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Will Apps Become A Competitive Zone For PLM Vendors?

Will Apps Become A Competitive Zone For PLM Vendors?

For many years, flexibility was considered as one of the most critical differentiation of PLM platforms. Companies were looking into flexibility as a key factor enabling the PLM system to adapt to a very specific set of requirements from customers. And remember, each manufacturing company sees itself very unique and…

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PLM Spreadsheet Twin

PLM Spreadsheet Twin

Unless you didn’t check any publication about engineering and manufacturing software for the last few years, I probably heard about Digital Twin. Vendors say it is a new technology and paradigm shift. You can find tons of analyst’s researches and publications. Customers are carefully trying to dig in and understand…

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Is PLM ready for Amazon-Volkswagen Cloud?

Is PLM ready for Amazon-Volkswagen Cloud?

Image credit ExpressComputer One of the most interesting trends today to watch is how all companies are transforming into technology companies. Manufacturing companies are transforming these days and becoming… software companies. Is Tesla a tech company figuring out how to build cars? Is GM an automotive company learning how to…

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PLM Out-Of-The-Box Pendulum

PLM Out-Of-The-Box Pendulum

One of the most debated topics in PLM (and other enterprise software world) is so-called “Out-of-the-box” system. Long-time ago, PDM and PLM systems were started as a toolkit. It was nothing, but a set of infrastructure including database code, procedures, some user interface, scripting wired all together after large manufacturing…

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PLM and ERP – race to agile implementations

PLM and ERP – race to agile implementations

Image credit – Dave Gray Agile software development was a popular thing for the last 20 years.  If you lived under the to rock check Agile Software Manifesto. The things like Individuals and Interactions over processes and tools, Working Software over comprehensive documentation, Customer Collaboration over contract negotiation, Responding to…

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How desktop CAD systems can be re-used into new cloud apps

How desktop CAD systems can be re-used into new cloud apps

Cloud application development is everywhere these days. However, CAD users are stuck in the desktop reality. There are many reasons for that – complexity of CAD environment, huge legacy, conservative engineers. As much as new cloud CAD is progressing, the process isn’t fast. Don’t misunderstand my statement, companies are making…

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Who needs PLM standards?

Who needs PLM standards?

In the past few weeks, I found the topic of “PLM standards” came across multiple times. I brought the discussion about standards in the last few articles. If you missed my earlier articles, check these links below. Is there a value in PLM data standards? Do we need standards like…

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Does PLM industry need a visionary pageant?

Does PLM industry need a visionary pageant?

Engineering.com Verdi Ogewell’s recent article came with the question – Who is the PLM industry’s leading visionary? Here are a few passages that caught my eye: Many would argue that Bernard Charles, Dassault Systémes’ CEO and President, should be considered the leading visionary PLM ideologue among the commercial system developers…

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