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Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Historically, engineering and manufacturing created a waterfall process. Some people called it “over the wall engineering“. To follow this process, engineers were finishing the design and literally throwing it to manufacturing organization. This is very inefficient process and I wish over the wall engineering practices will go away. Such practices…

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CAD competition – standard cloud feature list

CAD competition – standard cloud feature list

Once upon a time, CAD system competition was about 3D modeling. Although, it is still true, I can see the new trend of competition – cloud data management and collaboration. Meantime, active players in this competition are cloud CAD vendors. However, I’m pretty sure it will expand to other CAD…

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EDA merge into PLM: data management redundancy?

EDA merge into PLM: data management redundancy?

It is not a secret that products are getting more complex. There are so many examples of complex products and systems around us. Product complexity creates challenges in different engineering disciplines. For mechanical engineering it is a challenge to design complex objects with sophisticated electro-mechanical behavior. Self-driving car is a great…

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What is behind Aras PLM momentum?

What is behind Aras PLM momentum?

For decades, marketing strategies have been telling companies to differentiate. From startups to large enterprise companies, the ability to differentiate product offering and market position was considered as one of the key element to success. Because if you do the same as your competitors do, the only thing that left…

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Salesforce.com channel and PLM demand

Salesforce.com channel and PLM demand

Salesforce AppExchange® is one of the world’s most-popular marketplace for business app. In my previous articles, I was talking about a potential opportunity to develop PLM products on top of Salesforce.com platform. Check my articles – Does Salesforce.com ready for PLM?; Salesforce.com platform and cloud PLM differentiators; Why Salesforce.com is a…

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The future of continuous PLM customization

The future of continuous PLM customization

One size doesn’t fit all. It is hard to standardize enterprise software. Engineers are always in a disagreement how to get things done. PLM system have started their customization journey as a toolkit based environment tried to shift to out-of-the-box templates and failed. Customers are very much aware about PLM…

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Challenges of horizontal integration in connected manufacturing

Challenges of horizontal integration in connected manufacturing

IoT, Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0. Consumer marketing of IoT technology can be confusing and try to sell yout the idea how your fridge will use smart egg tray to save you from urgent errand to a nearby dragstore. What is really behind that is a very disruptive idea of how manufacturing companies can…

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Lipstick on a pig. Why PLM experience is not done yet?

Lipstick on a pig. Why PLM experience is not done yet?

Product lifecycle management (PLM) is an information management system that can integrate data, processes, business systems and, ultimately, people in an extended enterprise. This is one of the most generic definitions of PLM system you can find. For many years in enterprise software business, vendors usually missed the last element…

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Future CAD competition will be about data management and networks

Future CAD competition will be about data management and networks

For many years, CAD competition was heavily focused on geometrical features and modeling. Still 3D modeling capabilities is a very important factor. But, the world has shrunk by the Internet. Small companies now have global reach and competition is taking new trajectories. In a new global environment, competitive pressure on…

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