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A potential surge of CAD / PLM startups

A potential surge of CAD / PLM startups

Changes are everywhere these days. The eco-system of startup companies are transforming as well. TechCruch article The Ascent of Early-Stage Venture CapitalĀ speaks about structural reasons leading to a growing number of startups and early stage investments. I like this passage: In the first years of this new Millennium, the cost…

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PLM Future Business and Social Models

Usually, when we are discussing various aspects of software, we are spending lot of time talking about technologies. However, I think, most of the people, learned these days, that to have an excellent product and technology is only part of the game. Business Model matters not less than technology. You…

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PLM, Cloud, SaaS and Software Upgrades

I’m continuing to discuss various aspects of PLM on the Cloud and SaaS. The issue I wanted to discuss today is related to the software upgrades. This topic is considered as a painful in the enterprise software and requires additional significant investment and effort. Let think what SaaS/Cloud can change…

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CAD/PLM On The Cloud and Vendor Lock In

I found a very interesting Forbes Magazine’s story – The Future of Enterprise Software. The author is writing about coming Cloud Software revolution. The write up is saying- Cloud Applications are coming and vendors won’t be able to lock in customers with the specific software. Customer will be “free to…

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Faltered Licenses and Future PLM Business Models

Faltered Licenses and Future PLM Business Models

In my view, we are observing the major disruption of enterprise software business models ever. Since yesterday’s post FREE and COOL trends in CAD/PLM I had chance to have quite many discussions with my colleagues about possible new innovative business models in product lifecycle management. I have to say, that…

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Freemium PLM – Yes or No?

Freemium is a business model became very popular among internet start-ups and established companies. Services like LinkedIn, Flikr and Skype are using freemium business model. If you are not familiar with this term, take a look here. Also, I’m recommending Anderson’s book. Why do I think freemium model can be…

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PLM Prompt: Open BPM tools.. Oh, Yes! It’s free! But where is PLM?

New week start. Interesting prompt related to free and open source software. Take a look on a quite impressive list of open/free BPM suites (thanks Process Cafe for links). Free BPM and Process Modeling Tools: BizAgi Process Modeler Questetra BPM Suite Tibco Business Studio Aris Express (soon to be released)…

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What is the Next Big Deal in PLM services?

Dell’s $3.9bn acquisition of Perot Systems few days ago drove me to think about PLM and Services for some time. Of course, services are not related to cool PLM technologies, functionality and strategies. However, looking on analyst data, services are earning a significant portion of the overall PLM revenues (ref…

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PLM trends in the intersection of Business and IT

You can ask me – why would you like to talk about trends? Trends are something normally going toward an end of the calendar year? Something like “2009 trends” or “future 2010 trends”… What’s up now? I think, current turbulent time brings different time scale on everything we are doing….

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PLM Prompt: What will be PLM Open Source secret sauce?

Interesting prompt in my view. I was reading Stephen Arnold’s post “Open Source Dust Up“. Some interesting facts, thoughts and questions behind success of open source companies. This is about money, not technology. Big surprise… So, my question today is simple. Is there “silver bullet” for PLM Open Source? Is…

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