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Cloud PDM competition is heating up

Cloud PDM competition is heating up

Just few years ago it was hard to imagine that a possibility to manage CAD files using cloud software. The common message supported by vendors and users was that CAD files are too large for cloud software and engineers unlikely to trust cloud software for IP such as 3D models. But…

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Solid Edge ST9 and cloud-enabled CAD

Solid Edge ST9 and cloud-enabled CAD

Cloud is expanding everywhere. It makes sometimes very hard to understand the difference of a specific cloud technologies or trajectory of traditional desktop and cloud tools. CAD is a good example. Cloud brings lot of confusion to engineers using CAD systems. What is cloud CAD? How is it different from a…

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Will Facebook create “PLM for gadgets”?

Will Facebook create “PLM for gadgets”?

The last decade of open source, mobile and web development taught us that to create software can be easy. Don’t take me wrong it still requires knowledge and specific organization and experience. But compare it to hardware development and manufacturing processes and you will see the difference. It was true…

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Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and cloud PDM expansion

Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and cloud PDM expansion

I’ve been attending Autodesk Accelerate 2016 event in Boston earlier this week. Originally focused on PLM, the event was expanded to cover broader vision of Fusion Innovation Platform.  Check me earlier blog – Autodesk Accelerate 2016 in Boston. Autodesk announced cloud PDM product. I was following this topic for the…

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Autodesk Accelerate 2016 in Boston

Autodesk Accelerate 2016 in Boston

I will be attending Accelerate 2016 event in Boston later this week. This is a 3rd annual event Autodesk is dedicating to Product Lifecycle Management. You can catch up on my posts about Accelerate 2014 and Accelerate 2015. Read more about the event by navigating to the following link. I can…

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5 ways to differentiate PLM products

5 ways to differentiate PLM products

In marketing, product differentiation is the process of distinguishing your product offering from from others, to make it more attractive to a potential buyers. One of the main reasons is to differentiate from competitors’ products. The objective of this process is to develop a position that customer will see as…

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Onshape and CAD data platforms foundation

Onshape and CAD data platforms foundation

Platforms is one the most interesting trends in the modern enterprise software development. Existing engineering software platforms are trailing long list of problems. One of the questions today what technology or product can provide a foundation for future engineering platforms. Read more in my blog about this. The development of cloud CAD systems…

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PLM cloud and vendor comparison circa 2016

PLM cloud and vendor comparison circa 2016

PLM cloud comparison was a topic of my ongoing research and discussions since last year. Cloud adoption is growing. In 2015, we have seen all major PLM providers came out to support cloud strategy and cloud technology.  But the devil is in details and not every cloud is the same….

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What PLM strategists can learn from PLM and ERP “true cloud” debates

What PLM strategists can learn from PLM and ERP “true cloud” debates

Have you heard about “true cloud” debates? Things are heating up in ERP universe… I wrote about Oracle acquiring Netsuite earlier. If you missed my blog, read it here. The deal created some turbulence among ERP competitors. My attention was caught by Rootstock ERP article – The Oracle-NetSuite Acquisition –…

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