From 2007: A light-hearted look at PLM and Small Business
- Article in bullet points.
The savings are several $K person/year.
SMB manufacturers will leverage this …
… like crazy.
Thousands of engineers will be forced to become contractors.
SMB’s will pay engineering contractors extra to buy their own health insurance…
… and save money at the same time.
(Competitive with foreign engineers? Another topic/another time.)
The typical SMB engineering organizational chart will
F L A T T E N
Bye-bye pyramid-as-org-chart …
… hello network-as-org-chart.
Meanwhile: PLM vendors are hot to trot with SMB’s.
Big growth market. Sales reps are drooling.
Fact: PLM Vendors serve BIG customers.
Industrial giants. “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” types.
Sophisticated IT infrastructures.
PLM consulting revenue on par with license revenue.
Good for companies with pyramidal org. charts.
Big IT. Big support staffs. Everything BIG BIG BIG.
… SMB does not stand for Small-Medium Bigs.
SMB?s want smaller, simpler PLM …
… or no PLM at all.
If they FLATTEN their organizations…
… might as well FLATTEN the IT, too.
FLATTENED IT … isn?t that the Internet?
“On the server” becomes “on demand.”
SMB?s trust BANKS with their $money$… an oursourcing of capital holding.
… they will trust SaaS PLM with their data… an outsourcing of IP holding?
Do MONOLITHIC PLM systems belong in FLATTENED SMB?s?
Ask your PLM vendor!