Teamcenter Rapid StartTop Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid StartContentsSummary of Teamcenter Rapid Start. 5One platform to grow from PDM to PLM . 5Who is the competition?. 6Who are the primary targets for Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 7Frequently Asked Questions – Teamcenter Rapid Start . 81. If Teamcenter Rapid Start is Teamcenter, what are the functional differences betweenTeamcenter Rapid Start and standard Teamcenter?. 82.How is Teamcenter Rapid Start Priced/Packaged/Licensed? . 83. If the cost of Teamcenter Rapid Start is higher than standard Teamcenter software,because of the additional server license, why would a customer want to pay more for RapidStart? . 94. How does the licensing work when a customer moves from Teamcenter Rapid Start toTeamcenter? . 105.How does the licensing work with the Solid Edge Integration (SEEC)? . 106.Can Teamcenter Rapid Start be deployed with IaaS? . 107.What are the sales training courses for Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 108.How is Teamcenter Rapid Start delivered?. 109.Is there a services implementation package available? . 1110.What would be the estimated installation effort covering the SOW? . 1111.Is there a demo environment for Teamcenter Rapid Start?. 1112.Is there technical training available for Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 1113.How do I know which versions of MCAD and ECAD integrations are available withTeamcenter Rapid Start, and when? . 1114.Is there an ERP integration for Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 1115.What about CAE and Simulation? . 1216.What about NX CAM? . 1217.What about software data management? . 1218.How about using Rapid Start as starting point for a more sophisticated instance ofTeamcenter? . 1219.What are the customization options for Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 1220.Do we have a detailed List of all Workflows/Reports/Objects, which are in thestandard implementation of Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 1221.What is involved in the upgrade from Teamcenter Rapid Start to standardTeamcenter? How much time will it take? . 1322.What Teamcenter applications will be supported in the near future? . 13Copyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid Start23.Will we have the same document management than Teamcenter, for example theIRDC capabilities? . 1324.What is different in the Intelligent Part Numbering capability in 11.2?. 1425.How do we get hold of it to check it out in detail? . 1426.Can we move/upgrade a client from old Teamcenter Engineering? . 1427.Is the simple change management capability available with the standard authorlicense of Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 1428.How does the grow path look from simple change management to full blown changemanagement? . 1429.What BOM management is included with Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 1430.Is it possible to extend the data model of Teamcenter Rapid Start via BMIDE similar tostandard Teamcenter? . 1431.What are the platform requirements? . 1432.What language localization is supported? . 1533.What web browsers and web servers are supported? . 1534.Can Teamcenter Rapid Start be deployed over the web? . 1535.Can Teamcenter Rapid Start customers use Active Workspace? . 1536.How do I know whether to sell Teamcenter Rapid Start or an industry catalyst? . 15Frequently Asked Questions – Teamcenter Rapid Start vs. Express. 1637.How is Teamcenter Rapid Start different from Teamcenter Express? . 1638.What problems with Express have we solved with Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 1639.Is Teamcenter Rapid Start a replacement for Teamcenter Express? . 1640.Besides the goal to have one codebase on the Teamcenter unified architecture, isthere any difference in capability between Rapid Start and today's Teamcenter Express? . 1741.Does this mean the Teamcenter Express workflow handlers are supported inTeamcenter 10.1? . 1742.What are the main differences between the old Teamcenter Express and this newTeamcenter Rapid Start? . 1743.In the past, we had a separate sales force selling Teamcenter Express. Can anyone sellTeamcenter Rapid Start? . 17Frequently Asked Questions – Teamcenter Express Transition . 1844.What does this mean for the future of Teamcenter Express?. 1845.Now that Teamcenter Express licenses are P3 status in the price book, why can’t I sellmore licenses to existing Teamcenter Express customers? . 1946.What is the transition path for Teamcenter Express customers? . 1947.What is the cost of the upgrade from Teamcenter Express to Teamcenter Rapid Start?1948.How do customers upgrade from Teamcenter Express to standard Teamcenter?. 20Copyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid Start49.Is it possible to transition from an earlier version of Teamcenter Express? . 2050.What is the Teamcenter Express license exchange policy? . 2051.What is the maintenance rate after upgrading to Teamcenter? . 2052.What is the maintenance rate after upgrading to Teamcenter Rapid Start? . 2153.What is the ongoing maintenance timeline for Teamcenter Express?. 21Additional Resources . 22Where can I go to find more information? . 22Subject Matter Experts . 22Copyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid StartSummary of Teamcenter Rapid StartFor many companies, no matter what they are using to manage design data, they still have the problemthat engineers can’t find product data, while product changes and design reviews take too long. Productdevelopment is too costly, products aren’t as profitable as they need to be, and companies can’t keepup with customer demand.Buyers know they need more PDM than they have with their current CAD system or workgroup PDM,but they don’t know how to take the next step. There are many choices for PDM, which can overwhelmbuyers and they fall back on the status quo. Especially when they have concerns about the cost and timeto implement PDM and maintaining it without a large IT staff.Our job is to show them that right-size PDM, with Teamcenter Rapid Start, gives them a quick, costeffective solution to manage multi-CAD engineering data and process. We have a preconfigured solutionand defined delivery method so they can get up and running in 2-3 weeks, with as few as five users.Unlike many competitive PDM systems, Teamcenter Rapid Start is a platform for growth. Customers canexpand to Teamcenter at any time, to take advantage of additional PLM functionality as their needsgrow. They are not boxed in; they are positioned for growth.Big Idea:Deploy PDM quickly and cost-effectively, with growth path to PLM.Why you want to sell this: Protect your CAD business – don’t let a PDM competitor in. Secure the account with CAD PDM.Every unmanaged CAD account (no Teamcenter) is a target for Teamcenter Rapid Start. Right-size PDM is a direct path to win business -- reduce the cost of the sale when you matchthe customers’ needs to preconfigured PDM, reducing the time and expense of meetings andbringing in technical consultants. Get in the game with PDM competitors – a competitive price point and delivery timeframeopens the door to new opportunities, especially in the midmarket, where Teamcenter isperceived to be too big or too costly to implement. Establish yourself as a trusted advisor -- deliver PDM quickly and cost-effectively, then work withthe customer to identify more people and processes that can benefit from Teamcenter,extending the footprint from PDM to PLM.One platform to grow from PDM to PLM Teamcenter Rapid Start is a preconfigured Teamcenter solution (unified architecture), which can bedeployed and ready to use in a matter of hours. Teamcenter Rapid Start delivers standard Teamcenterwith preconfigured PDM functionality. With a Teamcenter Rapid Start deployment, customers canchoose from the standard set of Teamcenter CAD integrations, along with other preconfiguredTeamcenter capabilities, so they can get their PDM environment up and running quickly, and costeffectively.Copyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid StartTeamcenter Rapid Start was formally announced with the Teamcenter 10 release in June 2014. Our keycompetitive differentiator is that we offer one platform for customers to grow from PDM to PLM. Ascustomers’ business needs grow, they can seamlessly add on Teamcenter PLM capabilities across theportfolio.Teamcenter Rapid Start key values: Simple and fast to install, set up and deploy High-value, preconfigured based on best practices Minimal IT expertise required to operate and support Realize benefits quickly for a fast return-on-investmentRelease/version review:Teamcenter Rapid Start is not a new product or application, it is a preconfiguration of standardTeamcenter (unified architecture) Teamcenter Rapid Start 9.1 was available as a restricted release Teamcenter Rapid Start 10.1 leverages the standard set of Teamcenter multi-CAD integrationsand options can include Classification, Schedule Manager and ERP integrations. Teamcenter Rapid Start 10.1.4 leverages the standard set of ECAD integrations, along withextended platform support (full Teamcenter browser and web server support; over-the-web(OTW) installer for Rich Client; and support for all Teamcenter languages) along with the add-onoption of Active Workspace 2.4. Teamcenter Rapid Start 11.2 features a single install kit with Teamcenter and a simple “move toTeamcenter” menu option that can extend a Rapid Start installation to a Teamcenter installationin minutes. A new BMIDE-based, newly architected Intelligent Part Numbering capability that isstandardized in full Teamcenter will automate and standardize part number generation. 11.2also extends platform support (including cloud) to non-UNIX platform.Who is the competition?Most midmarket competitors offer a PDM platform without a PLM growth path. Teamcenter Rapid Startis a preconfigured deployment of standard Teamcenter, so we offer one platform to grow from PDM toPLM. This also differentiates us from our PLM competitors, who generally offer two different platformsfor small-to-medium businesses versus larger enterprises.At the mid-range PDM level, the primary competitors are Autodesk and ARAS, while our traditional PLMcompetitors are PTC and Dassault. These competitive products have limited CAD integration, especiallywhen it comes to managing NX and Solid Edge data.Keep in mind, the key issue with competitors who claim they have “multi-CAD” simply because theyhave CAD connectors it’s what they do with the CAD files vs. what we do with our CAD visualizationthat is the key competitive differentiator. Here are some sample qualifying questions to help establishthe difference between Teamcenter and competing PDM options, including ARAS: What is the list of CAD systems supported? Do you see NX and Solid Edge? Can the CAD designs interact in the PDM system? Is there integrated visualization or digital mockup?Copyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid Start Can PDM users save files as BOTH a CAD-neutral file format (i.e., .jt), AND a CAD system file type(i.e., .prt, .asm)? Can designers open EITHER a CAD-neutral file or a native file type to see files designed in otherCAD systems? Can they create assemblies from CAD files created by different systems? Can they manage design BOMs across CAD systems, maintaining associativity from the designfile to the CAD system of origin? Can they exchange CAD-neutral files with suppliers and customers? Can non-CAD users make notations, mockup and analysis of designs?With Teamcenter Rapid Start, customers can deploy standard Teamcenter quickly, and cost-effectively,with the option of adding Classification and Schedule Manager. Customers also have their choice of thestandard set of Teamcenter CAD integrations. This includes integrations for NX, Solid Edge, SolidWorks,CATIA, AutoCAD, Inventor and CREO.For detailed competitive analysis, review the Teamcenter Rapid Start Competitive Positioning deck.Who are the primary targets for Teamcenter Rapid Start?The primary targets for Teamcenter Rapid Start are our NX and Solid Edge customers who do not haveTeamcenter. Historically, they may have perceived Teamcenter as too difficult or costly to implement and that’s why presenting right-size PDM is a new sales strategy for you to re-visit their PDM needs and the right-size PDM message is reinforced by marketing. The same CAD integrations supportTeamcenter Rapid Start and Teamcenter.Beyond our own customer base, according to the ARC PLM Worldwide Outlook, businesses with revenueunder 250M represent the fastest growing segment in PLM Software sales. There are more than 1.5million seats of Solid Works and 2 million seats of Autodesk/Inventor, many of whom require greaterPDM capabilities than their CAD workgroup manager can provide.Teamcenter Rapid Start is robust, yet accessible PDM solution for any industry. Qualifying criteria forTeamcenter Rapid Start prospects include: Standard Teamcenter implementation is cost-prohibitiveNeed design data management, process management and basic change managementUsually more than 5 CAD seats, but can go lower than 5 seatsNon-Solid Edge SP targetsMulti-CADWhen engaging a prospect, lead with the value of PLM/PDM and Teamcenter, in general. Only when youhave qualified the opportunity for PDM, and you determine that they are a good fit for Rapid Start dueto budget constraints or other concerns about traditional Teamcenter deployment, then present theoption of a preconfigured Teamcenter solution with lower cost to deploy.Copyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid StartWith a stronger solution deploying standardTeamcenter, we’re better positioned toaddress the needs of SMB’s. It’s not as ifwe’re new to the SMB market. In fact, wehave equal proportions of customers under 500M and over 5B.To demonstrate our experience andcustomer references in SMB, along with ourRapid Start market penetration, refer to thisslide deck: com/more mer-References.Deliver the message that Teamcenter is not just for big companies.Frequently Asked Questions – Teamcenter Rapid Start1. If Teamcenter Rapid Start is Teamcenter, what are the functionaldifferences between Teamcenter Rapid Start and standard Teamcenter?While Teamcenter Express was a different codestream from standard Teamcenter, Teamcenter RapidStart is simply a preconfigured deployment option for standard Teamcenter.Aside from the preconfigurations in the installation, and the preconfigured workflows, groups and roles,there really is not much difference between Rapid Start and Teamcenter. The main thing is that RapidStart is tightly scoped so there’s not a big consulting period (and related costs). And thepreconfigurations make the install and training simpler.For a detailed list of functional capabilities, including the differences between Teamcenter Rapid Startand standard Teamcenter, refer to this technical specifications fact emens.com/more FICATIONS-fact-sheetIn the fact sheet you can find the list of preconfigured workflows and roles, plus there are these threeexclusive Rapid Start capabilities, which will be included with standard Teamcenter in v11.2: Intelligent Part NumberingXpress Review PackageShop Floor ViewerTo help you articulate the differences between Rapid Start and standard Teamcenter, please refer tothis customer-facing slide mens.com/more parison2. How is Teamcenter Rapid Start Priced/Packaged/Licensed?Teamcenter Rapid Start can be sold by both direct sales and channel partners.Copyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid StartQuote Teamcenter Rapid Start 10.1 (as of 10.1.4 Service Pack release in April 2015) The author/consumer license is be standard Teamcenter (TC10101/TC10102) An additional line item is a Teamcenter Rapid Start server license (TC50100) SQL or Oracle database is needed both products are available in the SPLM price book (Ifcustomers do not have a database) The cost of the MCAD integrations, ECAD integrations, Classification, Schedule Manager will bethe same as standard Teamcenter Active Workspace is included with any Teamcenter license, but it may require additionalimplementation time but no additional license cost (For details, refer s.com/more pace-Installation-Guide.) A packaged services engagement component (SOW) is an optional, separate line item, and itincludes the services cost of one MCAD integrationSee the following pricing and licensing resources on Salescenter for more e.automation.siemens.com/more tion.siemens.com/more Licensing-Learning-Center-Course3. If the cost of Teamcenter Rapid Start is higher than standard Teamcentersoftware, because of the additional server license, why would a customerwant to pay more for Rapid Start?Every PDM/ PLM implementation needs services help to configure the system as per their businessneeds regardless of the size of the organization -- small, medium or large.At a fundamental level, we can classify this service component into three basic categories,1. Configuration based on the industry type -- auto supplier, industrial machinery, etc.2. Configurations based on the size of the company -- small and mid-size business, OEMs, etc.3. Configuration based on the individual organization’s needBased on our experience installing Teamcenter around the world, we found that for the first twocategories, most of the configuration needs are common across small and mid-size companies. So whenthe needs are common, why put the burden on these customers to pay the standard services consultingcosts? And why should we expect them to enhance and maintain Teamcenter during the release-byrelease upgrade on top of standard Teamcenter? It is a huge effort and time-consuming process.Therefore, to minimize that cost, we gathered all the best practices experiences and designed theTeamcenter Rapid Start configuration which will be essentially deliver the most common configurationrequirements of small- and medium-sized customers. While any standard Teamcenter installation wouldCopyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid Startrequire services consulting at the standard rate, implementing all the configurations available inTeamcenter Rapid Start would cost much more.Teamcenter Rapid Start includes a server license fee, which is more than offset by the savings of apreconfigured PDM solution. There are fewer costs up front. These preconfigured capabilities will bemaintained at every release by SPLM and available to the customer under the normal MES, rather thanthe customer having to keep them updated and validated at every new release. For Rapid Startcustomers, if services are required at all, they will be scoped and priced according to a pre-definedstatement of work. Plus, there are the intangible cost savings of getting up and running faster andgaining a faster return on their PDM investment.4. How does the licensing work when a customer moves from TeamcenterRapid Start to Teamcenter?Once a Rapid Start customer, always a Rapid Start customer. For customers who move to Teamcenterfrom Rapid Start, they still keep all of the Rapid Start pre-configurations. Even after moving to theTeamcenter installer, it does check if the Rapid Start license is available for those functions.5. How does the licensing work with the Solid Edge Integration (SEEC)?From the Pricebook SE375F pre-requisite section, it looks that you just need TC10101 OR TC50100 to runSE375F. However if you further investigate to TC50100 license pre-requisite then it clearly shows itneeds (TC10101 or TC10102). Thus the simple meaning of SE375F pre-requisite section is, you canintegrate ‘Solid Edge Embedded Client’ either with Teamcenter (TC10101 or TC10102) or withTeamcenter Rapid Start (TC50100).6. Can Teamcenter Rapid Start be deployed with IaaS?Yes. Because Teamcenter Rapid Start is Teamcenter, it can be deployed just the same as standardTeamcenter using the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) approach to minimize the up-frontinfrastructure/hardware costs.7. What are the sales training courses for Teamcenter Rapid Start?There are two courses available on Salescenter to help you learn how to position and sell PDM, andTeamcenter Rapid Start specifically. These courses are also included in the Channel Sales Rep certificatetraining on.siemens.com/more ware.automation.siemens.com/more tion-Learning-Center-Course-8. How is Teamcenter Rapid Start delivered?For 11.2, the same download applies whether a customer buys Teamcenter or Teamcenter Rapid Start.However, because Teamcenter Rapid Start 10.1 requires a separate kit, there is not a separate CD forRapid Start 10.1. The customer has to download the Rapid Start kit from the GTAC site or request thattheir sales/presales/services/reseller contact download and ship it to them.Again, from version 11.2 forward, Teamcenter Rapid Start and Teamcenter will be the same kit and CD.Copyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid Start9. Is there a services implementation package available?Teamcenter Rapid Start will offer the choice of a defined services component. Because services pricingvaries by country, you will receive details on the packaged services component (SoW, project plans, costestimations) from your zone marketing representatives Resellers can review the Teamcenter Rapid StartServices Collateral for Partners.10.What would be the estimated installation effort covering the SOW?11.Is there a demo environment for Teamcenter Rapid Start?12.Is there technical training available for Teamcenter Rapid Start?This will be communicated in the Services SOW proposal.Technical Marketing produces both virtual machine and cloud-based demo environments. Watch theirsite for the latest Teamcenter Rapid Start demo environments and n.siemens.com/market/technical/Yes, there are several technical courses on Teamcenter Rapid Start in the Learning Center. Following area few links from ion.siemens.com/more ware.automation.siemens.com/more are.automation.siemens.com/more ourseFor channel partners, there is also a technical / services certificate training curriculum.13. How do I know which versions of MCAD and ECAD integrations areavailable with Teamcenter Rapid Start, and when?Before you price and sell Teamcenter Rapid Start, you need to be sure that the customer’s version of anMCAD and ECAD tool is supported by an integration. The availability of Teamcenter Rapid Start MCADintegrations is consistent with Teamcenter versions 10.1 and beyond; and the availablility of ECADintegrations is consistent with Teamcenter Service Pack 10.1.4 and beyond. Refer to the TeamcenterIntegrations Availability Matrix on Salescenter for up-to-date details by siemens.com/more ix14.Is there an ERP integration for Teamcenter Rapid Start?The Teamcenter Express ERP toolkit has been replaced by the standard Teamcenter ERP gateway.In addition, the two following current products are options for Teamcenter Rapid Start.TC10315 – Teamcenter Gateway for SAP Business SuiteTC10316 – Teamcenter Gateway for Oracle EBSCopyright 2016, Siemens PLM Software, Inc.Restricted – For Internal and Reseller use only. Not to be distributed to customers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsTeamcenter Rapid Start15.What about CAE and Simulation?16.What about NX CAM?17.What about software data management?CAE and Simulation Process Management are not supported by the preconfigured Teamcenter RapidStart PDM solution. The customer would have to grow their implementation from Rapid Start PDM toPLM by making changes to their configuration, just as they would need to do to add on any Teamcentermodule.Any NX base or add-on license which runs with pre-requisite Teamcenter Author (TC10101) iscompatible with Teamcenter Rapid Start. However, any NX add-on license which needs pre-requisite inaddition to TC10101 (example Teamcenter Manufacturing) are NOT compatible with Teamcenter RapidStart and would require them to extend to Teamcenter.Software data management integrations are not supported by the preconfigured Teamcenter RapidStart PDM solution. The customer would have
Aug 06, 2020 · Teamcenter Rapid Start is not a new product or application, it is a preconfiguration of standard Teamcenter (unified architecture) Teamcenter Rapid Start 9.1 was available as a restricted release Teamcenter Rapid Start 10.1 leverages the standard