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PLM blockchain dreams

PLM blockchain dreams

One of the trending technologies these days is blockchain. Unless you live under the rock for the last few years, you probably heard about it. Blockchain is designed to be resistant to modification of data and therefore there is a growing interest to use blockchain to implement variety of applications…

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Digital Transformation – next step in PLM marketing?

Digital Transformation – next step in PLM marketing?

For the past few decades, PLM passed many stages of development. It was started as a form of configuration management, extended PDM, moving into single source of truth and looks like finding some new roots in modern digital transformation trends. I wrote about Digital Transformation as an interesting sales buzzword….

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New PLM tech, old habits and agile innovation

New PLM tech, old habits and agile innovation

Message on twitter from Jos Voskuil caught me by surprise earlier today.  Jos commented on my OpenBOM blog about Onshape, OpenBOM and drawing BOM (full transparency – I co-founder and CEO of OpenBOM developing cloud-based Bill of Materials management service). I found Jos’ comment fascinating. It made me think about innovation…

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SuiteWorld 2018: Oracle NetSuite and cloud bridge between PLM and ERP

SuiteWorld 2018: Oracle NetSuite and cloud bridge between PLM and ERP

I’m coming to SuiteWorld 2018 – an annual gathering of NetSuite ERP users, partners and developers. According to the website, NetSuite is #1 Cloud ERP conference. As much as I believe, the future of manufacturing companies is to become connected in the way they can optimize and organize their processes. ERP…

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Amazon, Augment Reality Patents and PLM MRO competition

Amazon, Augment Reality Patents and PLM MRO competition

Amazon will compete CAD and PLM vendors by expanding their in downstream value chain. Are you laughing? You might be right. However, you can join group of people talking about Amazon selling only books. This is already history , but this is a history we can learn from. Two decades after…

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How PLM can separate data and organization silos

How PLM can separate data and organization silos

For many years, PLM analysts, consultants and vendors claimed that silos are bad and need to be broken to transform the organization. You can see it in so many places. Here are just few examples – Demolish silos using 3DEXPERIENCE by DS; Silos are for farms and not for companies…

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Is it a time for PLM Cloud 2.0?

Is it a time for PLM Cloud 2.0?

In technology world, there is a perception that the company that wins is the one that enters first into the game. It called “first mover” advantage. To be first mover is risky and costly experience. Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal, investor and entrepreneur believes differently.  “First mover isn’t what’s…

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