Press release from Eurostep

Stockholm, Sweden
March 29, 2019

Eurostep announce ShareAspace Nova 1.6 and enhancements to InReach Knowledge Transfer

“With these releases we take important steps towards making PLM collaboration easy and available for all”, says Tobias Holm, product owner ShareASpace. “ShareAspace has always been strong in handling structured data, and with the new release we add unstructured data while maintaining our security and sharing principles. This is done to reduce the friction between what the PLM world is typically concerned with and the document paradigm with its unstructured data. ShareAspace serve as an overlay technology or a hub, linking and consolidating data from many sources, something urgently needed for collaboration”, ends Mr Holm.

For most companies, a large part of the intelligence within product data is still hidden in “blobs” of unstructured data like Word documents or PDF drawings. The use of PLM has not improved this.
The new InReach Knowledge Transfer has the capability to do intelligent full text search and online preview of the content files alongside the more common meta-data search, making much more of that information accessible. These new search and preview capabilities bridge the gap between structured and unstructured data.

“We are continuously investing in the democratization of PLM and PLM Collaboration and are dedicated to deliver and improve Product Lifecycle Collaboration”, says Håkan Kårdén, Marketing Director Eurostep. “For us, it does not make sense to invent all technology ourselves. We are using Microsoft’s Azure cloud services to rapidly bring more business value to PLM with our new Extension Framework. This will enable re-use of the high-quality data in ShareASpace. As this data is consolidated from different sources and cleaned before imported into ShareAspace, it provides a great source for analytics and BI operations as well as platform for IoT data and all the services that comes with that.”, ends Mr Kårdén.

The updated extension framework and event engine included in InReach Knowledge Transfer further supports secure, expandable and high-performance integration between product data and services in the cloud for IoT Hubs, Analytics, Cognitive Services and Business Intelligence, such as Power BI. The extension framework allows rapid integration of business value adding services which can be triggered by users or by events within the product data.

About Eurostep Group: www.eurostep.com
Eurostep delivers software and services for product lifecycle collaboration with a particular focus on the exchange and sharing of data within and between enterprises. Eurostep’s flagship product, ShareAspace and its end user products, is software that supports secure collaboration across the life cycle of products. ShareAspace is based on ISO standards such as STEP AP242 and PLCS. Services range from pre-studies to the implementation and support of systems. Eurostep has subsidiaries in Sweden, the UK, France, Finland, Germany and the US and has blue-chip customers in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, high tech, and AEC.

For more information please contact Håkan Kårdén, Marketing Director Eurostep Group AB, Sweden
Direct: +46 (0)8 4101 3150, hakan.karden@eurostep.com