"Enterprise"

Intelligence is the next step to reinvent business processes

Intelligence is the next step to reinvent business processes

Change is hard. Think about enterprise and manufacturing company trying to change their systems, business processes or even upgrade from one version of enterprise system to a new one. If you got involved at least once in such process, I’m sure you’re familiar with the pain and complexity. IT and…

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3 tech inspirations to build a different PLM systems

3 tech inspirations to build a different PLM systems

One of the main words your learn when you want to build new technology or software product is “different”. Many systems are claiming they are new or different, but in fact these systems are barely an improvement to existing systems. The second thing you learn called “inertia”. Change is hard for…

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Product Innovation Platform: single vendor mousetrap and agile services

Product Innovation Platform: single vendor mousetrap and agile services

Product Innovation Platform is a term that coined for the last 2-3 years to describe a new way to design, manufacturing and support productions. Products are more complex and manufacturing is even more distributed. The questions how to manage a growing complexity with new engineering and manufacturing software paradigm is on…

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Is it a right time to disrupt enterprise PLM?

Is it a right time to disrupt enterprise PLM?

Timing is everything. When you want to develop a new service or change an existing one, time criteria is crucial. Is the idea way too early and the world’s not ready for it? Is it early, you’re in advance and you have to educate the world? Is the timing just…

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Pretty user interfaces and extra PLM buttons

Pretty user interfaces and extra PLM buttons

Enterprise software is infamous by its complexity. After years of preaching complexity and rich set of functions, enterprise vendors are turning towards usability and user experience. PLM vendors were following the trend to make their products easier to use. You can see it in many marketing presentations claiming intuitiveness and ease of…

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Graph technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms

Graph technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms

Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about one of the largest acquisitions in tech world – Microsoft + LinkedIn. Microsoft’s June 13th announcement to acquire LinkedIn focused on the transformation this $26 billion acquisition would bring to Microsoft. Microsoft decision to buy LinkedIn site reflects a growing…

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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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