Archive for April, 2015

Cloud PLM provider check list

Cloud PLM provider check list

Cloud is everywhere these days. Despite high popularity of cloud solution, I still can see some confusion on the side of a customer trying to make a decision about moving towards specific cloud services. The discussion I had at COFES 2015 earlier this month made me think about key questions…

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Why is it hard to implement PLM workflows?

Why is it hard to implement PLM workflows?

One of the most painful topics in PLM is related to implementations. Let me be more specific. PLM implementation is combined from several steps – installing a system, setting up data model, importing legacy data and  implementing business workflows. I want to speak about that specific last one – business…

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Rethink PLM for the next industrial revolution

Rethink PLM for the next industrial revolution

The last decade changed  many things in our everyday life. It is hard to imagine, but just think about few examples. We printed driving directions from MapQuest just about 10 years ago. Your 17 years old kids grown up without tablets and YouTube. Our everyday life was based on paper…

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The future of PLM apps

The future of PLM apps

PLM technologies and products went through many changes for the last two decades. If you long timer in PLM industry, you might remember initial PDM / PLM products. In my view, most of them provided some sort of toolbox solutions used by large companies and IT service organization. You had to…

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Who will build PLM startup on top of Box platform?

Who will build PLM startup on top of Box platform?

Few months ago, I speculated if Box can become a platform for PLM. Navigate to my previous article to read more details. In a nutshell, it was about aligning Box industry strategies with the opportunity to use Box cloud storage for engineering data. Business insider article yesterday Box and VCs have…

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Onshape, API and cloud architectures

Onshape, API and cloud architectures

I assume you are aware about Onshape, the new CAD software outfit founded by Jon Hirschtick and part of his old SolidWorks founding team. The software is in public beta for the moment. You can reference to my previous posts – PLM thoughts after Onshape public beta and Develop3D live set…

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Will Aras pave the road to PLM heaven?

Will Aras pave the road to PLM heaven?

I’m following Aras PLM annual event online this week – ACE2015. There is a moderate volume of tweets coming from Detroit. Navigate to the following link to have a look. You can take a look on the agenda here. For the last few years, Aras is developing as a very interesting…

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The role of Bill of Materials (BOM) in PLM competition

The role of Bill of Materials (BOM) in PLM competition

It is hard to overestimate the value of bill of materials (BOM) in product design, engineering and manufacturing. It is everywhere – product design and configuration, engineering, manufacturing, operation, etc. BOM is equally important and complex. In my earlier articles, I touched multiple dimensions of BOM complexity – disciplines, product lifecycle,…

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COFES 2015: PLM and the cloud briefing

COFES 2015: PLM and the cloud briefing

Last week at COFES 2015, I shared my thoughts and opinion about what happens between PLM and the cloud for the last few years. That was a teaser of my COFES session in the agenda: As recently as three years ago, the cloud was viewed as a differentiator for some…

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COFES 2015: Product Lifecycle, Supply Chain and Data Networks

COFES 2015: Product Lifecycle, Supply Chain and Data Networks

I had a chance to share my thoughts about complexity of product lifecycle in supply chain at COFES 2015 Design and Sustainability symposium. Manufacturing companies and software vendors are facing new enterprise reality these days – distributed environment, connected work and cloud software. On the other side we have skyrocketing complexity…

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