Perception Software and IHS showcasing integrated trial cloud offering for product decision-makers

AUSTIN, Texas—September 15, 2014 Perception Software, a leader in intelligent navigation, and IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced this week that the companies have made available an integrated trial cloud demo. Perception Software’s Encompass Product Navigation solution and IHS’ CAPS Universe Electronic Components Database deliver faster and more accurate results to decision-makers across the product design, supply chain and operations areas of manufacturing organizations.

Now, the trial is available at the Encompass Showcase. The trial demo highlights the power of Perception’s Encompass product navigation software with a sample of IHS’ database of more than 400 million parts to provide a real worldview of the product’s search capabilities.

“This showcase with Perception gives decision-makers the right tools – both application and data – to accurately and quickly get the product information they need, when they need it,” said Greg Jaknunas, senior product manager for Technology at IHS. “Perception’s ability to deliver immediate product information along with IHS’ database of millions of parts and components means both companies will enhance the value and experience for their users.”

IHS’ CAPS Universe Electronic Components Database provides critical information on hundreds of millions of electronic components, electro-mechanical parts and fasteners, from over 3,500 worldwide manufacturers in more than 400 part categories. Perception’s Encompass Product Navigation solution is an intelligent application that speeds and enhances design and manufacturing decisions to get quality products to manufacturing – and to market – sooner.

“IHS has long been an industry leader in delivering the right technical information to the right user to make important business decisions,” Darryl Worsham, Perception’s president and chief operating officer said. “By leveraging IHS’ enormous database of parts and component information and Encompass’ ability to provide a unified view of that information, users will be even more efficient in developing products and getting them to market.

About IHS
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs more than 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world. IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners

About Perception Software
Perception Software’s mission is to make manufacturer’s more productive by delivering navigation solutions to product and support decision-makers, helping them design, build and support great products. Perception is a team of innovators bringing the power of product navigation to the engineering, supply chain and operations communities. For more information about Perception and Encompass visit,

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