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  • (EN) PLM+ALM: FIRST ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES

    Software is eating the world. And products that we know in the past as purely mechanical, today have strong dependencies on software embedded or used with these products. From that standpoint cars are literally becoming a “computer on wheels”. The way we control car and many related ca...
  • (EN) 5 CRITICAL FACTORS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLM IMPLEMENTATION

    There are different levels of PLM implementation complexity – long planning, budget overrun, customization delays. Tons of articles are written about how implement PLM and why a specific PLM platform can be better then others. Today I want to bring 5 factors that can help you to implement an...
  • (EN) 3 THINGS I LEARNED FROM HAX HARDWARE TRENDS: ECONOMICS, DATA AND AUTOMATION

    After 120 years since Henry Ford built his first experimental car in a workshop behind his home in Detroit, we have reached a very interesting point in this new hardware revolution. The manufacturing eco-system enables a completely new wave of hardware companies and new product manufacturing by di...
  • (EN) HOW MANY MANUFACTURING COMPANIES ARE USING PLM

    My recent discussions about adoption of Product Lifecycle Management in different segments of manufacturing industries made me think that status of PLM adoption haven’t changed for the last 10 years. PLM is limited to large manufacturing firms. I was looking for data to confirm it....
  • (EN) CUSTOMERS DEMAND OPENNESS OF CLOUD PLM SOLUTIONS

    For very long time, security was one of the top concerns stopping enterprises and manufacturing companies from adopting cloud technologies. While it is still true, the future barriers to cloud technologies and cloud PLM can be different. The latest Internet Trends report from Mary Meeker&nbs...
  • (EN) WILL MICROSOFT AZURE STACK BECOME A VIABLE OPTION FOR HYBRID CLOUD PLM?

    Hybrid cloud is one of these words that makes IT to feel that they can “have cake and eat it too”. It is a dream option discussed by IT organizations deployed PLM. It removed the need to take a decision for one of cloud options – private vs public; and it also provide a route tow...
  • (EN) IOT AND CHANGING PLM PARADIGMS

    According to IDC research, manufacturing industry is going to invest near $178bn in the next 4 years in IoT solutions. I captured this information from Raconteur article – Internet of things shaking up product production. For almost two decades, PLM was mostly solving a problem of prod...
  • (EN) 3 ROADBLOCKS FOR PLM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    One of the fancy modern industry words today is digital transformation. If you haven’t heard about it, you probably lived under the rock for the last decade. Because lot of our activities were transformed during that time. Just 10 years ago, we had no iPhone, many of existing web sites and s...
  • (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...