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 PDF Key takeaways: Today’s digital upheavals and disruptions threaten everything and everyone throughout the extended enterprise Innovation is more than ever a key to enterprise sustainability; leading enterprises are defining and enabling their PLM platform business models around that insight No enterprise can afford to miss the competitive advantages that come with the implementation and proper use of a product innovation platform Lifecycle management, like every technological advancement, has a lifecycle of its own. CIMdata’s recently unveiled three position paper series on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platformization makes this clear. These papers covered in detail what is driving this evolution in PLM, the new forms of innovation in product development resulting from that evolution, and some very bold marketplace thrusts by the solution providers.  At the heart of the evolution of innovation, PLM solution providers are offering powerful new capabilities. These include leveraging the cloud, service oriented architectures (SOA), and other smart technologies such as enablers
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 PDF Key takeaways: Platformization has been recognized by CIMdata and other leading market analysts as an emerging trend in how data and process management supports business activities To meet their strategic objectives, organizations must be able to support innovation in all business functions and processes, including those associated with PLM Enterprise Innovation Management (EIM) platforms and strategies seek to empower teams and individuals to explore options and to define the optimal set of innovation imperatives to meet those objectives Over the last year CIMdata has published extensively about platformization, and how it relates to PLM. A platform is defined as “a foundation upon which functional capabilities, data, and processes are enabled and executed.” (See the CIMdata Dossier[1] at on this topic, including a set of hierarchical definitions.) In fact, the theme of this years global CIMdata PLM Market & Industry Forum is “Platforms for Innovation[2].” While this platform definition is not specific to information technology,
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