Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Autodesk Acquires Inforbix


Autodesk has expanded its Product Lifecycle Management tools with the recently announced purchase of Inforbix, LLC.  Inforbix is a software company that focuses its products as cloud-based Software as a Service solutions that help users manage their product data.  Inforbix products focused primarily on manufacturing product information support.  Their tools allowed users to know, define, search, and analyze their own products.



The terms and conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed but Autodesk did say that Inforbix Cofounder Oleg Shilovitsky will serve as Senior Director of PLM and Data Management.  Mr. Shilovitsky brings to his new position a wealth of experience in this industry.  Inforbix had approximately 35 workers, some of which were direct employees with others being contract workers.  Not everyone will be going to Autodesk but some will remain on contract.

No doubt Autodesk will roll many of Inforbix’s products into their Autodesk PLM360 services.  Mr. Shilovitsky to me that “It is too early to say how (the) application will be rolled in(to) PLM 360, but it will be used for PLM 360 and other Autodesk products.

I think it is another well-fitting acquisition for Autodesk and where they are headed in the PLM direction.

Congratulations to Autodesk, Oleg, and the Inforbix team.

Inforbix, LLC
Autodesk PLM 360
Press Release Announcing Acquisition

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