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How to predict the future of Software development? Look at the manufacturing (R)evolutions!

Is the evolution of business Software development principles parallel to the Manufacturing ones and is it predicting it? Interestingly, having a closer look at the history of manufacturing since the Industrial Revolution and comparing it to the past 20 years of Software development, we can find striking

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Parenting and PLM Software development

PLM (product Lifecycle Management) is a methodology used in Manufacturing in which the central concept is Lifecycle. Life is a cycle that starts from birth and continues with growth and finally death. For human beings, pregnancy is 9 months and birth a few hours (hopefully…). On the

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Fashion faux-pas and software cost of ownership

I don’t know if you are much into fashion, but last year women jumpsuits were quite trendy and like pretty much every girl I know, I got one. Last week I wanted to wear it for a party, but due to too much good food over the

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Introducing our External App Platform

In your company you probably hear this type of question: “Where are my changes?”, “What is taking so long?” or “What is holding up the process?”… and many people saying basically “I don’t want to understand Windchill, but I need the information it holds”. That’s why we

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PLM as a Startup

After 15 years working in PLM, we have seen that many PLM implementations are being  delivered late and only after lots of pain for everyone involved and some projects fail to deliver anything at all. So why is PLM so hard to implement? Why are the projects

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What’s Going on in PLM

Through our work in extending and customizing PLM we are constantly in conversation with customers and Value Added Resellers across the world about what companies are doing today, planning tomorrow and the direction that they are trying to take their PLM systems. In this article I will

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Going mobile….Safely

Just in case you have not noticed, the world has gone mobile crazy. Mobile apps are now key business tools and Engineering is no exception. This raises an important problem: mobile by definition means that your data is going mobile; but how do we protect the Intellectual

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PLM and ERP: Getting them Together

There is a relationship between PLM and ERP and therefore a need to integrate the two systems; at Wincom we create 4 or 5 of these integrations every year. I’d like to share our experiences with you. ERP is all about efficiency, using the resources of the

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Apps, the future of PLM?

How can the extended enterprise leverage PLM? These are real questions from real customers we have been asked in the last year. – Our service engineers on site in Africa need to see the latest drawings. – The shop floor needs easy access to the latest process

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New version of Wincom Translate released

Translation content feature

Wincom Translate Update A new update (1.2) for this component has been released Features New show content XML feature Improved export and import Improved documentation Improved import zip error checking

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Change Lite

Take a look at the EAP Search last improvements!