SOURCE: Planisware

Planisware

June 19, 2012 09:17 ET

Planisware's 2012 Automotive Summit Draws an International Community of Industry Leaders

The Leading Global Provider of Project & Product Portfolio Management Solutions Will Host Customers for a User Conference Focusing on Automotive-Specific PPM at Planisware's Munich Office on June 22nd

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Planisware™, the leading global provider of Project & Product Portfolio Management solutions, will debut their Automotive Summit on June 22nd in Munich, Germany. The customer event, hosted by Planisware Deutschland GmbH, offers attendees the opportunity to connect with peers from other companies, share best practices and lessons learned, keep up to date with the latest software innovations, and confer with Planisware consultants.

The conference will commence with a presentation by Pierre Demonsant, CEO and founder of Planisware, who will highlight proprietary features in Planisware software that uniquely support key processes in the automotive industry. Matthias Degen, industry expert and General Manager from Life Cycle Engineers, and Markus Schaetzler, Consultant from Planisware, will co-present the keynote speech, entitled "Maturity Stage Management in New Product Development." They will describe methods for the objective assessment of progress in development and demonstrate specific new features within the Planisware application that support maturity tracking and measurement.

Featured presentations from prominent Planisware customers -- including Ford, Renault, and Schaeffler -- as well as round table discussions and networking events aim to cultivate engaging dialogue among conference participants.

"Planisware's presence was established in the automotive industry over fifteen years ago," comments Pierre Demonsant. "However," he continues, "since 2008, the pace of change in the automotive industry has accelerated dramatically. Planisware's experience, understanding of the rapidly evolving environment, and ability to demonstrate real value with our software has helped us gain several high profile customers recently. Our strengthened leadership in the field led us to conclude it was the opportune time to start a vertical summit in the automotive industry. The interest from our customers and the progressive presentation line up indicate this was the right decision."

Supplying the framework for visibility and transparency, better-informed governance, improved time-to-market and easy collaboration across the organization, Planisware is the comprehensive, integrated planning and portfolio management solution that leading automotive manufacturer and supplier organizations like Renault, Navistar, and Michelin rely on for their PPM needs.

For more information on Planisware's 2012 Automotive Summit, please contact Bernhard Wolf at bernhard.wolf@planisware.com.

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Planisware is the leading global provider of world-class Project & Product Portfolio Management solutions. Planisware's acclaimed configurability accommodates the company's global customers across a variety of industries and empowers users to align the solution with key business programs and portfolio management processes. To learn more about Planisware, please visit www.planisware.com.

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