Are we going to see a wave of big data tech acquisitions by PLM vendors?

Are we going to see a wave of big data tech acquisitions by PLM vendors?

SAP is acquiring big data startup Altiscale for about $125M. Altiscale is developing technology to bring “Hadoop as a Service”. VentureBit article brings some data points about the reason why SAP is doing so. There are few hints about that in the following passages I captured from the article: Enterprise…

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10 thing you need to stop saying because you sound like PLM marketing robot

10 thing you need to stop saying because you sound like PLM marketing robot

The old joke says you can take any word from a terminological lexicon of manufacturing company and turn it into enterprise software. Just add “management” word… Product portfolio (management), Engineering change (management), Engineering document (management), Cost (management), Quality (management), Material requirement (management), etc… The reason for that is simple. After…

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What PLM vendors can learn about openness from web search

What PLM vendors can learn about openness from web search

Manufacturing companies are speaking about the necessity for openness. You can learn it from Steven Vettermann’s article – Ready for openness. You can read the following passages quoting Daimler and Mercedes-Benz IT executives: No one can live shut off from the rest of the world any more. Openness is crucial….

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How Edge computing can help to manage distributed PLM processes

How Edge computing can help to manage distributed PLM processes

“Single version of truth” is one of the most popular paradigm developed by PLM vendors for the last 10-15 years. The concept is loved by many companies and it has many powerful points. At the same time, the devil is in details and wrong implementation strategy can diminish the value of…

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Intelligence is the next step to reinvent business processes

Intelligence is the next step to reinvent business processes

Change is hard. Think about enterprise and manufacturing company trying to change their systems, business processes or even upgrade from one version of enterprise system to a new one. If you got involved at least once in such process, I’m sure you’re familiar with the pain and complexity. IT and…

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3 tech inspirations to build a different PLM systems

3 tech inspirations to build a different PLM systems

One of the main words your learn when you want to build new technology or software product is “different”. Many systems are claiming they are new or different, but in fact these systems are barely an improvement to existing systems. The second thing you learn called “inertia”. Change is hard for…

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Digital distribution and product lifecycle

Digital distribution and product lifecycle

Digital environment is changing habits and behaviors of people and businesses. Last month I was sharing my thoughts how digital transformation can reshape boundaries between PLM, ERP and MES. The vision of digital transformation requires from PLM vendors to have a full control over the integrated product data in a…

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The challenges of Product Lifecycle Monitoring

The challenges of Product Lifecycle Monitoring

Collecting data is a pervasive trend these days. 20 years ago people smiled when Google founders promised to index internet. Google knew that Internet is very big. How big? The first Google index in 1998 already had 26 million pages and by 2000 the Google index reached the one billion mark….

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PLM dilemma to support “all clouds”

PLM dilemma to support “all clouds”

After few years of the intensive sprint to support cloud technologies, major PLM vendors are happy to report – yes, we are on the cloud. While the most commonly asked question is “what cloud?”, the answer you usually can hear from vendors is simple – any cloud, just pick one….

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