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Legacy data can torpedo your PLM implementation

Legacy data can torpedo your PLM implementation

To select PLM system can be a complicated project. But let’s imagine the moment you’ve made a choice and decided about PLM strategy, vendor and products. So, you might think, the tough part of the job is over. Here is the thing… You have one significant problem to overcome. Legacy data. The…

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Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Medium article from Propel PLM – What the Salesforce Cloud Does for PLM brings few interesting data points about latest cloud PLM vendor (Propel PLM) building new product on top of Salesforce.com. Propel PLM recently closed $4.2M financial round led by Cloud Apps Capital Partners. I’ve been discussing the opportunity to…

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Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Innovation platforms is a new trend in engineering and manufacturing software. Read my earlier article Sweet Dreams about Product Innovation Platforms to catch up. My attention was caught by the news coming from Autodesk last week. Autodesk PLM360 is rebranded as Fusion Lifecycle and added to Fusion Innovation Platform. My earlier…

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3 levels of PLM openness

3 levels of PLM openness

Monica Shnitger article Openness — will you know it when you see it? made me think again about PLM and openness. The article brings two important reasons why openness is important. It is about sustainability and interoperability. The following two passages can explain that. For me, it’s that first one: sustainability. We…

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Product lifecycle, e-commerce & distributed ledger

Product lifecycle, e-commerce & distributed ledger

Once upon a time, product lifecycle was mostly focusing on design and engineering problems. This is not true anymore. These days, product lifecycle management solutions are expanding to marketing, sales, service, maintenance and more. As a result of the expansion, manufacturing companies are looking how to leverage internet, online distribution and e-commerce….

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How to plan for better product development collaboration in 2016

How to plan for better product development collaboration in 2016

Collaboration was an important element in the development of product lifecycle technologies. First PDM and PLM systems allowed to control data access, share information and communicate between team members. Back those days, processes in manufacturing organizations were managed using emails and paper trays. So, PDM / PLM collaboration was quite…

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What PLM vendors can learn form YC applications

What PLM vendors can learn form YC applications

If you’ve been involved in the start-up development at least once during the last decade, you probably heard about YC (Y Combinator). Started back in 2005, this is one of the most famous and powerful start-up incubator. Here is what Wikipedia says about YC. In its main program, Y Combinator…

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Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Large CAD and PLM projects are very complex. They can involve multiple organizations, thousands of engineers and high level complexity of data. To keep such organization moving is not a simple tasks. When it fails, it can create a huge problem. My attention was caught by blog articles “Catalogue of Catastrophe” –…

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