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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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Why all PLM software will be SaaS soon?

Why all PLM software will be SaaS soon?

I’ve be sharing many of my thoughts about how different cloud technologies can be used to implement PLM. Nevertheless, once in a while, I’m also getting comments and questions about acceptance of cloud PLM for large companies. Usually, it comes in the intersection of security and readiness of large manufacturing companies…

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PLM vertical PaaS strategies

PLM vertical PaaS strategies

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, DMaaS, … I’m sure marketing folks are having lots fun of new xaaS acronyms. The amount of publication about various strategies of services is skyrocketing. EDACafe article  – The Platform-as-a-Service Provides European Aerospace & Defence OEMs and Partners with Greater Collaboration Capabilities brings a story of “AirDesign” –…

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Will cloud PLM go shadow?

Will cloud PLM go shadow?

If you are not familiar with the term “Shadow IT”, you better do. The term is not completely new. Wikipedia article provides definition and speaks about different aspects of shadow IT activities. Interesting enough it has both negative and positive aspects. While (in general) usage of non-approved by IT applications is…

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Why cloud won’t solve CAD/PDM/PLM integration problem tomorrow?

Why cloud won’t solve CAD/PDM/PLM integration problem tomorrow?

All roads lead to Rome. Sometimes, I have a feeling whatever discussion happens in CAD, engineering and manufacturing world, it will lead to PDM and PLM. My earlier conversation about pros and cons of having special CAD file sharing tools started here, ended up on GrabCAD blog by Hardi Meybaum…

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Will SaaS and Open API solve BOM Management problem?

Will SaaS and Open API solve BOM Management problem?

I like the way BOM discussion usually sparks. From my experience, “BOM management” topic has the ability to ignite conversation almost immediately. Therefore, I wasn’t too much surprised when I got blog attention from Hardi Meybaum, CEO of GrabCAD – most buzzed about company in Boston if you trust Venturefizz. Here…

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Midsize PLM: Forget old SaaS, new cloud is coming to disrupt you?

Midsize PLM: Forget old SaaS, new cloud is coming to disrupt you?

The technology trends are interesting these days. You think what can be more disruptive than cloud. Indeed, cloud, social and mobile are there major trends and forces to drive innovation in enterprise organizations now. However, here is the thing – I can see more and more confirmations about readiness of…

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