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  • (EN) WHAT CAD AND PLM PARTNERS WILL DO IN CLOUD ERA?

    Change is the most scary thing for established business. As Steve Blank said in his book – The Startup Owner’s Manual, startup is essentially an organization built to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Opposite to that, established companies a...
  • (EN) PLM WAVES – THE HISTORY OF THE FUTURE

    Time is running fast. Ilan Madjar, my former SMARTEAM colleague and managing partner of xLM Solutions LLC reminded me about that in his article – Cyclical Trends in PLM Is PLM Recycling Itself Over and Over? on LinkedIn. This kind of articles you want to read during the weekends...
  • (EN) CAN DIGITAL TWIN HELP PLM TO UNSTUCK FROM ENGINEERING?

    IoT and connected products are transforming businesses and industries. The expectation is high, so we can see how whole industries are switching towards IoT adoption. However, as I mentioned in my article earlier, it takes time and requires redefinition of tools and processes. Design World&n...
  • (DE) PLM SELECTION PROCESS: A BLANKET OF FOG AND HOW TO CHANGE IT

    To choose PLM is a difficult task. Usually it takes months and sometimes years. You wonder why it takes so long? Here is the a thing… A typical manufacturing company is usually in the situation when some PLM or ERP related decisions have been made before. It means there are some systems&nbs...
  • (EN) MATURE CAD-PLM VENDORS AND FUTURE STARTUP BEHAVIOR

    Shifts in a rapidly changing manufacturing world and dramatic changes internet is bringing to digital economy might become a challenge for large software vendors. We all know almost classical examples of Kodak, IBM and DEC. These new digital behaviors can make existing business models irrelevant. ...
  • (EN) PLM IMPLEMENTATIONS AND CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS

    Talk to any manufacturing company and they can easy convince you that their products, environment, engineering and manufacturing processes are unique. I’ve been in these conversations many times. This conversations and following PLM implementation can get ugly. It might lead to signific...
  • (EN) SALESFORCE.COM CHANNEL AND PLM DEMAND

    Salesforce AppExchange® is one of the world’s most-popular marketplace for business app. In my previous articles, I was talking about a potential opportunity to develop PLM products on top of Salesforce.com platform. Check my articles – Does Salesforce.com ready for PLM?; ...
  • (EN) LIPSTICK ON A PIG. WHY PLM EXPERIENCE IS NOT DONE YET?

    Product lifecycle management (PLM) is an information management system that can integrate data, processes, business systems and, ultimately, people in an extended enterprise. This is one of the most generic definitions of PLM system you can find. For many years in enterprise software business, ven...
  • (EN) IS THERE A PLACE FOR “SERVERLESS” PLM SYSTEMS?

    At the beginning, PLM was a toolkit that was literally customized and build for a specific (usually large) manufacturing company. Since then, PDM / PLM vendors made a long way down to the path of how simplify applications, create pre-configured templates (best practices), improve user experience a...
  • (EN) DIGITAL THREAD – ANOTHER NAME FOR PLMISH GOODNESS?

    PLM industry is in a full swing to promote new concepts – digital thread and digital twin. While digital term by itself is a concept and buzzword that requires clarification in a modern world, let me speak today about digital thread. Industry Week article Demystifying Di...
  • (EN) PLM and future conversational interfaces

    Product Lifecycle Management software is infamous for its user interface complexity. The demand for an easy and intuitive UI is very high in PLM. Although I can see a significant change in the way PLM vendors are approaching user experience development, PLM is still a software that makes me think....
  • (EN) HOW TO ESCAPE FROM OLD PLM IDEAS

    I’m on my way to Las Vegas to attend Autodesk University 2016 – an annual Autodesk gathering usually brings around 10’000 customers, partners and Autodesk employees together for endless number of sessions, presentations, classes and activities. The show is such big that...
  • (EN) AMBI-MONGO, NEO-RETRO AND FUTURE PLM PARADIGMS

    ZDNet article – In database category race, candidates turn non-partisan brings an fascinating perspective on modern development of data management technologies. It brings up few interesting trends with very funny buzzwords – Ambi-Mongo, Neo-retro and some others. Read th...
  • (EN) How to transform PLM system into ‘Insight engine’

    The perceived value of product lifecycle management (PLM) is to help companies to boost innovation and improve product development, operation and service processes. It is indeed very important, hence there are so many discussions in PLM industry about how to improve processes in general. However, ...
  • (EN) TRADITIONAL PLM RDBMS ARCHITECTURE IS TOO EXPENSIVE AND WON’T SCALE FOR THE CLOUD

    For many years, databases is the most critical element of PLM infrastructure. After all, PLM systems are data management systems capable to hold information about products, engineering models and related stuff. In fact, all PLM systems available on the market today are using relational database (R...
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  • (EN) 4 STEPS TO DECIDE ABOUT CLOUD PLM STRATEGY IN 2016

    PLM software is going through a phase of transformation. Cloud opportunity is here and everyone in the market is going to embrace it. However, for many manufacturing companies “cloud” is just a technological buzzword. While almost every PLM company in the world today is offering some s...
  • (EN) 3 CHALLENGES OF DESIGN-BOM SYNCHRONIZATION PROCESS

    To maintain consistent Bill of Materials is one of the most complex data management processes between design and manufacturing. Siemens PLM blog Defining Part Bill of Materials gives you a very good perspective on how the data synchronization process is done in today’s PLM sys...
  • (EN) IS PLM GETTING MORE AFFORDABLE?

    My attention was caught by Engineering.com article – eBook: Putting PLM Within Reach. The write-up introduces Jim Brown’s ebook. The e-book is free sponsored by PTC and it speaks about PLM purchase decision process and what advantages SaaS (subscription) business model can bring to ...
  • (EN) WILL FACEBOOK CREATE “PLM FOR GADGETS”?

    The last decade of open source, mobile and web development taught us that to create software can be easy. Don’t take me wrong it still requires knowledge and specific organization and experience. But compare it to hardware development and manufacturing processes and you will see the differen...
  • (EN) HOW TO AVOID PLM SOFTWARE SELECTION MOUSETRAP

    To select PLM system is not a simple task. While the number of manufacturing businesses asking about Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems is growing, the process of selection is messy and sometimes can become ugly. Especially if you’re coming unprepared. It is like to buy a luxury car ...