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Who Can Break PLM Department Stores?

Who Can Break PLM Department Stores?

Engineering.com article by Verdi Ogewell – New Leaders in Forrester’s PLM Wave: Why Siemens Will be a Tough Nut to Crack for Dassault and PTC was my Friday portion of PLM strategic reading. Verdi is well known for his visionary article presenting collections of PLM strategies. The current article was…

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Where To Invest In PLM?

Where To Invest In PLM?

I’m continuing to digest materials from last week’s CIMdata Industry and Market Forum 2021. Check my earlier blog – What happened with PLM during the COVID year. I’m always looking for an annual CIMdata report as it brings great insight into the underlying processes in the PLM industry and can…

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From CAD Files To Engineering Data Platforms

From CAD Files To Engineering Data Platforms

Data is everywhere these days and I see more and more people taking data seriously when it comes to the business and organization of engineering systems. Back two decades ago, CAD file was a foundation of engineering data. In my life, it was AutoCAD, which became the first example of…

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From Data Exchange and Data Interoperability to Connected Processes

From Data Exchange and Data Interoperability to Connected Processes

Autodesk’s article Why Data Interoperability Is Game-Changing for Collaboration written by Amy Banzel caught my attention over the weekend. It speaks about the future of interoperability but comes with a shift. The industry is moving from “files” to “data” and this is a very remarkable event. For more than two…

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Will AEC and Manufacturing Software Converge Together?

Will AEC and Manufacturing Software Converge Together?

The construction industry was one of the most conservative segments to adopt technology for the last decades. While many other industries were adopting technologies, the construction industry didn’t embrace the latest tech opportunities. Construction projects are extremely fragmented and lacking good collaboration and integration practice. There are many good examples…

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From PLM Platforms to Online Services

From PLM Platforms to Online Services

A few years ago, “platformization:” was a hot term. CIMdata was sharing their study about the role of platforms in future PLM development. Check this out here – Product Innovation Platforms: Definition, Their Role in the Enterprise, and Their Long-Term Viability. Platforms CIMdata defines strategically the value of a platform…

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How To Build A Connected Lifecycle?

How To Build A Connected Lifecycle?

Connected is such a powerful word. We like it and it feels good. We like to be connected these days. There are many systems to help us to stay connected – web sites, social networks, messaging applications, video chat… you name it. However, when it comes to enterprise applications and…

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From PLM Databases To Product Data

From PLM Databases To Product Data

Earlier this week, I shared my views about the future of data in PLM. Check this out here. Data is a foundational block for every organization and it is an ultimate source of intelligence that can be used by manufacturing companies to improve their processes and products. Data is an…

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