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Will PTC redefine PLM with IoT?

Will PTC redefine PLM with IoT?

PLM definition is one of these questions that often come in the discussions between industry analysts, bloggers and PLM pundits. While users are usually very indifferent about what three letter acronym is used, industry marketing and press, business and financial analysts are sensitive to buzzwords, names and trends. I was attending PTC…

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PLM back in the future with IoT toolbox

PLM back in the future with IoT toolbox

I’m attending PTC LiveWorx event this week in Boston. The event is huge and it is just at the beginning. Yesterday, I attended PTC Global Partnership Conference (disclosure – openBoM, the company I co-founded is PTC partner). I captured few interesting slides I wanted to share with you. They came…

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LiveWorx 2017: Theme and Keyword Search

LiveWorx 2017: Theme and Keyword Search

PLM mega event is coming this week to Boston. PTC is hosting LiveWorx 2017 in Boston Exhibition and Convention Center 22-25 May. The following link is an entrance to a huge portal covering all possible and impossible topics about CAD, PLM, IoT and whatever else you can imagine. I’m going to…

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Expanding PLM to support a diverse set of users

Expanding PLM to support a diverse set of users

One of the biggest challenges for PLM vendors is to extend their product usage beyond engineering applications. Even we can see a dramatic change in understanding of PLM values, business transformation and the need to share information beyond engineering department, for many manufacturing companies PLM is still a glorified engineering…

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Connected PLM – buzzword or differentiation?

Connected PLM – buzzword or differentiation?

Marketing can be boring. But not when it comes to competitive clashes and differentiation game. And, PLM is getting even more competitive then ever. Nobody wants to sell plane bagels and PLM vendors are trying to create a differentiation stories. There are different ways to create differentiation. You can create a…

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Why not enough PLM users are on the cloud?

Why not enough PLM users are on the cloud?

It has been almost 5 years since Autodesk turned the switch “PLM cloud” on. Tech-clarity blog – Autodesk’s announced PLM solution 360 Nexus – so what? can take you back in the history. Autodesk put a lot of emphasis behind the announcement, with CEO Carl Bass bringing up his famous anti-PLM…

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PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

Engineering.com TV report face to face with PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann brings a crash course of subscription business. Mr. Hepplemann speaks about SaaS business fundamentals such as revenue, booking and how it will make a future PTC profit. All of this is to explain why having an outstanding Q4/2016 led to…

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Will PLM have MDM “moment of truth”?

Will PLM have MDM “moment of truth”?

PLM is transforming from pure engineering discipline into platform capable to manage a diverse set of data and processes. I can see first signs of this transformation in blurring of application boundaries. Vendors are focusing on interaction with users and how to support a complete business workflow. The shift towards…

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Cloud is blurring PLM application boundaries

Cloud is blurring PLM application boundaries

Times have changed quickly for cloud. Just few years ago, PLM vendors and manufacturing companies were skeptical about cloud expansion. Not any more. Practically all PLM vendors are embracing cloud and transform products and technology to adopt a new way of business and opportunities. Recent Tech-Clarity article Dassault Systemes Vision…

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Cloud CAD: Apples to Apples

Cloud CAD: Apples to Apples

Cloud is coming to CAD and design world. Slowly, but surely CAD vendors are getting more interested in how to use variety of cloud technologies to empower their CAD products. There is also certain role of competition in this “cloud CAD race”. Autodesk made a bold move introducing Fusion360 cloud….

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