Will PLM vendors find a way to monetize IoT?

Will PLM vendors find a way to monetize IoT?

IoT is a topic that raises many debates these days. Speaking to engineering and manufacturing IT people I can see a variety of opinion – from total ignorance to high level of excitement. The same can be said about vendors. Some of CAD / PLM vendors are in the position…

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What changed in PLM since 2004?

What changed in PLM since 2004?

Few days ago, I my attention was caught by Allan Behrens’ tweet  with a very provoking question about what changed in PLM for the last 10-12 years. He posted a link to an old article from 2004 – PLM: evolving tools for an evolving market? Thoughts or comments on how…

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What’s next for cloud PLM?

What’s next for cloud PLM?

Just few years ago “cloud PLM ” was an oxymoron. A conservative position of engineering IT was that cloud is a wrong place to product IP and manufacturing companies will never trust cloud storage and technologies. Fast forward in 2016 and we can see PLM vendors are reporting about full…

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EDA merge into PLM: data management redundancy?

EDA merge into PLM: data management redundancy?

It is not a secret that products are getting more complex. There are so many examples of complex products and systems around us. Product complexity creates challenges in different engineering disciplines. For mechanical engineering it is a challenge to design complex objects with sophisticated electro-mechanical behavior. Self-driving car is a great…

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23 most popular Beyond PLM articles of 2016

23 most popular Beyond PLM articles of 2016

I take a look back at Beyond PLM articles that proved to be most popular among readers in 2016 and what made them so great. I found few surprises! There is no significance in the order of articles below. I tried to classify them as much as I can ….

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Happy Holidays from Beyond PLM!

Happy Holidays from Beyond PLM!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The Holiday season is an opportunity to reflect on both the past and the New Year ahead. Thank you for visiting my blog! Thank you for sharing my articles! Thank you for sending all your great comments and questions! I enjoy  them every day, and look forward…

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What is behind Aras PLM momentum?

What is behind Aras PLM momentum?

For decades, marketing strategies have been telling companies to differentiate. From startups to large enterprise companies, the ability to differentiate product offering and market position was considered as one of the key element to success. Because if you do the same as your competitors do, the only thing that left…

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Salesforce.com channel and PLM demand

Salesforce.com channel and PLM demand

Salesforce AppExchange® is one of the world’s most-popular marketplace for business app. In my previous articles, I was talking about a potential opportunity to develop PLM products on top of Salesforce.com platform. Check my articles – Does Salesforce.com ready for PLM?; Salesforce.com platform and cloud PLM differentiators; Why Salesforce.com is a…

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Will chatbots simplify PLM user experience?

Will chatbots simplify PLM user experience?

Last year I’ve made a crazy prediction that your next PLM workflow manager will be a bot. As much as crazy the idea was last year it looks like serious now. Enterprise software companies are investing into development of chatbots. Earlier today, my attention was caught by Deloitte University Press…

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