation solution, our customer saw 30% reduction in project time


 

Presenters

Dan Snyder
North American Sales Director, VMH International

Prasad Rajamohan
VP Business Development, Sconce Solutions USA

Andy Joshi
Sconce Solutions USA

Discussion and Demo Topics

  • Business and technology benefits
  • Enabling the automated testing solution
  • Capturing and executing test scripts
  • Generating test reports, logs, and evidences
  • Q&A

 

SCONCE Solutions is a leading PLM Service provider with expertise in providing productivity gain solutions for PLM systems across a wide-range of industry verticals and across the globe. Sconce is a Siemens Systems Integrator and has helped Fortune 1000 companies maximize the value of their PLM and MCAD technology investments.

 

Discover what automated testing can do for your company!

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VMH International Announces Daniel Snyder as Director of Sales


VMH congratulates to Daniel Snyder on the promotion to Director of Sales. In this new position, Dan will be responsible for growing top-line revenue within the United States.

Residing in Berkley, Michigan, Dan has spent over 10 years in a variety of sales-related positions.  Prior to joining VMH, he spent several years in both Document Management sales as well as PLM sales working within the PTC ecosystem.  He has an impeccable track record of success and we are looking forward to a prosperous year ahead with Dan at VMH International.

Announcing CCS 2016 Financing Programs

Complete Capital Services and VMH International have come together to offer special rates along with a Buy Now, Pay Later option with your software, maintenance, training and implementation packages!

Special Rate Offer

Keep Your Competitive Edge! 0% Interest for 12 Months, 3.99% for  24 Months, 4.99% for 36 Months

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  • Includes training, maintenance, implementation
  • 90 Day differed payments option available
  • Secured online application

Terms and Conditions:

  • One payment due at signing
  • $5000 minimum equipment cost
  • Must have 24+ months Time in Business to qualify
  • $1 Buyout Purchase Option
  • Subject to equipment and credit approval

 

 

Buy Now, Pay Later

Get the Software You Need Today! No Down Payment and No Monthly Payments Due at Signing. 

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  • Includes training, maintenance, implementation
  • 12-48 month finance solutions
  • 90 Day differed payments option
  • Easy application process

Terms and Conditions:

  • $5000 minimum equipment cost
  • 12-48 month terms available
  • Cannot be combined with any other promotions
  • Subject to equipment and credit approval

Contact us to find out more about these special offers!

 

 

VMH International Announces Matthew Overall as Director of Customer Success

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Congratulations to Matthew Overall who has been promoted to the position of Director of Customer Success. In this new position, Matt will focus on overall customer satisfaction, maintenance and service. He currently lives in St. Louis and while prior to joining VMH, Matt sold cloud-based SaaS software along with managing a sales team for 10 years. He has also sold non-destructive test equipment. We wish Matt continued success at VMH International.

The Dream Team Visits the St. Louis Science Center

Yesterday, the Dream Team took a field trip to the St. Louis Science Center. We got a behind-the-scenes tour and also glimpsed a sneak peek at the Blue Angels exhibit some of our interns worked on last summer. The F/A-18B Hornet currently sits on display outside the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, and the Dream Team is very excited to soon see guests using our interactive CAD tool to learn more about this fighter jet. A touchscreen display should be mounted on the wall just inside the entrance of the Planetarium so that curious visitors can explore the Hornet’s structure and features.

If you’re planning to visit the SLSC soon, you can expect to see more than just a new Blue Angels exhibit; our friends at the Science Center are also working closely with NASA to develop a new “Mars Trail” exhibit. Guests will be able to program and drive “Mars rovers” through a Mars landscape. The aim is to navigate your rover to a point of scientific interest and collect data, just as an actual astronaut on Mars would. The rovers had been built and programmed by a high-school student in the Makerspace garage, where we also discovered a VGo robot charging in the corner (one of Vecna’s bots which we had modeled earlier in the summer). We then extended our curiosity about the Red Planet by visiting the Omnimax Theater for a showing of “Journey to Space.” Though some may worry that the space program has faded into the background, this film destroys such perceptions by showcasing the NASA’s exciting plans to land astronauts on Mars. “Journey to Space” features interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson and Serena Aunon, along with an overview of past space achievements and potential for the future.

But of course, the Dream Team couldn’t just view the Omnimax screen from our theater seats; we also got special access to get behind the screen. After maneuvering through a metal catwalk, we were standing above the 5 story, 79 foot diameter dome. We waved at some confused patrons filing in for the next film, took some selfies, and then headed back down to visit the glass-enclosed projection room. We watched the projectionist load the projector and elevate it into position for the show, while on ground level the film followed an intricate path from the reels to the projector. The projection system uses IMAX technology to fill your entire field of vision with crystal clear images, making you feel like you’re in the center of the action. In a 45 minute film, the projector moves more than 10,000 feet (almost 2 miles) of film at 24 frames per second; too fast for even Taylor’s slow-mo video to capture.

We next walked through the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit, where visitors join scientists in their search for extraterrestrial life. The exhibit showcases and explains technologies used to explore far-away solar systems, along with the scientific development of robots and androids with artificial intelligence. We finished up our visit with a stop at the Planetarium, where we traveled up the retired space mission elevator to see a portion of “The Constellations” show. Though we’ll miss the VIP treatment, the Dream Team is extremely grateful to our friends at the St. Louis Science Center for giving us an amazing tour, and we look forward to visit again soon to see all their exciting plans turn into new exhibits for everyone to enjoy.

-Jordan B.

Dream Team Visits the Science Center

In our last week of this year’s Dream Team, we managed to setup a business trip to the St. Louis Science Center. The whole experience was a blast! We got a behind the scenes tour of their exhibit creation lab, Omnimax theater, and planetarium. More importantly though (and the main reason we were there), we saw the progress of the new Blue Angels exhibit we contributed on last year. It’s still in progress, but should be implemented within the year! It’s exciting to see our work being used in such a popular place!

Spool of Omnimax Film (Weighs ~260 lbs!)

Spool of Omnimax Film (Weighs ~260 lbs!)

One of the most fascinating parts of the trip was seeing the innerworkings of the Omnimax theater. We were allowed to go behind and above the massive, domed screen to get a closer look. Did you know that the Omnimax screen is perforated with millions of small holes? It’s so the huge speakers can be placed behind the screen and still be able to sound amazing. Next we got to up close with the Omnimax projector and its huge spools of film! Once the reels began feeding film through the projector, I realized how mechanical of a device this was. It seemed to have very little (if any) digital technology to create such an awesome experience for audiences. In a world where nearly everything else is digital, I came to respect this incredibly mechanical system.

– Taylor J.

We’re excited for what the future holds!

This summer spent at VMH International has certainly been a successful one. As it draws to a close with my last day being today, I thought I would take the time to give a review of my experiences here at VMH this summer. I had the opportunity to work with several companies and technologies during my time here. Not only did I get to learn NX software, I also got experience working with Teamcenter, Solid Edge, and Keyshot. I was also able to use the Cube 3D printer, which is a brand I have not worked with previously. I worked with a variety of companies representing multiple industries. Those companies include Bull Moose Tube Company, Watlow, and Jet Aviation. Being on the Dream Team has significantly helped assure me that engineering is right for me, and has even helped me to confirm my interest in aerospace and defense engineering. (Being able to see planes land at the nearby airport is an additional plus). I was also able to work with customers firsthand to help solve problems they encountered with NX by doing support calls.

But the internship was not just all work, there was some play involved! The company is a generally fun environment to work in. Throughout the summer I was able to go to a Cardinal’s game with fellow employees, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Saint Louis Science Center with the other interns, and have a barbeque for the company as a going away party for all of us interns.

The Dream Team has helped pave the path for me to further my knowledge on engineering as a whole and will definitely help me move on to bigger companies within the aerospace and defense industries. I’m excited for what the future holds and am glad to have been given the opportunity to be a member of the VMH International Dream Team.

-Kayla

Internship provided practical, engaging, and thought provoking challenges

Working at VMH International has given me the opportunity to observe all of the different aspects that go into an engineering company. After three years of studying mechanical engineering, I’ve really only gone over the general and obvious side of the field. However, working in the business setting opened me up to the trading, selling and finances that go into running a company. This is really only something you pick up by experiencing the business world, and I’m grateful to have had this experience.

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Throughout the summer I was also able to apply my three years of engineering education into practical, engaging and thought provoking challenges. It was very rewarding to utilize these skills and gain new ones. Using the tools in Siemens NX software opened me up to new design and analysis interfaces. The ones I found the most interesting were the fluid flow and thermal analyses. This job was a very nice change of pace. In classes we usually just plug equations into simplified examples. However while working here I was able to use what I learned in my classes and see the practical applications with the flow and thermal tools in NX.

Karcher Rendering

Karcher Rendering

Overall I would definitely call this a rewarding experience. I went to a medical tradeshow in Chicago, learned how to operate a 3D printer, gained experience with cutting edge software (NX, Autodesk configurators and TeamCenter), as well as worked on the design, analysis, and implementation of a company’s small fluid heater and its user interface. Going into senior year at Wash. U, I am definitely glad I was able to gain great business and engineering experience at VMH. Not to mention I got to display my art talents on our state of the art “word of the day” board.

– Jake G.