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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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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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