"Business Models"

PLM Implementation as a Service

PLM Implementation as a Service

Engieering.com article earlier this week brought the news of significant deal related to the PLM implementation services domain – Indian HCL Buys Volvo IT, Wins Battle with IBM. The remarkable thing – Volvo is divesting its IT services and shift towards usage of external providers. I found the following passage interesting:…

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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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PLM revenue model comparison

PLM revenue model comparison

These days,  innovation is coming not only in technologies and products, but also to business models. We are observing one of the most significant shakeouts of business models in enterprise software. Companies want to buy software differently and it is obviously raising many questions in front of established PLM vendors…

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The future battle for PLM upfront cost

The future battle for PLM upfront cost

Transformation of business models is one of the most important trends that happens today in the industry. Take a deep breath… it doesn’t mean companies don’t want to be compensated for the work they do. These days it is just about how to define the right business model that reflecting…

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What Oracle Results Mean for PLM vendors?

What Oracle Results Mean for PLM vendors?

For many years the business model of CAD, PDM and later PLM vendors was structured as high upfront license combined with continues maintenance payments. The same is true for many other enterprise software vendors. PLM vendors built their businesses around expensive licenses sell covering significant sales cycle cost and even…

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5 Gallons of Processes and the future of PLMometer

5 Gallons of Processes and the future of PLMometer

Free is the best future price. If you follow my blog, you probably had a chance to read this post three years ago. The world of software is very different nowadays. Trends such as open source, software as a services (SaaS), freemium – this is only a short list of…

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PLM Business Models, Open Source and Copyleft Decline

PLM Business Models, Open Source and Copyleft Decline

I was reading IT World article early today – GPL, copyleft use declining faster than ever. It gives an interesting analyzes in the so-called “open source” field. Despite the broad definition of “open source software”, the debates about different flavors of open sources are on going. I was following Open…

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JT Open and the Future of PLM 2.0

JT Open and the Future of PLM 2.0

Despite the fact “PLM 2.0” was first articulated by Dassault back in 2006, I think, the term itself has some rights for expanded live beyond DS V6 platform. In my blog last week I discussed some aspects of comparison between PLM 2.0 and Web 2.0. One of the most important…

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SolidEdge and the Future of Micropayments in CAD/PLM?

SolidEdge and the Future of Micropayments in CAD/PLM?

In order to succeed in today’s business environment, software vendors are thinking how to innovate not only with product and technologies, but with business models. Earlier this week, Siemens PLM made an announcement about the availability of their SolidEdge Design Pad product for rental in Japan. Here is the quote from…

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