Archive for September, 2020

How To Afford Your Next PLM System Upgrade

How To Afford Your Next PLM System Upgrade

Nothing is more painful in PLM business as PLM upgrades. Historically, PLM implementations took a long time and include many customizations. The result of this practice was a PLM implementation based on a specific version of PLM software, which is customizable to the level that made a system upgrade very…

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Basic Elements of SaaS PLM

Basic Elements of SaaS PLM

Cloud and SaaS are getting high attention these days of PLM vendors and customers. The interest is driven by many benefits cloud technologies and SaaS applications can bring to both manufacturing companies and vendors. Multi-tenancy is a key element of SaaS applications, but unfortunately, the terminology is often misleading and…

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8 Characteristics Of A Modern PLM

8 Characteristics Of A Modern PLM

Differentiation is a big challenge for everyone and it is an even bigger challenge for PLM vendors. The reality of developing solutions for engineering and manufacturing is that it is really hard to find how to differentiate yourself from others. In the end, all manufacturing companies are doing the same…

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5 technologies PLM industry needs to support mass customization

5 technologies PLM industry needs to support mass customization

Customer preferences changed significantly since Henry Ford invented the Model-T and built a completely vertically integrated manufacturing facility making everything from iron, glass, rubber, and automobile. These days we can see a strong increase in the demand for customer orientation starting from the model, color fashion, and ending up with…

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Why PLM Low-Code Initiative Can Be Dead On Arrival?

Why PLM Low-Code Initiative Can Be Dead On Arrival?

My recent articles about low code in PLM triggered a good volume of debates and comments. Thanks, everyone for sharing your thoughts and comments. If you missed my blog, please check to catch up here: PLM Honeycode Low code – a sexy version of messy PLM customizations Low code is…

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Why does everyone need data access, but nobody wants PDM/PLM?

Why does everyone need data access, but nobody wants PDM/PLM?

I had a chance to dig into The State of Product Development 2020 report done by Onshape. You can get it here for free in exchange for a simple questionnaire, which I did. The report contains many interesting data points about what is important for manufacturing companies these days and…

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Low Code – A Sexy Version of Messy PLM Customizations?

Low Code – A Sexy Version of Messy PLM Customizations?

Over the weekend, I was catching up on the Mendix World online event. Mendix, which is Siemens Industrial Software darling, recently got in focus because of the growing trend of low code development in PLM and manufacturing companies. Check the website- it gives access to tons of videos with presentations…

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