Archive for August, 2012

Multiple BOMs – Why Sync is so hard?

Multiple BOMs – Why Sync is so hard?

Vacation is a great time to work :). Finally, you can have time to think about variety of topics that you are missing during your workdays. Here is the one I picked today – multiple bill of materials and synchronization. For those of you in PDM / PLM space even…

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Autodesk acquires Inforbix and message to my readers.

Autodesk acquires Inforbix and message to my readers.

Dear friends! I’m glad to share the news with you – Autodesk Continues Strategic Investment in Product Lifecycle Management with Acquisition of Inforbix. You probably remember my first blog about Inforibx back in 2010 – Introducing Inforbix Product Data Apps. I’m excited for Inforbix, the team and¬†looking forward to new…

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How to prevent Social PLM from marketing fluff

How to prevent Social PLM from marketing fluff

I’m preparing myself for Social PLM 2012 virtual conference in 2 weeks. It is a time to re-think all what I can hear outside about “social” technologies and related topics. It was simple to say few months ago that success of social behemoths like Facebook, and some others will be…

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Thoughts about PLM cloud security and iPhone 5.

Thoughts about PLM cloud security and iPhone 5.

The discussion about cloud security is storming. You can see it going wide, and everybody wants to add something about how future CAD or PLM cloud solutions will be either secured or unsecured. If you want to spot some bad predictions about the cloud and engineering software, navigate to Hey!…

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PLM migrations and database wars

PLM migrations and database wars

Migration. This is a word any IT and PDM/PLM manager is afraid to hear. In my view, it is one of the most painful things in enterprise software. The obvious reasons for migrations are related to IT infrastructure upgrades, need to move to the next PDM / PLM version and…

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How to reinvent mobile PLM spreadsheet?

How to reinvent mobile PLM spreadsheet?

As you probably know, Excel (or spreadsheets) is one of my favorite topics. Despite the multiple efforts of software vendors in PDM, PLM and other enterprise domains, Excel remains very sustainable. Back in 2009, I put my top reasons Why do I like my PLM Excel Spreadsheets? I can confirm,…

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How cloud can increase PLM flexibility

How cloud can increase PLM flexibility

Despite hot weather and summer vacation time, I can see quite many cloud discussions trending around. I was following OSCON conference few weeks ago. The blog that caught my attention in the context of the conference, and cloud was CloudAve. If you have an interest in cloud software related business,…

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What is the right data model for PLM?

What is the right data model for PLM?

I think the agreement about importance of the data model among all implementers of PDM / PLM is almost absolute. Data drives everything PDM / PLM system is doing. Therefore, to define the data model is the first step in many implementations. It sounds as something simple. However, there is…

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Collaboration and Data Hostage Game

Collaboration and Data Hostage Game

Think about the most overused term in PDM/PLM software for the last decade (or even more). Collaboration. It was developed and sold in different flavors and packages. Remember CPDM – Collaborative PDM? Later it became Collaborative PLM. Moreover, don’t forget e-Collaboration and many others. If you want to refresh your…

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