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PTC: Road to SMB PLM

PTC: Road to SMB PLM

PLM for small and medium-sized companies is driving more attention and discussions recently. My article Can Aras PLM Scale Down To SMB? raised a healthy amount of comments and disputes. The list of concerns contains questions about IT needed to be involved to set up and maintain PLM, the nature…

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Can Aras PLM Scale Down for SMB?

Can Aras PLM Scale Down for SMB?

PLM vendors are usually proud of the ability to scale up and support enterprise environments, complex product structures and sophisticated processes. Global enterprises, automotive OEMs, aerospace and defense manufacturers, sophisticated industrial equipment machinery. I can move forward with examples of industries and products that for many years are on the…

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Will Solidworks unlock PLM SMB with 3DEXPERIENCE? 

Will Solidworks unlock PLM SMB with 3DEXPERIENCE? 

PLM market is tough when it comes to small and medium manufacturing companies. In my memory I have multiple attempts CAD and PLM vendors have tried to approach this market. The topic is interesting and complex. For many years, PLM vendors are stuck to provide solutions for SME that are capable…

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Did Autodesk find how to sell PLM to mid-size businesses?

Did Autodesk find how to sell PLM to mid-size businesses?

Agreement is a hard when it comes to PLM. Ask 3 people about what is PLM and you most probably will end up with 4 or sometimes even 5 definitions. However, there is something that most of people in PLM community is agreed about – midsize business are afraid of…

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Two decades of PLM SMB innovation and next steps

Two decades of PLM SMB innovation and next steps

One of the readers of my blog, raised the topic of PLM for SMB. Long time ago I was working at SmarTeam developing PDM and PLM solutions for mid-sized manufacturing companies. The following passage reminded me discussion about PLM for SMB that happened in the industry for almost 2 decades….

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Will IoT boost PLM adoption by small and medium companies?

Will IoT boost PLM adoption by small and medium companies?

Small manufacturing companies and enterprises always presented a weak point in the landscape of PLM implementations. While complex organizations demonstrated an increased value of broader PLM deployments, small and medium sizes companies were tough nut to crack – long sales cycle, complex IT and functional requirements, configuration and customization. All…

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Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Engineers are usually get frustrated with discussions about PDM / PLM strategies and solutions. For most of them, it sounds very abstract and far for their engineering and manufacturing realities. Business process, product information, downstream and upstream processes, data continuity, etc. It sounds and feels like a different planet for…

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