In the past, I’ve made some writing about ENOVIA and 3DEXPERIENCE. Some of them raised a lot of questions and discussions – What’s wrong with 3DEXPERINCE and ENOVIA? Check comments on LinkedIn and in my blog here.
My attention was caught by a set of articles published by Michael Finnociaro about 3DEXPERIENCE. I found this is a good opportunity to ask Michael some questions. He was kind enough to agree to make a video chat. Since Michael is in Paris and I’m in Boston, to have a video conversation was a hard thing to accomplish physically. So, I will publish my questions and video answers from Michael.
Q1: How did you come with the idea of “Demystifying 3DEXPERIENCE articles”?
Q2: So, it sounds like a bunch of technologies and acquisitions similar to other PLM products. Where is the experience? It sounds EXPERIENCE is just the name.
Q3: It sounds like EXPERIENCE was the answer on how to unified user interface (?) for all applications acquired for Dassault Systemes. And make it pretty and nice. Is it the story?
Q4: I can hear 3 things – unified data model, integrated applications and user interface. Is it what makes 3DEXPERIENCE unique?
Q5: I want to come back to your Amazon example. When you look at Amazon, you can see how Amazon created that environment that allows to multiple companies to sell their products. Where is the same (or similar) concept with 3DEXPERIENCE?
What is my conclusion? Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE is an interesting piece of innovation taking on a very common set of challenges in beyond PLM world. Combining silos, introducing a common data model, unifying user experience. You can find these questions raised often in PLM discussion. DS clearly taking its own way. What I like with 3DX – unified user experience, industry approach. Complexity is the biggest challenge of 3DX in my view. My favorite part of innovation – market place. I hope to talk about it with Michael next time. 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.