Product Innovation Platform: single vendor mousetrap and agile services

Product Innovation Platform: single vendor mousetrap and agile services

Product Innovation Platform is a term that coined for the last 2-3 years to describe a new way to design, manufacturing and support productions. Products are more complex and manufacturing is even more distributed. The questions how to manage a growing complexity with new engineering and manufacturing software paradigm is on…

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Developers, no-code workflows and PLM platforms

Developers, no-code workflows and PLM platforms

Flexibility was one of the key elements always demanded by engineering and manufacturing applications. The diversity of requirements is high and therefore without enough flexibility you have hard time to accomplish a goal to tailor CAD, PDM or PLM system to the needs of a specific user. Flexibility usually comes…

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Why Quality Management can be low hanging fruit for cloud PLM?

Why Quality Management can be low hanging fruit for cloud PLM?

PLM can do everything. IoT is PLM, Digital Thread is PLM. The unfortunate behavior of sales people is to over-promise what Product Lifecycle Management software can do. So, it was very refreshing to see Tech-Clarity article Does Quality Management belong to PLM. Ebook and report are sponsored by Arena Solution. The…

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Digital thread and “fake PLM” debates

Digital thread and “fake PLM” debates

Have you heard about “digital thread”? If not, you probably should, because it might become the next point of debates about real vs. fake PLM. My attention was caught by Yoann Maingon article – Fake PLM is sexy but Real PLM is important. The article brings two videos – one from…

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Can poor CAD file management stop system engineering efforts?

Can poor CAD file management stop system engineering efforts?

Product complexity is growing and software vendors are making a case for MBSE (model based system engineering) to bring modern PLM system architecture to manufacturing companies. David Ewig’s article Your legacy PDM system doesn’t support system engineering is a good example. It speaks about the need to upgrade legacy PDM /…

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CAD, PLM and future race towards cloud revenues

CAD, PLM and future race towards cloud revenues

Enterprise software industry transition is in full swing towards cloud revenues. Recent acquisition of Netsuite by Oracle just added an addition pressure to already overheated discussion between rivals Salesforce.com and Oracle, which is trying to become a first enterprise software vendor reaching $10B cloud revenues mark. Salesforce’s Marc Benioff is not…

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The demand for live connected collaboration

The demand for live connected collaboration

Our environment is getting more distributed then ever. The borders between work, home and mobile environments are blurring. What is the right answer to such a change? Software vendors are developing and acquiring new technologies and products to help them to manage data and communication in such environment. My attention was…

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Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Autodesk promised to integrated Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle (know as PLM360) with everything. Check my old blog here. Promised as something called “Evented Web”, it connected Fusion Lifecycle with other applications via mechanism similar to IFTTT or Zapier. I learned from Engineering.com article  by Kyle Maxey that Jitterbit that its cloud-based integration solution will be…

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