Archive for December, 2013

2013 Beyond PLM – Top 5

2013 Beyond PLM – Top 5

End of the year is traditionally associated with “top stories” and “next year predictions”. So, it is hard to resist… In the past, I was publishing my “top 5” stories every month, but the tradition somehow went down. However, later better than never. So, in the spirit of coming 2014,…

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The challenging face of dual PLM clouds

The challenging face of dual PLM clouds

Cloud PLM is a not a new word any more. Established vendors and newcomers in PLM world are developing strategies and implementations how to embrace PLM cloud. In my article¬†few months ago, I’ve talking about multiple faces of the cloud – public, private, hybrid, collocation. Jim Brown, well-known PLM analyst…

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Holidays, PLM Education and Free Math Books

Holidays, PLM Education and Free Math Books

Holidays is a time for gifts. I remember a sentence that stuck in my memory from my childhood – book is the best gift. I didn’t find documented confirmation, but I think this statement goes back to Gutenberg era. Back that time, books were very expensive and it was a…

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How to Decustomize PLM?

How to Decustomize PLM?

Customization is one of the most favorite topics in PLM. Back 20-30 years ago, product data management (PDM) was born as a toolkit. Earlier PDM implementations took months and required deep changes in PDM system code and behaviors. It was leading to a growing complexity of implementation, highly sophisticated implementation…

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Who will make enterprise PLM UX more user friendly?

Who will make enterprise PLM UX more user friendly?

For long time, enterprise software didn’t pay much attention to user-friendliness. I can go and bring many examples from the past 10-20 years, but assume it is probably not necessarily. Consumerization of IT, mobile devices, internet made a shift in the way people started to think about future of user…

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From CAD file versions comparison to cloud PDM

From CAD file versions comparison to cloud PDM

A trend towards moving design related work to the cloud is growing. Despite a chorus of security, speed and connectivity concerned people, we can see how companies are growing their cloud data management solution towards supporting more robust features online. Few months ago, I was posting about Github moving towards…

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PLM Messaging and WhatsApp Moment

PLM Messaging and WhatsApp Moment

Communication and collaboration is an important part of every PLM solutions. To maintain an efficient way to communicate is not less important than the ability to manage CAD or BOM data. At the same time, email still remains the main system to run communication in every company and extended enterprise…

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The future of invisible PLM is here – Google Location History

The future of invisible PLM is here – Google Location History

The technology can make a difference. What technological approach can make a difference in the future of PLM? This is a question many of us are asking these days. Ease of adoption is a problem for PDM and PLM from the early beginning. Existing technology created a levle of disruption…

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The Ugly Truth of Multi-BOM Management

The Ugly Truth of Multi-BOM Management

Bill of Material (BOM) management is always fascinating topic. It sparks so many debates and introduce a large set of diverse opinions. I can even say that I have a special passion to speak about BOM on my blog. If you want to catch up on my recent posts about…

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Crowdsourcing and PLM consultant’s future?

Crowdsourcing and PLM consultant’s future?

Have you heard about crowdsourcing? If not, do it quickly and now. It was coined back 6-7 years ago. Wikipedia is giving yo a good jumpstart – navigate to the following link. Here is a good wikipedia passage explaining that: Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or…

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