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Product Data Integration Humor / Interview on PLM Customization with Stan Przybylinski

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We take a silly look at solving the problem of fragmented product data and processes with a mythical integration product called FlōSēl. Then we get down to business with Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and CIMdata’s Stan Przybylinski discussing the reasons people customize their PLM systems, the potential downfalls of doing it, and the changing customization / configuration scenario given recent software architecture changes like web services and the Cloud.

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Prior Episode: What is PLM software anyway? You probably know it’s “Product Lifecycle Management” but beyond that most definitions get weak. At best they’re circular. We ponder that question in a tongue-in-cheek way before transitioning into an insightful interview between Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and “KJ” Carlson of Club W. KJ shares some unique perspectives and uses of PLM across departments as diverse as Compliance, Finance, and Legal and into the supply chain tool. His experience can help others find news ways to get value out of PLM beyond managing CAD data. As Jim says, “it’s not your grandfather’s PLM.”

PLM_411_EP_11_v2_mp4_and_PLM411-11Next Episode: How do you tell true cloud PLM software versus other SaaS options and why is it important? We start this episode by poking some fun at old software disguised as cloud. Then, Jim Brown interviews Excellims Corporation’s VP of Engineering Mark Osgood who shares his experience outgrowing spreadsheets for managing product lifecycles, finding PLM systems cost prohibitive, and then implementing a “cloud” PLM solution that wasn’t truly cloud, with poor results. Then hes implemented a native cloud PLM solution. The differences in performance is dramatic.

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  1. Great video Jim & Stan. For years I have been stressing the difference between customization vs. configuring a PDM/PLM system. Very much like what you mentioned, if it involves the dreaded “Script” word then that is the line. I have been on both ends of an over customized system; losing a customer and gaining a new one from this scenario.

    CAD vendor provided PDM/PLM systems today are far more capable of meeting customers “unique” requirements than before. However at times other requirements show up which need to be dealt with. Admins need to always be asking how this might impact a new release; will it upgrade?

    Last, Thanks for the humor in the beginning, -Patrick

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