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Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

I learned yesterday that integration is ranked more important then security with end users in ongoing CIMdata cloud PLM survey. It was mentioned by Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata VP of Research. You can download ebook from CIMdata website here. The book was sponsored by PTC, so it has some PTC cloud…

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What PLM platform has cloud API?

What PLM platform has cloud API?

Integration and connectivity was always one of the most important aspects of PLM deployment and implementations. It was never simple and never easy. There is no such thing as out-of-the-box integration and it is never easy. Variety of data sources, legacy systems, ERP configurations. You can continue the list to…

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3 use cases for branching in CAD data management

3 use cases for branching in CAD data management

Yesterday, my attention was caught by Develop3D article  – Data management related tools. Al Dean is sharing his thoughts about new data management features in CAD / PDM – branching. Although some old PDM systems supported branching for revisions and lifecycle, it was not a very popular feature because integration…

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PLM graph-aware architecture and search for data

PLM graph-aware architecture and search for data

In many ways, one of the most important functions in every PLM system is a capability to interconnect multi-disciplinary data about products and processes. Almost every PLM project I was exposed to had to deal with the complexity of data modeling – defining all business objects, attributes, relationships, dependencies. There are…

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Check data integration strategy before cloud-hosting your existing PLM servers

Check data integration strategy before cloud-hosting your existing PLM servers

For long time, enterprise integration is one of the biggest challenges manufacturing companies are facing during PLM implementations. PLM integration can be very different from simple data exchange to federation. In  many situations, PLM vendors are promoting their “cloud” solutions as a way to escape from IT complexity and simplify software updates. While,…

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Who needs “simple PLM”?

Who needs “simple PLM”?

It was almost 20 years ago. I was developing AutoCAD software for customers in Israel. I remember a conversation with a prospect customer who told me with a directness you can only hear in Israel during customer meetings – I want to have “one button application”. I looked sadly at the…

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Rethinking cloud PLM value proposition

Rethinking cloud PLM value proposition

Cloud PLM adoption is on the top of minds for software vendors and PLM researchers. Catch up on the topic earlier in my blog – Thoughts about PLM and cloud adoption 2017 and CAD and PLM cloud surveys. According to Stan Przybylinski, Vice President of Research, CIMdata, vendors should be…

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2 options for out-of-the-box PLM

2 options for out-of-the-box PLM

Speed and complexity. These are two main challenges for every PLM implementation. So, much was said about this topic in the last decades. One of the most debatable topic is so called – out-of-the-box (OOTB) implementation. One of my earlier articles – The end of debates about out-of-the-box PLM, I…

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Monolithic Systems and Future of PLM Scalability

Monolithic Systems and Future of PLM Scalability

In my earlier blog I demystified the notion of “monolithic” PLM marketing and shared some technological aspects related to PLM system architectures. The topic is not simple from all standpoints – technological, conceptual and even emotional. It is not a surprise that PLM vendors have their own definitions of monolithic…

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