What are the Benefits of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for a Small Business?

By Lynette Proch on

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is a fantastic tool for small businesses looking to take their data management to the next level. From managing your data anywhere, to reduced IT overhead, and lower upfront cost compared to traditional SOLIDWORKS licenses, let’s explore a few ways that the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can help your 1-to-2-person team.

Access your Data from Anywhere

When you have a smaller team, you tend to be on the move a lot. One of the great things we can do with the Platform is have access to data anywhere we go. Whether you are on the floor of the shop and need to pull up information on your phone, in a board room presenting your ideas to potential clients on your laptop or sitting at home on your couch with your tablet when inspiration strikes, you are just a few clicks away from your data. As long as you have internet access, you have access to your important data.

Access SOLIDWORKS from Multiple Workstations

On the same thought of being in multiple places, using 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS lets you use the regular SOLIDWORKS you know and love on multiple computers. With so many of us working in hybrid environments, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS gives you the freedom to have the program follow you to multiple workstations by just signing in and opening up SOLIDWORKS through your compass in the browser. If you are one of the only people on your team, you’re most likely busy and don’t want to be stuck in one spot. With 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS I can go to my shop where I can start my designs while my machines finish cutting my parts, then finish my solid modeling with my computer at home while I wait for the kids’ bus to arrive, all using the standard SOLIDWORKS program. The conversation of modeling can go even farther then this with access to xApps and simulation tools that are also available directly from your browser.

Cost and IT Overhead

On top of the freedom and mobility that the Platform gives you, it is also less expensive up-front cost then traditional SOLIDWORKS and can help you save money by lowering your IT overhead. A license of traditional SOLIDWORKS can be expensive, and then the added-on prices for having an IT person keeping track of your licenses and keeping up with upgrading can be a hassle. If you are a small business, you’re already most likely wearing multiple hats, IT professional doesn’t need to be one of them. 3DEXPERIENCE’s upgrades are all handled automatically through the portal. Again, if you have internet access, you don’t have to worry about it. 3DEXPERIENCE can be a huge asset to your 1-to-2-person team. From access to your data and programs wherever you go, to saving time and money by not having to worry about upgrades, it can be a great tool for your company’s projects.