Archive for October, 2019

PLM Deployments – From CDs to Cloud Stack and DevOps Services

PLM Deployments – From CDs to Cloud Stack and DevOps Services

Imagine you made a choice for what PLM system to use in your company? The process was long, you run tons of meetings, benchmark, evaluations, comparisons and you’re finally done. You think, the most painful part is over, but it is actually not. The next step can be even more…

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Cloud and Global PLM Stack Transformation

Cloud and Global PLM Stack Transformation

Cloud is here. Most industries are not questioning cloud technologies, applications and business models. But, in manufacturing and PLM, the story is a bit different. Earlier this week, I discussed Why big PLM vendors speak about cloud adoption. The conclusion, in a nutshell, is simple. Manufacturing companies are moving their…

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Where to Autodesk Fusion 360 goes?

Where to Autodesk Fusion 360 goes?

It has been seven years since Autodesk introduced Fusion 360. I checked my old blog – What Fusion 360 means for PLM. Check it out if you missed that back in 2013. There are 3 things that put Fusion 360 outstanding of everything else in this market – (1) business…

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Why Do Big PLM Vendors Speak About Cloud Adoption?

Why Do Big PLM Vendors Speak About Cloud Adoption?

For the last 5-7 years, we can see an increased presence of cloud technologies in enterprise and business software. For a long time, engineering and manufacturing software took a very conservative approach in everything related to cloud tech.  Autodesk shook PLM space by announcing cloud PLM. Large vendors made a…

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What will be PLM technology stack in 2020?

What will be PLM technology stack in 2020?

Earlier today, my attention was caught by PLM Stack article – Should you care about the programming language used in your PLM stack. Great question! Thanks, Yoann Maingon for asking. He gives an excellent review of various aspects of programming languages and purposes to use them, By analyzing a fit…

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Onshape Boston User Group Meeting – Why Local Meetings Matter?

Onshape Boston User Group Meeting – Why Local Meetings Matter?

Yesterday evening I attended the first Onshape Boston User Group meeting. The meeting was organized in the Onshape office in Cambridge. I’ve been in this office many times before. My main interest in this meeting was to learn more about communities in the era of cloud systems. And specifically engineering…

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Will Apps Become A Competitive Zone For PLM Vendors?

Will Apps Become A Competitive Zone For PLM Vendors?

For many years, flexibility was considered as one of the most critical differentiation of PLM platforms. Companies were looking into flexibility as a key factor enabling the PLM system to adapt to a very specific set of requirements from customers. And remember, each manufacturing company sees itself very unique and…

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PLM Spreadsheet Twin

PLM Spreadsheet Twin

Unless you didn’t check any publication about engineering and manufacturing software for the last few years, I probably heard about Digital Twin. Vendors say it is a new technology and paradigm shift. You can find tons of analyst’s researches and publications. Customers are carefully trying to dig in and understand…

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