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Basic Elements of SaaS PLM

Basic Elements of SaaS PLM

Cloud and SaaS are getting high attention these days of PLM vendors and customers. The interest is driven by many benefits cloud technologies and SaaS applications can bring to both manufacturing companies and vendors. Multi-tenancy is a key element of SaaS applications, but unfortunately, the terminology is often misleading and…

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Why PLM Low-Code Initiative Can Be Dead On Arrival?

Why PLM Low-Code Initiative Can Be Dead On Arrival?

My recent articles about low code in PLM triggered a good volume of debates and comments. Thanks, everyone for sharing your thoughts and comments. If you missed my blog, please check to catch up here: PLM Honeycode Low code – a sexy version of messy PLM customizations Low code is…

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How to compare SaaS PLM systems?

How to compare SaaS PLM systems?

SaaS PLM is trending and we’re going to see more SaaS PLMs marketing and sales coming from vendors very soon. PTC is focusing on the SaaS industry following the acquisition of Onshape last year. Siemens just jumped in SaaS PLM bandwagon – check my earlier blog articles about Teamcenter X…

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How to Learn New PLM SaaS Industry Buzzwords

How to Learn New PLM SaaS Industry Buzzwords

SaaS is finally coming to PLM. After years of debates about cloud adoption and different flavors of the cloud architecture and systems, the strategy is shifting towards SaaS. Two major CAD and PLM vendors PTC and Siemens are moving towards SaaS. If you missed my blogs about it, check it…

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PLM SaaS Debates

PLM SaaS Debates

My yesterday post about Teamcenter X and SaaS PLM raised a significant number of comments online and offline. Many of you contacted me online and offline. To all my readers, the number of questions and opinions about SaaS caught me by surprise. I was happy to see Siemens joining SaaS…

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CAD/PLM Trajectories Between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

CAD/PLM Trajectories Between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

Unless you lived under the rock, you’ve heard about SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. If you will try to figure out the details, you can find a lot of controversy and marketing materials using these names to explain strategies, technologies, and applications. I share my thoughts earlier about PaaS, SaaS, and…

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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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Digital Thread and Files?

Digital Thread and Files?

In my recent discussion about Rethinking PLM architectures for Digital Thread, I’ve got an interesting comment about why Files are the problem for Digital Thread organization. The problem with PLM systems for managing Digital Threads is that PLM systems store objects, as in files. The data necessary to maintain a…

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Digital PLM – A Technology Looking For New Customers?

Digital PLM – A Technology Looking For New Customers?

PLM marketing and strategy these days are shifting towards everything “digital”. The number of “digital” articles is growing. While selling a “single source of truth” is still the dominant value proposition of PLM sales, we are is on the trajectory to sell “Digital Future”. I came across the whitepaper published…

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