PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

Engineering.com TV report face to face with PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann brings a crash course of subscription business. Mr. Hepplemann speaks about SaaS business fundamentals such as revenue, booking and how it will make a future PTC profit. All of this is to explain why having an outstanding Q4/2016 led to…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

Interesting things are happening with Solidworks PDM these days. I’ve been following Solidworks World 2017 event earlier this week in Los Angeles. I was caught by the news – Solidworks is introducing new package (system) of Solidworks PDM  called Solidworks Manage. Solidworks already has PDM Standard and PDM Professional. Last year,…

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Carl Bass and Autodesk Vision

Carl Bass and Autodesk Vision

Sometimes things are happening in a very unexpected way. And the news about Carl Bass stepping down as Autodesk CEO was like that. I was fortunate to get to know Carl during my days at Autodesk. His directness, openness and sense of humor are well known in the industry. Here…

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PLM and enterprise IT trends in 2017

PLM and enterprise IT trends in 2017

Timing is one of the most interesting and important elements success or failure of any projects. Right technology in a wrong time will be a failure for your IT initiatives. When it comes to enterprise software, it is all about timing and company plans. And for PLM software it is even…

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Solidworks World 2017: From buzzwords to platforms?

Solidworks World 2017: From buzzwords to platforms?

Solidworks World 2017 have started yesterday in Los Angeles, CA. It brings ~5000 individual designers, companies, partners and vendors under the roof of Los Angeles Convention Center. I’m coming to Los Angeles for another event – Pacific Manufacturing and Design to demo openBoM (disclaimer I’m co-founder and CEO), but I might have…

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PLM Waves – The History Of The Future

PLM Waves – The History Of The Future

Time is running fast. Ilan Madjar, my former SMARTEAM colleague and managing partner of xLM Solutions LLC reminded me about that in his article – Cyclical Trends in PLM Is PLM Recycling Itself Over and Over? on LinkedIn. This kind of articles you want to read during the weekends. Ilan is sharing…

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Cloud PLM and Oracle Database Trajectories

Cloud PLM and Oracle Database Trajectories

There is no secrets – traditional PLM systems are running on top of relational databases systems. Although I didn’t find any public data source that can confirm it, my hunch that majority of PLM installations are using Oracle databases.  (If you have public information that can support or reject this…

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Can digital twin help PLM to unstuck from engineering?

Can digital twin help PLM to unstuck from engineering?

IoT and connected products are transforming businesses and industries. The expectation is high, so we can see how whole industries are switching towards IoT adoption. However, as I mentioned in my article earlier, it takes time and requires redefinition of tools and processes. Design World article reminded us about challenges of…

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Slack is creating enterprise process orchestration platform

Slack is creating enterprise process orchestration platform

After decades of using emails threads and sequential workflow diagrams for collaboration in enterprise, the shift is coming – welcome to  interactive communication. It can provides a new way to simplify communication user experience and to change a way systems and people are working together and managing processes. You can…

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PLM big data projects can fail to deliver fast ROI

PLM big data projects can fail to deliver fast ROI

Data is a new oil. Businesses are learning it every day. For the last 5-6 years, many businesses have moved from ignoring the data assets to hysterically collecting every piece of information.Few months ago, I shared some of my thoughts in the article – Big data expectation and reality. There…

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