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After The Pandemic and Remote PLM Teams

After The Pandemic and Remote PLM Teams

Tech companies are trending in our current pandemic world. One of the trends that became obvious over the course of the last few months is how technology and the companies that adopted technology for the last decades are continuously winning over the companies that didn’t do so. I can see…

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What Platform Is Needed For Digital Thread?

What Platform Is Needed For Digital Thread?

Earlier this week, I shared my impression of Aras’ take on Digital Twin and Digital Thread. If you missed my article, check it out here. Aras has a unique view of these disciplines. You can see how Aras flexible modeling engine used to build dependencies and relationships between objects to…

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Cloud CAD and Data Management Beyond PDM Vault

Cloud CAD and Data Management Beyond PDM Vault

CAD data management is an interesting topic. It was discussed so many times between software vendors, analysts, and customers. As long as I remember myself in the business of CAD, PDM, and PLM, the tools helping engineers to manage and fine CAD data were around. Software vendors actively promoted the…

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PLM thoughts beyond COVID-19

PLM thoughts beyond COVID-19

Two months in the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a good time to talk about some lessons learned. These lessons are mostly coming from digesting news and communication coming from PLM vendors, markets, and customers. COVID is not a traditional crisis. It is an event that shut down some businesses and…

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SaaS PLM and Compartmentalized Cloud

SaaS PLM and Compartmentalized Cloud

Cloud is making big waves these days. A typical cloud value proposition suggests the absence of IT involvement (no installations, no hardware), subscription models (no upfront cost) and improved collaboration. The last one is very interesting and often confusing. Unless the cloud system is multi-tenant, the value of collaboration is…

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Digital Transformation and PLM Workflow 2.0

Digital Transformation and PLM Workflow 2.0

The last month of social distancing and remote work demonstrated the unprecedented change force on everyone to work online and to use digital tools. Systems like Zoom, Microsoft Team, Slack and some others demonstrated a surge in usage. Here is just one example – Microsoft Teams hits 44M daily active…

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PLM for SMB: Business, Market and Numbers

PLM for SMB: Business, Market and Numbers

I attended the first virtual CIMdata PLM market forum last week. If you missed my earlier article check them here – PLM future is unclear and it is not only because of COVID 19. As usual, CIMdata shared the research and insight on the PLM market, trends, and industry numbers….

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New PLM vs Old PLM?

New PLM vs Old PLM?

Nobody Gets Fired For Buying IBM. I’ve heard this phrase many years ago when I was learning nuts and bolts of the PLM sales process. PLM software was originally developed for large companies and the selection process in these companies is very complex. Back in days of CAD releases that…

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