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Dreams and realities of no code PLM cloud apps

Dreams and realities of no code PLM cloud apps

For many years, customization was one of the key elements of PLM system implementation. It was a step when PLM technology usually met the rubber of manufacturing organization with specific requirements, business needs, legacy data import, integration with other enterprise systems, etc. The devil of PLM implementations is in the…

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Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browsers trajectories in cloud CAD and PLM

Internet browser is one of the most pervasive piece of software we use every day on our desktop, laptop and mobile devices.  CAD and PLM vendors are moving to the cloud. But the decision about Internet browser is not as simple as you may think. New technologies and product are…

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Graph technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms

Graph technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms

Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about one of the largest acquisitions in tech world – Microsoft + LinkedIn. Microsoft’s June 13th announcement to acquire LinkedIn focused on the transformation this $26 billion acquisition would bring to Microsoft. Microsoft decision to buy LinkedIn site reflects a growing…

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Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Data and Networks in Engineering Applications

Cloud applications are getting better these days. However, most of existing mainstream engineering applications are still using files to store and retrieve information. Although a lot being said and done in the past about interoperability and data ownership, it is still a problem for most of organizations. If you think…

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PLM as a backend or how to rethink toolkit in a cloud era?

PLM as a backend or how to rethink toolkit in a cloud era?

Flexibility is one of the most demands characteristics in PLM business. As complexity of products and systems is growing, the demand to provide a flexible solution is getting even stronger. In the past, so called “toolbox” approach was quite popular in PDM / PLM business. PLM systems were delivered as…

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CAD-PLM integration and microservices architecture

CAD-PLM integration and microservices architecture

Integration is hard. Especially when it comes to such complex environment as engineering and manufacturing. Zerowait-state article PLM Dilemma and Engineering Data by Stephen Porter provides an excellent description of complexity related to CAD data integration into PLM environment. The PLM must have a data model that can capture the design product…

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Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Cloud is one of the top trending topics in PLM space. After initial resistance, all PLM vendors are currently supporting some sort of “cloud PLM”. The devil is in details and sometimes it is hard to understand what type of cloud software provided by a specific vendor. I published my comparison…

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3 levels of PLM openness

3 levels of PLM openness

Monica Shnitger article Openness — will you know it when you see it? made me think again about PLM and openness. The article brings two important reasons why openness is important. It is about sustainability and interoperability. The following two passages can explain that. For me, it’s that first one: sustainability. We…

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