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, […]

Single-tenant vs multi-tenant hosting

Single-tenant vs multi-tenant hosting Summary:  Multi-tenant and single-tenant hosting are two ways SaaS companies provide their services. Multi-tenant hosting is when many clients exist on the same software instance, sharing infrastructure, database, and/or an application server. It’s less expensive but comes with risk. Single-tenant is when a tenant doesn’t share anything. It’s more expensive and […]

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 […]

Information Systems in PLM

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) architecture refers to an organized, methodical collection of technology and policies that help to manage product data across the enterprise. The wide range of interconnected applications and processes throughout the product lifecycle form a complex technology stack that requires clear procedures and governance. A robust system architecture – one that connects product […]