"Cloud"

How Fra.me can change PLM competition trajectories

How Fra.me can change PLM competition trajectories

  For the last 15-20 years, PDM and PLM tools went long way from perceived as an-add for CAD tools to a platform to manage information and product development processes. PLM platforms stuck between rock and hard place trying to solve a single platform vs federated platform dilemma. You can hear…

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Can Frame make cloud CAD & PDM irrelevant?

Can Frame make cloud CAD & PDM irrelevant?

Few months ago, I discussed Frame – a technology to bring your existing CAD and maybe PDM / PLM environment into the cloud. My earlier post is here – Frame and bridge to CAD / PLM cloud. The advantages of Frame are clear – same software, no need to change…

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A piece of cloud in data center- SaaS PLM path to large manufacturers?

A piece of cloud in data center- SaaS PLM path to large manufacturers?

All PLM vendors can delivery some sort of cloud solutions today. You can see my recent update to PLM cloud service comparison here. You can see solutions are simply divided between SaaS services and Hosted products. Hosted solution are dominant since majority of vendors are simply upgrading and adjusting existing platforms…

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DS 3DEXPERIENCE: Access any data and virtual twin

DS 3DEXPERIENCE: Access any data and virtual twin

I spent some time yesterday watching Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Forum live streaming from Boston. Speakers – Bernard Charles and Monica Menghini of Dassault Systems, an impressive line of thought leaders – Jeremiah Owyang, David Rose and others. It was an opportunity to get some refresh about DS strategy and gather data points…

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Updated blog: How to compare PLM cloud services?

Updated blog: How to compare PLM cloud services?

It has been few months since I published my first comparison between PLM cloud services provided by different CAD, PLM and ERP vendors. You can see my first blog about it – PLM vendors: cloud service comparison. This blog raised many comments and questions online and offline. I’ve been following…

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3 challenges to develop cloud storage and collaboration tools for engineers

3 challenges to develop cloud storage and collaboration tools for engineers

For the last few years, we’ve seen a number of attempts to develop specialized CAD data collaboration tools by leveraging cloud technologies. GrabCAD was probably the most successful one. More than one million engineers joined GrabCAD. In addition, before acquisition by Stratasys, GrabCAD developed cloud PDM tool – Workbench. Few…

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Will “cloud” change the way we integrate PLM and ERP?

Will “cloud” change the way we integrate PLM and ERP?

Integration has a very important role in PLM implementations. PLM is intended to manage design and engineering aspects of product development. ERP is intended to manage manufacturing resources, process and inventory. Therefore PLM and ERP are complementary. Most of PLM implementations I’ve seen in my life, required PLM-ERP integration. At…

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It is time to stop marketing CAD/PLM cloud and move to deployment

It is time to stop marketing CAD/PLM cloud and move to deployment

Do you remember the time when the term “dot-com company” was booming around? Getting back to late 1990s, so called dot.com or “internet companies” were around to attract people using internet access. After stock market crash around a year 2000, most of these companies dropped “.com” suffix from their names….

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Engineers are not asking about cloud and it’s okay..

Engineers are not asking about cloud and it’s okay..

I like surveys. They can help you to discover what people think and motivate to make analysis. My attention was caught by a survey Worldwide CAD Trends done by British-based Business Advantage. This year it surveyed 635 CAD managers and users in several countries. Thanks upFront.Ezine article The state of…

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