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SaaS PLM Acceleration Trends

SaaS PLM Acceleration Trends

The manufacturing industry is one of the last groups of businesses that are going to adopt SaaS and cloud technologies. Although cloud adoption started already a decade ago, unlike CRM, Marketing and Sales/Advertising, engineers and IT were very careful to bring cloud / SaaS to business. In my view, it…

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How To Turn Manufactured Products in SaaS Services?

How To Turn Manufactured Products in SaaS Services?

Back in the old days of manufacturing, companies were selling products. We used to buy these products (actually we still do). We still can go and buy a car, computer or furniture. Although it is still happening to us, the business environment around these products is fast moving forward. The…

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$5-Billion Cloud PLM Business Opportunity?

$5-Billion Cloud PLM Business Opportunity?

How big is the future SaaS/cloud PLM market? As much as this number sounds simple, the answer is not easy to find. As much as I was trying to find some numbers, analysts, as well as CAD and PLM vendors, are very much silent on this topic. One of my…

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What PTC Can Learn From 10 Years Of Autodesk Cloud Development?

What PTC Can Learn From 10 Years Of Autodesk Cloud Development?

CAD and PLM companies are on the run towards the cloud. Each company has its own journey, stories, strategies, and technologies. But you won’t find any company in the universe of engineering and manufacturing software these days that is not trying to find its path towards the cloud, SaaS, digital…

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Digital Lifecycle and SaaS PLM

Digital Lifecycle and SaaS PLM

Earlier today I had the privilege to present at a virtual PLM organized by Matrix, a reseller of PTC in Israel.  The topic of digital transformation and digital lifecycle because it speaks about one of the most significant transformations that are happening in the software manufacturing industry these days.  However,…

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2 Key Elements To Make Or Break PTC’s Cloud Strategy

2 Key Elements To Make Or Break PTC’s Cloud Strategy

I used an extended pause during the U.S. Memorial Day weekend to catch up on some PLM reading. The article PTC’s Cloud CAD Dilemma written by Verdy Ogewell caught my special attention. In his typical devil controversy style, Verdi brought up the opportunity for PTC to lead the future CAD…

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How To Simplify PLM Using Online Cloud Services

How To Simplify PLM Using Online Cloud Services

The calls to simplify PLM systems are not something new in the industry. Although industry pundits might keep arguing about who invented the PLM concept and when it was first introduced to the work, there is almost full agreement about the value and complexity of PLM at the same. It…

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PLM vs ERP – Change The Battleground

PLM vs ERP – Change The Battleground

My last article PLM vs ERP Tug of War generated a great number of comments. Thanks, everyone for sharing your insights and opinions. There are many reasons why the discussion is always hot about PLM-ERP. The main one is because these systems are traditionally responsible for both sides of the…

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