What is the role of PLM vendors in Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud?

What is the role of PLM vendors in Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud?

Last year, I asked if the Salesforce platform can accelerate cloud PLM. if you missed my article navigate your browser to this link. The discussion was about how Salesforce.com platform can provide a foundation to develop PLM system. The jury is still out and, in my view, looking at Propel PLM traction and…

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Bill of Materials Educational Webinars

Bill of Materials Educational Webinars

Education and information sharing about engineering and manufacturing software are one of the things that don’t let me sleep at night. When I started my Beyond PLM blog a decade ago, the information gap was huge. Unfortunately, even today I have to say that education and information is heavily missed….

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PLM Data Commoditization

PLM Data Commoditization

For the last several weeks, we had a few very interesting discussions about PLM standards. Manufacturing companies are demanding standards from PLM vendors. PLM vendors aren’t very much excited about investing in PLM standard development. The elephant in the room is existing PLM vendors business models entirely dependent on the…

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CAD Systems Comparison. A View From Onshape…

CAD Systems Comparison. A View From Onshape…

Do you remember Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for software? Just a few years ago, Gartner was still running it for PLM and CAD vendors. Gartner doesn’t do it anymore. My hunch, in the current state of vendors development, it is hard very hard to pull a clean comparison in 4 distinct…

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Why companies are buying wrong PLM systems?

Why companies are buying wrong PLM systems?

To select a PLM system is not a simple task. A few years ago, I shared the article – How to avoid PLM software selection mousetrap. There are many aspects of the selection process – technology, organization, vendor, etc. After all, for most organizations, PLM decision is something that is…

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How to sell PLM in 2020?

How to sell PLM in 2020?

For the last few months, I’ve been having many discussions and debates about the current state of PLM, manufacturing trends, problems, IT solutions and possible ways to sell them to customers. Digital transformation seems to be a common topic for most of PLM companies today. As much as I like…

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What Would Happen If PLM Vendors Agree About Data Standards?

What Would Happen If PLM Vendors Agree About Data Standards?

There is an elephant in the room – PLM vendors business models are built for data locking. You can hear vendors themselves are talking about it. Watch Aras SVP Marc Lind speaks about it here. Digital thread and digital transformation of manufacturing companies bring the question about standards (or interoperability)…

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Why PLM Stuck Between IT and Business?

Why PLM Stuck Between IT and Business?

One of the most popular discussions in the PLM domain is about what is PLM. The debates are going on and these discussions never disappoint.  PLM keeps driving controversy because of the high diversity of applications, people and companies involved. And when you have many players, you always find a…

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Siemens Xelerates Beyond PLM

Siemens Xelerates Beyond PLM

Another day and one more conference to follow online. Thanks to social media, twitter and a large group of analysts attending 2019 Siemens Media & Analyst Conference in New York. Few interesting news and data points that I caught during the screening of tweets I wanted to share with you….

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