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How to stop comparing PLM and SharePoint?

October 28, 2013

SharePoint is a long debated topic in PLM ecosystem. Starting from the early success of SharePoint back in 2006-2007, many companies are asking question about SharePoint and PLM system comparison. SharePoint took a significant market share using a successful licensing policy to embed the introductory version of SharePoint into Windows Server license. Another strong point […]

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CAD File Sharing and Integration Challenges

October 15, 2013

My recent post about top pros and cons to have a special CAD file sharing tools drove some interesting conversation and controversy from Hardi Meybaum of GrabCAD. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can start here – Why using Dropbox, Github or Box for CAD sharing is a mistake, then go here […]

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Why PLM should not think about ownership?

October 10, 2013

Enterprise software business is complicated. It often comes with questions of system responsibilities and ownerships. IT usually holds primarily responsibility for cross company software stack. At the same time, divisions and departments often try to influence IT and make their own decision related to what software to use independently. One of the terms came out […]

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Top 3 pros and cons to have a special CAD file sharing tool

October 7, 2013

There are almost as many cloud storage services as clouds in the sky these days. Cloud opens a huge opportunity to simplify data sharing. The need to share data is clear. The demand for CAD data and files sharing is growing as a result of trends such as – globalization, design supply chain, outsourcing, and […]

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BOM: Apple of Discord between PLM and ERP?

September 17, 2013

BOM Management. Multiple BOM Views. These topic are always drives lots of discussion in a real life and online. There is no question about importance of BOM in product development, engineering, manufacturing… Literally, you cannot do anything without Bill of Materials. Few weeks ago, I came with the topic that generated a very good and […]

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PDM 101: Engineering Document Management Fallacy

August 30, 2013

We love new technologies and trends. However, from time to time, I want to get back to basic topics of engineering and manufacturing software. The topic I’d like to discuss today is Engineering Document Management (EDM). This post was triggered by DM vs. EDM article by Scott Cleveland on 2PLM letter. Here is the passage Scott […]

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Who will take on PLM legacy data?

August 20, 2013

Legacy data it painful. Speak to anybody in the business of PDM/PLM implementation and they will tell you that importing existing (aka legacy) data is complicated, time consuming and after all very expensive task. It can easy cut your implementation profits and to increase project time. In past, I was blogging about legacy data problem, […]

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Why engineering technology has 10 years adoption cycle?

August 11, 2013

I’m relaxing in sunny Tel-Aviv, removing jet lag and preparing for coming working week here. For those of you not aware, Sunday is actually working day in Israel opposite to Friday, so it is a bit confusing shift after U.S. During my travel time from Boston, I had an opportunity to catch up on my […]

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Why PLM needs Drawing Boards 3.0?

July 23, 2013

Touch interface is changing the way we work and think. You can see it everywhere these days. Engineers are not exclusion from the list – many companies these days are looking how to change the way they operate using mobile and other touch devices. Few months ago I was talking about mobile touch interfaces. Navigate […]

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CAD, Cloud Folders and Search Apps

June 12, 2013

Dear Mr. Manufacturing CIO. I have good news for you – engineers in your your organization are already using cloud services. However, let me point on bad news too – people in your organization are using cloud services. Navigate to my previous blog – PLM cloud concerns and Dropbox reality for engineers. You can learn […]

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