Archive for May, 2018

PLM – new goals for automation and simplification

PLM – new goals for automation and simplification

We are facing new technologies intervention almost every day. While technological transformation is a very good thing, to find and a balance of technology adoption, customer needs and cost of transformation is a very tough goal. My attention was caught by Panasonic article speaking about adoption of disruptive technologies in…

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PLM magicians and future of data management

PLM magicians and future of data management

Magic is one of the old professions in the world. Some articles nominates magician to be a second old profession. However, I found interesting that magic had changed from generation to generation. Many centuries ago, magicians were advisers to kings and emperors. Long before advanced science and medicine, magicians influenced…

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Why Solidworks Goes Beyond PDM?

Why Solidworks Goes Beyond PDM?

For the last 20 years, Solidworks built a great product and eco-system of users. They are innovative, energetic and loyal to Solidworks brand. Solidworks became de-facto standard in many places for mechanical design and engineering. Students are learning Solidworks in colleges. Solidworks is almost an automatic choice for many engineering…

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PLM blockchain dreams

PLM blockchain dreams

One of the trending technologies these days is blockchain. Unless you live under the rock for the last few years, you probably heard about it. Blockchain is designed to be resistant to modification of data and therefore there is a growing interest to use blockchain to implement variety of applications…

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What are future trajectories of Autodesk PLM and BIM platforms?

What are future trajectories of Autodesk PLM and BIM platforms?

Among many topics I’m following, these two three letter acronyms are capable to ignite a discussion almost every single time. The topic is indeed controversial. Just to remind you some of my earlier blogs – PLM vs BIM: common roots or common future ; PLM v BIM: United or Separated; PLM…

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Thoughts about agile PLM consulting services

Thoughts about agile PLM consulting services

PLM consulting is an interesting part of PLM business. Traditionally, PLM projects were big and expensive. When you about to pay millions to PLM vendor and service providers, you better check yourself and hire consulting people. Even for small and midsize projects consulting service can pay off. Last year I…

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Digital Transformation – next step in PLM marketing?

Digital Transformation – next step in PLM marketing?

For the past few decades, PLM passed many stages of development. It was started as a form of configuration management, extended PDM, moving into single source of truth and looks like finding some new roots in modern digital transformation trends. I wrote about Digital Transformation as an interesting sales buzzword….

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From flexible data models and free upgrades to autonomous PLM data services

From flexible data models and free upgrades to autonomous PLM data services

Flexibility is one of the most important requirements in product lifecycle management. PLM  debates about flexibility, customization and configuration are decades long. It comes and goes in waves – flexible data models, complexity, customization, configurations, out-of-the-box, templates and repeats again. And I think, there is always an “elephant in the…

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