"Cloud"

Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Medium article from Propel PLM – What the Salesforce Cloud Does for PLM brings few interesting data points about latest cloud PLM vendor (Propel PLM) building new product on top of Salesforce.com. Propel PLM recently closed $4.2M financial round led by Cloud Apps Capital Partners. I’ve been discussing the opportunity to…

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SolidEdge ST9 and cloud-enabled design

SolidEdge ST9 and cloud-enabled design

Few weeks ago I posted a story about cloud CAD and Dropbox Infinite Project. Apparently it was not only me thinking about how Dropbox can facilitate cloud CAD collaboration. Engineers from SolidEdge thought that it will be a good idea too.  The news came yesterday from Siemens PLM and SolidEdge team….

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Engineering files and cloud storage

Engineering files and cloud storage

Once upon a time, we printed drawings and other related document and took them with us to design reviews and other meetings. That time is in the past for most of the companies I know. Although, it is not a very unusual to see people caring notepads, most of CAD…

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What PLM vendors can learn form YC applications

What PLM vendors can learn form YC applications

If you’ve been involved in the start-up development at least once during the last decade, you probably heard about YC (Y Combinator). Started back in 2005, this is one of the most famous and powerful start-up incubator. Here is what Wikipedia says about YC. In its main program, Y Combinator…

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Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed environment is a new reality in manufacturing and it creates many new challenges. You can argue that manufacturing companies were using suppliers and multiple manufacturing locations for the last several decades. What changed? Actually a lot. What we can see is a speed and complexity by distribution. The old…

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Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Manufacturing companies are owning large volumes of engineering data in CAD files, PDF and other formats derivatives from design. One of the questions IT in manufacturing companies is asking is how to store and manage all engineering files – CAD, PDF, etc. For many years, PDM (product data management) system…

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What can make PLM systems more affordable?

What can make PLM systems more affordable?

Innovation and technology can make things cheaper. This is an interesting trend we are observing for the last few decades. Consider that – computers are 1000x time cheaper than 3 decades ago. I picked up few data points about how technology changed the cost of things. It is pretty amazing…

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What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

Terminology is important. You don’t want customers to get confused with the wrong term or technological buzzword. Unfortunately, some of technological terms today are converting into marketing buzzwords and require future clarification. Cloud is one of them. SaaS, Cloud, Public, Private, etc. Last year, I’ve been trying to demystify PLM…

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