I’ve been following PI PLMx event in London yesterday and earlier today. While event is not over, I was able to capture some dominant messages captured online (thanks everyone who published tweets during the event). One of the best attributes of PI PLMx even is usually heavy focus on customer presentations – one of my favorite things at any PLM event, since they can take a focus from PLM vendors marketing to reflect some real things in PLM business.
You can following PLMx event twitter hashtag #PLMx for more information. Here are two favorite things I captured yesterday when screening PLMx tweets..
PLM “happy vision” is to provide a complete system to cover data and processes of an entire company including all lifecycle states.
Single system vision that replaces legacy data management systems is the one that drives “happy face” of customer.
Big data and IT projects can create a real competition to PLM implementations. At least this is what I captured from the slides of David Sherburne
What is my conclusion? A typical “happy” customer PLM stories is heavy enterprise customer with processes covered by a single PLM system including multiple other enterprise systems. It is the same enterprise PLM story we’ve heard for the last decade. The difference of nowadays is high level complexity of IT systems multiplied with demands of digital transformation in the industry. It can create a new trajectory of completion for PLM vendors. 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