"SaaS"

PLM and Business Process – How To Find The Best Match?

PLM and Business Process – How To Find The Best Match?

When a company starts thinking about PLM there is nothing more important than to wrap your head around the idea of PLM, why is it important, and how to make your steps into this process. The greatest PLM failures are coming from people that are unable to understand the idea…

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On-premise PLM As Storing Documents In Files

On-premise PLM As Storing Documents In Files

Earlier this week, I was talking to one of my teenage sons about his homework. At one moment of time, I told him that he can save his research work in the file. He gave me such a look like you can expect usually from teenagers – you know, that…

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How SaaS redefines PLM customizations

How SaaS redefines PLM customizations

There is a bad word in PLM jargon and it is “customizations”. For years, customization was considered as a bad thing. Started decades ago, when PDM and PLM systems were merely toolkits and you needed practically manually to adjust database tables and change system software code to adjust PDM or…

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PLM Cloud Washing and True SaaS Differentiation

PLM Cloud Washing and True SaaS Differentiation

SaaS industry is booming. SaaS solutions are increasing in popularity among companies. If you didn’t check SaaS business growth recently, here are few numbers that you should keep in mind: The global SaaS industry is expected to be worth $60.36 billion by 2023, an increase of 9% in the next…

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Basic Elements of SaaS PLM

Basic Elements of SaaS PLM

Cloud and SaaS are getting high attention these days of PLM vendors and customers. The interest is driven by many benefits cloud technologies and SaaS applications can bring to both manufacturing companies and vendors. Multi-tenancy is a key element of SaaS applications, but unfortunately, the terminology is often misleading and…

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Why does everyone need data access, but nobody wants PDM/PLM?

Why does everyone need data access, but nobody wants PDM/PLM?

I had a chance to dig into The State of Product Development 2020 report done by Onshape. You can get it here for free in exchange for a simple questionnaire, which I did. The report contains many interesting data points about what is important for manufacturing companies these days and…

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3 lessons from the 20 years history of online 3D CAD Libraries Development

3 lessons from the 20 years history of online 3D CAD Libraries Development

How to provide the mechanical design community access to a growing library of products available and connect engineers working on different products together? Various developers for the last few decades asked this question and developed multiple solutions. Yet, the industry brought anything that connects an entire population of mechanical designers…

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