Archive for March, 2019

The art of PLM sales

The art of PLM sales

PLM can be anything from business strategy to product and technology. To get companies to adopt PLM takes time and this is where I can see a lot of discussions and debates about complexity PLM. I will talk about complex vs simple PLM next time. Today I want to focus…

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CNCCookbook – CAD market share trends 2017 / 2018

CNCCookbook – CAD market share trends 2017 / 2018

CNCCookbook published 2018 CAD survey results. Check them here. I found a few interesting data points: (1) Significant growth of Autodesk Fusion360 and Solidworks; (2) A relatively flat position of others. Check the following picture of 15 CAD products representing 82% of the market. The picture is also including a comparison of 2017 and…

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Digital Twin – is it cool enough to replace PLM?

Digital Twin – is it cool enough to replace PLM?

You probably noticed a growing popularity of “Digital Twin”. Check this picture below showing you Google Search trend. People are coming to “digital twin” much more often than before. And digital twin is a trending topic. In my earlier article this year – PLM buzzwords detox, “Digital Twin” got most…

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Bi-Modal PLM and Data Federation

Bi-Modal PLM and Data Federation

In the world of product lifecycle management, there is a new buzzword “Bi-modal PLM”. If you missed my earlier articles, please catch up here – Bi-modal PLM: Fad or Silver bullet and How bi-modal IT strategy can open gates to innovation in PLM. I read Share PLM article – Bimodal PLM:…

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PLM seeding – free downloads vs out-of-the-box PDM?

PLM seeding – free downloads vs out-of-the-box PDM?

For many years, PLM adoption is one of the most difficult questions in PLM business. How to convince manufacturing companies to wrap their heads around big PLM idea, to adopt it and make it available for everyone in their organization. PLM vendors have mixed success in PLM adoptions. Large OEM companies are…

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Can I digitize Bill of Materials by making a photo of my BOM spreadsheet?

Can I digitize Bill of Materials by making a photo of my BOM spreadsheet?

Digital transformation and machine learning is coming to us from every possible and, sometimes, very unexpected direction. Over the weekend, my attention was caught by very interesting news that came from Microsoft. Check Engadget blog – Import Excel data just by photographing a spreadsheet. The new import feature uses image recognition technology…

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What means low-cost PLM?

What means low-cost PLM?

Earlier this week my attention was caught by Siemens PLM tweet message claiming the definition of low-cost PLM. Check this link. Low-cost #PLM doesn’t mean free software downloads … it means PLM software that can be deployed out-of-the-box, with minimal configuration instead of costly customization. The article connected to this…

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