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3 reasons PDM implementation can cost you more than you expected

3 reasons PDM implementation can cost you more than you expected

Engineers don’t like PDM (product data management) and consider it as an unnecessarily evil. At the same time, complexity of data in engineering environment is skyrocketing. Companies are losing time and money on searching and organizing engineering data. As a result, many manufacturing companies are looking how better organize engineering and…

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Is PLM getting more affordable?

Is PLM getting more affordable?

My attention was caught by Engineering.com article – eBook: Putting PLM Within Reach. The write-up introduces Jim Brown’s ebook. The e-book is free sponsored by PTC and it speaks about PLM purchase decision process and what advantages SaaS (subscription) business model can bring to PLM. Have a read and draw…

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Why “collaborative change” can challenge PLM platforms?

Why “collaborative change” can challenge PLM platforms?

The only permanent thing in life is change. The same is very true for engineering projects. We are changing things all the time. New products are introduced as a modifications of existing ones. Customers are demanding improvements. Mistakes can happen. There are many situations when change is required. Teamcenter blog…

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How much cost to build PLM software?

How much cost to build PLM software?

The new normal – we need less money to build software these days. My attention caught Andreessen Horowitz article The Happy Demise of the 10X Engineer. In a nutshell, we live in the era when infrastructure cost is going down and the cost of software engineers is going up. The…

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The end of single PLM database architecture is coming

The end of single PLM database architecture is coming

The complexity of PLM implementations is growing. We have more data to manage. We need to process information faster. In addition to that, cloud solutions are changing the underlining technological landscape. PLM vendors are not building software to be distributed on CD-ROMs and installed by IT on corporate servers anymore….

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Cloud PLM and Battle for Cost?

Cloud PLM and Battle for Cost?

PLM companies are switching to the cloud. Software vendors are taking different paths and technical strategies – IaaS, PaaS, private clouds, public clouds with high diversity of options and marketing messages. Navigate to some of my previous posts to get up to speed with the topic – Cloud PLM and…

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PLM cost and future of public cloud

PLM cost and future of public cloud

PLM and cost. The topic is important and heavily debated among vendors, customers and industry pundits. Major established PLM vendors are keeping bar high, cloud vendors and open source innovators are trying to find alternatives to existing licensing mechanisms and upfront PLM payments. For most of the people, cloud and/or web…

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PLM: Business Transformation vs. Business Pain Solving?

PLM: Business Transformation vs. Business Pain Solving?

I’d like to provoke the discussion about PLM implementations today. I assume most of your had a chance to hear the term “business transformation”. That was the way majority of PLM vendors, consulting and service companies approached PLM implementation for the last decade. In a nutshell, it means to transform…

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