Graebert to CAD Vendors: We Can Take You to the Cloud

Randall Newton summarizes the announcements made at Graebert19

“At the recent Graebert Annual Conference, Graebert presented its expanded vision for the cloud-based CAD technology it already sells as an OEM to several vendors including Onshape. Graebert used the Berlin conference to encourage CAD vendors to leverage its years of experience to create their own Cloud tools.“We are not shy to say that Graebert’s ARES Kudo technology is years ahead of any competition,” says Wilfried Graebert, CEO and founder of Graebert GmbH. “Graebert took a head start in this technology by investing very early and attracting early partners such as Onshape.” (…)

The larger world of IT has already significantly invested in the SaaS model (Software as a Service), but with few exceptions, the engineering software industry has been lagging behind. According to an IDC survey quoted by Graebert, 72% of IT managers give preference to cloud-based (SaaS) solutions. A report from Zuora called the Subscription Economy Index (also quoted by Graebert) indicates that SaaS companies have been growing three times faster in sales than the non-SaaS software companies in the S&P 500 index.(…)

To put a point of emphasis on the leadership claim, Graebert started the conference by announcing the publication of a white paper claiming Graebert ARES Kudo significantly outperforms Autodesk AutoCAD Web in head-to-head independent testing. The white paper, “Comparing Cloud-based CAD Systems from Autodesk and Graebert,” is written by well-known CAD expert Ralph Grabowski. The paper described the results of testing and details the two products feature by feature.”