Upchain is a cloud PLM solution that integrates engineering data up and down the value chain to drive collaboration, innovation, and growth. Started in 2015 with the goal of changing what PLM means for users across the supply chain, Upchain’s vision is a completely interconnected supply chain from the first nut to the final bolt, where collaboration is the default setting, and where mission-critical data is simultaneously accessible and secure. Upchain believes process doesn’t have to be as hard as it is, and intends to make it a whole lot easier for everyone.
On May 12th, 2021 Upchain was acquired by Autodesk for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 1982, Autodesk has over 11,500 employees worldwide with revenue of $3.79 billion.
“Upchain’s cloud-based PLM and PDM will unite the ecosystem of every type of app—ours and others. It will help break down the barriers between different disciplines. If you look at Autodesk’s 3D design program, Fusion, it’s a multi-disciplinary design environment, supporting CAD, CAM, CAE, and generative design and simulation that all work together seamlessly. Upchain allows us to extend that process end-to-end, where the user doesn’t even have to think about it and the data management piece becomes invisible.”
Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk’s President and CEO,