Archive for July, 2012

Will ERP be on cloud ahead of PLM?

Will ERP be on cloud ahead of PLM?

What do you think about PLM vs. ERP competition? Err… Good question, right? In my view, PLM sales people are long time jealous about ERP sales success. The mainstream adoption, CxO focus, the amount of money organizations are spending on ERP and many other factors. PLM companies felt like a…

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PLM Supply Chain – Go Big Data or Go Home

PLM Supply Chain – Go Big Data or Go Home

For many people PLM is¬†associated with Engineering. At the same time, it is not true. Very often, major portion of product design, development and manufacturing is delivered by partners (suppliers). Value chain management, supplier integration during different phases of a product-development process is very important. These days with growing trends…

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PLM Think Tank – July Top 5

PLM Think Tank – July Top 5

Usually, we expect some relaxation during summer time. Even we are still in end of July, this summer already provided lots of events, news and surprises. ¬†Last week was dominated by news about financial activities of Dassault Systems and PTC. Week before was marked by Autodesk acquiring SocialCam for 60…

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PLM? Whatever Dude… Just Get Access to Data.

PLM? Whatever Dude… Just Get Access to Data.

The discussion around SolidSmack’s article PLM Should Be Like Google. Really? is heating up. My PLM blogging buddy and well-known analyst Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights just published his view on the topic. Navigate to the following link to read – PLM is Just Data Management… Whatever Dude? Well, when…

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PLM, Mobile Devices and Capturing Input

PLM, Mobile Devices and Capturing Input

Any mobile device these days is an extremely powerful capturing tool. With the latest development of front and back end cameras, the ability of the mobile device to perform as a scanner, image and video recorder becomes second to none. The ability to capture photo and video open lots of…

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Yahoo! has some PLM problems… Really?

Yahoo! has some PLM problems… Really?

I’m not using much Yahoo! products these days. Actually, I do. When I need to find some graphic for my blog, I use Flickr and filter results for Creative Common license I can reuse. Yahoo! made quite many splashes last week with the announcement of their new CEO, Xoogler, Marissa…

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Why Engineers Don’t Like Company Private Social Networks?

Why Engineers Don’t Like Company Private Social Networks?

Couple of weeks ago, I discussed the potential of Yammer / Microsoft bundle to influence PLM field – Will Microsoft-Yammer kill Social PLM… Not yet. Actually, it seems to me Yammer indeed created some influence on what startups in PLM field are doing. Vuuch, last announcement introduces the ability to…

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Why Cloud PLM will dominate in superior UI experience?

Why Cloud PLM will dominate in superior UI experience?

Let’s talk about User Interface today. Something that we call UX (User Experience) nowadays. The importance of user experience can be hardly undervalued. The days when a user interface wasn’t important gone, and customers are demanding from software vendors to provide a different level of product usability. What is the…

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CAD Project Cloud Collaboration… What?

CAD Project Cloud Collaboration… What?

The life around us is changing fast. Consumerization. BYOD. Cloud. Social. We are in the middle of the biggest technological change that happens in front of our eyes. What does it mean for engineers? Apparently engineering needs are no much different from what it was 10 years ago. The fundamental…

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PLM Cloud and Software Licensing Transformation

PLM Cloud and Software Licensing Transformation

The topic of software licensing is one of the most debated in the context of industry transition to the cloud. PLM is not immunized to this discussion, and I can see it happen in many forms in blogs, twitter and other social media forms. I definitely cannot bring all quotes…

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