Formed in 1982, Pace Micro Technology plc is the world’s largest dedicated developer of digital home gateway technologies. Pace is utilizing its expertise in digital television to develop networked home technology, where the company’s technology is the gateway for interactive communication in the home, enabling consumer devices and services to interact with each other and the outside world.
Pace’s home gateways deliver far more than advanced television. Home gateways can control access to and delivery of television programming, Internet access, video games, shopping aides and many more home electronics. Digital broadcasting, however, is the primary use for home gateway technology.
Dassault Systèmes Response
To realize greater continuity among its multiple engineering sites, Pace decided to integrate its disparate IT systems, including Oracle Financials and Manufacturing for ERP, VeriBest for eCAD, and Pro/ENGINEER for mCAD. Jon Jarrett, director of IT for Pace, realized that the implementation of a product lifecycle management (PLM) system that could support the engineers should take precedence as the PLM system would serve as the control for the CAD and ERP integrations. Pace selected the MatrixOne® eMatrix™ platform for product lifecycle management.
Data Accessibility Common corporate knowledge base essential in reducing part request times from days to hours
Knowledge Re-Use Product development process streamlined and vaulted to ensure valuable R&D can be used and re-used
Process Automation Change Order request time reduced from days to hours
Agility Ability to deliver precisely the product the customer wants according to the customer’s timetable