The title of this post was initially SoLoMo known for Social, Local, Mobile. I started this post a while ago after listening to Robert Scoble talking about the evolution of contextual needs on web application. It was interesting to think about the applications in PLM. We always mention that the target of PLM is to have the right data at the right moment (I’ve also read an Article from SAP adding “with the right Experience”). And that’s exactly what we need to work on. Today, you have a profile to define who you are and what you have access to in your PLM solution. But this, from one project to another, from one phase to another, can require you to get a quick access to specific data and dashboards. Before a meeting, your dashboard should not look the same as the one you may want to look at before leaving work. When you look at a project you might want to see a very different UI organisation depending on the project’s situation.
And the evolution of this title is following the recent ACE (Aras Community Event) Europe 2013 in Francfort on October 29th & 30th. One of the last presentation was done by Rob McAveney on the Aras roadmap and some very nice presentation of the new features Aras is working, or just thinking about. This year, Oleg Shilovitsky our great PLM blogger friend wrote an article to explain how Social PLM failed and I think that some part of the answer is in how Aras sees Social PLM. If Co for context has been discussed a lot, Secured is something that Aras wants to explain very clearly. It’s not only a marketing think to make our future customer confident about their data being in the solution. It’s mainly because it values even more the security administration layer built in Aras Innovator. It already made sense to Aras to have such layer but now with these social features it demonstrates once more how good this layer is.
Here I included a presentation of Rob McAveney during the last ACE event in Detroit. But after seeing the latest social features shown by John Sperling during ACE Europe. The social aspect of PLM in Aras makes more sense and becomes less fancy by giving some ideas of the realy value it can provide.