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Cloud benefits and how does it apply to PLM

Cloud benefits and how does it apply to PLM

PLM vendors and industry is adopting cloud-based technologies. The process isn’t simple and brings many discussions about what differences cloud can bring to PLM solutions. Few months ago, I attended CIMdata industry and market forum in Ann Arbor. One of the messages was that PLM vendors should be more vocal about benefits…

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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 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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Cloud PLM: from servers to multi-tenant apps

Cloud PLM: from servers to multi-tenant apps

We live in an interesting time of computing model transformation. Some of us can still remember Mainframe era 40-50 years ago. Computing platforms were monolithic and centralized. That was the time manufacturing resource planning and accounting systems came to manufacturing companies. The next stage was all about client-server. Cheaper architecture, wide…

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What PLM vendors can learn from Workday-Platfora acquisition

What PLM vendors can learn from Workday-Platfora acquisition

Data is a new oil. Fortune article explains in a nutshell why big data analytic and AI research are booming this days. The following passage can give you an idea. “Data is the new oil,” Shivon Zilis, a partner with the venture capital firm Bloomberg Beta, said about data’s increasing value….

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Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Cloud is one of the top trending topics in PLM space. After initial resistance, all PLM vendors are currently supporting some sort of “cloud PLM”. The devil is in details and sometimes it is hard to understand what type of cloud software provided by a specific vendor. I published my comparison…

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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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“True SaaS” PLM – the devil is in details

“True SaaS” PLM – the devil is in details

My earlier attempt to compare PLM vendors and cloud services raised many comments online and offline. I want to thank everybody who commented and shared your insight – it helps me to build a next version of comparison table. Also, I can see an importance of open discussion for the future of cloud…

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PLM PaaS may not happen after all

PLM PaaS may not happen after all

Platform is such a lovely word. Software vendors like platforms because it gives them an additional capability to partner with a community of developers. In cloud era, platform is often associated with PaaS (platform as a service). For the last few years, PaaS was mentioned as a next step in…

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