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Salesforce platform and cloud PLM differentiators

Salesforce platform and cloud PLM differentiators

Almost two years ago, I asked if Salesforce.com platform is ready for PLM. You can navigate to my old article to get up to speed my thoughts here. Some Youtube videos disappeared since then. The basic set of Saleforce.com platform functionality is mature and Salesforce is investing in additional development….

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Cloud becomes a part of product lifecycle

Cloud becomes a part of product lifecycle

Cloud is not a foreign word in a lexicon of CAD and PLM developers. Although, there is probably no agreement about how cloud technologies are going to change engineering and manufacturing software, companies are investing significant resources into turning existing PLM platforms into cloud as well as developing new tools…

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Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

Why cloud CAD is closer to solve some PLM problems than you think

One of the topics I’m following closely these days is cloud CAD development trend. To make cloud CAD work from the cloud, vendors must solve some fundamental data management and PDM problems first. The two most visible players in cloud CAD domain today are Autodesk Fusion360 and Onshape. Although Fusion360…

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Fra.me and bridge to CAD & PLM cloud

Fra.me and bridge to CAD & PLM cloud

Back to my trip to Develop3D Live conference earlier this year, I shared my thoughts about future of cloud competition. The cloud space in CAD is getting more dynamic. It also shakes other traditional applications surrounding CAD – product data management, simulation, etc. In my first slice of PLM cloud…

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Cloud CAD/PDM and mass customization future

Cloud CAD/PDM and mass customization future

The era of mass production is near the end. The demand for mass customization is coming. We can see signs of customizable products everywhere – e-commerce configurators, personalization in apparel industry, individual shoe design, personalization in medical devices etc. At the same time, the opportunity around mass-customization is facing challenges…

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“True SaaS” PLM – the devil is in details

“True SaaS” PLM – the devil is in details

My earlier attempt to compare PLM vendors and cloud services raised many comments online and offline. I want to thank everybody who commented and shared your insight – it helps me to build a next version of comparison table. Also, I can see an importance of open discussion for the future of cloud…

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PLM vendors are in risk to follow ERP dinosaurs

PLM vendors are in risk to follow ERP dinosaurs

When it comes to PLM and ERP, you may always get some feeling of rivalry at the air. PLM and ERP domains are not competing. However, ERP and PLM vendors are clearly competing for customers strategic mindset. After all, it always comes to the competition for strategic budget allocation. For many…

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How PLM can avoid cloud integration spaghetti?

How PLM can avoid cloud integration spaghetti?

Enterprise integration is a messy space. It is always complex – applications, databases, new and legacy systems, complexity of requirements. People usually need to run at least dozen of applications to run things smoothly. It is never done out-of-the-box and it is always requires circles of implementations and professional services….

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PLM Vendors: Cloud Service Comparison

PLM Vendors: Cloud Service Comparison

Cloud is taking PLM vendors by storm. Just few years ago, the question if manufacturing companies will adopt cloud raised lot of debates. You probably remember my posts – PLM competition and true cloud solution and PLM cloud: differentiation and anti-cloud  rant. Fast forward into 2015 – I can see almost all…

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