While the race for the pole position in the still evolving, moving-target PLM market started several years ago, it has been quite accelerated by Agile Software's fourth acquisition in 2003. Particularly with the most recent Agile-Eigner announcement, the two players have apparently decided to leapfrog many direct competitors by joining complementary forces.
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on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, was still $2.7 million, albeit much less compared to $12.3 million for Q1 2003. Eigner, a private company founded in 1985 in Karlsruhe, Germany, is now headquartered in Waltham, MA. It serves over 250 customers including Lockheed Martin , Magna Steyr , Siemens , Varian , and ZF . Agile, with over 850 customers around the world, is a leading provider of PLM solutions to the electronics, high technology, life sciences, and consumer product goods