CIMdata 2021 PLM Forum – Forcing Factors and Hot Topics

CIMdata 2021 PLM Forum – Forcing Factors and Hot Topics

Earlier today, I attended a traditional CIMdata PLM Industry and Market Forum, which CIMdata holds usually in multiple geographies. Today was the North American forum. Check the website for more details. Although the forum this year was still virtual-live, CIMdata preserves the geo-specific forums. The theme of the forum –…

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Think Your Data Is Safe With On-Premise PLM? Think Again…

Think Your Data Is Safe With On-Premise PLM? Think Again…

Data is a centerpiece of any business today and there is a growing concern among companies about protecting their data assets. CAD/PLM business touches one of the most sensitive parts of the business IP – design, engineering data, manufacturing process, and related information. Back in the 2010s, the common grounds…

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How To Open SaaS PLM Floodgates?

How To Open SaaS PLM Floodgates?

The market of SaaS applications is growing substantially. Check my earlier blog – How much PLM companies will grab from $20B annual increase in SaaS spending. The market looks very bright and some PLM vendors are making big bets on this growth. As such latest Engineering.com articles written by Verdi…

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Google, Product Data and Predictive Supply Chain Twin

Google, Product Data and Predictive Supply Chain Twin

Supply chain problems are big and painful. Recently, supply chain problems became more visible than ever before with chip shortage and other examples of global economic disruption triggered by COVID 19. But these problems are not especially new and manufacturing companies live with these problems for years. So, how to…

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A Look Into System Lifecycle Management Book by Martin Eigner

A Look Into System Lifecycle Management Book by Martin Eigner

As products are getting more complex and connected, the question of what systems are needed to support such complex development is the one that is in the minds of people in a variety of fields related to engineering and manufacturing from research institutes to manufacturing companies of different sizes. Martin…

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PLM  Cloud Journey Acceleration

PLM Cloud Journey Acceleration

While cloud and the internet are a way to live and breathe for many of us, the adoption of SaaS and cloud technologies was not so obvious for engineers and manufacturing companies. As much as engineers are the biggest powerhouse for innovation when it comes to their own tools, you…

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Manufacturing Services and SaaS Puzzle

Manufacturing Services and SaaS Puzzle

Every manufacturing company now is a software company. I’ve heard this statement a few years ago from one of our customers tell me that manufacturing companies see software as the next biggest competitive differentiator. Back in old days, building a piece of the machine was a challenge. Companies were competing…

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Digital Transformation To-Do List For Manufacturing Companies

Digital Transformation To-Do List For Manufacturing Companies

Manufacturing companies are standing in front of an increased level of complexity related to the ways they manage business both strategically and day to day operations. It includes increased product complexity, supply chain challenges, and global competition. To manage a sustainable growing business is an essential part of companies strategic…

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