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Rethinking PLM ROI in cloud era

Rethinking PLM ROI in cloud era

To measure ROI is important part of PLM implementation decision. These days companies are less interested in 3-5 years implementation roadmaps. Therefore, discussion about PLM ROI can be very painful. It is better to get prepared upfront. PLM ROI is not a simplest thing to get into.  I put some…

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How to migrate into “future PLM platform”?

How to migrate into “future PLM platform”?

One of the topics I touched in my yesterday post about future PLM platforms is platform migration. The ability of customer to make a move is significantly dependent on how existing environment can be migrated. You can catch up on some of my earlier thoughts about PLM migrations by reading the…

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It is not easy to add “social” to PLM

It is not easy to add “social” to PLM

My recent post Social PLM: How to pull a trigger? became a trigger for me to think and discuss “social” topic again. I found certain level of disagreement with Jim Brown’s position about how to put social in PLM. Here is Jim’s comment: @jim_techclarity: @olegshilovitsky There is a lot more low…

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Social PLM: How to pull a trigger?

Social PLM: How to pull a trigger?

In my yesterday blog, I shared some of my thoughts about “Facebook at Work” and potential impact on engineering and manufacturing software. It made me think again about all discussions and stories related to social software trend and social PLM. Social was trending topic 3-4 years ago. Many new companies were…

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Future CAD file management trajectories

Future CAD file management trajectories

CAD data is a core and one of the most fundamental parts of every manufacturing design. It all starts and dies from how your product looks and feels. In the past, 3D CAD was most focused on mechanical elements of design. Today, CAD systems are meshing into a complex conglomerate…

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What makes “cloud” a good alternative for PDM system?

What makes “cloud” a good alternative for PDM system?

It has been a year since I published my How to select PDM system in 5 simple steps? Engineering.com article The Difference Between Cloud-based and Traditional PDM made me think it is a good time to re-evaluate my writing and see if I need to correct my recommendations. Note, Engineering.com article is…

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Bill of Materials (BOM): process or technology challenge?

Bill of Materials (BOM): process or technology challenge?

The importance of Bill of Material in product development and manufacturing hardly can be undervalued. BOM is a cornerstone of almost all processes and activities – from early requirement and design and to manufacturing, services and support. Therefore, efficient BOM management is an absolutely important element of product development processes….

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The Future Unbundling Strategies in CAD/PLM

The Future Unbundling Strategies in CAD/PLM

Engineering software has a long history of aggregation and disaggregation. In CAD, it was long time about new features vendors added to CAD tools. Ultimately, it was a long run towards new features. Later in the history, CAD industry came to the idea of integrating of various add-on systems into…

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How to select PDM system in 5 simple steps?

How to select PDM system in 5 simple steps?

Are you in the market for enterprise system? Traditionally, the process of enterprise software selection is long, complicated and expensive. The variety of requirements, combined with the complexity of systems, specific characteristics of company, vendors, implementation, support, licenses, etc. Whoever tried to do it at least once from any side…

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PLM, Product Cost and Bridge to Nowhere?

PLM, Product Cost and Bridge to Nowhere?

Product cost. Talk to any manufacturing company in the world and they will tell you that cost is one of the most important factors for them. Fundamentally, you need to produce goods to enable profitability of your enterprise. Sounds simple and straightforward. It looks like one of the first pieces…

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