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PLM dilemma to support “all clouds”

PLM dilemma to support “all clouds”

After few years of the intensive sprint to support cloud technologies, major PLM vendors are happy to report – yes, we are on the cloud. While the most commonly asked question is “what cloud?”, the answer you usually can hear from vendors is simple – any cloud, just pick one….

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Developers, no-code workflows and PLM platforms

Developers, no-code workflows and PLM platforms

Flexibility was one of the key elements always demanded by engineering and manufacturing applications. The diversity of requirements is high and therefore without enough flexibility you have hard time to accomplish a goal to tailor CAD, PDM or PLM system to the needs of a specific user. Flexibility usually comes…

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CAD, PLM and future race towards cloud revenues

CAD, PLM and future race towards cloud revenues

Enterprise software industry transition is in full swing towards cloud revenues. Recent acquisition of Netsuite by Oracle just added an addition pressure to already overheated discussion between rivals Salesforce.com and Oracle, which is trying to become a first enterprise software vendor reaching $10B cloud revenues mark. Salesforce’s Marc Benioff is not…

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Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Autodesk promised to integrated Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle (know as PLM360) with everything. Check my old blog here. Promised as something called “Evented Web”, it connected Fusion Lifecycle with other applications via mechanism similar to IFTTT or Zapier. I learned from Engineering.com article  by Kyle Maxey that Jitterbit that its cloud-based integration solution will be…

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Where to buy cloud PLM tribal knowledge?

Where to buy cloud PLM tribal knowledge?

Unless you’re taking digital detox, you probably heard about big news in enterprise software world – Oracle buys Netsuite. The original press release is here. According to press release – “Oracle and NetSuite cloud applications are complementary, and will coexist in the marketplace forever,” said Mark Hurd, Chief Executive Officer,…

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Cloud PLM: from servers to multi-tenant apps

Cloud PLM: from servers to multi-tenant apps

We live in an interesting time of computing model transformation. Some of us can still remember Mainframe era 40-50 years ago. Computing platforms were monolithic and centralized. That was the time manufacturing resource planning and accounting systems came to manufacturing companies. The next stage was all about client-server. Cheaper architecture, wide…

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What PLM vendors can learn from Workday-Platfora acquisition

What PLM vendors can learn from Workday-Platfora acquisition

Data is a new oil. Fortune article explains in a nutshell why big data analytic and AI research are booming this days. The following passage can give you an idea. “Data is the new oil,” Shivon Zilis, a partner with the venture capital firm Bloomberg Beta, said about data’s increasing value….

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A balancing act between cloud and CAD file system

A balancing act between cloud and CAD file system

CAD files is a real nightmare for any data management system. Because of complex relationships, dependencies and size, to manage CAD files is a very complex function. PDM products are trying to accomplish it for more than two decades with questionable success. Read my blog – CAD files: the root…

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CAD files – the root cause of PDM nightmares

CAD files – the root cause of PDM nightmares

The data is ultimately important. Ask any engineer in a manufacturing company and he will answer you that he needs data at his fingertips, searchable, accessible, available on mobile devices, etc. etc… However, if you come to the same manufacturing company and ask who wants to be responsible for engineering…

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