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PLM: Functionality, Usability, Cost. Pick any two…

PLM: Functionality, Usability, Cost. Pick any two…

My SmarTeam colleague and long time blogging buddy Jos Voskuil challenged readers with an unusual PLM dilemma. You should pick between usability and business benefits. Ouch… painful choice, right? Navigate to the following post How to measure collaboration? to read more. The challenge proposed by Jos was the outcome of our PLM vs….

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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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PLM and Manufacturing in Networked World

PLM and Manufacturing in Networked World

Our dependence on networks in our life is growing every day. Look around you and you see networks everywhere. Just cut network cable in your house – chances are you are loosing most of your communication channels. But, our network dependencies are not limited to communication. Networks have more transformative…

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Will Minecraft Experience take off in design and PLM?

Will Minecraft Experience take off in design and PLM?

We speak about new technological trends and how to simplify enterprise implementation. At the same time, large CAD and PLM deployments are experiencing integration and user experience challenges. File based paradigm is the one all mainstream CAD systems are supporting. The challenges of enterprise integration and complex user experience are…

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New manufacturing and product development communities

New manufacturing and product development communities

The strongest community wins. Thanks Ed Lopategui for reminding this very important thing in your last GrabCAD blog – . It certainly resonated with  one of my earlier conclusion – 3 reasons why size won’t matter in the future PLM. Small is a new big. These days we can spot some earlier…

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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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Why every hardware company should adopt PLM and QA processes?

Why every hardware company should adopt PLM and QA processes?

The number of hardware companies is growing and products are getting more complex.The nature of every hardware project is very intense, which raises many issues related to management of engineering and manufacturing processes. Product are getting more complex, which involves hardware, electronic and software. According to the latest Manufacturing Insight…

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How to Eat Big PLM Fishes

How to Eat Big PLM Fishes

Disruption is a lovey topic to speculate just before the weekend. Aras-Airbus story gave a context to PLM industry analysts and bloggers to speak about PLM disruption this week. Few articles to mention here – Airbus adopts Aras PLM platform by Engineering.com, Airbus flies with Aras Innovator by Develop3D; Airbus…

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Crowdhooking PLM to organizational processes

Crowdhooking PLM to organizational processes

To manage business processes across the manufacturing organization is not a simple job. This is a problem product lifecycle management (PLM) system is solving for manufacturing organizations of any size. Sounds great and compelling. PLM vendors can give you many examples of successful PLM implementations. Time for party? Actually not…

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