Reference Checks

By Joshua Weinberger  |  Posted 2003-01-17 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dossier: Agile is a hot item in the electronics industry and prides itself on good word-of-mouth, ease-of-use, and a self-supporting user community.

Reference Checks

Executives listed here are all users of Agile Software's products. Their willingness to talk has been confirmed by Baseline.

AVOCENT
Dan Bidwell
Senior Manager, Engineering Services
(800) 932-9239
Project: KVM-switch manufacturer implemented Agile 6 in 2000. Aims to upgrade to 8.5 in the next several months.

COHERENT
Steve Curtis
Manager, PDM Processes
(530) 889-5223
Project: Laser manufacturer went live on Agile 6.7 in 2001 to funnel high-quality front-end information into Oracle Manufacturing system, and to speed the change process and time-to-market. Now on 7.0, and looking to move to 8.5.

HANDSPRING
Jim Macfarlane
Document Service Manager
(650) 230-5079
Project: One of the first to implement Agile 6.7, the PDA manufacturer is now committed to a spring 2003 upgrade to version 8.5.

IOMEGA
Colleen Walford
Director, Engineering Data Management
(801) 332-3101
Project: Storage solutions company is implementing Agile 8.5 this month for the infrastructure behind its collaborative outsource business model.

METALDYNE
Mark Walcott
Director, Engineering & Quality Assistance
(734) 207-6662
Project: The result of a three-company merger, the metal-based automotive components supplier's use of Agile dates back to version 4.0. On track to complete an upgrade from 8.0 to 8.5 by the end of January.

SATURN ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING
Bill Deighton
VP, Information Technology & Services
(248) 299-2706
Project: Automotive electronics provider uses portions of 8.0 to cut procurement and product development costs.


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joshua_weinberger@ziffdavisenterprise.com
After being on staff at The New Yorker for five years, Josh later traveled the world, hitting all seven continents in a single year. At Yale University, he majored in American Studies, English, and Theatre Studies.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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