CAD Systems and Mobile Platforms Shift

CAD Systems and Mobile Platforms Shift

There are two types of CAD revolutions (features and platforms). The first create something completely new that was not possible before (think Pro-E and parametric features). Another one is platform shift. For many decades, CAD companies were playing the platform shift game. Remember Autodesk revolutionized the CAD by bringing AutoCAD…

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How To Achieve SaaS Dominance In PLM?

How To Achieve SaaS Dominance In PLM?

Monica Schnitger is asking a question about SaaS dominance in PLM following the PTC acquisition of Arena Solutions. Check her article here. Read the article. I like the thought process about PTC trajectory in solution building between Windchill and Arena delivery each own channels and PTC Atlas is building a…

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BOM Management – Single-BOM, Multi-BOM, Multi-Views. How To Decide?

BOM Management – Single-BOM, Multi-BOM, Multi-Views. How To Decide?

One of the most frequent debates in the BOM management discipline is around the so-called single-BOM vs multi-BOM approach. My recent article about Single BOM? brought many questions, comments, and discussions around the single vs multi BOM approach, which led me to think about the next article where I want…

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CAD Education And Future PLM SaaS Mass Market

CAD Education And Future PLM SaaS Mass Market

How to approach a large mass market? Many companies in the software business asked this question when building their products, sales, and marketing strategy. Every time it happened in the past, it was a combination of technology and business creating these unique conditions to grow. Autodesk and Solidworks are undoubtedly…

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Who Wants To Kill The CAD File?

Who Wants To Kill The CAD File?

The file is a fundamental concept in any operating system. Files are one of the most popular mechanisms for data exchange. At the same time, files are insanely complex and contribute to many problems. Here is what Steve Jobs said about files. In every user interface study we’ve ever done…

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3DX Platform – The Freedom To Compete?

3DX Platform – The Freedom To Compete?

3D EXPERIENCE WORLD 2021 was live earlier this week and I was watching a few sessions. Moving from products to experience – Bernard Charles, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systemes was telling it from the virtual stage of 3DX21. The grand vision of DS is to target the pain…

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ERP and PLM Big Tech

ERP and PLM Big Tech

The world is moving to platforms and cloud services. It sets an interesting trajectory in the development of enterprise applications and services. In the past world, siloes played a central role in the way enterprise applications were created. The old joke said that the recipe of enterprise software was to…

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BOM Data Management Evolution

BOM Data Management Evolution

My recent blog about how to integrate BOMs and also the opportunity to have a Single BOM? brought many questions about how companies are organizing data to manage bills of materials. One of them how to integrate multiple BOMs? Another was about creating a single BOM to maintain all product…

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How To Build A Connected Lifecycle?

How To Build A Connected Lifecycle?

Connected is such a powerful word. We like it and it feels good. We like to be connected these days. There are many systems to help us to stay connected – web sites, social networks, messaging applications, video chat… you name it. However, when it comes to enterprise applications and…

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