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Who Can Break PLM Department Stores?

Who Can Break PLM Department Stores?

Engineering.com article by Verdi Ogewell – New Leaders in Forrester’s PLM Wave: Why Siemens Will be a Tough Nut to Crack for Dassault and PTC was my Friday portion of PLM strategic reading. Verdi is well known for his visionary article presenting collections of PLM strategies. The current article was…

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How does PTC plan to SaaSify their products until 2025?

How does PTC plan to SaaSify their products until 2025?

Modern cloud technologies are a foundation of SaaS business, which in a nutshell means turn software products into digital services. Have you heard the new term – SaaSification? The first time I’ve heard about it was about five years ago- check Forbes’ – How Saasification is taking the Tech by…

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What did I learn at ACE2021 and Where Aras Is Heading?

What did I learn at ACE2021 and Where Aras Is Heading?

Earlier this week, I attended ACE2021. It was the second Aras conference completely virtual. Last year, Aras was one of the first companies that canceled their annual meeting because of COVID19. I can say that I was impressed with the organization of virtual space and presentations.The graphic arrangement of virtual…

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Autodesk+Upchain =  Winners, Losers, Questions

Autodesk+Upchain = Winners, Losers, Questions

During the last few days, I’ve been getting many questions about Autodesk and Upchain. Thanks to all my online and offline readers – I appreciate your comments and questions. In this article, I want to share some questions I’ve been asked and also my assessment of how Autodesk will be…

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Why Did Autodesk Acquire Yet Another Cloud PLM Vendor?

Why Did Autodesk Acquire Yet Another Cloud PLM Vendor?

A very interesting PLM news came out yesterday. Autodesk signed an agreement to acquire Toronto-based Upchain. You can read some initial coverage of the event on TechCrunch and Forbes that covered the event. For Autodesk, it is a signal for activity in the manufacturing domain (remember for the last few…

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PTC Uber Vision for Onshape

PTC Uber Vision for Onshape

Earlier today, I attended the first-ever Onshape virtual customer event – Onshape Live 21. Since I’ve been following Onshape for a long time since their first public Beta was launched. Onshape’s first customer event was an interesting place to watch where Onshape is growing. According to PTC CEO, Jim Hepplemann,…

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CAD Systems and Mobile Platforms Shift

CAD Systems and Mobile Platforms Shift

There are two types of CAD revolutions (features and platforms). The first create something completely new that was not possible before (think Pro-E and parametric features). Another one is platform shift. For many decades, CAD companies were playing the platform shift game. Remember Autodesk revolutionized the CAD by bringing AutoCAD…

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CAD Education And Future PLM SaaS Mass Market

CAD Education And Future PLM SaaS Mass Market

How to approach a large mass market? Many companies in the software business asked this question when building their products, sales, and marketing strategy. Every time it happened in the past, it was a combination of technology and business creating these unique conditions to grow. Autodesk and Solidworks are undoubtedly…

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Who Wants To Kill The CAD File?

Who Wants To Kill The CAD File?

The file is a fundamental concept in any operating system. Files are one of the most popular mechanisms for data exchange. At the same time, files are insanely complex and contribute to many problems. Here is what Steve Jobs said about files. In every user interface study we’ve ever done…

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3DX Platform – The Freedom To Compete?

3DX Platform – The Freedom To Compete?

3D EXPERIENCE WORLD 2021 was live earlier this week and I was watching a few sessions. Moving from products to experience – Bernard Charles, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systemes was telling it from the virtual stage of 3DX21. The grand vision of DS is to target the pain…

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