User Experience

Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Engineers are usually get frustrated with discussions about PDM / PLM strategies and solutions. For most of them, it sounds very abstract and far for their engineering and manufacturing realities. Business process, product information, downstream and upstream processes, data continuity, etc. It sounds and feels like a different planet for…

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How to create shared definition of simple PLM user experience

How to create shared definition of simple PLM user experience

Experience is a new mantra in our world. Software vendors are taking it sometimes to extremes by starting to offer experience instead of software and services. While there is nothing wrong about “experience marketing”, the slickness of PLM videos and presentations is often on a much higher level than software…

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PLM data-driven user experience

PLM data-driven user experience

Nobody wants to sell plain bagels these days. People are looking for differentiation. It is very much true for what is happening in the world of PLM software. PLM vendors are looking for differentiation factors for their PLM suites, platforms and applications. The differentiation process is actually orthogonal to the need to…

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Who needs “simple PLM”?

Who needs “simple PLM”?

It was almost 20 years ago. I was developing AutoCAD software for customers in Israel. I remember a conversation with a prospect customer who told me with a directness you can only hear in Israel during customer meetings – I want to have “one button application”. I looked sadly at the…

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How to change existing PLM User Experience

How to change existing PLM User Experience

Historically, PLM products are well know for being complicated and hard to use. It has deep roots in the way enterprise software was built for many years. The assumption that business users will have to use software dictated by IT and needed for their business function. The picture below is…

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PDM & PLM UI Makeup: new trend in user experience

PDM & PLM UI Makeup: new trend in user experience

User experience is in focus these days. Slowly, but surely enterprise software companies are coming to the point of understanding how important is that. It is not about changing of colors and making buttons nicer. It is about how to get a major revamp in behavior of software or how…

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Can PLM turn notifications into a process and vice versa?

Can PLM turn notifications into a process and vice versa?

Notifications are fascinating. We are all love to get notified. Alarms, emails, meetings… Later came social notifications such as likes, discussion comments and others. Enterprise systems are sending notifications about process states and many others. Recent Apple WWDC presentation provided a snapshot about next evolution point of OS/X notifications. When…

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PLM Downstream – Sent from my iPad?

I had a chance to read “Sent from my iPad”  on VEKTORRM last week. Dave Angelotti discussed an option to use iPad as a field device. It seems interesting. It made me think about lots of un-realized options for PLM innovation in downstream. Last year, I wrote – PLM content downstream…

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How to Manage ECO without paying $1’500 per seat?

I had chance to read Buzz message thread about ECO management, initiated by Josh Mings. I found it worth reading. One of the questions stick in my memory, and I decided to put it in the title of my blog post today. How to manage ECO without paying $1’500 per…

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PLM Usability Notes or Don’t Make Me Think

One of my favorite books about usability in designing of User Interfaces and Web Sites is “Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability” by Steve Krug. In my view, enterprises software is sick by complexity and you need to think every single moment you work with…

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