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PLM and Spreadsheetware

PLM and Spreadsheetware

The debates about PLM and Excel are heating up. The discussion started in earlier blog posts by Lionel Grealou and Jos Voskuil. In addition to that you can read some of my posts from last week related to PLM and Excel – PLM: Need for speed and PLM vs. Spreadsheets: Bullfight and Prohibition. I’m glad…

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How to strip PLM down to minimum needed functions?

How to strip PLM down to minimum needed functions?

In a swift move, Microsoft decided to reinvent email. I guess, many of you had a chance to work with Outlook in your life. In different periods of my working career, I had love and hate relationships with Outlook. The complexity and slowness of Outlook was one of the things I…

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Will Minecraft Experience take off in design and PLM?

Will Minecraft Experience take off in design and PLM?

We speak about new technological trends and how to simplify enterprise implementation. At the same time, large CAD and PLM deployments are experiencing integration and user experience challenges. File based paradigm is the one all mainstream CAD systems are supporting. The challenges of enterprise integration and complex user experience are…

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Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

One of the topics I’m following closely these days is cloud CAD development trend. To make cloud CAD work from the cloud, vendors must solve some fundamental data management and PDM problems first. The two most visible players in cloud CAD domain today are Autodesk Fusion360 and Onshape. Although Fusion360…

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How to Eat Big PLM Fishes

How to Eat Big PLM Fishes

Disruption is a lovey topic to speculate just before the weekend. Aras-Airbus story gave a context to PLM industry analysts and bloggers to speak about PLM disruption this week. Few articles to mention here – Airbus adopts Aras PLM platform by Engineering.com, Airbus flies with Aras Innovator by Develop3D; Airbus…

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How to innovate and compete with CAD and PLM behemoths

How to innovate and compete with CAD and PLM behemoths

You cannot stop innovation. Global manufacturing environment and changing technological landscape is a good foundation to think about how to develop new technologies or product to improve what industry uses today. The demand for quality, low cost combined with mass customization is creating significant challenges for manufacturing companies. It inspires…

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Crowdhooking PLM to organizational processes

Crowdhooking PLM to organizational processes

To manage business processes across the manufacturing organization is not a simple job. This is a problem product lifecycle management (PLM) system is solving for manufacturing organizations of any size. Sounds great and compelling. PLM vendors can give you many examples of successful PLM implementations. Time for party? Actually not…

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What Aras “great fanfare” means for PLM industry

What Aras “great fanfare” means for PLM industry

Aras is probably doing something right. At least this is an immediate thought that comes to my mind when I see a line of press releases with announcements about significant deals or agreements. The last one about Aras and Airbus partnership just came few days ago – Airbus and Aras…

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