Archive for December, 2018

Will PLM companies start buying ERP vendors?

Will PLM companies start buying ERP vendors?

For many years PLM and ERP were like water and oil. One is positioned for innovation and another is positioned for business execution. You cannot mix them and they belongs to two different categories of products. Until now the mix of ERP and PLM only happened from ERP side, when…

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Onshape trajectory – what if PDM is Onshape key differentiator?

Onshape trajectory – what if PDM is Onshape key differentiator?

Everyone needs data, but nobody wants to be responsible for data management. I learned it during many years of working with engineers and manufacturing companies. Engineers prefer to keep files on Dropbox and not get involved into PDM (product data management) development. PDM was always perceived as a tool that…

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BOM Wisdoms – update about video blog progress

BOM Wisdoms – update about video blog progress

I’m coming with one more update the progress with my new video blog – Musings about Bill of Materials. It is still very much work-in-progress I’m doing. If you missed my earlier posts, please check it here – – Musings about Bill of Materials or here 10 years of blogging and…

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What PLM vendors can offer in exchange of ownership of your data?

What PLM vendors can offer in exchange of ownership of your data?

For many years, PLM companies lived with the vision and value proposition of single source of truth (SSOT). Last month in Chicago during PLMx session, I shared my ideas how PLM can extract more business value from PLM. Check my article here. The idea of digital value chain sounds appealing…

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Recommendations for no-BS PLM sales in 2019

Recommendations for no-BS PLM sales in 2019

Timing is everything in this life. And you cannot change it. Good skills and wrong timing still means no results. Timing is sales is absolutely critical. No matter what piece of sales puzzle you’re working on, timing is an important factor and element of any sales process. And when you…

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PLM investment – value vs bubble?

PLM investment – value vs bubble?

PLM universe is buzzing after $70M investment that Goldman Sachs put in Aras.  Check my earlier article – Does Aras have enough money to win over Enovia, Teamcenter and Windchill?. Don’t miss comments from Aras Chief Strategy Officer, Marc Lind about who is a buyer for Aras solution and why…

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Update on vlog – Musings About Bill of Materials

Update on vlog – Musings About Bill of Materials

I’m making progress with my work on new Beyond PLM video blog – Musings about Bill of Materials. If you missed my previous updates, you can catch up here  Video blog progress – Musings about Bill of Materials or here 10 years of blogging and starting video blog. I define my…

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