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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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Private equity firms are making a bet on PLM growth

Private equity firms are making a bet on PLM growth

PLM business has a clear potential to grow. The last two weeks demonstrated that some investors have strong believe in PLM business and it has a momentum. Arena Solutions and Aras Corp. made announcements about investments from growth equity funds. If you missed press releases, check few links below. Arena…

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Demystification of “Monolithic PLM” Marketing

Demystification of “Monolithic PLM” Marketing

In the past “monolithic” thing has a strong association with a power. Wikipedia article – List of largest monoliths brings references to biggest stones used in construction and superpower you needed to have to make it happen in production. But in software, monoliths and monolithic architecture are becoming a symbol…

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The best PLM for Product Innovation Platform?

The best PLM for Product Innovation Platform?

Have you heard about Platformization and Product Innovation Platforms? Platformization is a new trend that was outlined by several industry analysts and research companies. Check out CIMdata dossier about Platformization here. Innovation is a such a good word – all PLM companies are promoting their software now as Product Innovation Platforms….

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Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Are you familiar with famous definition of pornography used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart? Check Wikipedia article if you want to refresh your memory: I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [“hard-core…

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Digital Thread – another name for PLMish goodness?

Digital Thread – another name for PLMish goodness?

PLM industry is in a full swing to promote new concepts – digital thread and digital twin. While digital term by itself is a concept and buzzword that requires clarification in a modern world, let me speak today about digital thread. Industry Week article Demystifying Digital Thread and Digital Twin concepts making a…

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PLM – competition with status quo?

PLM – competition with status quo?

When customers don’t purchase product or services, the typical assumption that sales lost to their competitor. But in reality, the competition may not be the problem. According to brutal statistic mentioned by Forbes article, about 60% of leads are not translated into actual sales. The reason is simple – customer…

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PLM competition: How to Build a Better Mousetrap?

PLM competition: How to Build a Better Mousetrap?

Engineering.com article Success at Microsoft and Airbus: Can Aras Battle Their Way into the PLM Big Leagues? is raising multiple questions about the status of PLM (or more precisely cPDM) competition. Top vendors in this space are remaining the same for the last 10-15 years and according to current analytic researches…

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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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