The best PLM for Product Innovation Platform?

The best PLM for Product Innovation Platform?

Have you heard about Platformization and Product Innovation Platforms? Platformization is a new trend that was outlined by several industry analysts and research companies. Check out CIMdata dossier about Platformization here. Innovation is a such a good word – all PLM companies are promoting their software now as Product Innovation Platforms….

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PLM Selection Politics

PLM Selection Politics

Nobody ever got fired for buying from IBM. That was the story of enterprise PLM software for many years. PLM selection process is typically long and require some level of alignment between software vendor and company itself. Last few years of growth in manufacturing and fast growing number of alternative…

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PLM Complexity and Future Transformation

PLM Complexity and Future Transformation

Complexity is a big deal in PLM. Because all PLM systems available today in the market are crazy complex. Talk to anyone in PLM industry and they will tell you that to wrap your head around PLM system concepts and objects can make your head hurt. This year, I will have…

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What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

Change is the most scary thing for established business. As Steve Blank said in his book – The Startup Owner’s Manual, startup is essentially an organization built to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Opposite to that, established companies are executing existing repeatable and proven business models. And the last one is very…

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PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

Engineering.com TV report face to face with PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann brings a crash course of subscription business. Mr. Hepplemann speaks about SaaS business fundamentals such as revenue, booking and how it will make a future PTC profit. All of this is to explain why having an outstanding Q4/2016 led to…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

Interesting things are happening with Solidworks PDM these days. I’ve been following Solidworks World 2017 event earlier this week in Los Angeles. I was caught by the news – Solidworks is introducing new package (system) of Solidworks PDM  called Solidworks Manage. Solidworks already has PDM Standard and PDM Professional. Last year,…

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Carl Bass and Autodesk Vision

Carl Bass and Autodesk Vision

Sometimes things are happening in a very unexpected way. And the news about Carl Bass stepping down as Autodesk CEO was like that. I was fortunate to get to know Carl during my days at Autodesk. His directness, openness and sense of humor are well known in the industry. Here…

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PLM and enterprise IT trends in 2017

PLM and enterprise IT trends in 2017

Timing is one of the most interesting and important elements success or failure of any projects. Right technology in a wrong time will be a failure for your IT initiatives. When it comes to enterprise software, it is all about timing and company plans. And for PLM software it is even…

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Solidworks World 2017: From buzzwords to platforms?

Solidworks World 2017: From buzzwords to platforms?

Solidworks World 2017 have started yesterday in Los Angeles, CA. It brings ~5000 individual designers, companies, partners and vendors under the roof of Los Angeles Convention Center. I’m coming to Los Angeles for another event – Pacific Manufacturing and Design to demo openBoM (disclaimer I’m co-founder and CEO), but I might have…

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PLM Waves – The History Of The Future

PLM Waves – The History Of The Future

Time is running fast. Ilan Madjar, my former SMARTEAM colleague and managing partner of xLM Solutions LLC reminded me about that in his article – Cyclical Trends in PLM Is PLM Recycling Itself Over and Over? on LinkedIn. This kind of articles you want to read during the weekends. Ilan is sharing…

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