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 PDF (English)  PDF (French)  PDF (German)  PDF (Japanese) Key takeaways: With a “system of systems” approach, Product Innovation Platforms are enabling next-generation PLM. The robustness of Product Innovation Platforms is measured with five imperatives and seven strategic characteristics. It never makes sense to develop tomorrow’s products with yesterday’s tools. Industrial companies need to review and update their PLM strategy and enabling solutions to be successful. In the more than 30 years that CIMdata has been covering the PLM market, the landscape has changed dramatically. Product complexity has increased, with electronics, embedded software, and Internet connectivity now becoming the norm in most industries. Furthermore, PLM solution providers’ offerings have expanded greatly in scope, both organically and through acquisitions. Additionally, the PLM vision has expanded in both depth and breadth, with industrial companies expecting more from their implementations to keep up with product complexity. And yet, as we have reported on extensively in recent years, the scope of PLM implementations has not
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