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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

How bimodal IT strategy can open gates to innovation in PLM

I missed PDT Europe this year. But my long time PLM blogging buddy Jos Voskuil did a great job posting his notes about the event. You can read both articles – part 1 and part 2. So, I’ve been catching up on Jos’ notes. My attentio...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Nov 23, 2016

PI OC: Data, connected products and PLM silo

I attended PI OC (Product Innovation Orange County) event organized by Market Key. The event location was beautiful. Dana Point, California is such an idyllic place with stunning views of Pacific ocean. Combined with unusually warm weather, the even...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Nov 21, 2016

PI OC – Millennials, Digital Disruption and Manufacturing

I was attending Product Innovation Orange County (PI OC) event last two days in Southern California. Idillic location with stunning panoramic views of Pacific Ocean created a relaxed atmosphere to inspire debates and discussion on variety of topics...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Nov 19, 2016

Why PLM platform need to support inefficient organizational rituals?

Change management and PLM implementations are hard. You can check some of my earlier blogs to catch up on the topic.  – PLM implementation and organizational change and PLM and death spiral of cultural change. I also recommend you to check J...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Nov 3, 2016

Devops and Continuous Delivery in PLM Customizations

Customization is a bad word in jargon of PLM implementations. The modern lingo brings us a new politically correct word – configuration. PLM vendors are splitting hairs trying to describe the difference between customization and configuration.
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Oct 24, 2016

PLM and the death spiral of cultural change

  Culture eats strategy for breakfast. You probably heard the phrase usually attributed to Peter Druker. Did Peter Druker really said this? Let’s leave this discussion for somebody else. The problem is that culture also eats technology f...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Oct 20, 2016

Traditional PLM RDBMS architecture is too expensive and won’t scale for the cloud

For many years, databases is the most critical element of PLM infrastructure. After all, PLM systems are data management systems capable to hold information about products, engineering models and related stuff. In fact, all PLM systems available on t...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Oct 18, 2016

PLM and the gap between technologies and processes

Almost a decade years ago, I’ve been using HTC phone running Windows mobile operational system. The same one you see on the picture above. It came to replace my old fashion Blackberry, but it is a different story…  HTC was a sophisticate...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 26, 2016

What PLM vendors can learn from Workday-Platfora acquisition

Data is a new oil. Fortune article explains in a nutshell why big data analytic and AI research are booming this days. The following passage can give you an idea. “Data is the new oil,” Shivon Zilis, a partner with the venture capital firm Bloom...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 25, 2016

CAD “seats” and future business models

Historically, a business model of CAD, PDM and PLM vendors was to sell “seats”.  To sell CAD seats was a core business model for vendors for many years.Nothing wrong with that. It created great businesses in the past. Analysts and indus...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 13, 2016

Heavy customized systems is a potential barrier for future PLM platform progress

It usually takes time to implement PLM system. One of the reasons for that is heavy customization and adaptations of PLM products to the needs of a specific manufacturing company. Although vendors are can still arguing about differences between confi...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 12, 2016

PLM competition: How to Build a Better Mousetrap?

Engineering.com article Success at Microsoft and Airbus: Can Aras Battle Their Way into the PLM Big Leagues? is raising multiple questions about the status of PLM (or more precisely cPDM) competition. Top vendors in this space are remaining the same...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 7, 2016

PLM as a backend or how to rethink toolkit in a cloud era?

Flexibility is one of the most demands characteristics in PLM business. As complexity of products and systems is growing, the demand to provide a flexible solution is getting even stronger. In the past, so called “toolbox” approach was qu...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 6, 2016

Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Medium article from Propel PLM – What the Salesforce Cloud Does for PLM brings few interesting data points about latest cloud PLM vendor (Propel PLM) building new product on top of Salesforce.com. Propel PLM recently closed $4.2M financial rou...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on May 24, 2016

Product Innovation Platforms: architecture options

Innovation platform is a new name in the competition of PLM and engineering software. The message is widely supported by analysts and vendors these days. Navigate back to few of my earlier articles – Sweet dreams about product innovation platf...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Mar 15, 2016

The death of “asynchronish” collaborative dream

Collaboration is such a fancy word in a lexicon of technology and software. Looking backward we discovered variety of ways to collaborate – email, instant messaging, voice, video, etc. Each one was bringing a specific “flavor” of co...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Mar 1, 2016

The number of PLM vendors is small. Let’s sort out how to select the right one…

Selecting of PLM solution is a daunting process that can take time and energy in the manufacturing company. How to choose the right system? My attention was caught by TechTarget articles written by Jim Brown – A PLM systems comparison of the in...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Feb 25, 2016

The hard things about simple PLM

PLM is complex – the paradigm, definition, implementation, technology. Simplification of PLM is the discussion topic among PLM industry people and pundits. I can see it as a reflection of a broader “simplification trend” that came...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Feb 18, 2016

The death of EBOM vs. MBOM divide?

In a traditional engineering, “over the wall” approach is a reflection of sequential operations – marketing, design, manufacturing, testing and production. Each stage of development process is carried out separately. As you done wit...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Feb 15, 2016


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