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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How to avoid PLM software selection mousetrap

How to avoid PLM software selection mousetrap

To select PLM system is not a simple task. While the number of manufacturing businesses asking about Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems is growing, the process of selection is messy and sometimes can become ugly. Especially if you’re coming unprepared. It is like to buy a luxury car on budget….

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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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PLM: from cloud deployment to cloud development

PLM: from cloud deployment to cloud development

Software is eating the world. Unless you’ve been living under the rock for the last few years, you know what I’m talking about. The phrase is attributed to Marc Andreessen. An op-ed piece Andreessen authored for The Wall Street Journal in 2011 is well known and prompted many articles in journals…

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Real-time collaborative edit is coming to CAD & PLM

Real-time collaborative edit is coming to CAD & PLM

Collaboration is an interesting term. It used a lot in the context of different applications. But it has different forms. Emails, text messages, tweets, workflow processes. All these technologies are allowing us to “collaborate” and we’ve been using them for many years. However, nothing can replace real time collaboration and…

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PLM’s need is clear. Why the change is not obvious?

PLM’s need is clear. Why the change is not obvious?

My attention was caught by tweet promoting CIMdata’s complimentary PLM Leadership Tutorials – a set of videos describing PLM in 5, 10 or 15 min. I found this video set fascinating and interesting. Navigate to the following link to watch videos and learn more about PLM. I like the idea. Making more…

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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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Introducing Beyond PLM Weekly Bulletin

Introducing Beyond PLM Weekly Bulletin

The summer is over. Labor day is a good opportunity to think about something new. For the last year, I’ve been experimenting with variety of ways to share information in addition to daily blogging. Some of these experiments are going well like PLM book. I like the way it is progressing…

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3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

For the last decade Product Lifecycle Management became of the important backbones manufacturing company is using to organize data about product, control product development processes and manage data exchange between departments, contractors, suppliers and customers. While PLM vendors made a huge progress towards improvement of PLM infrastructure, implementation practices and…

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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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