ESI Group, a supplier of digital simulation software, has acquired Vdot, a software focused on development process management, from the US-based Procelerate Technologies.
Vdot is a project monitoring and execution platform. The acquisition includes the entire development team, as well as its sales and marketing support team based in St Louis, Missouri, US. Through this deal, ESI Group is adding an essential component to its VisualDSS product, which is an aid to decision-making in the field of computer aided engineering.
It allows rapid, reliable decision-making by all actors of the product lifecycle management (PLM) in general and specifically throughout the digital simulation process, enhancing project automation and completion. ESI Group already uses this tool internally to optimize development processes in its own new projects.
Alain de Rouvray, chairman and CEO of ESI Group, said: Vdot is an enterprise process decision-making tool that can capture and automate best practices for our customers. As a result, Vdot naturally complements our range of digital simulation solutions, delivering virtual prototyping integration and synchronization within the PLM. Thus the combination Vdot/VisualDSS allows much faster and more reliable decision-making right from the start of the customer product lifecycle.