As manufacturers, we are always looking for ways to improve our operations and make them more efficient. Cloud technologies are quickly becoming a way for manufacturing companies to improve their operation and agility. The days when manufacturing companies were afraid of the cloud are over. The question now is how to apply cloud technology and enable products with new technologies to deliver bigger value.
Digital BOM and Web Services
A few weeks ago, I was talking about “what is Digital BOM?” and how you can improve data management and overall company operations by introducing an infrastructure that makes product information available and shareable in the organization and across the borders – think contractors and suppliers.
I want to step it up and talk about cloud and web services and how the new service paradigm will allow you to rethink the way PLM and other enterprise applications will be delivered in the near future to solve the most painful problems in manufacturing – connecting business functions with data and switching companies into data-driven enterprises.
Let’s speak about OpenBOM services. This is a new model, that’ll soon be introduced by OpenBOM. Modern cloud-native systems play the role of “services” that can be available on-demand from these platforms to solve problems. These new services are compatible (thanks to REST APIs and cloud technologies) and can be recombined together to build solutions. Think about multiple database services (eg. RDS), analytics (Machine Learning and AI services), and others. OpenBOM services will be a way for enterprise manufacturers to get an instance of the OpenBOM multi-tenant platform and run it in their private cloud environment on top of AWS or other PaaS.
Enterprise SaaS and AWS adoption model
We’ve been providing OpenBOM Enterprise subscription services as a way to have a custom hosting environment for OpenBOM – your selection of PaaS or private cloud. Now it is time to take the next step and talk about Enterprise SaaS, which is a new model trending in the industry for larger companies.
AWS Enterprise cloud blog is a good place to start and learn about trajectories of cloud service adoption. I would recommend you check this out – AWS adoption stages, which speak about how organizations are going through the adoption process to establish a new foundation for IT using AWS. The picture below speaks for itself. It is a very interesting way of moving an entire enterprise infrastructure to the cloud (AWS).
What are OpenBOM Servies In plain English? It is like having bom.openbom.com but configured on your own AWS account infrastructure. A growing amount of enterprise customers are looking to build their PLM infrastructure using the open and scalable infrastructure. Many large manufacturing companies are looking at how to build a solution from a set of re-usable components (services).
At OpenBOM, we are looking at how to provide openbom.com multi-tenant platform configured for your AWS account. Then OpenBOM administrator will be able to manage tenants and provide access to this platform for all extended enterprise users. In such a way, the OpenBOM platform admin will create tenants for the same manufacturing organization allowing contractors, suppliers, and customers to get their independent access to OpenBOM without losing control.
We are at the beginning of OpenBOM expansion to the enterprise world. The existing OpenBOM multi-tenant platform is capable of holding thousands of companies working globally providing solutions to OEMs, contractors, and suppliers. It is global and multi-tenant. Now is the time to scale it up by allowing large companies to instantiate the OpenBOM platform witing their AWS accounts and allowing them to create their own multi-tenant environment for their customers – contractors, suppliers, and end-users.
Interested in OpenBOM for enterprise? We’re here to provide you with the answers. Contact support at openbom dot com and write in the subject line “OpenBOM Web Services” and we would be happy to talk.