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Core PLM sandwich for mid-size manufacturing companies

Core PLM sandwich for mid-size manufacturing companies

It is not a big secret that PLM vendors are stuck to provide a good solution for mid-size manufacturing companies. The list of failures is too long and I will not mention it in this blog post. It includes attempts to scale down high-end products, build solution atop of office…

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Customers demand openness of cloud PLM solutions

Customers demand openness of cloud PLM solutions

For very long time, security was one of the top concerns stopping enterprises and manufacturing companies from adopting cloud technologies. While it is still true, the future barriers to cloud technologies and cloud PLM can be different. The latest Internet Trends report from Mary Meeker contains a section devoted to the…

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PLM and chatter about digital transformation

PLM and chatter about digital transformation

My favorite article during this weekend was – My Father-In-Law Won’t Become a Coder, No Matter What Economists Say.  Read the article and draw your opinion. The transformation is happening outside and human jobs are replaced with screens and computers. Marketing and sales is a good example, but the change…

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Microsoft Graph, PLM user experience and social product development

Microsoft Graph, PLM user experience and social product development

Graphs are fascinating.  They represent the power of connection and intelligence. I’ve been following Microsoft Graph development for some time. Catch up on my earlier blog post here – Graph Technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms. Recent news about Microsoft makeover of mobile apps caught my attention and…

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Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Engineers are usually get frustrated with discussions about PDM / PLM strategies and solutions. For most of them, it sounds very abstract and far for their engineering and manufacturing realities. Business process, product information, downstream and upstream processes, data continuity, etc. It sounds and feels like a different planet for…

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Why small engineering [product] teams aren’t buying PDM / PLM solutions?

Why small engineering [product] teams aren’t buying PDM / PLM solutions?

Engineering.com just published an article confirming that small design and engineering team aren’t interested much in buying and implementing data management solutions (PDM and PLM). The following picture shows you an ugly truth – 60% of users aren’t using anything but shared drives and Excel spreadsheets to manage design and…

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IoT and changing PLM paradigms

IoT and changing PLM paradigms

According to IDC research, manufacturing industry is going to invest near $178bn in the next 4 years in IoT solutions. I captured this information from Raconteur article – Internet of things shaking up product production. For almost two decades, PLM was mostly solving a problem of product data management and…

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CONTACT Software PLM and cloud re-tooling

CONTACT Software PLM and cloud re-tooling

I spent last 3 days attending CONTACT Open World. If you missed my earlier posts, take a look here and here. I wanted to share some of slides I captured from product strategy & roadmap presentation done by Frank-Patz Brockman about CONTACT Element for PLM and IoT. In my earlier…

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The State of PLM Keynote at CONTACT Software Open World

The State of PLM Keynote at CONTACT Software Open World

Earlier today, I was honored to be a keynote speaker at CONTACT Software Open World 2017 user event in Fulda, Germany. Manufacturing industry is going through the transformation process, which is the outcome of many industry and technological trends – cloud, IoT, agile, open source, AI and machine learning. In…

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