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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:46

Platforms: A New Construct for Innovation

PLM_PlatformPLM’s future is its platformization. This isn’t a revolution. It is an evolution. It will take years, commitment, and patience from industrial companies and the solution providers that support them. Today, many leading PLM solution providers are developing highly integrated platforms as constructs of application delivery solutions. From these open and highly accessible platforms, users will be able to assemble the processes and workflows of ideation and product development—the building blocks of innovation—and re-assemble and reconfigure them whenever they need. Assembling and...

PLM_PlatformIn today’s rapidly changing and highly competitive global market, innovation of some type—product and/or process (e.g., how the product or service is defined, delivered, and/or supported)—must be a fundamental element of an organization’s ethos. But as most companies painfully find out, innovation doesn’t just happen without a culture that encourages and nurtures idea generation. Idea generation, or ideation, is the essence of creativity and in fact, it is has been the fundamental rationale of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and the end-to-end lifecycle...

PLM_Platform“What’s next?” This is a question often asked in the PLM market but seldom fully understood without looking at what has already happened (i.e., letting the past predict the future). Fortunately, there are a multitude of signs that indicate significant growth well into the foreseeable future. But what do these signs tell us? What will the PLM solutions of the future look like? What solution characteristics are industrial companies looking for? What functionality do they need? What type of business solutions are really required...

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