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Business of Engineering: Future PLM Identity?

Business of Engineering: Future PLM Identity?

PLM was never an easy domain to explain. For the last 10-15 years, marketing tried multiple approaches positioning PLM in a variety of forms. PLM was always a vague place between edges of design (CAD) and manufacturing (ERP). Depends on a vendor, PLM solution are closer to one of these edges…

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Business of Engineering – buzzword or new domain?

Business of Engineering – buzzword or new domain?

PLM products are insanely similar. Two decades of competitions between small number of vendors and multiple acquisitions made PLM landscape looks like what we have today. PLM sales presentations are often look similar. Value proposition is simple. Case studies are often using very similar words about why a particular customer decided to…

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Open source PLM conundrum

Open source PLM conundrum

Once open source software was a no-go solution in enterprise software. I remember debates and discussions about open-source code with legal department in a large PLM development company back in 2000s. They asked me to bring good reasons why to use open source software… Fast forward in 2016 – open…

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It takes XX months to implement PLM. Can we fix it?

It takes XX months to implement PLM. Can we fix it?

I was attending Aras Innovator Software-as-a-Service – a new PLM cloud offering of T-Systems webinar yesterday. If you are in Europe, Aras / T-Systems can be an alternative to installing PLM servers in your organization. I captured the following data point – it takes ~1 day to get Aras cloud instance…

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Aras and search for new PLM business models

Aras and search for new PLM business models

  Seriously, how do you take your coffee (err… PLM)? I might like my PLM with free upgrade service and no license fee. It smells kinda disruptive. But look around. The world has changed. Airbnb – the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. Uber – the world’s largest…

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What is different in Aras PLM?

What is different in Aras PLM?

Aras Corp is making waves in PLM eco-system. The latest news about addition of Aibus to Aras customer list raised eyebrows and questions among PLM industry pundits. Desktop Engineering magazine created few publications to cover that news. One of them – Aras Innovator Touches Down in Airbus’ PLM Backbone can give…

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What Aras “great fanfare” means for PLM industry

What Aras “great fanfare” means for PLM industry

Aras is probably doing something right. At least this is an immediate thought that comes to my mind when I see a line of press releases with announcements about significant deals or agreements. The last one about Aras and Airbus partnership just came few days ago – Airbus and Aras…

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PLM, Upgrades and Competition

PLM, Upgrades and Competition

Traditional PLM wisdom says to buy PLM system is a complex process. Once you decided for a specific platform or technology, it will be very hard to change or replace with something else. I’ve been skimming social network news this morning The following tweet from @jonathanpscott caught my attention – “More…

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How much does it cost to manage CAD data?

How much does it cost to manage CAD data?

CAD files. Everyone who is dealing with design and engineering is familiar with this type of data. Large files, many dependencies, hard to store, share, change. That was the place where originally Product Data Management – PDM was born (if you long enough in this industry you might remember EDM…

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The future of PLM apps

The future of PLM apps

PLM technologies and products went through many changes for the last two decades. If you long timer in PLM industry, you might remember initial PDM / PLM products. In my view, most of them provided some sort of toolbox solutions used by large companies and IT service organization. You had to…

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