5 Things PLM Vendor Won’t Tell You But Should

5 Things PLM Vendor Won’t Tell You But Should

PLM is the system, technology, and process at the heart of your product development. It is a central control point to manage your product data and processes. From one side, it sounds very simple – data gets in and data goes out. Your data such as design files, engineering information,…

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Will CAD Files And Other Documents Become Obsolete Soon?

Will CAD Files And Other Documents Become Obsolete Soon?

Ten years ago I wrote a blog about The future of CAD without files? My conclusion back in 2011 was the computing and information paradigms are shifting from file-oriented to data (and web) oriented. The initial signs are here. The speed of this movement is questionable. Manufacturing is a slow-changing…

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3 Reasons Why Companies Are Stuck In Silo Thinking?

3 Reasons Why Companies Are Stuck In Silo Thinking?

My recent articles about PLM vs ERP exposed how deep is the division of data and power in organizations. Many years ago, one of my advisors said that you can only sell software to an enterprise organization that matched the name of the company budget lines. The debates about PLM…

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Money Is Coming to PLM Space. CIMdata Industry Update.

Money Is Coming to PLM Space. CIMdata Industry Update.

Earlier this week, I had a chance to attend the PLM Market and Industry Forum organized by CIMdata. It was the follow-up session of the North America Forum. CIMdata had two presentations by CIMdata CEO and President, Peter Bilello, and VP, Stan Przybylinksi giving the update about a mid-year market…

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Digital Lifecycle and SaaS PLM

Digital Lifecycle and SaaS PLM

Earlier today I had the privilege to present at a virtual PLM organized by Matrix, a reseller of PTC in Israel.  The topic of digital transformation and digital lifecycle because it speaks about one of the most significant transformations that are happening in the software manufacturing industry these days.  However,…

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2 Key Elements To Make Or Break PTC’s Cloud Strategy

2 Key Elements To Make Or Break PTC’s Cloud Strategy

I used an extended pause during the U.S. Memorial Day weekend to catch up on some PLM reading. The article PTC’s Cloud CAD Dilemma written by Verdy Ogewell caught my special attention. In his typical devil controversy style, Verdi brought up the opportunity for PTC to lead the future CAD…

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How To Simplify PLM Using Online Cloud Services

How To Simplify PLM Using Online Cloud Services

The calls to simplify PLM systems are not something new in the industry. Although industry pundits might keep arguing about who invented the PLM concept and when it was first introduced to the work, there is almost full agreement about the value and complexity of PLM at the same. It…

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3 Reasons Why Engineers Like To Geek Out About Part Numbers?

3 Reasons Why Engineers Like To Geek Out About Part Numbers?

Part Numbers. There is no topic that drives more attention when it comes to discussion about how to organize the work in product development and manufacturing. It is usually a heated discussion and opinions are ranged between using intelligent, semi-intelligent, and dumb (simple) part numbers. In my OpenBOM business, we…

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