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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...
  • (EN) WILL PLM IOT BE ABLE TO LIVE UP TO ITS OWN HYPE?

    IoT is everywhere these days. You may think, there is no way to escape from the transformation and success IoT will bring to industry. And IoT will change the business around us. Recently I was listening to Joe Barkai presenting about IoT and its opportunity at IpX Symposium in...
  • (EN) FUTURE 3D CAD EXPERIENCE WILL COME FROM… AMAZON?

    Do you think your business cannot be cannibalized by Amazon? I wrote about it few months ago – Is PLM software Amazon-proof?  My hunch is that PLM software started as an engineering discipline has a chance to be transformed into networked business managing relationships between con...
  • (EN) WHICH PLM WILL CLIMB FIRST TO DISCOVER BLOCKCHAIN OPPORTUNITY?

    Blockchain is one of these technologies that very much misunderstood by enterprise, but it has a potential. If you want to understand it better try to start here – Blockchain explained for web developers. I found the article useful. Here my quick summary. A blockchain is a ledger of da...
  • (EN) “BRANCH & MERGE” DEBATES AND PDM GRANULARITY

    Do you remember discussions about true and fake  clouds few years ago? It was a trend among PLM and ERP vendors trying to prove that “my cloud” is the best one. Want to get back and read some of these stories? Here are few links on old posts from me and some PLM ven...
  • (EN) Enterprise cloud PLM is getting one step closer

    When you present about “cloud” and “PLM” topic, the question of security was always the one on the top.For many years, it was such a nice way for IT to steer the conversation in the wrong direction. The tone and argument have changed significantly for the last 5-6 years. Ma...
  • (EN) PLE: do we really need another acronym in PLM?

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Very often we have the tendency to complicate things. We believe that sophistication means results and intelligence but it doesn’t. More information, options, productions, acronyms is not better. In fact, more information and complexity can make peo...
  • (EN) MANUFACTURING INTEGRATIONS AND THE DEMAND FOR PDM AGNOSTIC AND ERP FRIENDLY PLM TOOLS

    Manufacturing is end-to-end process. You design a machine, plan to build it, buying parts, ship to assembly line to get them on-time for product delivery, make an assembly, ship the production to a customer. Simple and straightforward. If I think about engineering software, the story is less simp...
  • (EN) Solid Edge data management: between SharePoint and Teamcenter?

    If you follow Siemens PLM Solid Edge, you might noticed another turn in a history of data management (PDM) development. Recent Develop 3D article – Solid Edge ST10 review can give you an idea about transformation of data management. Here is the passage: Those that are familiar with Sol...
  • (EN) HOW CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE CAN PREVENT ENGINEERING IP THEFT

    Security is important to make cloud solution successful. Even latest researches shows security is not the first concern from companies considering to move to cloud solution (), it is still an important element of any cloud solution validation by IT and other companies. One of the most cri...
  • (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...