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Who needs “simple PLM”?

Who needs “simple PLM”?

It was almost 20 years ago. I was developing AutoCAD software for customers in Israel. I remember a conversation with a prospect customer who told me with a directness you can only hear in Israel during customer meetings – I want to have “one button application”. I looked sadly at the…

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AU2016 Keynote – Machine Intelligence and Software for Teams

AU2016 Keynote – Machine Intelligence and Software for Teams

I attended Autodesk University 2016 opening keynote yesterday. 10’000 people crowd, crazy loud music and future vision of engineering software. Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski and CEO Carl Bass kicked it off sharing perspective on future trends and opportunities of technologies and engineering software future. The following  2 topics caught my…

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PLM and digital mesh evolution

PLM and digital mesh evolution

Things are changing in the manufacturing world. A decade ago, the biggest concern for manufacturing companies was how to manufacture and ship products. These days manufacturing companies are going beyond production. Business models are changing and it is one of the leading factors in manufacturing transformation. Companies are not only…

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3DDrive: Solidworks bridge to the cloud?

3DDrive: Solidworks bridge to the cloud?

These days is really hard to read news and not to see a word “cloud” at least few times during the day. My attention was caught by the news about Solidworks 2017 and 3DDrive – new cloud service from Solidworks. PDM is one of the engineering software domains that actively catching…

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What is behind “digital PLM” buzzword?

What is behind “digital PLM” buzzword?

In the early days of electronic and computer development, “digital” was a technology that generates, stores and process data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive. Positive was expressed by number 1. Non-positive by number 0. Each of these states was referred as a bit. It was developed as…

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PLM 2015 predictions as it seen in the rear view mirror

PLM 2015 predictions as it seen in the rear view mirror

The end of each year produced tons of predictions and resolutions. Rarely we look back to check what happened and think how to improve our future predictions. That’s what I’m going to attempt here. A year ago, I published – Top 5 PLM trends to watch in 2015. Today, I want…

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Don’t use these buzzwords in PLM presentations

Don’t use these buzzwords in PLM presentations

Buzzwords is one of the funniest things in enterprise software. PLM industry is guilty many times for overused buzzword lingo. Just think about “disruptive service oriented, big data enabled PLM platform with flexible process in the cloud”. I spent last two weeks listening to many presentations during Autodesk PLM360 and…

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PLM vendors are in risk to follow ERP dinosaurs

PLM vendors are in risk to follow ERP dinosaurs

When it comes to PLM and ERP, you may always get some feeling of rivalry at the air. PLM and ERP domains are not competing. However, ERP and PLM vendors are clearly competing for customers strategic mindset. After all, it always comes to the competition for strategic budget allocation. For many…

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PLM without buzzwords

PLM without buzzwords

I’m in Dallas, TX for the next few days to attend Siemens PLM Connection 2015 conference. Teamcenter is one of the oldest brands in PLM software and I’m looking forward to learn more about that. One of the things that concerning me in PLM industry is a lack of differentiations….

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BOM and roadblocks for Product-as-a-Service in manufacturing

BOM and roadblocks for Product-as-a-Service in manufacturing

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which you are buying software subscription and software is typically centrally hosted. Here is a potentially big news – SaaS model is proliferating into manufacturing. Welcome Product-as-a-Service (don’t be confused with PaaS- Platform as a service). According to IDC report, manufacturing…

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