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PLM, Digital Twin and Time Series Databases

PLM, Digital Twin and Time Series Databases

Digital Twin buzzword is trending and everyone in manufacturing is building some kind of Digital Twin. PLM folks might have their own definition of digital twine while you can already hear about multiple twins. The following Siemens PLM article interview with Jim Rask can give you bunch of technological buzzwords…

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PLM stretch towards ERP?

PLM stretch towards ERP?

It is not a secret that PLM has strong roots in engineering. PLM was born as an extension of CAD and engineering business. Expanding from CAD, PDM and engineering was a very logical approach, but it created high level dependencies between PLM and engineering disciplines. Some of you might disagree,…

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Hierarchy of PLM tool and business opportunities

Hierarchy of PLM tool and business opportunities

The article today will be unusual. I was inspired by one of my readers to create an hierarchy of technology and intersection of business opportunities. Engineering and manufacturing technologies and products were evolving for the last 50 years. PLM came to this space few decades ago. For the last few years,…

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Arena PLM acquired Omnify Software: growth and cloud acquisitions

Arena PLM acquired Omnify Software: growth and cloud acquisitions

Earlier today, Arena PLM shared the news about acquisition of Omnify Software. Omnify Software mentioned on thier twitter account – we are happy to join forces with Arena PLM.  Both companies have long history of PLM development and innovation in cloud, hosted and SaaS PLM. Here is a passage from press…

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PLM for the Great Multitude of Manufacturers

PLM for the Great Multitude of Manufacturers

I’ve been busy earlier this week attending ConX18- an annual symposium hosted by Institute of Process Excellence. Check more about the event here and its agenda here. I found the event to be an amazing experience and great atmosphere of discussion about innovation, change management, digital thread and technology. My keynote…

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Nutanix+Frame trajectories and cloud CAD transition

Nutanix+Frame trajectories and cloud CAD transition

I’ve been following the story of Frame (also known as Fra.me or Mainframe2) company and their virtualization technology. Frame provided virtualization infrastructure to run application in the cloud desktop and made few splashes in CAD and PLM eco-system by partnering with large CAD software behemoths with the offering to run…

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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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