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A piece of cloud in data center- SaaS PLM path to large manufacturers?

A piece of cloud in data center- SaaS PLM path to large manufacturers?

All PLM vendors can delivery some sort of cloud solutions today. You can see my recent update to PLM cloud service comparison here. You can see solutions are simply¬†divided between SaaS services and Hosted products. Hosted solution are dominant since majority of vendors are simply upgrading and adjusting existing platforms…

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Is public cloud reshaping PLM landscape? Time to re-check…

Is public cloud reshaping PLM landscape? Time to re-check…

The question how to implement PLM cloud¬†is one of the most confusing when it comes to the decision about choosing one of available PLM solutions on the market today. The time when PLM vendors used “cloud” as a differentiation is over. Most of PLM vendors are comfortable with “cloud” word…

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More cloud PLM from Oracle and Aras. Are we in cloud rush?

More cloud PLM from Oracle and Aras. Are we in cloud rush?

Cloud PLM is a trending topic among software vendors these days. As I mentioned earlier in my post, the question these days is not why should we do cloud PLM, but “how” to make it happen. PLM vendors are choosing different strategies and technologies for their cloud PLM solutions. My…

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Oracle Cloud PaaS will provide a magic button for PLM

Oracle Cloud PaaS will provide a magic button for PLM

Cloud PLM architecture and implementations is one of the topics I’m following for the last few years. It is interesting to watch dynamics of this space from initial ignorance to careful recognition and marketing buzz. I can see differences in how PLM vendors are approaching cloud. In my view, nobody…

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The future of PLM vendors differentiation?

The future of PLM vendors differentiation?

Differentiation. Competitive advantage. Value sales. I’m sure you’ve heard these buzzwords many times. Competition is part of everyday business life. Usually, I don’t speak about competition. I searched across my blog and founded only one reference to competition related writing – PLM Competition Toolbox. But I want to look in…

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PLM and Oracle New Full Text Query

PLM and Oracle New Full Text Query

Are you familiar with 1% internet rule? It is also called 90-9-1 principle. According to this rule, only 1% of internet users are actively involved into content creation. Even 1% percent rule cannot be applied as-is to enterprise, my hunch retrieval of data (or data access) becomes more and more…

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PLM, Information Discovery and Excel Provisioning

PLM, Information Discovery and Excel Provisioning

Excel is one of the most widely accepted PLM systems. PLM vendors and consultants may disagree with this strong statement. Despite that, I believe the amount of product data that lives today in Excel spreadsheets spread around organizational servers and cloud storage like Dropbox and Google is huge. The main…

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What Oracle Results Mean for PLM vendors?

What Oracle Results Mean for PLM vendors?

For many years the business model of CAD, PDM and later PLM vendors was structured as high upfront license combined with continues maintenance payments. The same is true for many other enterprise software vendors. PLM vendors built their businesses around expensive licenses sell covering significant sales cycle cost and even…

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PLM Implementation Lifecycle Challenges

PLM Implementation Lifecycle Challenges

Implementation of enterprise information systems is a long and painful process. It requires a lot of efforts, investments and planning. ERP and other enterprise backbone technologies (eg Oracle) are good examples. In my view, PLM comes to the same list as Oracle. Yesterday, I had a chance to read CW…

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Is SAP HANA the future of PLM databases

Is SAP HANA the future of PLM databases

I’m on the road in Europe this week. Europe met me with snow in Zurich and not very reliable internet connection later in Germany. On the plane, I was reading about future investments of SAP in HANA (new in-memory database) that suppose to revolutionize enterprise software industry. Navigate to the…

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