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Will PLM companies start buying ERP vendors?

Will PLM companies start buying ERP vendors?

For many years PLM and ERP were like water and oil. One is positioned for innovation and another is positioned for business execution. You cannot mix them and they belongs to two different categories of products. Until now the mix of ERP and PLM only happened from ERP side, when…

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Onshape trajectory – what if PDM is Onshape key differentiator?

Onshape trajectory – what if PDM is Onshape key differentiator?

Everyone needs data, but nobody wants to be responsible for data management. I learned it during many years of working with engineers and manufacturing companies. Engineers prefer to keep files on Dropbox and not get involved into PDM (product data management) development. PDM was always perceived as a tool that…

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PLM investment – value vs bubble?

PLM investment – value vs bubble?

PLM universe is buzzing after $70M investment that Goldman Sachs put in Aras.  Check my earlier article – Does Aras have enough money to win over Enovia, Teamcenter and Windchill?. Don’t miss comments from Aras Chief Strategy Officer, Marc Lind about who is a buyer for Aras solution and why…

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Empty promises for PLM openness. Because customers cannot quit…

Empty promises for PLM openness. Because customers cannot quit…

Earlier this month in Chicago, I attended PI PLMx conference. One of my favorite sessions vendors’ panel about standards. Check my article here –  [VIDEO] what PLM vendors are thinking about standards. Standards are important – no doubt. But to understand business aspects of standard development is even more important….

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The cost of PLM divorce

The cost of PLM divorce

My attention was caused by Aras blog – Are You in a Bad PLM Relationship? written by Mark Reisig. Nice write-up with interesting examples made me feel like I’m in a family counseling meeting. There are lot of people in the world that would be happy to give you a…

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Where cloud PLM is propelling?

Where cloud PLM is propelling?

Money is coming to cloud PLM vendors. Earlier this week, my attention was caught by Propel PLM announcement about raising $18M in series B funding. TechCrunch article gives it a simple description. We hear so much about managing the customer relationship, but companies have to manage the products they sell,…

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