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PLM magicians and future of data management

PLM magicians and future of data management

Magic is one of the old professions in the world. Some articles nominates magician to be a second old profession. However, I found interesting that magic had changed from generation to generation. Many centuries ago, magicians were advisers to kings and emperors. Long before advanced science and medicine, magicians influenced…

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From flexible data models and free upgrades to autonomous PLM data services

From flexible data models and free upgrades to autonomous PLM data services

Flexibility is one of the most important requirements in product lifecycle management. PLM  debates about flexibility, customization and configuration are decades long. It comes and goes in waves – flexible data models, complexity, customization, configurations, out-of-the-box, templates and repeats again. And I think, there is always an “elephant in the…

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PLM reports – how to compare apples and oranges

PLM reports – how to compare apples and oranges

Recent Forrester Wave report made some turbulence in PLM world. I shared my thoughts in my earlier blog –What I learned about PLM leaders from Forrester Wave report. Aras $100 millions revenues based on the Forrester research criteria was an interesting surprise. While Dassault Systemes, Siemens PLM and PTC are…

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Will Aras buy a CAD vendor? (future of CAD-less PLM)

Will Aras buy a CAD vendor? (future of CAD-less PLM)

For the last few years, Aras made a story in PLM world. Aras was founded in 2000 and had a turbulent story until coming with the business model of enterprise open source- a mix of free license combined with community building and subscription model. Last week I learned that Aras…

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What I learned about PLM leaders from Forrester research

What I learned about PLM leaders from Forrester research

Earlier today my attention was caught by Forrester PLM research for discrete manufacturing industry. Almost simultaneously, two PLM vendors – PTC and Aras made an announcement about their inclusion as leaders into Forrester research. You can read about it here from Aras website and here from PTC website. Here is Aras…

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Aras PLM Platform “Overlay” strategy explained 

Aras PLM Platform “Overlay” strategy explained 

I’m still at Gothenburg, Sweden attending PDT Europe and CIMdata PLM Roadmap conference. If you missed my blog from yesterday, check out here – CIMdata PLM Roadmap: Digitalization trend and old PLM problems. If you want to learn more about the event, navigate to the following link. CIMdata and Eurostep…

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Complexity of data models and user interface in PLM

Complexity of data models and user interface in PLM

Last week I attended Autodesk Accelerate event in Boston. If you missed my notes, you can catchup here. One of my favorite sessions, was a panel with users. The fascinating answer provided by Jennifer Walker of Amsafe was about simplicity of changes and administration of Fusion Lifecycle. She asked about…

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