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Why does Arena PLM “need” to compete with Enovia, Teamcenter and Windchill?

Why does Arena PLM “need” to compete with Enovia, Teamcenter and Windchill?

Engineering.com article PLM This Week: An All-Time High for Arena yesterday brings a news about another record quarter of Arena Solutions – cloud PLM vendors selling pure cloud based (SaaS) product lifecycle management software. The article is short and basically says Arena is growing. Article shares only %% of growth without…

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Rich communication and efficient product lifecycle

Rich communication and efficient product lifecycle

Communication is one of the most challenging aspects of our work. My favorite quote and mantra about communication – you cannot over-communicate. When it comes to manufacturing organization, the communication between engineers, teams, departments, customers is crucial. You need to communicate the purpose of the design, engineering change, the purpose…

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The hard things about simple PLM

The hard things about simple PLM

PLM is complex – the paradigm, definition, implementation, technology. Simplification of PLM is the discussion topic among PLM industry people and pundits. I can see it as a reflection of a broader “simplification trend” that came from consumer product, internet and mobile devices. In my view, this is one of the most…

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Accenture’s Digital PLM Portal – back in the future?

Accenture’s Digital PLM Portal – back in the future?

The buzzword from late 90s caught my attention yesterday – portals. Here is the press release from Accenture – Accenture’s New Digital Portal Helps Product Developers and Engineers Accelerate Deliveries to Market as it came yesterday. The following passage is interesting. The Accenture Enterprise Product Information and Content (EPIC) Portal consolidates…

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Cloud PLM and Sales Gravitation

Cloud PLM and Sales Gravitation

PLM was born as a solution for large companies. The complexity of enterprise product development, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain is huge. Hence systems like ENOVIA, Teamcenter and Windchill are armed to solve very complex data and process management tasks. But the question about small to medium companies was always…

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How to change existing PLM User Experience

How to change existing PLM User Experience

Historically, PLM products are well know for being complicated and hard to use. It has deep roots in the way enterprise software was built for many years. The assumption that business users will have to use software dictated by IT and needed for their business function. The picture below is…

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Why to use intelligent Part Numbers in 21st century?

Why to use intelligent Part Numbers in 21st century?

Several people asked me the same question earlier today. It wasn’t tricky question. It was a question PDM and PLM pundits are discussing for years. And the question is “should we use intelligent or dumb part numbers. Do you think, I’m kidding? No, I’m not… The number of articles and blog post…

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PLM Business Growth and Sales Super Rep

PLM Business Growth and Sales Super Rep

PLM sales process is painful. Think about PLM sales rep. For him, PLM sales process is a long journey of building consensus in a prospect organization, following engineering groups and CIO organization, planning meetings, quoting industry analysts,  learning about complexity of a prospect manufacturing companies, bringing references from existing customers,…

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PLM and enterprise silos in networked age

PLM and enterprise silos in networked age

Our everyday business life is changing. Remember sales people with rolodexes that helped you to find right contacts? I’m sure some of my friends in sales are still using them. But, be honest, how many times for the last week you checked LinkedIn to get information about company or person?…

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