Archive for February, 2013

The need  of PLM Portfolio Management

The need of PLM Portfolio Management

In the modern world, M&A is something that happens all the time. Manufacturing companies are not an exclusion from that. Manufacturing companies are acquiring other companies to increase their market presence, bring new technology, people and products. This is a place where the need for software managing portfolio of products,…

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PLM Simplification: What to give up?

PLM Simplification: What to give up?

Simplification is a trending topic these days. Finally, everybody wants to simplify everything. Vendors are crying to simplify portfolios, developers are crying to simplify user experience, etc. I’ve been reading an interesting writeup about simplification – Simplicity: Fewer steps and Fewer options? by John Evans. I found the following passage…

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Will PLM take an advantage of DBaaS?

Will PLM take an advantage of DBaaS?

Bam! New acronym to learn today. Enterprise software already created tons of them for last 2 decades. However, I will ask to excuse me today and speak about DBaaS. I’m sure you’ve heard about IaaS, SaaS, PaaS… So, what is DBaaS and why I think it we need to discuss…

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PI Congress: Product development as we have known it, is dying…

PI Congress: Product development as we have known it, is dying…

I spent the beginning of this week in Berlin attending PI (Product Innovation) congress. Navigate to the following link to learn more. The event is a successor of PLM Innovation conference happened in the past in London, Munich and Atlanta. The even was organized by Market Key in partnership with…

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What PLM can learn from “mobile discover apps”?

What PLM can learn from “mobile discover apps”?

Mobile apps is one of the most growing segments of software business these days. Clearly, the years after iPhone and Android introduction, we had an explosive growth of mobile software and variety of applications. Enterprise software and PLM vendors are trying to learn “mobile language” as well. However, in my…

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Will enterprise PLM embrace hybrid cloud?

Will enterprise PLM embrace hybrid cloud?

Cloud is trending and we can see more examples of how cloud technologies applies in business. PLM vendors are not standing aside from the cloud. You may see different ways PLM companies are developing their cloud PLM strategies. It starts from public cloud offering coming from Autodesk PLM 360 and…

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BOM 101: How to modularize the Bill of Materials

BOM 101: How to modularize the Bill of Materials

I want to get back to my BOM 101. In my view, Bill of Material management is one of the fundamental processes in PDM/PLM and requires lots of attention. I want to take the feedback made by Jos Voskuil and turn the conversation to be more business oriented. One of…

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What PLM can offer to post-PC employees?

What PLM can offer to post-PC employees?

IT consumerization speed is probably underestimated. At the time we are discussing if enterprise workers need to use tablets, mobile devices and Apple computers, many of employees are actually using them.  I’ve been reading InfoWorld article Get used to it: The post-PC employee has arrived. The article is pulling data…

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How to Dogfooding PLM in your Family Inc.

How to Dogfooding PLM in your Family Inc.

Dogfooding or “eating your dog food” is a fascinating topic. It came to us from computer software company. This slang word means use what you do in your own company. I know many people that passionate about PLM and trying to use it in many situation that going much beyond…

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What Cloud CAD-PDM Hybrid Means for PLM?

What Cloud CAD-PDM Hybrid Means for PLM?

To predict future is tough. Not many people are trying to do so. Especially in tech. Companies are juggling with buzzwords, powerpoints and software. At the same time, analysts are trying to swim into the social information stream of provocations, facts and opinions. There are two terms in manufacturing and…

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