Archive for September, 2017

Why SOLIDWORKS needs one more PDM?

Why SOLIDWORKS needs one more PDM?

Almost 2 years ago I asked a question – How many PDM systems SOLIDWORKS users need? I counted five PDM systems. With coming new version of SOLIDWORKS 2018, I’ve learned about new PDM – SOLIDWORKS Manage. Earlier this week, I’ve been watching SWW18 launch. My goal was to understand SOLIDWORKS PDM…

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Complexity of data models and user interface in PLM

Complexity of data models and user interface in PLM

Last week I attended Autodesk Accelerate event in Boston. If you missed my notes, you can catchup here. One of my favorite sessions, was a panel with users. The fascinating answer provided by Jennifer Walker of Amsafe was about simplicity of changes and administration of Fusion Lifecycle. She asked about…

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“Branch & merge” debates and PDM granularity

“Branch & merge” debates and PDM granularity

Do you remember discussions about true and fake  clouds few years ago? It was a trend among PLM and ERP vendors trying to prove that “my cloud” is the best one. Want to get back and read some of these stories? Here are few links on old posts from me and…

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Pros and Cons of multi-CAD PLM strategy in 2017

Pros and Cons of multi-CAD PLM strategy in 2017

Siemens PLM Teamcenter blog – #MCAD users! Get connected with PLM inside MCAD! is calling MCAD users with the exclamation mark. It gives you a set of videos demonstrating the same design challenge – following ECN process with Teamcenter Active Workspace. All videos are highlighting tight connection between Teamcenter and MCAD…

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Autodesk Accelerate 2017 notes: Customers, IoT and Cloud Strategy

Autodesk Accelerate 2017 notes: Customers, IoT and Cloud Strategy

I spent last 2 days attending Autodesk Accelerate 2017 event. More info is here. The event became almost tradition for me based on my continues interest in PLM, cloud and its location in Boston. The event is evolving to become more focused on Autodesk customers-  great opportunity to meet and…

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How to disrupt PLM consulting and services

How to disrupt PLM consulting and services

Industry is transforming these days. As part of business transformation, engineering and manufacturing software vendors are changing the way software is developed, delivered and used by customers. Massive transition into services and subscriptions, combined with cloud software delivery create many new opportunities to change the way consulting, service and training…

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IpX Symposium – Complexity of Data and Change Processes

IpX Symposium – Complexity of Data and Change Processes

I spend last 3 days with a very interesting group of industrial companies attending IpX 2017: Integrated Process Excellence Symposium & Training. The event and organization formerly known as Institute of Configuration Management is undergoing transformation and expanding of the activity. You can check agenda and keynote speakers navigating to…

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IpX Symposium Keynote: Digital Transformation and PLM Paradigm Shift

IpX Symposium Keynote: Digital Transformation and PLM Paradigm Shift

I was invited to give a keynote at IpX Symposium. For those of your who was involved into Configuration Management discipline and familiar with CMII model, this is the same organization and the event that was re-branded last year as IpX (Integrated Process Excellence). Navigate to the following link to…

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Enterprise cloud PLM is getting one step closer

Enterprise cloud PLM is getting one step closer

When you present about “cloud” and “PLM” topic, the question of security was always the one on the top.For many years, it was such a nice way for IT to steer the conversation in the wrong direction. The tone and argument have changed significantly for the last 5-6 years. Many…

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