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PLM Implementation Options

PLM Implementation Options

Lot of things is already written about PLM implementations. In my view, PLM implementations are still holding the top complexity rank among all other enterprise software business services. There are many reasons for that. The first and most obvious – the topic is complex drives diversity of opinion, ways to…

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Is there a demand for new type of cloud PLM services?

Is there a demand for new type of cloud PLM services?

Oracle is a database engine run by most of PLM implementations in the world for many years. It is one of the best examples of vendor lock-in and the way to hook enterprise company to a costly maintenance contract and service. But it seems like Oracle is changing. Tech-Cruch article explains…

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PLM “per-minute” and future pay-as-you-go models

PLM “per-minute” and future pay-as-you-go models

While PLM vendors are still looking how to differentiate their strategies, PLM software is still crazy expensive. Manufacturing companies will never tell you they are searching for “cheap PLM”. Their usual message is about value and ROI. But… most of them will tell that cannot afford high spending on PLM….

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PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

Engineering.com TV report face to face with PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann brings a crash course of subscription business. Mr. Hepplemann speaks about SaaS business fundamentals such as revenue, booking and how it will make a future PTC profit. All of this is to explain why having an outstanding Q4/2016 led to…

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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 Capital 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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