Spicing up PLM with eLearning

Training isn’t in the budget this year. We don’t have the resources to put together an internal training plan. It would take too long to train the whole organization. Sound familiar? If it does, you’re clearly not alone. Despite the fact that a strong learning culture drives competitive advantage, many companies fall short when it […]

Will PLM jump into the API fray?

What is an API? Order dinner from your tablet. Track your activity with an app on your smartphone. Book a seat at the movies tonight. APIs make this possible, and they’re behind of much of what we do online. They connect businesses, applications, data and devices so you can order pizza for dinner, listen to […]

How to organize a PLM benchmark

PLM benchmarking: Identifying opportunities for improvement Benchmarking is an excellent way to boost your PLM initiatives, identify new improvement opportunities and get inspired. PLM benchmarks help you follow industry best practices and compare your performance with that of other companies. Through benchmarking, you keep abreast of what other organizations are doing and of current best […]

Bimodal PLM: An attempt to keep pace with Digitalization’s “need for speed”

Seeking agility in Bimodal PLM The need for greater speed and agility to keep pace with the evolving digital landscape has also hit the PLM sphere. Digitalization has led to competition that challenges traditional PLM applications and project implementation methods. Product data is usually managed using large, traditional systems, with myriad methods and processes that […]

Are Microservices the next Big Thing for PLM?

With social media, cloud and mobile technologies setting new benchmarks for speed, agility, and user-friendliness, today’s users expect similar performance and flexibility from Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platforms. While the business case for embracing more user-friendly and flexible technology is widely documented, software vendors have historically shied away from it, given the big changes to […]

How to use Agile in PLM projects

Agile is a project-management methodology. It focuses on continuous improvement, scope flexibility and quality product delivery. Agile isn’t a new concept. It’s been discussed for the last few years. However, it’s really picking up momentum, and businesses are starting to apply agile principles in several industries and disciplines. The framework is designed to encourage fast […]

So you want to learn PLM?

Do you want to learn PLM? Are you new to Product Lifecycle Management? Do you need a tip for a good PLM book or PLM blog? If the answer is yes, this blogpost is for you! I’d like to share some of the tips, advice and good reads that helped me to become better at […]

Ingredients of a successful PLM change management initiative

Organizations embarking on a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) transformation, expect to achieve a step-change in business results. Providing access to clean data, streamlining product development processes or improving efficiency. Organizations set bold expectations to their PLM initiatives – yet after large investments and efforts, they often fail to leverage the promised benefits of PLM. With […]