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Mature CAD-PLM vendors and future startup behavior

Mature CAD-PLM vendors and future startup behavior

Shifts in a rapidly changing manufacturing world and dramatic changes internet is bringing to digital economy might become a challenge for large software vendors. We all know almost classical examples of Kodak, IBM and DEC. These new digital behaviors can make existing business models irrelevant. Large software vendors that have…

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Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Product Innovation Platform is an interesting concept emerged for the last few years. It addresses few very important aspects of PLM deployment and architecture – openness, integration and sustainable deployment. Unfortunately, it is very hard to create a clear definition of Product Innovation Platform. Catch up on some of my…

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Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Cloud was one of the main “debated” topic in PLM for the last 2-3 years. All PLM vendors learned how to attach “cloud” word to their marketing, products and technologies. However, when it comes to implementation, the devil is details. The discussion about SaaS applications vs hosted cloud solution was pretty much…

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PLM implementations and customer requirements

PLM implementations and customer requirements

Talk to any manufacturing company and they can easy convince you that their products, environment, engineering and manufacturing processes are unique. I’ve been in these conversations many times. This conversations and following PLM implementation can get ugly. It might lead to significant PLM configuration and customizations. And the result is an increased cost of…

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Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

The theme of user experience and UI improvements is not new. From time to time, the discussion about UI improvements are coming. From what I can see, there is one thing clearly changed recently. A decade ago, CAD and PLM vendors didn’t think that user experience is something that can…

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PLM IoT will have to reborn again in 2017

PLM IoT will have to reborn again in 2017

The Internet of things (IoT) is the concept based on the communication and using internet protocol between physical devices. (cars, smart devices, buildings, etc.) with embedded electronics, software, sensors and everything else you can imagine. The last few years built a significant hype around IoT in general, but also around…

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3 bad PLM implementation habits to kill in 2017

3 bad PLM implementation habits to kill in 2017

PLM implementations are slow. Cloud PLM reduced the level of complexity, but still there are things that cloud PLM cannot do for you. These things are directly related to the way PLM implementations are managed by IT and service companies. And these problems are not technology or product related. It is…

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Will PLM vendors find a way to monetize IoT?

Will PLM vendors find a way to monetize IoT?

IoT is a topic that raises many debates these days. Speaking to engineering and manufacturing IT people I can see a variety of opinion – from total ignorance to high level of excitement. The same can be said about vendors. Some of CAD / PLM vendors are in the position…

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What changed in PLM since 2004?

What changed in PLM since 2004?

Few days ago, I my attention was caught by Allan Behrens’ tweet  with a very provoking question about what changed in PLM for the last 10-12 years. He posted a link to an old article from 2004 – PLM: evolving tools for an evolving market? Thoughts or comments on how…

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What’s next for cloud PLM?

What’s next for cloud PLM?

Just few years ago “cloud PLM ” was an oxymoron. A conservative position of engineering IT was that cloud is a wrong place to product IP and manufacturing companies will never trust cloud storage and technologies. Fast forward in 2016 and we can see PLM vendors are reporting about full…

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