How PTC plan to connect PLM to Things

How PTC plan to connect PLM to Things

PTC made a big informational splash yesterday by talking about enterprise augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT). The special ThingEvent event gathered analysts and media in downtown Boston for few hours of presentation and interactive experience with technologies and product PTC is developing. The presentation part of the…

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Accenture’s Digital PLM Portal – back in the future?

Accenture’s Digital PLM Portal – back in the future?

The buzzword from late 90s caught my attention yesterday – portals. Here is the press release from Accenture – Accenture’s New Digital Portal Helps Product Developers and Engineers Accelerate Deliveries to Market as it came yesterday. The following passage is interesting. The Accenture Enterprise Product Information and Content (EPIC) Portal consolidates…

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What process can connect PLM and ALM tools?

What process can connect PLM and ALM tools?

  Software is eating the word. Our dependencies on software is increasing. Imagine your life without few software products you’re using on everyday basis. But here is the thing… software is changing traditional products around us. Think about a car. Just a few decades ago, a car was mostly mechanical…

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Don’t crash PLM vision into reality of organizations

Don’t crash PLM vision into reality of organizations

Workflow is an easy to get paradigm. You draw the chart. It is logical and shows you how things are supposed to work. You present this chart in a meeting – everyone can understand it and you’re happy. Then what? You start to implement it and you are stuck… Because…

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Save button is dead. Welcome to product lifecycle.

Save button is dead. Welcome to product lifecycle.

It is official. There is no need to have “save” button in a modern design software. The software is smart enough to take care of saving your work into local or cloud storage. Actually, you don’t want to take care of that differences too. If you are “connected”, the changes are…

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Existing PDM paradigm is dying in the hands of Onshape

Existing PDM paradigm is dying in the hands of Onshape

Old concepts are sticky. Think about QUERTY keyboard. It was designed almost 150 years ago with a special reason – to prevent typewriter hammers to jam.  Characters were mounted on metal arms or type bars, which would clash and jam if neighboring arms were pressed at the same time or…

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Cloud PLM and Sales Gravitation

Cloud PLM and Sales Gravitation

PLM was born as a solution for large companies. The complexity of enterprise product development, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain is huge. Hence systems like ENOVIA, Teamcenter and Windchill are armed to solve very complex data and process management tasks. But the question about small to medium companies was always…

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PLM Workflows: balance between value and complexity

PLM Workflows: balance between value and complexity

Workflows is one of the fundamental elements of all PLM products today. Workflow abstraction is easy to understand to engineers and it drove it initial adoption. Think about process, diagrams, logic of making progress in product development – workflow seems to be a logical choice. And it was… for the…

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PLM Black Box

PLM Black Box

Enterprise software is easy. Take any relevant world from a jargon of your company, add word “management” and voilà – another piece of enterprise software is ready. That was one of the jokes from my early days involvement into manufacturing software. So, we have product data management, manufacturing resource management,…

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Nobody wants to use PLM products and it’s okay…

Nobody wants to use PLM products and it’s okay…

Over the many years of building enterprise systems, I have come to appreciate that building software product that is defined and differentiated by its simplicity is very hard.  It takes time, knowledge, talent and a lot of work to create simplicity. I want to come back and talk about simplicity…

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