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SaaS PLM, Tomcat Restart and Why PLM Vendors Need To Learn DevOps

SaaS PLM, Tomcat Restart and Why PLM Vendors Need To Learn DevOps

Unless you live under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard about DevOps. So, for starters, this is my best description of DevOps from Atlassian. DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, in order that they can build, test,…

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How different will be a reseller model for SaaS PLM?

How different will be a reseller model for SaaS PLM?

PLM business is a complex discipline and often relies on resellers to grow and scale. PLM industry has many examples of successful partnership channels in the past. And some companies are open to speaking about the value of resellers to make their business stronger. Engineering.com article Why VARs can be…

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Will PTC Bring A New PLM For Mid-Size Businesses?

Will PTC Bring A New PLM For Mid-Size Businesses?

It has been more than a month since PTC acquired Onshape. Such a big event triggered many conversations about the future trajectory of CAD and PLM solutions as well as their ability to change the market status quo. Here is a PTC slide explaining the rationale behind the acquisition. According…

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PLM Technology Differentiations in the 2020s?

PLM Technology Differentiations in the 2020s?

To decide what PLM to chose is a hard job these days. Everyone in the PLM business is focusing on helping manufacturing companies to design better, faster, cheaper products. Everyone is IoT, cloud, connected, intelligent and focused on user experience. Everyone is capable to produce a nice video and when…

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PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: What are the Implications for Onshape?

PTC’s Acquisition of Onshape: What are the Implications for Onshape?

Acquisitions are part of every industry development these days. Usually, it is a major event in the company, product, technology and business development for both sides. PTC acquired Onshape a few weeks ago. I published my article PTC+Onshape=what happened? I published just after the acquisition. There are many articles published…

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How PLM vendors plan to attack midsize manufacturing problems?

How PLM vendors plan to attack midsize manufacturing problems?

It’s that time of the PLM development again – vendors have started to pay attention to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies. PLM interest to SMB market and small manufacturing businesses was going up and down for the last two decades. It has its own successes and failures but never delivered…

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PLM Vendors and Future Cloud / SaaS Wars

PLM Vendors and Future Cloud / SaaS Wars

Cloud technologies made huge progress in the last ten years in engineering and manufacturing companies. Back in 2010. You might remember the debates about how the cloud can potentially be used as technology, business model or applications. Check old CAD /PLM conference agendas like COFES 2010. I’m sure you will…

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Onshape + PTC = What Happened?

Onshape + PTC = What Happened?

Earlier this week, PTC announced about the acquisition of Onshape, the company started by a group of CAD industry veterans including former Solidworks founders and employees in 2012. I attended a special briefing organized PTC where I was able to hear Jim Hepplemann, CEO of PTC and Jon Hirschtick, co-founder…

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