How PLM vendors can find a formula to serve midsize manufacturing companies

How PLM vendors can find a formula to serve midsize manufacturing companies

   by  kosmolaut  For many years, midsize manufacturing companies were underserved by PDM and PLM vendors. First it was about CAD file management. PDM was complex, clunky and expensive. It was an overhead that engineers were not able to tolerate. Later, it came to PLM segment. PLM demonstrated its value for…

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Cloud CAD options: Don’t make me think

Cloud CAD options: Don’t make me think

Big news for everyone interested in CAD and cloud. You can try a browser version of Autodesk Fusion360 now. Bryce Heventhal  blog Fusion 360 in a Browser (Preview) – DESIGN DIFFERENTLY – Autodesk. Read the blog and try Autodesk Fusion 360 in a browser. I did… It made me think…

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Core PLM sandwich for mid-size manufacturing companies

Core PLM sandwich for mid-size manufacturing companies

It is not a big secret that PLM vendors are stuck to provide a good solution for mid-size manufacturing companies. The list of failures is too long and I will not mention it in this blog post. It includes attempts to scale down high-end products, build solution atop of office…

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Customers demand openness of cloud PLM solutions

Customers demand openness of cloud PLM solutions

For very long time, security was one of the top concerns stopping enterprises and manufacturing companies from adopting cloud technologies. While it is still true, the future barriers to cloud technologies and cloud PLM can be different. The latest Internet Trends report from Mary Meeker contains a section devoted to the…

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PLM and chatter about digital transformation

PLM and chatter about digital transformation

My favorite article during this weekend was – My Father-In-Law Won’t Become a Coder, No Matter What Economists Say.  Read the article and draw your opinion. The transformation is happening outside and human jobs are replaced with screens and computers. Marketing and sales is a good example, but the change…

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Microsoft Graph, PLM user experience and social product development

Microsoft Graph, PLM user experience and social product development

Graphs are fascinating.  They represent the power of connection and intelligence. I’ve been following Microsoft Graph development for some time. Catch up on my earlier blog post here – Graph Technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms. Recent news about Microsoft makeover of mobile apps caught my attention and…

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PLM: from SOA to MASA (Mesh App & Service Architecture)

PLM: from SOA to MASA (Mesh App & Service Architecture)

Unless you live under the rock, you know what is SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). It was style of software design where service provided to other components by applications through some sort of communication protocol via network. The basic principle was independence from technology. So components are representing logical activity with…

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Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Engineers are usually get frustrated with discussions about PDM / PLM strategies and solutions. For most of them, it sounds very abstract and far for their engineering and manufacturing realities. Business process, product information, downstream and upstream processes, data continuity, etc. It sounds and feels like a different planet for…

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