"Integration"

Why PLM vendors need to think about cloud data collaboration now?

Why PLM vendors need to think about cloud data collaboration now?

To integrate PLM with other islands of information in manufacturing company, downstream applications and value chain is a big deal. Every single PLM implementation I was involved into requires integration. From very simple (just to bring this spreadsheet into PLM) and up to very sophisticated ones integrating PLM with ERP,…

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PI PLMx 2018 – Integration and Collaboration

PI PLMx 2018 – Integration and Collaboration

The last article inspired by presentations and discussions at PI PLMx last week is about integration and collaboration. That was a topic you can practically find in any presentation by vendors and customers at PI PLMx. Historically, integration is one of the most painful aspects of PLM deployment and implementations….

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Will PLM vendors give up on data control to develop engagement systems?

Will PLM vendors give up on data control to develop engagement systems?

For years, one of the most important element of engineering software was to establish data ownership mechanism and lock data in the system. Vendors achieved it by getting control of CAD data files, locking data into propriety database, etc. The recipe for enterprise application was simple – take an enterprise…

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How to transform PLM system into ‘Insight engine’

How to transform PLM system into ‘Insight engine’

The perceived value of product lifecycle management (PLM) is to help companies to boost innovation and improve product development, operation and service processes. It is indeed very important, hence there are so many discussions in PLM industry about how to improve processes in general. However, most of these discussions are…

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Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Does Web API make PLM integration easier?

Autodesk promised to integrated Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle (know as PLM360) with everything. Check my old blog here. Promised as something called “Evented Web”, it connected Fusion Lifecycle with other applications via mechanism similar to IFTTT or Zapier. I learned from Engineering.com article  by Kyle Maxey that Jitterbit that its cloud-based integration solution will be…

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CAD-PLM integration and microservices architecture

CAD-PLM integration and microservices architecture

Integration is hard. Especially when it comes to such complex environment as engineering and manufacturing. Zerowait-state article PLM Dilemma and Engineering Data by Stephen Porter provides an excellent description of complexity related to CAD data integration into PLM environment. The PLM must have a data model that can capture the design product…

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Homegrown PLM, focused tools and dis-integration

Homegrown PLM, focused tools and dis-integration

Integration is a popular word in PLM. It is a good word. It gives you a good taste and promise of the right approach, technology, strategy. Just say that – “integrated PLM deployment” and it feels good. Doesn’t matter that integration means bunch of code written using different languages, scripts,…

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How to turn PLM, ERP & MES into a 360-degree system

How to turn PLM, ERP & MES into a 360-degree system

Major pillars of enterprise software in every manufacturing company are represented by the silos – engineering, manufacturing planning, shop-flow control. Historically each silo developed its own system to manage information and processes. Nothing wrong with that, but within time, created a huge problem of data handover between organizations. With increased competition, demand…

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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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