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Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Are you familiar with famous definition of pornography used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart? Check Wikipedia article if you want to refresh your memory: I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 2, 2016

CIMdata PLM Market and Industry Forum 2016

I spent today in Detroit attending annual PLM Market and Industry Forum by CIMdata – one of the leaders in PLM research and strategic management consulting. The event was the first in the series of events CIMdata will have across the globe f...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Mar 31, 2016

Autodesk and Solidworks seem to have different views on what is “platform”

Everyone wants to build a platform. It is such a nice sweet word. It sounds well. It smells good. It gives you a feeling you do something important and significant. So, “platform” marketing is trending. Leading PLM consulting outfit CIM...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Mar 2, 2016

Autodesk and Solidworks seem to have different views on what is “platform”

Everyone wants to build a platform. It is such a nice sweet word. It sounds well. It smells good. It gives you a feeling you do something important and significant. So, “platform” marketing is trending. Leading PLM consulting outfit CIMd...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Mar 2, 2016

Accenture’s Digital PLM Portal – back in the future?

The buzzword from late 90s caught my attention yesterday – portals. Here is the press release from Accenture – Accenture’s New Digital Portal Helps Product Developers and Engineers Accelerate Deliveries to Market as it came yesterday.
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jan 28, 2016

Innovation, networks and PLM database paradigm

Last week I traveled to Louisville, KY to attend CIMdata collaborative innovation and product development workshop. The agenda is here. Two presentation in the agenda caught my special interest. One was a presentation by Taylor Dawson, evangelist at...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Oct 14, 2015

How many execs will be killed by Frankensoft PLM platforms?

I’ve been following CIMdata PLM roadmap for HTE event on twitter yesterday. Navigate to the following link if you want to see tweets. One of the topic that CIMdata put on the agenda was “PLM platformization”. You can take a deep loo...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 17, 2015

Bill of Materials (BOM) and product lifecycle open loops

It is hard overestimate the importance of Bill of Materials for product development. In my keynote at ProSTEP iViP symposium in Stuttgart earlier this month I’ve been sharing my thoughts why developing of single BOM across multiple disciplines...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on May 19, 2015

Cloud is not the way to rethink PLM. Then what?

CIMdata PLM forum yesterday was a good place to discuss ideas that from a first look can sound a bit crazy. One of them – how to rethink PLM. Wait… you can say. We just came to some sort of understanding about what is PLM and how to sell...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Apr 1, 2015

CIMdata PLM forum: platformization and obsolescence

I’m returning home from CIMdata PLM market forum in Ann Arbor. For those of you who are not familiar with CIMdata and this event, take a moment of time and look here. Today’s event is the first in a row of "CIMdata world tour" to...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Mar 31, 2015

How to prevent cloud PLM integration mistakes

Cloud is huge enabler for collaboration between people. It makes your data and processes accessible everywhere from a browser. It can help you to collaborate between engineers and suppliers. It can help you to integrate systems and people across ente...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Feb 2, 2015

Can BOX become a platform for PLM?

Platform is a topic, which comes quite often in the discussion about future of PLM. CIMdata recently came with a topic of “platformization” in PLM. You can catch up on the discussion – A CIMdata dossier: PLM platformization. I can p...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jan 19, 2015

Why today’s CAD & PLM tools won’t become future platforms?

PLM business and software vendors are transforming. Manufacturing companies are looking for new type of solutions that can give a faster ROI as well as become a better place for engineering and manufacturing innovation. The dissatisfaction of custome...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jan 12, 2015

Kenesto cloud PDM hybrid

Few months ago, I posted about latest development of Kensto cloud data management solutions – Kenesto revamp: does it change cloud PLM game? I saw it as a sharp turn for Kenesto from focusing on collaboration towards engineering and product dat...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 18, 2014

How to migrate into “future PLM platform”?

One of the topics I touched in my yesterday post about future PLM platforms is platform migration. The ability of customer to make a move is significantly dependent on how existing environment can be migrated. You can catch up on some of my earlier t...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 5, 2014

The definition of cloud PLM

PLM industry is moving towards broader adoption of cloud solutions. More people these days are asking how to implement cloud. It becomes more and more clear that devil is in details and cloud environment can be very different. It comes in variety of...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Nov 7, 2014

You need PLM project to fail… to start lifecycle

One day you discover that your PLM implementation project is not doing so well. It happens and it called failure. Scott Cleveland’s blog took me back to the topic of PLM implementation failures. Unfortunately, I didn’t find the link on CI...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 23, 2014

Traditional PLM have reached their limits

To sell PLM to small and medium enterprise (SME) companies is a challenging tasks. I guess many of my readers will agree with me. I expressed some of my thoughts here – Why PLM stuck to provide solutions for SME? Opposite to that, large manufac...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 11, 2014

Why PLM stuck in PDM?

I’ve been following CIMdata PLM market industry forum earlier this week on twitter. If you’re are on twitter, navigate here or search for #PLM4UM hash tag on twitter. The agenda of PLM forum is here. The following session discussed one of...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Apr 5, 2014

PLM Is Challenged With Compliance Data

Manufacturing is going global. This is not about the future. This is a reality of all manufacturing companies today. So, with such a reality, supply chain solutions is getting more and more traction and interest from IT managers and other people in c...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Oct 24, 2013


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