The article today will be unusual. I was inspired by one of my readers to create an hierarchy of technology and intersection of business opportunities. Engineering and manufacturing technologies and products were evolving for the last 50 years. PLM came to this space few decades ago. For the last few years, I can hear continues questions about maturity of PLM business, opportunities and positioning of tools and technologies in terms of competitiveness, maturity and business development.
So, this is my fist attempt – please be nice and tell me what do you think.
What is my conclusion? We’re going through PLM investment renaissance. PLM is hot place to invest, but still it takes long time to build valuable ePLM business. It is interesting to see customer, business and technology development happening in PLM domain for the last year. I think, companies will try to disrupt both upper levels as well as bottom by introducing new tools and technologies for very large enterprise companies as well as for very small businesses. Just my thoughts…
Disclaimer: I’m co-founder and CEO of OpenBOM developing cloud based bill of materials and inventory management tool for manufacturing companies, hardware startups and supply chain. My opinion can be unintentionally biased