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  • (EN) WHO WILL OWN NEXT GENERATION EDUCATION PLATFORM FOR CAD AND PLM?

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Education is a place where you want to start winning heart of new users. In CAD space, vendors traditionally paid a lot of attention on providing free software licenses for education. So, today you can get educational ve...
  • (EN) BIG DATA OPPORTUNITY AND PLM INTELLIGENCE

    For the last year, I’ve been sharing my thoughts about something I call new PLM paradigm. PLM started few decades ago from controlling data of engineering department. It grew up, especially in a large companies as a discipline to control business process and to transform organizational perfo...
  • (EN) PLM AND BAD PEOPLE

    For decades People, Process and Technology triad was a foundation to solve business problems. Entire frameworks  and methodologies were created around the simple concept that getting each of these three areas correct and functioning in concert will ensure smooth business operations and cross ...
  • (EN) MANUFACTURING PLM PREDICTIONS AND GARTNER HYPE CYCLE 20 YEARS ANALYSIS

    I’m polishing my presentation for PLMx conference next week in Hamburg. If you haven’t heard about the event, check here my previous articles here. During my session at PLMx I will speak about PLM innovation and danger to get involved into buzzword innovation. Marketing can do ma...
  • (EN) CHAOS ENGINEERING AND HOW TO BUILD NEXT GENERATION ENTERPRISE PLM

    How to build reliable PLM system? For long time, this topic is among the most often demanded requirement in engineering and manufacturing software. CAD and PLM software is extremely complex and it brings variety of issues related to reliability of software and its adoption. It is not unusual to se...
  • (EN) WILL IOT BOOST PLM ADOPTION BY SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES?

    Small manufacturing companies and enterprises always presented a weak point in the landscape of PLM implementations. While complex organizations demonstrated an increased value of broader PLM deployments, small and medium sizes companies were tough nut to crack – long sales cycle, complex IT...
  • (EN) DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND PLM DATA QUALITY

    Manufacturing companies are preparing to move into digital future. Digital transformation is one of the most hot trends. And as I’ve been thinking about this transformation one thing came to my mind – what digital transformation means for data in manufacturing companies? The reality of...
  • (EN) MANUFACTURING SHOPFLOOR & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    The picture above shows 100 years old machining planning in Taber Manufacturing company. 100 years we have computers everywhere, including smart phone in our pocket. But the question – does it make manufacturing processes digital? Let’s talk about manufacturing shop floor, which is ver...
  • (EN) IOT PROMISES ARE DEPENDING ON UNLOCKING DATA TRAPPED IN ENTERPRISE PLM SYSTEMS

    IoT became a huge buzzword over the past few years. I’m following this topic and sometimes I feel lost in the number of trends, products, technologies, opportunities and… failures. Yes, failures are quite popular in IoT space as much as many fast promises to deliver fast IoT ROI. It d...
  • (EN) DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO BUILD INTUITIVE CAD & PLM?

    In a lexicon of CAD and PLM marketing “intuitive” talk is cheap. You can find it everywhere. Google “intuitive PLM” and you will find long list of websites, brochures, videos and other materials claiming one or another PLM product or technology “intuitive”. Here...
  • (EN) E-ESTONIA – PLM SYSTEM FOR A WHOLE COUNTRY?

    PLM people always had a big vision. How to build a PLM for a whole company. For entire supply chain. PLM for extended enterprise. PLM for downstream and upstream processes. How to include non engineers in PLM activities. How to make all people in the company to use PLM. These and many other simila...
  • (EN) WILL ARAS BUY A CAD VENDOR? (FUTURE OF CAD-LESS PLM)

    For the last few years, Aras made a story in PLM world. Aras was founded in 2000 and had a turbulent story until coming with the business model of enterprise open source- a mix of free license combined with community building and subscription model. Last week I learned that Aras made it to the top...
  • (EN) 3 INDICATORS WHY PLM IS STILL “ANALOG” DESPITE ALL PLM DIGITALIZATION EFFORTS

    Digital era brings new terminology – digital transformation. Very tasteful and nice term. I love it as much as I appreciate the power of new digital technologies developed for the last few years. However, be aware how old organization change management and business transformation is sold und...
  • (EN) HOW PLM WORKS: A PRIMER FOR ENGINEERS TO TOP MANAGERS (OR ANYONE, REALLY)

    For the last few weeks I had a chance to speak to many people in engineering and manufacturing with no PLM twisted mindshare. They are very good people, believe me. They are working in design, engineering and manufacturing. They are building real stuff. They do CAD, Bill of Materials, machining, 3...
  • (EN) PLM AND BLOCKCHAIN – YES, NO, MAYBE?

    Blockchain topic is extremely hot these days. Earlier this morning, I had a chance to talk with one of my blog readers (also running PLM IT for large manufacturing firm). The conversation was about blockchain and if it makes sense for PLM business and not. This conversation made me think PLM and b...
  • (EN) POWER’BY – THE NAME OF 3DEXPERIENCE PLM OVERLAY?

    How to overlay competitors. In my view, this is a new name in CAD / PLM competition game. It has variations of names and forms, but it is about the same. Decades ago it was about CAD formats, later on it was about how to block PDM / PLM integration and nowadays is about how to provide vertically i...
  • (EN) MCAD+PCB LANDSCAPE AND WHO WILL BUY ALTIUM?

    The days when design was mostly about mechanical assemblies is over. It is hard to imagine a product today that doesn’t include any electronic components. Most of modern high-tech products can be easily called “software and PCB wrapped in plastic”. In such context, the trajectory...
  • (EN) What is wrong with 3DEXPERIENCE and ENOVIA?

    Engineering.com article – A Big Win as Yamaha “Does a Daimler” and Chooses Siemens PLM brings up big debates about Dassault Systemes vs Siemens PLM solutions. You can find my old blog articles about “Daimler” story here. The history is coming back to the time whe...
  • (EN) HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SOLIDWORKS ENOVIA R2017X AND SOLIDWORKS MANAGE 2018

    I’m learning more about Solidworks PDM development trajectories. If you missed my previous blog posts, you can catch up here – Solidworks Manage: Does it look, swim and quack like PLM? and also these 2 articles – articles – Solidworks Manage and 3DX PLM: Clas...
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  • (EN) SOLIDWORKS MANAGE – DOES IT LOOK, SWIM AND QUACK LIKE PLM?

    I’m learning new things about Solidworks 2018 and coming new product – Solidworks Manage. You probably had a chance to read my articles – Solidworks Manage and 3DX PLM: Clash or co-existenceback to SWW 2018 and Why Solidworks needs one more PDM? Solidworks is comin...