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What PLM vendors can offer in exchange of ownership of your data?

What PLM vendors can offer in exchange of ownership of your data?

For many years, PLM companies lived with the vision and value proposition of single source of truth (SSOT). Last month in Chicago during PLMx session, I shared my ideas how PLM can extract more business value from PLM. Check my article here. The idea of digital value chain sounds appealing…

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PLM investment – value vs bubble?

PLM investment – value vs bubble?

PLM universe is buzzing after $70M investment that Goldman Sachs put in Aras.  Check my earlier article – Does Aras have enough money to win over Enovia, Teamcenter and Windchill?. Don’t miss comments from Aras Chief Strategy Officer, Marc Lind about who is a buyer for Aras solution and why…

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How to Extract More Business Value from PLM

How to Extract More Business Value from PLM

I’m attending PI PLMx Chicago these days. The event is organized by MarketKey, a UK based company with a mission to help CIOs of manufacturing and industrial companies to get more information in a modern business world. Our mission is to provide the CIO, their executive team, as well as…

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Future PLM name or how to sell PLM to young people

Future PLM name or how to sell PLM to young people

PLM was never an easy domain to explain. For the last 10-15 years, marketing tried multiple approaches positioning PLM in a variety of forms. PLM was always a vague place between edges of design (CAD) and manufacturing (ERP). Depends on a vendor, PLM solution are closer to one of these…

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Will Solidworks unlock PLM SMB with 3DEXPERIENCE? 

Will Solidworks unlock PLM SMB with 3DEXPERIENCE? 

PLM market is tough when it comes to small and medium manufacturing companies. In my memory I have multiple attempts CAD and PLM vendors have tried to approach this market. The topic is interesting and complex. For many years, PLM vendors are stuck to provide solutions for SME that are capable…

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New “agile” PLM development

New “agile” PLM development

My attention was caught by Facebook video where Stan Przybylinski, VP at CIMdata, was interviewed by Graeme Noseworthy at #AgileEngineering Summit. Video was shared by IBM Watson IoT (btw kudos Stan for such a great video). Watch the video below:   Stan speaks about PLM historical perspective and new trend…

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PLM, model-based enterprise, semantic web and lessons about simplicity

PLM, model-based enterprise, semantic web and lessons about simplicity

One of the trending topic in PLM these days is model driven enterprise discussion. Here are few articles to start with – PLM’s Tough Journey: From Managing Documents to the Model-Based Enterprise – TV Report by Engineering.com, Digital PLM requires a model based enterprise , PLM software future – Model driven…

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