PLM Circa 2020 – How To Stop Selling Myths?

PLM Circa 2020 – How To Stop Selling Myths?

A long time ago when I was too naive and too technical, I thought that the best product (or technology) always wins. Well… I was wrong. Later I learned that this is one of the top sales myths. The reality is that having the best product, or the best features,…

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Global Product Lifecycle Data And Cradle-to-Cradle’ Supply Chains

Global Product Lifecycle Data And Cradle-to-Cradle’ Supply Chains

Process improvement was the goal of PLM projects for many years. Streamline processes in product delivery, end to end lifecycle support, expanding beyond engineering and many other themes came in the scope of what PLM vendors advertised as a big value behind PLM. The modern manufacturing process is a complex…

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SaaS PLM, Tomcat Restart and Why PLM Vendors Need To Learn DevOps

SaaS PLM, Tomcat Restart and Why PLM Vendors Need To Learn DevOps

Unless you live under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard about DevOps. So, for starters, this is my best description of DevOps from Atlassian. DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, in order that they can build, test,…

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How to avoid mistakes in Engineering BOM management

How to avoid mistakes in Engineering BOM management

My last week’s OpenBOM article How to Manage EBOM and MBOM () triggered a good discussion on LinkedIn and offline, which gave me the indication that the topic is far from conclusion. Check for comments on the LinkedIn article here. From my experience, there is no PLM implementation in the…

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Digital R&D and the raise of product development analytics

Digital R&D and the raise of product development analytics

Professional life is about priorities. And sometimes, choices are very tough and you have to say no. I’ve been invited to join Digital R&D hackathon in Paris organized by McKinsey and develop a prototype using OpenBOM technologies (disclaimer – I’m CEO and co-founder). But I had to say no, unfortunately,…

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How different will be a reseller model for SaaS PLM?

How different will be a reseller model for SaaS PLM?

PLM business is a complex discipline and often relies on resellers to grow and scale. PLM industry has many examples of successful partnership channels in the past. And some companies are open to speaking about the value of resellers to make their business stronger. Engineering.com article Why VARs can be…

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Where will the PLM business be growing?

Where will the PLM business be growing?

Companies and businesses need to grow. If they don’t, businesses will die and investors won’t get their money back. According to CIMdata, the growth of PLM business was in the upper single-digit (9.4% for PLM and 8.6% for cPDM). You can check my blog from the last year – PLM…

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Multi-Tenant SaaS PLM – Common Misconceptions

Multi-Tenant SaaS PLM – Common Misconceptions

I want to come back to multi-tenancy. Over the past few months, I shared my thoughts about the importance of multi-tenant platforms in PLM and the role multi-tenancy will play in the future of PLM development.. You can catch up on my writing. Here are a few links Who will…

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PLM competition for the next 10 years

PLM competition for the next 10 years

Looking back on what happened for the last 10 years in PLM, the one thing is absolutely clear – the position of vendors didn’t change. The ruling top vendors in the PLM business in 2019 are the same vendors that ruled the market in 2009. As we are coming to…

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