PLM is fast approaching and in some cases achieving the status of a business platform. PLM-as-a-platform, or the platformization of PLM, has evolved out of the need for innovation throughout the product lifecycle.The need for innovation has never been greater and the implications for developing new products and managing their lifecycles are endless. The combination of scarce resources and globalization are driving an upheaval in innovation and lifecycle management. Innovation is more than ever key to enterprise sustainability; solution providers are building their PLM-platform business models around that insight. No enterprise can afford to miss out on the competitive advantages that are presented with the implementation and proper use of a product innovation platform.

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A CIMdata Dossier: PLM Platformization


CIMdata Resources


General Information

Platformization: Some Common Definitions

Recent Publications

Product Innovation Platforms: Definition, Their Role in the Enterprise, and Their Long-Term Viability
CIMdata Position Paper, July 13, 2017
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

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The PLM Platform Comes of Age
(CIO Review, March 8, 2016)
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

Platformization, Closing Open Loops Are Forcing Product Lifecycle Management to the Enterprise
(CIO Review, April 6, 2015 pp 14-15)
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

The Next Step in PLM’s Evolution: Its Platformization
CIMdata Position Paper, March 17, 2015
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

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Business Strategy for Platformization
CIMdata Position Paper, March 12, 2015
By Stan Przybylinski, Vice President of Research, CIMdata, Inc.

Platforms: A New Construct for Innovation
CIMdata blog posting, February 17, 2015
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

Linking the Physical and Virtual Worlds: PLM Platformization Sustains the ‘Organic’ Enterprise (Position Paper, Part 3 of 3)
CIMdata Position Paper, February 3, 2015
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

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The New World of Platforms
(February 3, 2015. Retrieved from http://www.onlinetmd.com/. Published in Today's Medical Developments)
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

Platformization: Dealing With a Matrix of Headaches
CIMdata blog posting, January 29, 2015
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

Platformization: Dealing With a Matrix of Headaches (Position Paper, Part 2 of 3)
CIMdata Position Paper, January 15, 2015
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

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Platformization: The Next Step in PLM’s Evolution
CIMdata blog posting, January 8, 2015
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

The Next Step in PLM's Evolution: Platformization
(Product Design & Development, December 16, 2014)
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

How and Why PLM Is Being Transformed Into a Product-Oriented Innovation Platform (Position Paper, Part 1 of 3)
CIMdata Position Paper, December 11, 2014
By Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

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Recent Press Releases

CIMdata Publishes "Platformization: Dealing With a Matrix of Headaches"

CIMdata Publishes “How and Why PLM is Being Transformed Into a Product-Oriented Innovation Platform”

CIMdata's President, Peter Bilello Closes PLM Road Map 2014 with a Presentation on the "platformization" of PLM


External Resources


PLM-AS-A-PLATFORM: A CONVERSATION ABOUT PLM’S EVOLUTION WITH MARK BURSTEIN OF NGC SOFTWARE (PART TWO)
(February 23, 2015. Retrieved from http://www.whichplm.com/)

PLM-AS-A-PLATFORM: A CONVERSATION ABOUT PLM’S EVOLUTION WITH MARK BURSTEIN OF NGC SOFTWARE (PART ONE)
(February 16, 2015. Retrieved from http://www.whichplm.com/)

Platformization: The Next Step in PLM’s Evolution - what do you think?
(January 8, 2015. Retrieved from http://linkd.in/1ABlNNC)
LinkedIn Discussion from PLM Group.

The Evolution of PLM
(Product Innovation, December 17, 2014)
Interview with Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

Product Innovation Platform: Plug'n'play in next generation PLM – TV-report
Engineering.com