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COFES 2019 – Who’s buying whom in CAD / PLM?

COFES 2019 – Who’s buying whom in CAD / PLM?

Continue to share my reflections after COFES today, I want to touch CAD/PLM mergers and acquisitions (M&A). COFES is a place where competitors can meet in a very relaxing atmosphere and have tête-à-tête conversation, which can lead to partnerships, special deals, and acquisitions. Also, COFES is a good place to…

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Oracle NetSuite – Platform for Disruption?

Oracle NetSuite – Platform for Disruption?

I continue to share my thoughts and impression from last week SuiteWorld 2019 event. If you missed some of my previous articles, please check it out here – Grow Beyond and Manufacturing Mobile. More to come. Coming to Oracle NetSuite last week, you might expect to hear a lot of ERP words…

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CAD data management marketing

CAD data management marketing

I like data and databases. It is one of my favorite topics. Especially when it comes intertwined with PDM, PLM, and CAD. Therefore my attention was caught by Onshape blog article giving some sort of Database Marketing 101 course. Check this out here – The Difference Between Files and Databases –…

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CNCCookbook – CAD market share trends 2017 / 2018

CNCCookbook – CAD market share trends 2017 / 2018

CNCCookbook published 2018 CAD survey results. Check them here. I found a few interesting data points: (1) Significant growth of Autodesk Fusion360 and Solidworks; (2) A relatively flat position of others. Check the following picture of 15 CAD products representing 82% of the market. The picture is also including a comparison of 2017 and…

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PLM, Digital Twin and Time Series Databases

PLM, Digital Twin and Time Series Databases

Digital Twin buzzword is trending and everyone in manufacturing is building some kind of Digital Twin. PLM folks might have their own definition of digital twine while you can already hear about multiple twins. The following Siemens PLM article interview with Jim Rask can give you bunch of technological buzzwords…

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PLM stretch towards ERP?

PLM stretch towards ERP?

It is not a secret that PLM has strong roots in engineering. PLM was born as an extension of CAD and engineering business. Expanding from CAD, PDM and engineering was a very logical approach, but it created high level dependencies between PLM and engineering disciplines. Some of you might disagree,…

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Hierarchy of PLM tool and business opportunities

Hierarchy of PLM tool and business opportunities

The article today will be unusual. I was inspired by one of my readers to create an hierarchy of technology and intersection of business opportunities. Engineering and manufacturing technologies and products were evolving for the last 50 years. PLM came to this space few decades ago. For the last few years,…

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Arena PLM acquired Omnify Software: growth and cloud acquisitions

Arena PLM acquired Omnify Software: growth and cloud acquisitions

Earlier today, Arena PLM shared the news about acquisition of Omnify Software. Omnify Software mentioned on thier twitter account – we are happy to join forces with Arena PLM.  Both companies have long history of PLM development and innovation in cloud, hosted and SaaS PLM. Here is a passage from press…

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