IT Brief Australia - Technology news for CIOs & IT decision-makers
Story image
Siemens launches cloud-native electrical design SaaS solution
Fri, 28th Oct 2022
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced the immediate availability of Siemens Capital Electra X, a new cloud-native electrical design software as a service (SaaS). The offering is aimed at individual electrical designers or small teams that require an affordable yet powerful electrical design solution, the company states.

Part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services, Capital Electra X offers users sophisticated electrical design capabilities with lower cost-of-ownership and shorter time-to-productivity than traditional on-premises solutions, according to the company.

Frances Evans, Senior Vice President, Integrated Electrical Systems, Siemens Digital Industries Software, says, "Many products across multiple industries are differentiated via increasingly sophisticated electrical content, driving rapid adoption of commercial electrical design tools. However, individual electrical engineers or small design teams often struggle with the higher cost-of-ownership and longer time-to-productivity of more complex enterprise-focused solutions.

"Instead, a browser-based SaaS solution designed for ease of use, rapid adoption and with minimal training requirements, will enable them to create electrical schematics easier and faster, using any device, for a low monthly cost."

The new Capital Electra X offering is based on pioneering technology from the recently acquired Radica Software Sdn. Bhd., based in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Thomas Yip, CEO, Radica Software, says, “As a provider of cloud-native electrical CAD, with a proven digital go-to-market model, and over 300 customers across 50 countries, the Radica Software team are proud and excited to join Siemens.

"The combination of the Electra Cloud technology from Radica, bolstered by Siemens technology, development capacity and global reach, provides the opportunity to better serve the SMB electrical design market with the first fully cloud-native SaaS solution tailored towards individuals and small teams.”

Chad Jackson, CEO and Chief Analyst, Lifecycle Insights, comments, "Siemens, with its broad and deep Capital product suite, is a leading solution provider in enterprise electrical design, especially in the automotive, aerospace and off-road vehicle industries. Our research has shown that companies of many sizes are building out electrical design competencies to support the development of smart, connected products.

"With Capital Electra X, Siemens supports small and medium-sized businesses efforts to incorporate electrical systems into their offerings with power and ease of access. More broadly, this acquisition bolsters the entire Capital suite, allowing Siemens to serve the right solution to those working on products of any complexity and in any stage of growth."

The Capital Electra X offering is available immediately. Siemens acquisition of Radica Software closed on July 01, 2022. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Siemens' software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimise their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn ideas into the sustainable products of the future. The company offers everything from chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries.