Licensed and Certified Enabling Tools

Solutions are assessed against the requirements in CM2-500. Demand for better functionality to support the CM2 Model continues to grow as more organizations adopt CM2 as their process standard. The objective is to help tool providers understand any gaps that exist and the relative significance.


ToolCM2 Star RatingSolution ProviderDate Certified Version
Five Stars5-starsProfessional Systems Associates, Inc.
Phone: 1.850.763.2192
December 2016 2.2
Four StarsAras Corporation
Phone: 1.978.691.8900
September 2018Innovator 11 SP12
 Four StarsSiemens AG
Phone: 1.800.241.4453
September 2018Teamcenter 11.5
Three StarsNSE Technology, Inc.
Phone: +82-42-867-5800
September 20172.0 Korean Translation

About the license, assessment, advisement, and certification

IpX is partnering with businesses and enabling tool providers to ensure that their commercial off the shelf (COTS) product is truly ready for enterprise adoption.  Solution providers must be licensed to utilize the CM2 methodology, and the software solution (by version) must be certified by IpX to be deemed as CM2 compliant.

In addition, IpX has developed business and design specifications for our clients to reduce business user adoption concerns, change and development cycle times, configuration and customization costs, design defects, and overall project schedules. Our experts will work with your team to ensure a proper solution that efficiently supports your users, customers, and supply chain.

Demand for better functionality to support the CM2 Model continues to grow as organizations adopt CM2 as their process standard. Solutions such as, but not limited to PLM, ERP and MES, are assessed against the requirements in CM2-500. The objective is to help solution providers understand the technical and process gaps that exist, the relative significance to their organization, as well as the appropriate resolution(s).

The tool provider must provide IpX with a full demonstration of the product suite along with functional design specifications with screen images.

All certification requests must be coordinated with the IpX Global Services. The IpX President of Services will manage all aspects of resource allocation, assessment, and tool provider discussions. The IpX Executive board will provide final disposition on assessment results and licenses. All licenses and associated fees are allocated on an annual basis.

In addition to the annual license, the 40 mandatory requirements must be met to receive the first of five possible stars. Additional stars are awarded based on meeting the balance of the 60 non-mandatory requirements.

Upon successful certification, the tool system will be distinguished and marketed as such on the IpX website and marketing material.

We are proud to host the PLM/CM2 Certification Subcommittee to ensure IpX's standards are met within the enabling tool provider's solution. Email [email protected] for more information about the group or if you're interested in joining.

  • Paul Nelson – Northrop Grumman
  • Martin Haket – ASML
  • Carmen Gillenwaters – Edwards Lifesciences
  • Gary D'Souza – Agco
  • Sema Ozen – Arcelik
  • Duane Stromberg –Northrop Grumman
  • Craig Brown – General Motors
  • Amitabh Verma – Siemens PLM
  • Todd Egan – IpX