Will Aras lose its mojo or develop a new way to acquire companies?

Will Aras lose its mojo or develop a new way to acquire companies?

The news just came – Aras is acquiring Comet Solutions. Check Aras press release for more details. Here is a passage from the article: Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, today announced that it has acquired Comet Solutions, Inc., a provider of best-in-class software…

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Can we unify PLM and ALM models? 

Can we unify PLM and ALM models? 

The importance of software in modern manufacturing product is hard to underestimate. For the last decade we’ve seen how complex mechanical products are transforming into sophisticated electro-mechanical products and later growing up to a platform to run software code. Think about automobile and the number of mechanical units replaced by…

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Digital Thread – A new catchy phrase to replace PLM? 

Digital Thread – A new catchy phrase to replace PLM? 

Digital Thread was one of the top topics discussed earlier this week at ConX18 – a symposium organized by Institute of Business Process Excellence. You probably had a chance to following my social media posts. If you want to get a good summary, check the following twitter hashtag search here….

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PLM for the Great Multitude of Manufacturers

PLM for the Great Multitude of Manufacturers

I’ve been busy earlier this week attending ConX18- an annual symposium hosted by Institute of Process Excellence. Check more about the event here and its agenda here. I found the event to be an amazing experience and great atmosphere of discussion about innovation, change management, digital thread and technology. My keynote…

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Who will benefit from multi-tenant PLM backbone?

Who will benefit from multi-tenant PLM backbone?

Earlier this week, I shared my perspective on cloud adoption in 2018, challenges of single tenant PLM architectures and differences between single-tenant and multi-tenant models. It is becomes clear that businesses are changing and IT must innovate to allow to companies to be competitive. Can multi-tenant architecture of PLM backbones provide…

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Multi-tenant architecture and next PLM backbone

Multi-tenant architecture and next PLM backbone

Multi-tenancy is an application architecture in which a single instance of the application is used by multiple customers. Think about it as an old fashion client server architecture in which application run on a server and it accessed by customer via different browsers. Multi-tenant architecture is a foundation of all…

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PLM single tenant model – dead end?

PLM single tenant model – dead end?

I tried to visualize single tenant PLM model and global manufacturing. Here is the result and it looks ugly… The days when manufacturing companies was associated with a single build workshop building are gone. Manufacturing companies today are global enterprises with the manufacturing facilities located in multiple places, contractors, suppliers…

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Need for speed and cloud CAD/PLM adoption in 2018

Need for speed and cloud CAD/PLM adoption in 2018

Cloud adoption is coming to the edge. Earlier today, I’ve learned few interesting facts about cloud adoption from Forbes article – State Of Enterprise Cloud Computing, 2018: (1) 77% of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud; (2) Enterprises predict…

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Conx18: Digital Thread and PLM For The Great Multitude of Manufacturers

Conx18: Digital Thread and PLM For The Great Multitude of Manufacturers

I’m coming to ConX18 conference next week organized by Institute of Process Excellence.  Here is what you can learn about the even from the website: In 2017, IpX enhanced its mission, its look, and now its annual symposium. Previously known as the Integrated Process Excellence Symposium and Training, this event…

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