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Why not enough PLM users are on the cloud?

Why not enough PLM users are on the cloud?

It has been almost 5 years since Autodesk turned the switch “PLM cloud” on. Tech-clarity blog – Autodesk’s announced PLM solution 360 Nexus – so what? can take you back in the history. Autodesk put a lot of emphasis behind the announcement, with CEO Carl Bass bringing up his famous anti-PLM…

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Will Kenesto escape from PDM red ocean?

Will Kenesto escape from PDM red ocean?

Develop3D article – Kenesto Drive 2.0 updates cloud product document management, collaboration and version control brings a news about Kenesto Drive 2.0. If you haven’t heard about Kenesto, check the website. Kenesto is a software outfit founded by Mike Payne. The list of companies Mike co-founded is a topic for a separate…

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What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

Change is the most scary thing for established business. As Steve Blank said in his book – The Startup Owner’s Manual, startup is essentially an organization built to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Opposite to that, established companies are executing existing repeatable and proven business models. And the last one is very…

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PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

Engineering.com TV report face to face with PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann brings a crash course of subscription business. Mr. Hepplemann speaks about SaaS business fundamentals such as revenue, booking and how it will make a future PTC profit. All of this is to explain why having an outstanding Q4/2016 led to…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

Interesting things are happening with Solidworks PDM these days. I’ve been following Solidworks World 2017 event earlier this week in Los Angeles. I was caught by the news – Solidworks is introducing new package (system) of Solidworks PDM  called Solidworks Manage. Solidworks already has PDM Standard and PDM Professional. Last year,…

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Carl Bass and Autodesk Vision

Carl Bass and Autodesk Vision

Sometimes things are happening in a very unexpected way. And the news about Carl Bass stepping down as Autodesk CEO was like that. I was fortunate to get to know Carl during my days at Autodesk. His directness, openness and sense of humor are well known in the industry. Here…

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Solidworks World 2017: From buzzwords to platforms?

Solidworks World 2017: From buzzwords to platforms?

Solidworks World 2017 have started yesterday in Los Angeles, CA. It brings ~5000 individual designers, companies, partners and vendors under the roof of Los Angeles Convention Center. I’m coming to Los Angeles for another event – Pacific Manufacturing and Design to demo openBoM (disclaimer I’m co-founder and CEO), but I might have…

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Slack is creating enterprise process orchestration platform

Slack is creating enterprise process orchestration platform

After decades of using emails threads and sequential workflow diagrams for collaboration in enterprise, the shift is coming – welcome to  interactive communication. It can provides a new way to simplify communication user experience and to change a way systems and people are working together and managing processes. You can…

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Why PLM-ALM interoperability and traceability is hard

Why PLM-ALM interoperability and traceability is hard

  ALM and PLM integration and common trajectories is very interesting trend to follow. Back in 2015 I’ve made a presentation speaking about ALM and PLM. Check my earlier blog here. One of the notable events in PLM business was acquisition of Polarion by Siemens PLM. You can read more…

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PLM selection process: a blanket of fog and how to change it

PLM selection process: a blanket of fog and how to change it

To choose PLM is a difficult task. Usually it takes months and sometimes years. You wonder why it takes so long? Here is the a thing… A typical manufacturing company is usually in the situation when some PLM or ERP related decisions have been made before. It means there are…

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