New Democratized Study™ model

This project debuts a fundamentally new model for conducting and delivering technology industry research that makes participation easily and affordably available to every prospective stakeholder through radically democratized pricing. Breaking with conventional pricing of multiclient studies in five figures, we are opening this study to universal participation by sharply democratizing the sponsorship fee—only $950 upon Sponsor commitment, then a second $950 after completion of the Study and delivery of the Report & Analysis of Findings (made even easier by the two payments coming due in different fiscal quarters).

This approach leverages the power of crowdsourcing and of universal openness, enfranchisement and inclusiveness to strengthen Study execution and results beyond any previous model. The more Sponsors participating, the more powerful the Study, as every additional Sponsor will add its unique wisdom to the collaborative Survey questionnaire design, as well as enlarging the pool of prospective Respondents invited by Sponsors to execute the Survey.

To further maximize the number of Sponsors, we invite participation not just by simulation app technology and service providers, but by every party with interest in and prospective benefit from simulation apps—mainstream CAE and PLM providers, engineering service providers, engineering and manufacturing organizations either working with simulation apps today or considering their adoption, and all other interested parties.

Inspiration for this democratized, radically open new model for technology industry research came from the burgeoning number of new technology initiatives driven by that same philosophy: highly economic, subscription-based, cloud-native engineering and collaboration software; powerful yet commodity-priced cloud HPC; the simulation app revolution itself; and other latest-generation approaches that make even the most advanced—and heretofore hoarded and closely held—power, capabilities and knowledge available to all.


Technology business strategy for 21st-century engineering practice