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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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PLM vs ERP – How To Achieve Synergy?

PLM vs ERP – How To Achieve Synergy?

I started my series of articles about PLM and ERP by speaking about PLM vs ERP Tug of War, continued about how PLM and ERP can change the battleground, and finally sharing my thoughts about PLM vs ERP growth opportunities. In these articles, I discovered what separates PLM and ERP…

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PLM vs ERP Tug Of War

PLM vs ERP Tug Of War

PLM and ERP are the two most dominant enterprise systems when it comes to handling product information and product development process, yet the number of debates about their coexistence in manufacturing companies is endless. What is PLM for and why ERP only is not enough is one of the most…

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What is the right PLM SaaS pricing model?

What is the right PLM SaaS pricing model?

Cloud and SaaS are changing PLM software. The new technology makes SaaS PLM easily accessible and available instantly to customers. New data management technologies allow customers to share data and go beyond traditional PLM databases. SaaS is also transforming business models by introducing subscription business models. Today I want to…

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Are We Facing the End of PLM Sales as We Knew It?

Are We Facing the End of PLM Sales as We Knew It?

PLM Sales is one of the topics, I have a special passion for blogging about. Some of my previous articles about PLM sales, in case you missed that: PLM Sales Cheat Sheet How to not suck in PLM Sales The art of PLM sales In the last four months in…

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PLM Evolution Beyond SaaS

PLM Evolution Beyond SaaS

In my What is PLM Circa 2020s article, I talk about how I see the future of PLM development. The previous generation of PLM systems was designed on top of an SQL database, installed on company premises to control and manage company data. It was a single version of the…

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Why did manufacturing stuck in PLM 1.0 and PLM 2.0?

Why did manufacturing stuck in PLM 1.0 and PLM 2.0?

Sunday quarantine time is the best moment to reflect on the history of PLM and future trends. Lionel Grealou gave me a perfect reason to do so with his article – Towards PLM 4.0: Hyperconnected Asset Performance Management Framework. The article is available on LinkedIn here as well as via…

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PDM Business Stalemate?

PDM Business Stalemate?

I’m often getting emails with the questions about how to find a lightweight PDM system. PDM is around for more than three decades and still, the question about a good and affordable PDM keeps keep coming. With all experience, CAD and PLM vendors have, why PDM is still a problem…

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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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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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