‘Scuse us, but when it comes to PLM, Seemage told you so

When it comes to PLM, Seemage told you so

At the risk of sounding a little like your “CAD Mom,” (with Mother’s Day coming up this weekend in the US, how’s that for a double entendre AND a mixed metaphor…all in one?) and after reading the results of this Capgemini “PLM World Pulse Survey,” we just can’t help ourselves.

Forgive us for saying “we told you so” about this survey that confirms that PLM’s raison d’être is innovation (55% of respondants), not cost savings (30%). Interestingly, 35% cite reduced time-to-market as the most important PLM benefit. And tied at 40% each, processes and organization top the list of what manufacturers think needs the most attention in optimizing PLM.

In a nutshell, customers aren’t saying PLM is about heavy-duty infrastructures, servers and IT technologies. Instead, they are clearly saying they need PLM to impact their products and their businesses. And they want it now and across their entire organization.

After years of installing gi-normous “frameworks,” customers want desktop tools that enable users beyond the engineering and design groups to benefit from the 3D conversion. That’s what Seemage does.

We see it all the time…people with big PLM systems struggle to do that “one little thing,” like create wordless (and therefore translation-less) product service procedures, that would save a fortune but which seems so unsolvable. We show them how to do a 3D animation in an hour…on their desktop…in standard tools…without interfering with the PLM and/or CAD systems. They call us “heroes” and buy Seemage on the spot.

We don’t want to sound arrogant…but it sure does feel good to see the market going the way we hoped it would, towards Seemage for delivering product information everyware. (And, yes, we are deliberately misspelling “everyware.” Get it? It’s about openness.)

2 comments to ‘Scuse us, but when it comes to PLM, Seemage told you so

  • Aram Hartounian  says:

    You might want to check yourselves, “everyware” already means something else: amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321384016/

  • Alex Neihaus  says:

    Hi, Aram. Thanks for the pointer. It wouldn’t be the first time a word had more than one meaning. (-: And, it’s not that far off from this author’s definition anyway.

    Plus, it’s clearly a term that works, since you “got it” right away.

    Thanks for commenting on the blog, too.


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