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Real-time collaboration and enterprise applications

Real-time collaboration and enterprise applications

The demand for real-time collaboration is getting stronger. The idea to “get your team on the same page” was translated into reality in Google Docs a decade ago and since that time became quite popular. Microsoft introduced very much similar functionality in Office 365. Apple was the last to catch…

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PLM software waste and future business models

PLM software waste and future business models

Enterprise software vendors are in transition from perpetual licenses to software as a service (SaaS) models. The question of “use” is becoming of the most interesting for a manufacturing companies forced by vendors to pay “for use” instead of paying for license. My attention was caught by a very interesting…

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PLM: from cloud deployment to cloud development

PLM: from cloud deployment to cloud development

Software is eating the world. Unless you’ve been living under the rock for the last few years, you know what I’m talking about. The phrase is attributed to Marc Andreessen. An op-ed piece Andreessen authored for The Wall Street Journal in 2011 is well known and prompted many articles in journals…

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Real-time collaborative edit is coming to CAD & PLM

Real-time collaborative edit is coming to CAD & PLM

Collaboration is an interesting term. It used a lot in the context of different applications. But it has different forms. Emails, text messages, tweets, workflow processes. All these technologies are allowing us to “collaborate” and we’ve been using them for many years. However, nothing can replace real time collaboration and…

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PLM’s need is clear. Why the change is not obvious?

PLM’s need is clear. Why the change is not obvious?

My attention was caught by tweet promoting CIMdata’s complimentary PLM Leadership Tutorials – a set of videos describing PLM in 5, 10 or 15 min. I found this video set fascinating and interesting. Navigate to the following link to watch videos and learn more about PLM. I like the idea. Making more…

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3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

For the last decade Product Lifecycle Management became of the important backbones manufacturing company is using to organize data about product, control product development processes and manage data exchange between departments, contractors, suppliers and customers. While PLM vendors made a huge progress towards improvement of PLM infrastructure, implementation practices and…

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What PLM strategists can learn from PLM and ERP “true cloud” debates

What PLM strategists can learn from PLM and ERP “true cloud” debates

Have you heard about “true cloud” debates? Things are heating up in ERP universe… I wrote about Oracle acquiring Netsuite earlier. If you missed my blog, read it here. The deal created some turbulence among ERP competitors. My attention was caught by Rootstock ERP article – The Oracle-NetSuite Acquisition –…

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Cloud battles and future PLM competition

Cloud battles and future PLM competition

Cloud is one of the most transformative trends these days. The word has shrunk and the Internet changed business models, technologies and products. The Economist article Cloud Chronicles can give you an interesting perspective on how open-source software and cloud computing have setup up the IT industry for a once-in-a-generation battle….

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What PLM vendors can learn about openness from web search

What PLM vendors can learn about openness from web search

Manufacturing companies are speaking about the necessity for openness. You can learn it from Steven Vettermann’s article – Ready for openness. You can read the following passages quoting Daimler and Mercedes-Benz IT executives: No one can live shut off from the rest of the world any more. Openness is crucial….

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How Edge computing can help to manage distributed PLM processes

How Edge computing can help to manage distributed PLM processes

“Single version of truth” is one of the most popular paradigm developed by PLM vendors for the last 10-15 years. The concept is loved by many companies and it has many powerful points. At the same time, the devil is in details and wrong implementation strategy can diminish the value of…

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