What PLM can learn from twenty years of Amazon AI

What PLM can learn from twenty years of Amazon AI

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are making headways these days in many industries. PLM marketing materials are full of AI and ML buzzwords and promise how new tech will make it different. Analysts and researches are coming to outline PLM and AI opportunities. This is just one the many examples…

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Video Q&A with Michael Finocchiaro about 3DEXPERIENCE

Video Q&A with Michael Finocchiaro about 3DEXPERIENCE

In the past, I’ve made some writing about ENOVIA and 3DEXPERIENCE. Some of them raised a lot of questions and discussions – What’s wrong with 3DEXPERINCE and ENOVIA? Check comments on LinkedIn and in my blog here. My attention was caught by a set of articles published by Michael Finnociaro…

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Will “low code” save PLM from customization and make it more open?

Will “low code” save PLM from customization and make it more open?

Have you heard about low-code development platforms? You better pay attention to low-code, since this cool buzzword and actually tools are coming to PLM space. Here is the Wikipedia version of what is LCDP. Check this out and draw your opinion. Low-code development platform. … A low-code development platform (LCDP)…

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How to measure PLM?

How to measure PLM?

Some of my PLM friends like to say – PLM is a journey and not some kind of software. Well, I’m not sure to agree about “journey”, but I can take PLM as a process. A process, which includes all stages of product development, manufacturing, support, and maintenance. And PLM…

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PDM-less CAD data management

PDM-less CAD data management

Terminology in the industry is a beast. Earlier today, I exchanged comments with Chad Jackson after watching his “database-less” Solid Edge PDM video. If you haven’t seen it, please check this link. Database, PDM, Indexer, Google, Dropbox… I found the video interesting because, in my view, it is greatly demonstrating…

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What will drive cloud PLM adoption in the manufacturing industry?

What will drive cloud PLM adoption in the manufacturing industry?

Manufacturing companies are discovering cloud technologies. As much as it brings excitement, it also brings questions and challenges. Here is a quote from last year research made by CIMdata related to cloud adoption: Cloud adoption clearly has benefits, but it also creates issues for organizations using it. Integrating cloud-based PLM…

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Can PLM do ERP? How to Stop Monolithic Thinking…

Can PLM do ERP? How to Stop Monolithic Thinking…

Steve Porter’s article Best in Show- Can ERP Providers do PLM? is a throwback in the mood of thinking about ‘best of breed” vs “integrated systems”. As always, in a very elegant way, Steve took us to his final conclusion – you need PLM to do PLM. Then figure out…

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How to Build a Digital PLM? It is not what you think…

How to Build a Digital PLM? It is not what you think…

Digital transformation is big marketing hit these days. Everyone is obsessed with how to transform companies, tools, and customers “digitally”. However, let me ask you what does it mean? PLM was from the beginning deeply involved in data about the product and related processes. Also, the same can be said…

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