Heavy customized systems is a potential barrier for future PLM platform progress

Heavy customized systems is a potential barrier for future PLM platform progress

It usually takes time to implement PLM system. One of the reasons for that is heavy customization and adaptations of PLM products to the needs of a specific manufacturing company. Although vendors are can still arguing about differences between configurations and customizations, customers are just looking for how make a…

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What is behind “digital PLM” buzzword?

What is behind “digital PLM” buzzword?

In the early days of electronic and computer development, “digital” was a technology that generates, stores and process data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive. Positive was expressed by number 1. Non-positive by number 0. Each of these states was referred as a bit. It was developed as…

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Upgrades and Decustomization of PLM

Upgrades and Decustomization of PLM

For many years, customization was considered an unavoidable thing in enterprise software. At the earlier days, PLM system was a toolkit that used to create an application customer demanded. Companies understood that PLM customization is a data management Titanic, but had not much to do about it. A typical large…

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Product data, machine learning and Manufacturing as a Service

Product data, machine learning and Manufacturing as a Service

Earlier this year I shared some of my thoughts how machine learning can be used to improve the quality and understanding of product data. Check out my blog – Product Data and Machine Learning as a Service. With the latest development of cloud PLM, more data about product is available…

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Cloud and CAD application crashes

Cloud and CAD application crashes

New technologies can redefine existing usage patterns. One of the biggest pains when you run you application on the desktop is crash. Nobody likes it. One of the most traditional pattern to prevent loss of work during crash is to save your work all the time. Just think how many…

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Is it a right time to disrupt enterprise PLM?

Is it a right time to disrupt enterprise PLM?

Timing is everything. When you want to develop a new service or change an existing one, time criteria is crucial. Is the idea way too early and the world’s not ready for it? Is it early, you’re in advance and you have to educate the world? Is the timing just…

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Why PLM sales is stuck in overwhelming workflows

Why PLM sales is stuck in overwhelming workflows

PLM has deep roots into process and workflows. You can find pieces of process implementation everywhere – starting from CAD file lifecycle workflows and ending with complex business processes between engineering and manufacturing. I share some of my thoughts about complexity of workflow earlier – Why is hard to implement…

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Pretty user interfaces and extra PLM buttons

Pretty user interfaces and extra PLM buttons

Enterprise software is infamous by its complexity. After years of preaching complexity and rich set of functions, enterprise vendors are turning towards usability and user experience. PLM vendors were following the trend to make their products easier to use. You can see¬†it in many¬†marketing presentations claiming intuitiveness and ease of…

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MCAD, EDA and engineering toolchains

MCAD, EDA and engineering toolchains

One of the news that caught my attention yesterday was Autodesk announcement to acquire CADSoft Eagle PCB design tool from Farnel. This is an interesting move. Although it touches a very bottom side of PCB / EDA market, I know Eagle PBC is quite popular among hobbyist and small makers….

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