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On October 24th, CIMdata will host its annual EMEA PLM Road Map Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. The theme of this year’s conference is Digitalizing Reality—PLM's role in enabling the digital revolution. The rapidly increasing degree of digitalization impacts companies of all sizes, across all industries, and is often struggled with.…
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are not new topics, they have been around for decades just like 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Hardware and software advances in recent years are pushing AR/VR to the top of many technology trends lists. VR has been available for several decades, and even in…
Product service and service lifecycle management (SLM) are undergoing significant changes. Companies are leveraging the advent of smart, connected products, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to capture and manage more information about the in-service use and status of products and systems. This information…
There are very few events that are designed exclusively for PLM Solution Providers in the PLM economy. CIMdata's annual PLM Market & Industry Forum, which is now over 25 years old, is one that comes to mind. Of course, I might just be a little bit partial! But consider how…
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ugly Truth

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Enterprise PDM. A CAD Data Vault across the organization. In most organizations today, Product Lifecycle Management solutions are little more than Enterprise PDM. I've said it, the ugly truth that most PLM veterans are afraid to admit or even mouth the words. Our organizations and their clients, don't deploy most…
Many different industries rely on configure-to-order (CTO) or engineer-to-order (ETO) strategies to profitably deliver products to their customers. Product companies want to mass customize their way to markets of one. Product configurators have long addressed this problem, some technical and some targeted toward business users. Both configuration skills and costing…
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