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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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Crisis Time and Product Development Opportunities

Crisis Time and Product Development Opportunities

We are in a huge crisis. This is how the situation that happens outside in the world feels now by everybody. While it brings an unprecedented amount of disruption and uncertainty, it is also a “perfect storm” that should help us to see better, push us to find better solutions…

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How to Put Sexy in Unsexy PLM

How to Put Sexy in Unsexy PLM

A few years ago, I wrote my article – Who will make PLM sexier? My point was that for a long time PLM was associated with the complexity and now it is a good time to rethink the complexity and introduce a simple and sexy approach in PLM system design…

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In a search of a perfect PLM business model

In a search of a perfect PLM business model

Recent PLM Stack article – Thoughts about PLM Business Model caught my attention. Check this out here. The last decades demonstrated many changes in the ways business software can be distributed and sold. New cloud technologies created tons of new opportunities to change business models. As such, companies are moving…

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PTC: Road to SMB PLM

PTC: Road to SMB PLM

PLM for small and medium-sized companies is driving more attention and discussions recently. My article Can Aras PLM Scale Down To SMB? raised a healthy amount of comments and disputes. The list of concerns contains questions about IT needed to be involved to set up and maintain PLM, the nature…

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PLM Myths and Business Reality

PLM Myths and Business Reality

ROI of PLM is not measurable. To sell PLM you need to create a myth. This statement of Jos Voksuil caught my attention a few weeks ago. In his recent article, PLM Myth-perception Jos went all way down explaining the irrational behavior of PLM decision-makers, human behavior, and the complexity…

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Global Product Lifecycle Data And Cradle-to-Cradle’ Supply Chains

Global Product Lifecycle Data And Cradle-to-Cradle’ Supply Chains

Process improvement was the goal of PLM projects for many years. Streamline processes in product delivery, end to end lifecycle support, expanding beyond engineering and many other themes came in the scope of what PLM vendors advertised as a big value behind PLM. The modern manufacturing process is a complex…

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SaaS PLM, Tomcat Restart and Why PLM Vendors Need To Learn DevOps

SaaS PLM, Tomcat Restart and Why PLM Vendors Need To Learn DevOps

Unless you live under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard about DevOps. So, for starters, this is my best description of DevOps from Atlassian. DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, in order that they can build, test,…

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Digital R&D and the raise of product development analytics

Digital R&D and the raise of product development analytics

Professional life is about priorities. And sometimes, choices are very tough and you have to say no. I’ve been invited to join Digital R&D hackathon in Paris organized by McKinsey and develop a prototype using OpenBOM technologies (disclaimer – I’m CEO and co-founder). But I had to say no, unfortunately,…

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