"User Experience"

Will chatbots simplify PLM user experience?

Will chatbots simplify PLM user experience?

Last year I’ve made a crazy prediction that your next PLM workflow manager will be a bot. As much as crazy the idea was last year it looks like serious now. Enterprise software companies are investing into development of chatbots. Earlier today, my attention was caught by Deloitte University Press…

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Lipstick on a pig. Why PLM experience is not done yet?

Lipstick on a pig. Why PLM experience is not done yet?

Product lifecycle management (PLM) is an information management system that can integrate data, processes, business systems and, ultimately, people in an extended enterprise. This is one of the most generic definitions of PLM system you can find. For many years in enterprise software business, vendors usually missed the last element…

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Pretty user interfaces and extra PLM buttons

Pretty user interfaces and extra PLM buttons

Enterprise software is infamous by its complexity. After years of preaching complexity and rich set of functions, enterprise vendors are turning towards usability and user experience. PLM vendors were following the trend to make their products easier to use. You can see it in many marketing presentations claiming intuitiveness and ease of…

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PLM workflows are dead. “Interactive” user experience is coming

PLM workflows are dead. “Interactive” user experience is coming

Most of product lifecycle management implementations are about two things – getting control over product data and setting up processes around it. The last one is about workflows and PLM workflows are hard to implement. Although the idea of “workflow” is pretty natural, it ends up with many clicks, messy reality…

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How to find sweet spot of future PLM UX improvements

How to find sweet spot of future PLM UX improvements

The days of ugly UI are in the past. The trend that started from website design, mobile UI and intuitive consumer application is coming to enterprise software. Users of enterprise software are also consumers and it is hard for them to tolerate bad user experience of software they work every…

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PDM & PLM UI Makeup: new trend in user experience

PDM & PLM UI Makeup: new trend in user experience

User experience is in focus these days. Slowly, but surely enterprise software companies are coming to the point of understanding how important is that. It is not about changing of colors and making buttons nicer. It is about how to get a major revamp in behavior of software or how…

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Who will make PLM sexier?

Who will make PLM sexier?

Cool factor is trending in software these days. The time when software was ugly is probably in the past. Everyone wants to have a “cool app” – on the picture above you can clearly see the trend. Does it apply to enterprise software and PLM? It is a good question….

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Drawing Callouts and Future Google PLM Design

Drawing Callouts and Future Google PLM Design

For me, Google is one of the symbols of simple software design. Therefore, Google developers event is always a good place to get inspired with ideas and new technologies. Google I/O was this week in San Francisco. I had now chance to attend the event, but was able to watch…

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Can PLM turn notifications into a process and vice versa?

Can PLM turn notifications into a process and vice versa?

Notifications are fascinating. We are all love to get notified. Alarms, emails, meetings… Later came social notifications such as likes, discussion comments and others. Enterprise systems are sending notifications about process states and many others. Recent Apple WWDC presentation provided a snapshot about next evolution point of OS/X notifications. When…

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Who will make enterprise PLM UX more user friendly?

Who will make enterprise PLM UX more user friendly?

For long time, enterprise software didn’t pay much attention to user-friendliness. I can go and bring many examples from the past 10-20 years, but assume it is probably not necessarily. Consumerization of IT, mobile devices, internet made a shift in the way people started to think about future of user…

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