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Will Facebook create “PLM for gadgets”?

Will Facebook create “PLM for gadgets”?

The last decade of open source, mobile and web development taught us that to create software can be easy. Don’t take me wrong it still requires knowledge and specific organization and experience. But compare it to hardware development and manufacturing processes and you will see the difference. It was true…

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PLM software waste and future business models

PLM software waste and future business models

Enterprise software vendors are in transition from perpetual licenses to software as a service (SaaS) models. The question of “use” is becoming of the most interesting for a manufacturing companies forced by vendors to pay “for use” instead of paying for license. My attention was caught by a very interesting…

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How to avoid PLM software selection mousetrap

How to avoid PLM software selection mousetrap

To select PLM system is not a simple task. While the number of manufacturing businesses asking about Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems is growing, the process of selection is messy and sometimes can become ugly. Especially if you’re coming unprepared. It is like to buy a luxury car on budget….

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5 ways to differentiate PLM products

5 ways to differentiate PLM products

In marketing, product differentiation is the process of distinguishing your product offering from from others, to make it more attractive to a potential buyers. One of the main reasons is to differentiate from competitors’ products. The objective of this process is to develop a position that customer will see as…

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PLM: from cloud deployment to cloud development

PLM: from cloud deployment to cloud development

Software is eating the world. Unless you’ve been living under the rock for the last few years, you know what I’m talking about. The phrase is attributed to Marc Andreessen. An op-ed piece Andreessen authored for The Wall Street Journal in 2011 is well known and prompted many articles in journals…

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Real-time collaborative edit is coming to CAD & PLM

Real-time collaborative edit is coming to CAD & PLM

Collaboration is an interesting term. It used a lot in the context of different applications. But it has different forms. Emails, text messages, tweets, workflow processes. All these technologies are allowing us to “collaborate” and we’ve been using them for many years. However, nothing can replace real time collaboration and…

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PLM’s need is clear. Why the change is not obvious?

PLM’s need is clear. Why the change is not obvious?

My attention was caught by tweet promoting CIMdata’s complimentary PLM Leadership Tutorials – a set of videos describing PLM in 5, 10 or 15 min. I found this video set fascinating and interesting. Navigate to the following link to watch videos and learn more about PLM. I like the idea. Making more…

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Introducing Beyond PLM Weekly Bulletin

Introducing Beyond PLM Weekly Bulletin

The summer is over. Labor day is a good opportunity to think about something new. For the last year, I’ve been experimenting with variety of ways to share information in addition to daily blogging. Some of these experiments are going well like PLM book. I like the way it is progressing…

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3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

For the last decade Product Lifecycle Management became of the important backbones manufacturing company is using to organize data about product, control product development processes and manage data exchange between departments, contractors, suppliers and customers. While PLM vendors made a huge progress towards improvement of PLM infrastructure, implementation practices and…

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PLM cloud and vendor comparison circa 2016

PLM cloud and vendor comparison circa 2016

PLM cloud comparison was a topic of my ongoing research and discussions since last year. Cloud adoption is growing. In 2015, we have seen all major PLM providers came out to support cloud strategy and cloud technology.  But the devil is in details and not every cloud is the same….

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