Over the past month, the most common question I have heard goes something like: “If I have SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, why would I need Exalead OnePart?” (or vice versa)
They’re different tools man! They are meant to do totally different things!
[Did I ever tell you about the time, at my first real job, when I asked my boss if I could have a word processor installed on my computer? I was laughed out of his office because I already had a copy of Lotus 1-2-3 (a spreadsheet application) thus I would have no need for one of those fancy word process applications…”Just type all of your stuff in one cell, it prints out very nicely”]
There is overlap between the two products, but it comes down to having the right tool for the job.
Below is a list of the two application’s most common features, showing some of the overlap and distinctions. This list is not even close to listing all of the features for either product –have you ever tried to make venn diagrams inside of Lotus 1-2-3? -it’s too hard to make the circles bigger!