PI PLMx 2019 – California views and PLM status quo

PI PLMx 2019 – California views and PLM status quo

I’ve been busy earlier this week attending PI PLMx 2019 event in San-Diego. With my double duties following PLM presentations as well as presenting OpenBOM (openbom.com) at PLMx, it took all my time. I’ve been digesting what I’ve seen at PI PLMx 2019 in San-Diego. I have to start from…

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PLM SaaS: Build The Plane While You’re Flying It

PLM SaaS: Build The Plane While You’re Flying It

The idiom I put in the title of the blog is a cliché of the startup community. It is rooted in the idea of “iterative” software development – ship and fix and then ship it again. Opposite the idea of a long development cycle, the idea is gaining interest in…

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Push, Pull, Master Data, and Digital PLM Continuum

Push, Pull, Master Data, and Digital PLM Continuum

A single version of the truth is one of the most powerful PLM paradigm development for the last two decades. It is easy to explain – just think about all the information you need in a single place. But it is not very easy to implement. Data is siloed, companies…

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PLM Vendors and Future Cloud / SaaS Wars

PLM Vendors and Future Cloud / SaaS Wars

Cloud technologies made huge progress in the last ten years in engineering and manufacturing companies. Back in 2010. You might remember the debates about how the cloud can potentially be used as technology, business model or applications. Check old CAD /PLM conference agendas like COFES 2010. I’m sure you will…

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Onshape + PTC = What Happened?

Onshape + PTC = What Happened?

Earlier this week, PTC announced about the acquisition of Onshape, the company started by a group of CAD industry veterans including former Solidworks founders and employees in 2012. I attended a special briefing organized PTC where I was able to hear Jim Hepplemann, CEO of PTC and Jon Hirschtick, co-founder…

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PTC is Acquiring Onshape

PTC is Acquiring Onshape

The new came online just a few hours ago about PTC is entering the agreement to acquire Onshape. The PTC press release is here: You can read this passage with quotes from Jim Heppleman and Jon Hirschtick. “PTC has earned a reputation for successfully pursuing new innovations that drive corporate…

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