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Why LEDAS is developing its own cloud-based CAD platform

Why LEDAS is developing its own cloud-based CAD platform

There is a new kid in the block of cloud-based CAD tools. My attention was caught by LEDAS press release – LEDAS to Offer a Software Platform for Building Cloud CAD Apps. LEDAS is a software outfit from Russia with long time record of custom CAD development. In the past…

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How many manufacturing companies are using PLM

How many manufacturing companies are using PLM

My recent discussions about adoption of Product Lifecycle Management in different segments of manufacturing industries made me think that status of PLM adoption haven’t changed for the last 10 years. PLM is limited to large manufacturing firms. I was looking for data to confirm it. Earlier today, my attention was…

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CONTACT Software PLM and cloud re-tooling

CONTACT Software PLM and cloud re-tooling

I spent last 3 days attending CONTACT Open World. If you missed my earlier posts, take a look here and here. I wanted to share some of slides I captured from product strategy & roadmap presentation done by Frank-Patz Brockman about CONTACT Element for PLM and IoT. In my earlier…

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Will Aras demature PLM industry?

Will Aras demature PLM industry?

Aras is buzzing PLM industry. Aras PLM gradually took a position to challenge big 3 PLM vendors – Dassault Enovia, Siemens’ Teamcenter and PTC Windchill. Six years ago I posted an article Aras PLM lines up against Windchill, Enovia and Teamcenter. Back in 2011 it wasn’t clear if Aras will take a…

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PLM data-driven user experience

PLM data-driven user experience

Nobody wants to sell plain bagels these days. People are looking for differentiation. It is very much true for what is happening in the world of PLM software. PLM vendors are looking for differentiation factors for their PLM suites, platforms and applications. The differentiation process is actually orthogonal to the need to…

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How to displace CAD and PLM industry incumbents

How to displace CAD and PLM industry incumbents

The stories about disruption are popular in today’s media. Uber for X. Airbnb for Y. You probably heard it many times. Known as Disruptive innovation, Clayton Christensen’s theory of industry disruption by new technology or products became popular (not without some controversy) for the last 20 years since Clayton M. Christensen published…

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3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

For the last decade Product Lifecycle Management became of the important backbones manufacturing company is using to organize data about product, control product development processes and manage data exchange between departments, contractors, suppliers and customers. While PLM vendors made a huge progress towards improvement of PLM infrastructure, implementation practices and…

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PLM cloud and vendor comparison circa 2016

PLM cloud and vendor comparison circa 2016

PLM cloud comparison was a topic of my ongoing research and discussions since last year. Cloud adoption is growing. In 2015, we have seen all major PLM providers came out to support cloud strategy and cloud technology.  But the devil is in details and not every cloud is the same….

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10 thing you need to stop saying because you sound like PLM marketing robot

10 thing you need to stop saying because you sound like PLM marketing robot

The old joke says you can take any word from a terminological lexicon of manufacturing company and turn it into enterprise software. Just add “management” word… Product portfolio (management), Engineering change (management), Engineering document (management), Cost (management), Quality (management), Material requirement (management), etc… The reason for that is simple. After…

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