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Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

I learned yesterday that integration is ranked more important then security with end users in ongoing CIMdata cloud PLM survey. It was mentioned by Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata VP of Research. You can download ebook from CIMdata website here. The book was sponsored by PTC, so it has some PTC cloud…

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What PLM platform has cloud API?

What PLM platform has cloud API?

Integration and connectivity was always one of the most important aspects of PLM deployment and implementations. It was never simple and never easy. There is no such thing as out-of-the-box integration and it is never easy. Variety of data sources, legacy systems, ERP configurations. You can continue the list to…

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Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Autodesk promised to integrated Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle (know as PLM360) with everything. Check my old blog here. Promised as something called “Evented Web”, it connected Fusion Lifecycle with other applications via mechanism similar to IFTTT or Zapier. I learned from Engineering.com article  by Kyle Maxey that Jitterbit that its cloud-based integration solution will be…

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Future role of API in product innovation platforms

Future role of API in product innovation platforms

In software application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols and tools to build a software. An API expresses a software in terms of how it works, data input, functionality and rules. A good API can serve as an abstraction level in every software product. For many years…

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Onshape launches commercial release

Onshape launches commercial release

Onshape Inc made a next step in the development of cloud CAD system with the announcement of commercial release and private Beta for Onshape App Store and API. Onshape made virtual press conference. The presenters Jon Hirschtick (Chairman and co-founder), David Corcoran (VP of Development) and Joe Dunne (Director of Partnerships)…

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PLM: configuration v customization. Let’s sort it out..

PLM: configuration v customization. Let’s sort it out..

Enterprise software customizations are painful. Remember my old post – Is PLM customization a data management Titanic? Nobody likes to customize PLM software, but all companies are doing that during  implementations to some degree. You can catch up on my previous articles about that – How to eliminate PLM customization problem and…

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Onshape, API and cloud architectures

Onshape, API and cloud architectures

I assume you are aware about Onshape, the new CAD software outfit founded by Jon Hirschtick and part of his old SolidWorks founding team. The software is in public beta for the moment. You can reference to my previous posts – PLM thoughts after Onshape public beta and Develop3D live set…

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PLM systems and web scale API trajectories

PLM systems and web scale API trajectories

APIs. Just to eliminate any possible confusion, API stands for Application Programming Interface. Wikipedia provides very straightforward definition of API here. For many years, API was an important element of PDM, PLM and other enterprise software business. APIs enabled the possibility of any system to be expanded, customized and tailored…

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Dogfooding and PLM APIs random thoughts

Dogfooding and PLM APIs random thoughts

If you are long time enough in software business you should be familiar with the term “dogfooding” (or eat your own dog food). This term used to explain the situation or scenario in which company is using their own products to demonstrate their capabilities and quality. If you are not…

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Why PLM Need To Lean Web APIs?

Why PLM Need To Lean Web APIs?

I want to talk about the cloud today. However, I don’t want to speak about PLM cloud. I want to talk about the real cloud, the one that available on the everyday basis to all of us – the web. This is a place where today concentrated a lot of…

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