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PLM – Need for Speed

PLM – Need for Speed

The conversation I started yesterday PLM vs Excel: Bullfight and Prohibition made me think again about reasons why Excel is constantly winning the competition with enterprise software. One of my readers compared Excel v PLM usage with situation where diversity of painting tools used – each one is more suitable for a particular…

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How PLM platforms will survive in no-stack era

How PLM platforms will survive in no-stack era

TechCrunch article Software for the full stack era speaks about brutal reality existing business software platforms are going through. From the beginning it speaks about reasons major business platforms were created – IBM to automate clerks’ work, SAP – to unify enterprise finance and Siebel to computerize sales rep Rolodexes. Which…

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Will PLM and ALM prevent a car from being hacked?

Will PLM and ALM prevent a car from being hacked?

Integration of hardware and software is a topic in mind of many manufacturing companies these days. PLM was traditionally focused on mechanical and lately on electronic topics cannot ignore more software. Software developers are using a different set of tools for configuration management. For long time ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)…

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Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

One of the topics I’m following closely these days is cloud CAD development trend. To make cloud CAD work from the cloud, vendors must solve some fundamental data management and PDM problems first. The two most visible players in cloud CAD domain today are Autodesk Fusion360 and Onshape. Although Fusion360…

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Workspreadsheet and workmessageflow

Workspreadsheet and workmessageflow

When screening tweetstream yesterday, I caught CIMdata’s Stan Przybylinski question on twitter “What % of product development data authored and/or resides in Microsoft products (Office, Exchange)? Thinking IP not number of files or megabytes“. The question itself is interesting. How to measure the % of IP? And how IP is created?…

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Fra.me and bridge to CAD & PLM cloud

Fra.me and bridge to CAD & PLM cloud

Back to my trip to Develop3D Live conference earlier this year, I shared my thoughts about future of cloud competition. The cloud space in CAD is getting more dynamic. It also shakes other traditional applications surrounding CAD – product data management, simulation, etc. In my first slice of PLM cloud…

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What’s wrong with “analog PLM”?

What’s wrong with “analog PLM”?

In engineering world, digital vs. analog differentiation can be explained in a very precise manner –  analog is using electrical signals. Opposite to that digital is using binary format. Things are much more complicated when “digital” term comes into marketing realm. Accenture article Faster, fitter, better: Why product innovation is going digital is…

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How to escape “listing” paradigm and reinvent ECO

How to escape “listing” paradigm and reinvent ECO

Do you remember what is “hard copy listing”? If you had a chance to write software programs in 1980s, you might remember “listings” – a printed list of computer code or digital data in a human reading format. Navigate to the following Wikipedia article to refresh your memory. We don’t…

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PLM Workflow “California Roll” Style

PLM Workflow “California Roll” Style

Product Lifecycle Management software is obsessed with the idea of workflow. You can see it offered by all PLM vendors. To have a taste of traditional PLM workflows, navigate to my five years old blog post – PLM processes: flowcharts vs rule-based – it gives some ideas how PLM products are defining…

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“True SaaS” PLM – the devil is in details

“True SaaS” PLM – the devil is in details

My earlier attempt to compare PLM vendors and cloud services raised many comments online and offline. I want to thank everybody who commented and shared your insight – it helps me to build a next version of comparison table. Also, I can see an importance of open discussion for the future of cloud…

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