5. New business-models for engineering software
The key question in this discussion should be around "Risk" and "Trust". Customers are looking how to decrease risk in their software projects. PLM is a very risky one these days. Also "value proposition" is very un-trustfull. Customers don't see how current PLM vendors can provide a value using current business models.
The key questions:
- How to decrease upfront cost?
- How to provide PLM tools to wider customer audience for reasonable price?
Some of the topics:
- Cloud computing and SaaS
- FOSS(Free and Open Source Software) in CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM...