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About Us

We help turn your innovation into a reality

Our History

Cutting Edge Solutions was originally founded in October 1997. We are a group of specialist people with a reputation for being professional and knowledgeable, yet still friendly and personal in all aspects of our business activities.

In our formative years, our focus was Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology, aimed at small to medium sized businesses. Now, almost 20 years on, we still retain this legacy but also offer a comprehensive portfolio of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) specialist services, to businesses of any size.

In September 2010, Cutting Edge Solutions merged with the Prion Group based in Germany and became known as Prion Cutting Edge in the UK. Our combined company, now had more than 400 staff specialising in PLM with offices throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. We quickly became the largest independent provider of PLM services, to specialise in the Siemens Industry Software (SISW) portfolio of products and could accommodate CAD/PLM projects on a global basis.

In 2013, Accenture PLC acquired the Prion Group, as part of its global Product Lifecycle Services (PLS) strategy, securing its place as the largest provider of PLS services globally. Accenture is a global consultancy, technology and services company, serving over 3 million customers in 120 countries specialising in the full range of services for PLM from business process design through to delivery and implementation services and support.

Due to its status as a ‘Platinum Partner’ of Siemens Industry Software, Prion Cutting Edge continued to trade in the UK as a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture. This allowed us to specialise on the discrete product portfolio from Siemens versus the normally ‘product agnostic’ approach of Accenture.

"20 years' experience"

On September 1st 2017, the senior management team at Prion Cutting Edge, including the original founder Allan Blackwell, acquired the business from Accenture. We now trade with the original name of Cutting Edge Solutions.

We continue our legacy by offering a comprehensive range of services, drawing upon our 20 years’ experience, to help thousands of our clients truly benefit from the modern engineering software solutions of Siemens.

Call us on 01865 981500 to discuss your requirements.



Our Clients

The tailored update training we attended was very informative and was delivered by a competent and knowledgeable adviser. The instructor was very happy to go off topic during the training to help with any other questions that we had with Solid Edge.

FSM Manufacturing Ltd

NX is an industry-standard product and we are a startup company, but we now know that we could not have managed without it. We knew that NX is robust and utterly predictable, and with our ambitious timescales that is exactly what we needed.


A boat is a very, very complicated product, but we can find no limitation with NX and Teamcenter. There is nothing that we cannot do using NX and It is extremely easy to locate parts with Teamcenter for re-use or resizing.

Sunseeker International Ltd

Teamcenter gave us the greatest possibilities for a product lifecycle system - the ability to track samples, costing, bills of materials for the factory and much more. It is one of the things that will allow us to stay relevant and comptetitive, improving our speed to market.

Dr. Martens