"Integrations"

PLM and Web API – the route towards digital transformation

PLM and Web API – the route towards digital transformation

Every PLM implementation means lot of integration services. I hardly can remember at least one PLM implementation that was done without “coding” of something. PLM usually comes in the intersection of roads between sales, marketing, requirement, engineering and manufacturing, PLM always requires some data massaging, importing and transformation. With massive…

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Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

Future PLM integration: data service standards vs open REST APIs?

I learned yesterday that integration is ranked more important then security with end users in ongoing CIMdata cloud PLM survey. It was mentioned by Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata VP of Research. You can download ebook from CIMdata website here. The book was sponsored by PTC, so it has some PTC cloud…

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Check data integration strategy before cloud-hosting your existing PLM servers

Check data integration strategy before cloud-hosting your existing PLM servers

For long time, enterprise integration is one of the biggest challenges manufacturing companies are facing during PLM implementations. PLM integration can be very different from simple data exchange to federation. In  many situations, PLM vendors are promoting their “cloud” solutions as a way to escape from IT complexity and simplify software updates. While,…

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Integration with manufacturing robots might be the next PLM challenge

Integration with manufacturing robots might be the next PLM challenge

Integration is one of the most painful aspects of PLM deployment and implementations. Especially when you need to integrate engineering, manufacturing planning and shopfloor systems. Usually it comes down to large number of data synchronization between each and every system in the loop. Integration failures can slow production process and…

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PLM and a future of deep linking

PLM and a future of deep linking

I like links. The things about links are fascinating. It is about connection between products, people, companies and things. The nature of our life today is to stay connected. Therefore links are important. It is natural to see links appearing everywhere in engineering and manufacturing too. Think about a product and its…

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How PLM can avoid cloud integration spaghetti?

How PLM can avoid cloud integration spaghetti?

Enterprise integration is a messy space. It is always complex – applications, databases, new and legacy systems, complexity of requirements. People usually need to run at least dozen of applications to run things smoothly. It is never done out-of-the-box and it is always requires circles of implementations and professional services….

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CAD-PDM Integration, Transparency and Cloud Pain Killer

CAD-PDM Integration, Transparency and Cloud Pain Killer

CAD/PDM integration is a very important topic. It is a piece of software that helps to establish a connection between core engineering world using CAD systems and rest of the world using design data. It was a place where lots of data management innovation happened in the past. It is…

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Web and DIY Future of PLM Integrations

Web and DIY Future of PLM Integrations

Application integrations is a complicated topic. Especially when it comes to enterprise. I can confirm decades of different attempts to simplify integration tools and create an easy way build integrations. If you are long enough in enterprise software domain, you can probably remember the variety of buzzwords like EAI (Enterprise Application…

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PLM and the Evolution of Integration

PLM and the Evolution of Integration

Integration is an important topic in PLM. Few days ago, I was reading Aras’ blog – Understanding of integration and federation with Aras. This blog caught my attention by review of different PLM integration patterns – integration and federation. Despite the fact, it is a very self-promotional message, I found…

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