Pretty user interfaces and extra PLM buttons

Pretty user interfaces and extra PLM buttons

Enterprise software is infamous by its complexity. After years of preaching complexity and rich set of functions, enterprise vendors are turning towards usability and user experience. PLM vendors were following the trend to make their products easier to use. You can see it in many marketing presentations claiming intuitiveness and ease of…

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MCAD, EDA and engineering toolchains

MCAD, EDA and engineering toolchains

One of the news that caught my attention yesterday was Autodesk announcement to acquire CADSoft Eagle PCB design tool from Farnel. This is an interesting move. Although it touches a very bottom side of PCB / EDA market, I know Eagle PBC is quite popular among hobbyist and small makers….

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Dreams and realities of no code PLM cloud apps

Dreams and realities of no code PLM cloud apps

For many years, customization was one of the key elements of PLM system implementation. It was a step when PLM technology usually met the rubber of manufacturing organization with specific requirements, business needs, legacy data import, integration with other enterprise systems, etc. The devil of PLM implementations is in the…

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PLM vendors: 2016 SWOT update

PLM vendors: 2016 SWOT update

Two years ago I posted my Top PLM Vendors. Let’s face it – every vendor has its strength… sharing my thoughts about PLM vendors comparison. That was already 2 years ago – time is flying fast! I feel, there is a need to refresh my comments. So, here is an updated…

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Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browser is one of the most pervasive piece of software we use every day on our desktop, laptop and mobile devices.  CAD and PLM vendors are moving to the cloud. But the decision about Internet browser is not as simple as you may think. New technologies and product are…

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Graph technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms

Graph technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms

Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about one of the largest acquisitions in tech world – Microsoft + LinkedIn. Microsoft’s June 13th announcement to acquire LinkedIn focused on the transformation this $26 billion acquisition would bring to Microsoft. Microsoft decision to buy LinkedIn site reflects a growing…

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PLM – competition with status quo?

PLM – competition with status quo?

When customers don’t purchase product or services, the typical assumption that sales lost to their competitor. But in reality, the competition may not be the problem. According to brutal statistic mentioned by Forbes article, about 60% of leads are not translated into actual sales. The reason is simple – customer…

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Data as a Platform & Future Manufacturing Intelligence

Data as a Platform & Future Manufacturing Intelligence

Data is the new oil. I’m sure this is not the first time you’ve heard this phrase. But it certainly will not be the last one. If I keep an oil paradigm, data is just like crude. It is very valuable, but it unrefined. it cannot be used. Crude has…

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Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Cloud applications are getting better these days. However, most of existing mainstream engineering applications are still using files to store and retrieve information. Although a lot being said and done in the past about interoperability and data ownership, it is still a problem for most of organizations. If you think…

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Autodesk Forge and High Frequency Data

Autodesk Forge and High Frequency Data

I’m digesting information from Autodesk Forge DevCon event I attended earlier this week in San Francisco. One of the technical keynotes on the second day caught my special attention. Thiago da Costa talked about future directions of Autodesk Forge platforms and more specifically about something Autodesk called “High Frequency Data”…

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