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Will manufacturing complexity become PLM goldmine in 2018?

Will manufacturing complexity become PLM goldmine in 2018?

Complex is not a good thing. Complex things are prone to break. There is a good chance complex project will be late or fail. Last decade of development in software and business brought many examples how complexity made horrible thing to user interface, customer experience and, after all, affected business…

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Future business models – Pay per second PLM?

Future business models – Pay per second PLM?

Manufacturing software is changing. New technologies are coming to engineering and manufacturing. Cloud and online services is one of them. Cloud transformation is a real thing and it happened for the last 5 years. The dream to converting enterprise PLM system into cloud service is finally happening. All PLM companies…

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Beyond PLM – Happy Holidays and Conclusions for 2017

Beyond PLM – Happy Holidays and Conclusions for 2017

Dear Friends, It is time to take a break and think about what happened in 2017. Many of my friends and colleagues are taking some time off now with families, traveling, relaxing and making plans for the next year. I want to take a moment and share my thoughts about…

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It’s That Time Of Year Again. Top 5 Beyond PLM 2017.

It’s That Time Of Year Again. Top 5 Beyond PLM 2017.

It’s That Time Of Year Again. The shops are full of red, the streets and houses are decorated with lights and shops are full of teddy bears. Holidays and vacations are in the air. It is everywhere. And this is a time I usually write my traditional summary of Top…

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PLM and Web API – the route towards digital transformation

PLM and Web API – the route towards digital transformation

Every PLM implementation means lot of integration services. I hardly can remember at least one PLM implementation that was done without “coding” of something. PLM usually comes in the intersection of roads between sales, marketing, requirement, engineering and manufacturing, PLM always requires some data massaging, importing and transformation. With massive…

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Cloud and conservative CAD users

Cloud and conservative CAD users

Long time ago I found an interesting statistic about Dropbox usage by engineering departments. It was the time when PLM vendors just started to introduce their cloud PLM ideas to manufacturing companies. Navigate to my old blog – PLM cloud concerns and Dropbox reality for engineers. Here is the chart:…

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E-Estonia – PLM system for a whole country?

E-Estonia – PLM system for a whole country?

PLM people always had a big vision. How to build a PLM for a whole company. For entire supply chain. PLM for extended enterprise. PLM for downstream and upstream processes. How to include non engineers in PLM activities. How to make all people in the company to use PLM. These…

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Evolution of Part Numbers in a Digital Future

Evolution of Part Numbers in a Digital Future

Jos Voskuil took Part Number topic to another spin and share his thought about  – Intelligent Part or Product Numbers?  Jos is thoughtful as usual, giving us a perspective on the difference between Parts and Products as well as ideas how to threat identification of both. And I’m in agreement…

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What will accelerate future PLM development? 

What will accelerate future PLM development? 

My attention was caught by the following tweet coming from PTC CEO Jim Hepplemann: When I co-founded Windchill nearly 20 yrs ago, it was 1st to market as an internet-based PLM solution. The vision to see #IoT = #PLM is why @PTC ranks the highest in the new @forrester Wave…

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