Dorking, England, August 4th 2011 – Solid Mastermind the expert on-line resource for Solid Edge announce the immediate availability of Solid Mastermind for Solid Edge Evaluations to empower Solid Edge trial and evaluation users.
The popularity of software trials and evaluations is at an all time high as proven by the recent release of the Solid Edge 45 Day Trial. The internet has made it easy to access software for this purpose and vendors actively encourage such trials. Users can typically download software immediately and proceed. It is fully understandable why such trials are so popular. Let’s face it who would buy a car, for example, without a test drive.
Using a Solid Edge trial license prospects can test, measure, and quantify the productivity benefits of using Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology. They can make an informed decision about any future investment in the product. However when conducting a trial prospects face many challenges especially when trial licenses are time limited.
Within that short timeframe how do they ensure that they fully understand Solid Edge? That they have revealed all the benefits relevant to their operation? They may consider: classroom training, bespoke training, books on Solid Edge, relying on YouTube or the help files and tutorials provided with Solid Edge. But training is expensive, books are out of date almost as soon as they are published and aren’t typically available at the local bookshop, YouTube content is not validated and doesn’t provide structured training nor do help files or product tutorials.
The whole purpose of a trial is for the prospect to be able to use the software themselves. They want to learn the software at a time to suit them and their work schedule, and at minimal cost.
Solid Mastermind for Solid Edge Evaluations provides, over a 45 day period, 24/7 access to expert on-line resources for Solid Edge including: hundreds of Solid Edge Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Training Videos , a huge archive of Solid Edge Questions & Answers, and expert information and advice. A structured training curriculum is provided tailored for those evaluating Solid Edge.
Solid Mastermind’s streaming video training sessions that form the curriculum can be viewed at any time to suit any situation and can be replayed time and time again. Each video is enhanced by a downloadable goal sheet and in many cases sample files to be used with the tutorials in assignments.
Solid Mastermind for Solid Edge Evaluations is available immediately for anyone conducting a Solid Edge trial or evaluation at:
Arthur Sexton, Managing Director of Ingenea the developers of Solid Mastermind, comments: “Like many companies we have evaluated software ourselves. When the trial period starts we have the best intentions but then commitments conspire against us and before we know it the trial is ending and we’re no closer to making an informed decision.
More often than not we haven’t had the time or the budget to attend classroom training to prepare for the trial. In reality we might want to evaluate several pieces of software and so classroom training or numerous meetings with the resellers become even more unrealistic.
Most importantly we can’t afford any software trial to impact upon our business. We need the flexibility to dedicate resource to the evaluation at a time that suits us.
I have often thought there must be a better way of supporting a valid trial of software, and for those evaluating Solid Edge that is why we have introduced Solid Mastermind for Solid Edge Evaluations.”
About Solid Mastermind:
Solid Mastermind is the expert on-line resource and community for Solid Edge which includes video training courses, tutorials, tips and tricks, ask the expert, question & answer vault, best practices, utilities and more.
Solid Mastermind is developed by the team at Ingenea using their experience gained with Solid Edge since it was first released in 1996. They have conducted hundreds of training courses and answered thousands of support questions covering both technical and commercial issues. They have helped companies: evaluate and benchmark Solid Edge, justify the purchase, install, implement, systemise, optimise, and enhance their use of Solid Edge. Their strength is in helping users and companies get the most from their investment in Solid Edge.
With Solid Mastermind they combine their knowledge and expertise in Solid Edge with the latest technology to deliver flexible, efficient and highly effective services for Solid Edge professionals.
For more information visit http://www.SolidMastermind.com