Future Trends

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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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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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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Will Graph Database Become The Future PLM Silver Bullet?

Will Graph Database Become The Future PLM Silver Bullet?

The world is slowly but surely getting hooked on the data. Finding the right way to manage the data is not less important than figuring out the user experience or business model. But you can rarely find the conversation about different database technologies coming from PLM vendors. You can ask…

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How To Simplify PLM Using Online Cloud Services

How To Simplify PLM Using Online Cloud Services

The calls to simplify PLM systems are not something new in the industry. Although industry pundits might keep arguing about who invented the PLM concept and when it was first introduced to the work, there is almost full agreement about the value and complexity of PLM at the same. It…

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Data And Lifecycle – A Brutal Reality Of Future PLM?

Data And Lifecycle – A Brutal Reality Of Future PLM?

My long time PLM buddy Jos Voskuil wrote about The Future PLM. In the voice of many PLM publications, Jos’ articles are always standing out. As Helena Gutierrez of Share PLM wrote in her article The Best 12 PLM blogs to follow – When Jos Voskuil shares advice, I listen….

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