Will PTC redefine PLM with IoT?

Will PTC redefine PLM with IoT?

PLM definition is one of these questions that often come in the discussions between industry analysts, bloggers and PLM pundits. While users are usually very indifferent about what three letter acronym is used, industry marketing and press, business and financial analysts are sensitive to buzzwords, names and trends. I was attending PTC…

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PLM back in the future with IoT toolbox

PLM back in the future with IoT toolbox

I’m attending PTC LiveWorx event this week in Boston. The event is huge and it is just at the beginning. Yesterday, I attended PTC Global Partnership Conference (disclosure – openBoM, the company I co-founded is PTC partner). I captured few interesting slides I wanted to share with you. They came…

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PLM bottom up sales: dream or future reality?

PLM bottom up sales: dream or future reality?

Some products are bought. Think about milk, gas, pain medicine, airplane tickets. The vendor just need to let know potential users about the product and someone will come across to buy it. However, other products are sold – cars, insurance, engineering and enterprise software. That was true for many years….

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LiveWorx 2017: Theme and Keyword Search

LiveWorx 2017: Theme and Keyword Search

PLM mega event is coming this week to Boston. PTC is hosting LiveWorx 2017 in Boston Exhibition and Convention Center 22-25 May. The following link is an entrance to a huge portal covering all possible and impossible topics about CAD, PLM, IoT and whatever else you can imagine. I’m going to…

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Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

I learned yesterday that integration is ranked more important then security with end users in ongoing CIMdata cloud PLM survey. It was mentioned by Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata VP of Research. You can download ebook from CIMdata website here. The book was sponsored by PTC, so it has some PTC cloud…

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What PLM platform has cloud API?

What PLM platform has cloud API?

Integration and connectivity was always one of the most important aspects of PLM deployment and implementations. It was never simple and never easy. There is no such thing as out-of-the-box integration and it is never easy. Variety of data sources, legacy systems, ERP configurations. You can continue the list to…

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Manufacturing cloud and engineering applications

Manufacturing cloud and engineering applications

Cloud is making its way into manufacturing industry. I’ve been watching this process for the last 5-7 years and I can clearly say that position of manufacturing companies is changing. From “there is no way we trust cloud applications”, manufacturing companies are moving into a reality of using cloud services for…

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3 use cases for branching in CAD data management

3 use cases for branching in CAD data management

Yesterday, my attention was caught by Develop3D article  – Data management related tools. Al Dean is sharing his thoughts about new data management features in CAD / PDM – branching. Although some old PDM systems supported branching for revisions and lifecycle, it was not a very popular feature because integration…

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Will Aras demature PLM industry?

Will Aras demature PLM industry?

Aras is buzzing PLM industry. Aras PLM gradually took a position to challenge big 3 PLM vendors – Dassault Enovia, Siemens’ Teamcenter and PTC Windchill. Six years ago I posted an article Aras PLM lines up against Windchill, Enovia and Teamcenter. Back in 2011 it wasn’t clear if Aras will take a…

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Small manufacturers and search of simple solutions

Small manufacturers and search of simple solutions

Manufacturing innovation blog article – Challenge Forecasting for Very Small Manufacturers brings an interesting perspective on challenges for very small manufacturing companies. Here is a passage which caught by special attention: The top three challenges facing very small MEP clients over the next three years are: 1) Ongoing Continuous Improvement, 2)…

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