"Lifecycle"

Save button is dead. Welcome to product lifecycle.

Save button is dead. Welcome to product lifecycle.

It is official. There is no need to have “save” button in a modern design software. The software is┬ásmart enough to take care of saving your work into local or cloud storage. Actually, you don’t want to take care of that differences too. If you are “connected”, the changes are…

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Personal SWOT for PLM professionals

Personal SWOT for PLM professionals

Engineering and manufacturing software industry is well known by very high barrier to entry. It is related to specific professional manufacturing knowledge as well as experience with software products – CAD, PDM, PLM, etc. It is not easy to make a decision about what tools to learn and what job…

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5 signs you need to replace PLM software

5 signs you need to replace PLM software

Happy New Year! This is my first post in 2015. Internet is overloaded with new things, trends and New Year resolutions. It made me think about new PLM. Should you plan a new PLM in a New Year? I think, this is a good theme for a New Year post….

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The Complexity of Product Lifecycle and Google’s Blindspot

The Complexity of Product Lifecycle and Google’s Blindspot

The power of search giants like Google is enormous these days. Think about the amount of information Google, Twitter and Facebook are processing and you will be knocked down by the numbers. Consumerization is a significant trend these days and everybody are thinking how we can apply well proven web…

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Product Lifecycle Future in 60 years point-of-view BBC film

Product Lifecycle Future in 60 years point-of-view BBC film

Speak to people about PLM and they will tell you about CAD design, BOMs, processes, ECOs, collaboration and other similar topics. I want to change it and speak about “lifecycle” part of PLM. The core function of the lifecycle is the ability of PLM system to maintain changes and manage…

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Do We Need a Delete Button in PLM?

Do We Need a Delete Button in PLM?

Delete is a special function. In the system dealing with the live data, the meaning of delete is interesting. My first lesson about <delete> function in PDM was 25 years ago. In one of very first data management systems I implemented we used a special flag to mark deleted parts….

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PLM, Lifecycle and Google Timelapse ideas

PLM, Lifecycle and Google Timelapse ideas

Manufacturing businesses are getting more dynamic these days. It is all about how to change and change fast. The days where manufacturing companies allowed months and even years to respond to business changes are gone. Competition is getting more aggressive. Cost pressure is getting tight. Companies need to have a…

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Product Lifecycle Exhaust

Product Lifecycle Exhaust

Do you think Big Data and noSQL are the last and coolest trend in data world? No way. Software architects and geeks are sleepless to find new and unknown trends and opportunities. Last week I attended COFES 2013 in sunny Arizona. The following buzzword caught my attention during one of…

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Product Lifecycle and Social Timeline

Product Lifecycle and Social Timeline

I want continue the conversation about the intersection of social software and PLM. Yesterday blog Why Social PLM 1.0 failed? made me think about how to find a single utility for user in that context. As Jim Brown mentioned in his comment earlier, the social hype calmed down and PLM…

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