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Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Product Innovation Platform is an interesting concept emerged for the last few years. It addresses few very important aspects of PLM deployment and architecture – openness, integration and sustainable deployment. Unfortunately, it is very hard to create a clear definition of Product Innovation Platform. Catch up on some of my…

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Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Cloud was one of the main “debated” topic in PLM for the last 2-3 years. All PLM vendors learned how to attach “cloud” word to their marketing, products and technologies. However, when it comes to implementation, the devil is details. The discussion about SaaS applications vs hosted cloud solution was pretty much…

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PLM IoT will have to reborn again in 2017

PLM IoT will have to reborn again in 2017

The Internet of things (IoT) is the concept based on the communication and using internet protocol between physical devices. (cars, smart devices, buildings, etc.) with embedded electronics, software, sensors and everything else you can imagine. The last few years built a significant hype around IoT in general, but also around…

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Will PLM vendors find a way to monetize IoT?

Will PLM vendors find a way to monetize IoT?

IoT is a topic that raises many debates these days. Speaking to engineering and manufacturing IT people I can see a variety of opinion – from total ignorance to high level of excitement. The same can be said about vendors. Some of CAD / PLM vendors are in the position…

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What changed in PLM since 2004?

What changed in PLM since 2004?

Few days ago, I my attention was caught by Allan Behrens’ tweet  with a very provoking question about what changed in PLM for the last 10-12 years. He posted a link to an old article from 2004 – PLM: evolving tools for an evolving market? Thoughts or comments on how…

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What’s next for cloud PLM?

What’s next for cloud PLM?

Just few years ago “cloud PLM ” was an oxymoron. A conservative position of engineering IT was that cloud is a wrong place to product IP and manufacturing companies will never trust cloud storage and technologies. Fast forward in 2016 and we can see PLM vendors are reporting about full…

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Will chatbots simplify PLM user experience?

Will chatbots simplify PLM user experience?

Last year I’ve made a crazy prediction that your next PLM workflow manager will be a bot. As much as crazy the idea was last year it looks like serious now. Enterprise software companies are investing into development of chatbots. Earlier today, my attention was caught by Deloitte University Press…

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The future of continuous PLM customization

The future of continuous PLM customization

One size doesn’t fit all. It is hard to standardize enterprise software. Engineers are always in a disagreement how to get things done. PLM system have started their customization journey as a toolkit based environment tried to shift to out-of-the-box templates and failed. Customers are very much aware about PLM…

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Challenges of horizontal integration in connected manufacturing

Challenges of horizontal integration in connected manufacturing

IoT, Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0. Consumer marketing of IoT technology can be confusing and try to sell yout the idea how your fridge will use smart egg tray to save you from urgent errand to a nearby dragstore. What is really behind that is a very disruptive idea of how manufacturing companies can…

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Global visibility vs pseudo connected manufacturing

Global visibility vs pseudo connected manufacturing

Connectivity is changing demands of manufacturing systems about software. A decade ago, the top concern was how to control data. PLM’s vision of single point of truth came in the center of that demand. To organize data and put it under control was on the top of the list of…

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