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  • (EN) WHY PLM VENDORS ARE BUYING THEIR CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE VENDORS?

    Cloud is a big buzzword, but as we know, there are so many flavors and colors of cloud technologies. The evolution of the cloud has started from network and remote data access and now fully exploding into hosting, on demand infrastructure, IaaS and virtualization. It is a very logical step of clou...
  • (EN) HOW TO CREATE SHARED DEFINITION OF SIMPLE PLM USER EXPERIENCE

    Experience is a new mantra in our world. Software vendors are taking it sometimes to extremes by starting to offer experience instead of software and services. While there is nothing wrong about “experience marketing”, the slickness of PLM videos and presentations is often on a much hi...
  • (EN) ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, CLOUD SOFTWARE AND FULL DIGITAL PRODUCT LIFECYCLE

    I spent last two days attending Digital Factory and FUZE conferences organized by Formlabs and Desktop Metal – both Boston based startup companies focusing on 3D printing and additive manufacturing. One of the topics of my interest was digital workflo...
  • (EN) ENTERPRISE PLM JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD

    Thanks for one of my twitter followers, I found an awesome new website – Turnoff.us by Daniel Stori. If you have PLM twisted mind (thanks Jos Voskuil), you might like this website full of geeky jokes about computers and programmers. Take some time and find your favorite picture. Here...
  • (EN) PLM BACK IN THE FUTURE WITH IOT TOOLBOX

    I’m attending PTC LiveWorx event this week in Boston. The event is huge and it is just at the beginning. Yesterday, I attended PTC Global Partnership Conference (disclosure – openBoM, the company I co-founded is PTC partner). I captured few interesting slides I wanted to...
  • (EN) 3 USE CASES FOR BRANCHING IN CAD DATA MANAGEMENT

    Yesterday, my attention was caught by Develop3D article  – Data management related tools. Al Dean is sharing his thoughts about new data management features in CAD / PDM – branching. Although some old PDM systems supported branching for revisions and lifecycle, it was not a v...
  • (EN) CLOUD CAD COLLABORATION: THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IS CLOSING?

    Cloudization is one of the top hot topic in the industry in recent years, and it is also the key technology to transform how people will collaborate and communicate in the future. Cloud can bring a difference to CAD and PLM business by sharing data, enabling distributed processes and creating afford...
  • (EN) PLM DATA-DRIVEN USER EXPERIENCE

    Nobody wants to sell plain bagels these days. People are looking for differentiation. It is very much true for what is happening in the world of PLM software. PLM vendors are looking for differentiation factors for their PLM suites, platforms and applications. The differentiation pr...
  • (EN) 3D PAINT – A PROTOTYPE FOR CAD 2027?

    Remember the time when quality typing on mobile device was only possible using physical keyboard. Nokia phone keyboard was a mainstream and Blackberry Qwerty keyboard was a luxury. The things started to change with the introduction of iPhone and other modern mobile devices as we know them now. It ...
  • (EN) 2 OPTIONS FOR OUT-OF-THE-BOX PLM

    Speed and complexity. These are two main challenges for every PLM implementation. So, much was said about this topic in the last decades. One of the most debatable topic is so called – out-of-the-box (OOTB) implementation. One of my earlier articles – The end of debates about out-...
  • (EN) HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT COMPLEXITY FOR SMALL TEAMS

    Agile methods are trending these days. As companies are more focusing on speed then ever, the question how iterate fast and deliver better results is the one manufacturing companies and teams of every size are facing every day. In my recent blogs, I’ve been sharing some ideas how agile meth...
  • (EN) CIMDATA PLM INDUSTRY AND MARKET FORUM – ALPHABET SOUP AND ADOPTION

    I’m heading to Ann Arbor later today to attend CIMdata PLM industry and market forum. The event is a first in a row of traditional annual events. CIMdata will introduce its annual market research and will present related industry, technology and market researches. The event is for vendo...
  • (EN) NEXT PLM MARKETING BATTLE – MONOLITHIC SYSTEM

    PLM is getting more competitive these days. Cloud technology development, SaaS applications and new business models injected competitive energy between old established PLM vendors, growing vendors and startups. Established PLM vendors learned how out-market cloud PLM newcomers. Debates about &ldqu...
  • (EN) CONNECTED PLM – BUZZWORD OR DIFFERENTIATION?

    Marketing can be boring. But not when it comes to competitive clashes and differentiation game. And, PLM is getting even more competitive then ever. Nobody wants to sell plane bagels and PLM vendors are trying to create a differentiation stories. There are different ways to create differ...
  • (EN) WHAT WILL COME AFTER “SINGLE VERSION OF TRUTH”? GLOBAL DATA NETWORKS

    I posted about my view on the process of digital transformation and how digitalization can come to manufacturing and more specifically to Product Lifecycle Management. My main points were about digital control and gradual transformation of information landscape from monolithic information mod...
  • (EN) WILL CONNECTED PLM REPLACE SINGLE VERSION OF TRUTH?

    For many years, single (or one) version of truth was a core principle of PLM data organization. It was a vision and slogan behind PLM value and one of the reasons to bring PLM system to manufacturing companies. It was widely accepted and supported by analysts, architects and PLM sales. PLM single...
  • (EN) WHY PLM SALES ARE STUCK IN ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS?

    Last week I blogged about PLM selection politics. People are hard and political games in an organization are unavoidable.Existing PLM architecture demand significant preparation work to be done upfront – data modeling, process discovery and agreement, data mapping, legacy data cleaning ...
  • (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...