The Product Lifecycle Management market consulting firm PLM Alliances LLC has announced that The PLM Atlas© is now available for access to all visitors of the publicly published PLMatlas.com website which was previously restricted for private use.
The PLM Atlas offers the most comprehensive digital directory of the global PLM ecosystem available in print or on the Internet. The PLM Atlas website provides on a single platform a market glossary, classification taxonomy, searchable directory, and relationship topology for the hundreds of: solution spaces, market segments, software and service providers, user industries, partnerships, alliances, events, publications, and other resources that populate this $60B plus market of increasing importance to the global economy.
Access to PLMatlas.com is now a open and free to professionals. The platform was not created to sell subscriptions, perform advertising, track visitors, or monetize private data. Instead, it was born from the recognition that a resource like this was much needed within our profession, similar to Wikipedia. We then went about constructing it over a period of several years without regard to where the innovation might lead once we received user feedback.
PLM Atlas creator Richard McFall commented, “It is widely understood that Product Lifecycle Management, or PLM, is not a single technology nor a software product. Instead, PLM is an enterprise business strategy enabled by the implementation of numerous technologies, software solutions, and service providers that operate across dozens of highly-technical specialized markets which are undergoing rapid innovation, if not disruption. The width, depth and velocity of these technology spaces is awe-inspiring. Yet, it can be overwhelming at times even to the most experienced followers. As example, there are well over 1,000 commercial software and consulting providers in addition to hundreds of associations, partnerships, and educational events, all offering software or services in over 100 solution markets.”
McFall went on to say “What has been missing to date to help industrial users navigate, evaluate, select, and deploy these technologies and supporting solutions is a non-commercial resource center whose mission is to inventory, describe, and track the history, development, and offerings of the global ecosystem. And to do so without being constantly bombarded by sales chatbots and intrusive advertising in overly-crowded screens. So our motivation was to help expand and promote the role and value of the PLM ecosystem through a digital venue for sharing information, accelerating education, and encouraging collaboration.”
The PLM Atlas, as is the global PLM ecosystem, is a never-ending work in progress. As such, we seek comments, recommendations, additions, and corrections to the PLM Atlas Directory© of providers and other useful resources from the professional community we are serving. To check to see if your organization is listed, or to provide more complete information, visit the Directory HERE.
Otherwise, begin your exploration of the PLM ecosystem by starting on the About Ecosystem pages. Then visit our Community pages to contribute content, participate, or receive news of our progress.
For additional information or media inquiries contact Richard McFall at [email protected]. or +001.636.745.0122.