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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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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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