PLM and a future of deep linking

PLM and a future of deep linking

I like links. The things about links are fascinating. It is about connection between products, people, companies and things. The nature of our life today is to stay connected. Therefore links are important. It is natural to see links appearing everywhere in engineering and manufacturing too. Think about a product and its…

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How PLM can avoid cloud integration spaghetti?

How PLM can avoid cloud integration spaghetti?

Enterprise integration is a messy space. It is always complex – applications, databases, new and legacy systems, complexity of requirements. People usually need to run at least dozen of applications to run things smoothly. It is never done out-of-the-box and it is always requires circles of implementations and professional services….

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How many execs will be killed by Frankensoft PLM platforms?

How many execs will be killed by Frankensoft PLM platforms?

I’ve been following CIMdata PLM roadmap for HTE event on twitter yesterday. Navigate to the following link if you want to see tweets. One of the topic that CIMdata put on the agenda was “PLM platformization”. You can take a deep look on what is behind CIMdata’s fancy definition of “platformization” by navigating…

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How people born after 1985 can influence PLM

How people born after 1985 can influence PLM

Culture can eat strategy for breakfast and technology for lunch. When it comes to PLM, the implementation and organizational alignment are major risk factors. To change organization is hard and to shift it towards using new tools and processes is even harder. I recently wrote about it in my blog…

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PLM Vendors: Cloud Service Comparison

PLM Vendors: Cloud Service Comparison

Cloud is taking PLM vendors by storm. Just few years ago, the question if manufacturing companies will adopt cloud raised lot of debates. You probably remember my posts – PLM competition and true cloud solution and PLM cloud: differentiation and anti-cloud  rant. Fast forward into 2015 – I can see almost all…

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PDM and future trajectory of versions comparison

PDM and future trajectory of versions comparison

  Version control is one of the most important function in PDM. Regardless on what type of data you are managing, the capability to manage changes and to have an access of history of versions is important. Version control was the first functionality every PDM system developed in the past. The following video…

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Configurable BOM – an ultimate PLM platform test?

Configurable BOM – an ultimate PLM platform test?

Platformizaiton in PLM is an interesting trend. If this is a first time you hear about “platformization”, you are not alone. The term was “coined” by CIMdata – analytical and consulting outfit focusing of PLM and manufacturing. You can read more here – Platformization: The next step in PLM’s evolution….

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PLM + ERP = cloud… what?

PLM + ERP = cloud… what?

Enterprise resource planning is well established domain for many years. ERP in manufacturing made a very long history of transformation from early days of MRP and MRP II and it is usually a suite of integrated applications used to store data from multiple activities – inventory, product planning, manufacturing, service…

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Inertia is still a major problem in PLM adoption

Inertia is still a major problem in PLM adoption

The adoption of PLM is a tricky question. I use a term PLM for the moment, to describe both tools and processes needed for PLM adoption. Here is the thing, regardless on what tools are you using you do have PLM processes in place. You might have bad processes in…

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