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PLM Prompt: Is Free the Future of PLM?

PLM Prompt: Is Free the Future of PLM?

There are a lot of buzzes now debating future business models of “Free”. I had chance to read Chris Anderson book “Free” over the weekend. My thinking today is that freemium model is still having long way to go and most of the providers today are still in single digit…

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PLM Prompt: Value of PLM Vertical Solutions

Short prompt on interesting Oracle partners push to more specialized veriticals. PLM is one of them. It confirms Product Lifecycle Management value for customers and shows hight margins of PLM solutions in protfolios of big enterprise vendors (Oracle, SAP, IBM etc…). I’d expect interest of big enterprise in specialized PLM…

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My Slice of PLM Single Version of Truth

I have a crazy idea to discuss today. I’d like to talk about a topic that we like very much and that is often discussed when we mention PLM. The topic is a “single version of the truth”. In my opinion, in many cases, we do present it as being…

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PLM Prompt: SAP on premise vs. Business by Design

PLM Prompt: SAP on premise vs. Business by Design

Interesting thoughts by Stephen Arnold related to On-Premise vs. SaaS software based on SAP case.  Also link on Understanding SAP’s Business by Design SaaS strategy.   Do you think the same analyses can be applied to PLM business?

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Open Source: Is the Game Changing for PLM?

In my view, open source (or more precisely –open source software) is becoming more and more visible in the business of enterprise software.  There is an important characteristic of PLM related to business that we need to keep in mind in order to analyze the impact of open source on…

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SharePoint PLM Paradox?

SharePoint is definitely moving forward. The latest Microsoft announcement folded Microsoft performance point and business process Management into its SharePoint package. No doubt,  this is a successful package, providing lots of useful and capable goodies for people, organizations and IT in general. Does it help to users thinking about PLM?…

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World CAD and PLM Market in 2008

Even though, 2008 was year of financial crisis and instability, I still regard it as a remarkable year for the world of CAD and PLM. I will point out my view on the main technological, product and business achievements of the past year:  1.    Importance of PLM technologies for the…

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PLM Today and Tomorrow: Tighten Your Belts … and be open to new technologies

The financial crisis possible can hit PLM companies… but remember, many successful and well-known companies were established during times of economic crises. LexisNexis (1973 oil crisis), FedEx Corp. (1973), Microsoft Corp. (1975), CNN (was a very small company in 1980), MTV (1981), Wikipedia Foundation Inc. (post 2001 recession), HP (Hewlett-Packard…

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PLM and BIM – common roots or common future?

I was looking at the evolution of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and BIM (Building Information Modeling) and found interesting parallels and associations. Fundamentally, for a long period of time, I associated PLM with Manufacturing and BIM with Architecture, Engineering and Construction. After doing some research in this field, I observed…

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