SaaS Applications and PLM Embedded Analytics

SaaS Applications and PLM Embedded Analytics

Every manufacturing company is sitting on the goldmine these days. I’m talking about the data that is owned by a company. Every company is producing a huge amount of data every day. Data is a critical asset in every company and it is well understood by everyone. Here are just…

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PLM vs QMS: How To Step Beyond Three Letter Acronyms?

PLM vs QMS: How To Step Beyond Three Letter Acronyms?

I was talking to a manufacturing company earlier this week and they asked me a question – we just purchased a QMS system and plan to use it to manage ECOs. How will it work with our future PLM system? And, at the same breath, they said, our manufacturing got…

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Trajectories Of Old PLM Systems. How Can a PLM System Get Better Over Time?

Trajectories Of Old PLM Systems. How Can a PLM System Get Better Over Time?

Usually, we speak about how PLM systems help to manage the lifecycle of products. Let’s turn things upside down today and discuss the lifecycle of PLM systems themselves? Manufacturing and industrial companies are looking for systems to support their product lifecycle including all stages from early development to maintenance, recycling,…

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SaaS PLM Acceleration Trends

SaaS PLM Acceleration Trends

The manufacturing industry is one of the last groups of businesses that are going to adopt SaaS and cloud technologies. Although cloud adoption started already a decade ago, unlike CRM, Marketing and Sales/Advertising, engineers and IT were very careful to bring cloud / SaaS to business. In my view, it…

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PLM Downstream Battle Beyond CAD Design

PLM Downstream Battle Beyond CAD Design

The world is more connected these days than ever before. Since COVID19 is in charge of digital transformation, millions of people were literally forced to work remotely and learn how to connect in the virtual environment and keep their works and goals. Engineers and manufacturing companies were part of this…

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How To Turn Manufactured Products in SaaS Services?

How To Turn Manufactured Products in SaaS Services?

Back in the old days of manufacturing, companies were selling products. We used to buy these products (actually we still do). We still can go and buy a car, computer or furniture. Although it is still happening to us, the business environment around these products is fast moving forward. The…

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$5-Billion Cloud PLM Business Opportunity?

$5-Billion Cloud PLM Business Opportunity?

How big is the future SaaS/cloud PLM market? As much as this number sounds simple, the answer is not easy to find. As much as I was trying to find some numbers, analysts, as well as CAD and PLM vendors, are very much silent on this topic. One of my…

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From Product Lifecycle to Network Platforms

From Product Lifecycle to Network Platforms

Last week I attended VPE/PLM Swiss Symposium. The conference was unfortunately postponed from last year and transformed into an online event. I look forward to seeing the event coming back to a live event next year. Unlike many big vendor events, this event gathers a diverse group of people from…

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Beyond Cloud PLM – From Systems To Data?

Beyond Cloud PLM – From Systems To Data?

The decade of 2010 was the time when industrial companies discovered the power of cloud solutions. For the last ten years, CAD and PLM vendors have established and developed platforms and tools capable of solving engineering and manufacturing problems using new types of tools and technologies. I was talking about…

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