Why You Need a PLM Bible.

Last week, we lost one client. The company’s management got tired of user complaints and slow progress and decided to halt their PLM Program. The company had invested a lot of money in a customized PDM system and integrated all its CAD applications in an attempt to boost reuse and accelerate their product deliveries. However, […]

How can we make PLM simpler?

Two weeks ago, my blogging peer Jos Voskuil published a blog entitled “Why PLM will never be simple”. If users want quick, easy, and painless – that is, if users want “simple” – why shouldn’t PLM also be simple? We’d all love to make PLM simpler, but how? Jos’ post inspired me to share how […]

Plugging into the power of the connected plant

Digitalization and end-to-end plant lifecycle management are spoken of as top priorities by companies across the chemical, oil and gas, process and power industries. The goal? A complete digital footprint of the plant to help optimize operations, plant maintenance, build better products and provide better services. But how can traditional Engineer to Order (ETO) businesses, […]

How to Craft a Killer PLM User Onboarding Journey

What is user onboarding? User onboarding is the process of actively guiding and helping users to find value and success within your product, process or service. Onboarding gets users past the awkward uncertainty of trying out something new. Good onboarding experiences combine the right elements of education, inspiration, and actionable insights. User onboarding is one […]

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 […]