PLM – Need for Speed

PLM – Need for Speed

The conversation I started yesterday PLM vs Excel: Bullfight and Prohibition made me think again about reasons why Excel is constantly winning the competition with enterprise software. One of my readers compared Excel v PLM usage with situation where diversity of painting tools used – each one is more suitable for a particular…

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PLM vs Excel: Bullfight and Prohibition

PLM vs Excel: Bullfight and Prohibition

PLM has love and hate relationships with Excel spreadsheets. PLM vendors are spending marketing dollars campaigning to replace Excel. The last post by Lionel Grealou caught my attention during the weekend. Navigate to read PLM vs Excel post here. In addition to to almost traditional confirmation that PLM can outperform Excel…

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How PLM platforms will survive in no-stack era

How PLM platforms will survive in no-stack era

TechCrunch article Software for the full stack era speaks about brutal reality existing business software platforms are going through. From the beginning it speaks about reasons major business platforms were created – IBM to automate clerks’ work, SAP – to unify enterprise finance and Siebel to computerize sales rep Rolodexes. Which…

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How to strip PLM down to minimum needed functions?

How to strip PLM down to minimum needed functions?

In a swift move, Microsoft decided to reinvent email. I guess, many of you had a chance to work with Outlook in your life. In different periods of my working career, I had love and hate relationships with Outlook. The complexity and slowness of Outlook was one of the things I…

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Will PLM and ALM prevent a car from being hacked?

Will PLM and ALM prevent a car from being hacked?

Integration of hardware and software is a topic in mind of many manufacturing companies these days. PLM was traditionally focused on mechanical and lately on electronic topics cannot ignore more software. Software developers are using a different set of tools for configuration management. For long time ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)…

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PLM and Manufacturing in Networked World

PLM and Manufacturing in Networked World

Our dependence on networks in our life is growing every day. Look around you and you see networks everywhere. Just cut network cable in your house – chances are you are loosing most of your communication channels. But, our network dependencies are not limited to communication. Networks have more transformative…

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Will Minecraft Experience take off in design and PLM?

Will Minecraft Experience take off in design and PLM?

We speak about new technological trends and how to simplify enterprise implementation. At the same time, large CAD and PLM deployments are experiencing integration and user experience challenges. File based paradigm is the one all mainstream CAD systems are supporting. The challenges of enterprise integration and complex user experience are…

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Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

One of the topics I’m following closely these days is cloud CAD development trend. To make cloud CAD work from the cloud, vendors must solve some fundamental data management and PDM problems first. The two most visible players in cloud CAD domain today are Autodesk Fusion360 and Onshape. Although Fusion360…

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New manufacturing and product development communities

New manufacturing and product development communities

The strongest community wins. Thanks Ed Lopategui for reminding this very important thing in your last GrabCAD blog – . It certainly resonated with  one of my earlier conclusion – 3 reasons why size won’t matter in the future PLM. Small is a new big. These days we can spot some earlier…

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