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Hardware Startup – the importance of product records to estimate cost

Hardware Startup – the importance of product records to estimate cost

I started a series of article explaining how hardware startup can establish product lifecycle management strategy and why it can be beneficial already early in their product development cycle. You can catch up on these blog posts here – PLM 101: Product Lifecycle for Hardware StartupsĀ and 5 Elements of PLM…

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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 licensingĀ 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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IaaS, Cloud PLM and Disruptive Pricing

IaaS, Cloud PLM and Disruptive Pricing

PLM vendors are continuing to adopt cloud. I can clearly see a difference between people attitude for cloud solutions now and 4 years ago. Here is my simplistic definition of changes that happened for the last 4 years. The following sequence represents a typical reaction on “cloud PLM” for the…

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Cloud PLM and Cost of Data: Your Mileage May Vary?

Cloud PLM and Cost of Data: Your Mileage May Vary?

Cost is important. Period. It drives attention of IT managers and CFOs. With a massive changes cloud and mobile bring to a modern enterprise, structure and definition of cost will be transforming. On my way from Tel Aviv to Boston yesterday, I had a chance to read RWW Mobile article…

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PLM, ECO and Cost of Change

PLM, ECO and Cost of Change

Cost is an important topic. Period. Everybody agrees with this statement. I can even say many companies investing a lot in their ability to calculate and predict the cost of product. Compared to that, cost of change is much less exposed. However, cost of change can be even more destructive…

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