Archive for April, 2017

Will PLM go back to a toolkit approach?

Will PLM go back to a toolkit approach?

The debates about “out-of-the-box” OOTB PLM implementations seems to be endless. I posted many articles sharing opinion about OOTB PLM approach. You can read some of them  – The end of debates about out of the box PLM and 2 options for future out-of-the-box PLM. The opinions are very polarized. PLM…

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Who needs “simple PLM”?

Who needs “simple PLM”?

It was almost 20 years ago. I was developing AutoCAD software for customers in Israel. I remember a conversation with a prospect customer who told me with a directness you can only hear in Israel during customer meetings – I want to have “one button application”. I looked sadly at the…

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Rethinking cloud PLM value proposition

Rethinking cloud PLM value proposition

Cloud PLM adoption is on the top of minds for software vendors and PLM researchers. Catch up on the topic earlier in my blog – Thoughts about PLM and cloud adoption 2017 and CAD and PLM cloud surveys. According to Stan Przybylinski, Vice President of Research, CIMdata, vendors should be…

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Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Internet is changing everything in our lives. And it includes manufacturing ecosystem. I shared my thought about how networking will change design, engineering and manufacturing. You can catch up on my earlier articles – PLM and new manufacturing in networked world; Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks; Future product lifecycle and digital…

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3D Paint – a prototype for CAD 2027?

3D Paint – a prototype for CAD 2027?

Remember the time when quality typing on mobile device was only possible using physical keyboard. Nokia phone keyboard was a mainstream and Blackberry Qwerty keyboard was a luxury. The things started to change with the introduction of iPhone and other modern mobile devices as we know them now. It took…

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Thoughts about PLM and Cloud Adoption 2017

Thoughts about PLM and Cloud Adoption 2017

While PLM research and analytic companies are running cloud PLM surveys to understand what causes slow cloud PLM adoption, manufacturing industry segment is ahead of others in adoption cloud technologies. Navigate to the following link – Cloud Computing Trends 2017 and check-out few interesting diagram published there. The one that captured by…

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CAD + Machine Learning = ?

CAD + Machine Learning = ?

AI and Machine Learning are trending these days. It is revolutionizing the world of computers and make possible to discover and learn large sets of information. It can mitigate many computing problems and tasks challenges. In a nutshell, machine learning can create an algorithm that can be exposed to a…

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2 options for out-of-the-box PLM

2 options for out-of-the-box PLM

Speed and complexity. These are two main challenges for every PLM implementation. So, much was said about this topic in the last decades. One of the most debatable topic is so called – out-of-the-box (OOTB) implementation. One of my earlier articles – The end of debates about out-of-the-box PLM, I…

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CAD and PLM cloud surveys

CAD and PLM cloud surveys

Cloud computing is maturing, creating a host of opportunities for providers as more and more companies consider the technology for their IT needs. The shift toward cloud computing is one of the most significant trends that has impacted the global enterprise software market. In addition to that, enterprise mobility solutions…

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