A Step by Step Guide to the Final Upgrade From Agile to Cloud PLM

How Does Cloud PLM Differ from On-premise Solutions?

While on-premise Agile PLM allows for product development, processes, and development of product records and more; these are essential features of any PLM. Moving to the Cloud brings you a step ahead in the product conception, with the following advantages:

  • The cloud allows for the identification of individual tasks related to each status of the workflow and the overall change.
  • The cloud has powerful security that enables roles and privileges control to directly. Agile PLM on the other hand has no team security.
  • Cloud provides Page Composer that allows complete customization of the page layout while Agile does not.
  • Sub-classes are of unlimited levels in the cloud, and only of three levels in Agile: base class, class, and subclass.

To make the transition to the cloud easier, GoSaaS has a clear and well-defined process that captures input from within the company to ensure every requirement is fulfilled.

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20 Best New Websites, February 2021

It’s February, and the spring sun is finally starting to peep through the winter clouds. While many of us are still largely restricted to our homes, the web has kept on growing.

We see a shift in attitude towards natural health, wellbeing, and sustainability, and these are now being branded less often as outliers and increasingly mainstream. We’re also seeing more and more color all the time, ranging from an emotional signifier in the background to being a functional element in its own right.


Gorgeous color in the background image and the scrolling narrative pull the user in on this site for lab ‘grown’ meat.

Hanwag 100 Years

This page celebrating 100 years of outdoor footwear company Hanweg uses a mix of illustrations and photographs to create a timeline marking the company’s highlights alongside what else was happening at the time. Any excuse to get Yoda in.


Gaffer describes itself as bridging the gap between football, music, fashion, and culture. The site has a glossy feel, with strong art direction and an easily navigable architecture.

Remember MLK

This rather beautifully made tribute to Martin Luther King uses some great typographic effects, and the variations, in contrast, create a layering of the different content elements.

Bonjour Agency

The home page for design agency Bonjour Paris uses sideways scrolling to give an overview of the whole site. There is a lot of content, but it doesn’t feel like waffle, and exploring the site is a pleasant experience in itself.

Wild Souls

Wild Souls is a Greek company that principally makes nut butters, tahini, and halva. The site is very colorful but warm, and the display type — Canela — has a slight softness to it that is appealing.

Nicolas Loureiro

This is a strong portfolio site for interactive and graphic designer Nicolas Loureiro. The work is front and center, and the navigation is pleasing.

Studio Nanna Lagerman

Studio Nanna Lagermann is a small interior design studio that works on private homes, public spaces, and set design. The site creates a feeling of space and calm. Colors are soft and neutral, and the type, although massive in places, is clean and sophisticated.

Aurelia Durand

Illustrator Aurelia Durand created her own typeface that she uses in her work, and it is used as the main display font here too. This site has a sense of joy about it that is hard to resist.

Archivio Mario Russo

This site documents the life and work of 20th-century Italian artist Mario Russo. The layout is thoughtful, and the text, while informative, doesn’t detract from the work being shown.

Gigantic Candy

Gigantic Candy makes vegan chocolate candy bars. The site is big, bold and lo-fi, and has a sense of fun to it.


dBodhi sells handcrafted furniture from Java, made from reclaimed teak and locally grown plant materials. The clean layout combined with a slight sepia tone on all the photography creates a feeling of quietness and nature.

Menu Durable

Menu Durable is a guide to creating healthier, sustainable food menus in Canadian healthcare facilities. There is a lot of information here, and it is well written and attractively presented with clear color coding.

Virgile Guinard

This is a lovely, simple portfolio site for photographer Virgile Guinard. By using blocks of color pulled from each photograph’s predominant color and only revealing each photograph on rollover, each image is allowed to stand out.

The Bold Type

This site for The Bold Type Hotel in Patra, Greece, is a boutique hotel website archetype, but it is done well. The pinky sand background color is a good choice, and the photographs are excellent.


Nor Norm provide an office furniture subscription service. The site is clean with a feeling of light and space. There is a good balance between an overview of the process and details of the individual items available.

Ask Us For Ideas

At first glance, Ask Us For Ideas looks like a creative agency, but it is actually a creative broker, matching clients with agencies.

Prinoth Clean Motion

Prinoth has been making snow groomers since the 1960s, and this microsite is to mark the launch of their new hydrogen and electric versions. It is as slick and glossy as any luxury car website. And now I know what a snow groomer is.


Design agency Pschhh has embraced the use of circles, reflecting the sound of bubbles their name suggests.


CōLab is a design and marketing firm. There is a great use of color and movement here, and you don’t really notice initially that there is no actual work on show.


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SAP acquiert AppGyver, le pionnier du développement no-code

SAP SE (NYSE : SAP) a annoncé aujourd’hui l’acquisition d’AppGyver Oy, un pionnier des plateformes de développement no-code (sans code) qui permettent aux utilisateurs sans compétences de codage de créer des applications pour des usages web et mobile.

Grâce à cette acquisition, SAP est mieux à même d’aider ses clients et partenaires à adapter efficacement leurs systèmes informatiques à leurs besoins spécifiques et à optimiser la convivialité de leurs applications. Les solutions d’AppGyver feront partie de la SAP Business Technology Platform. Elles élargiront l’offre de SAP dans le domaine de l’intelligence des business process et viendront compléter l’offre low-code de SAP fournie par le partenaire Mendix Tech BV, qui fait partie de Siemens AG.

« AppGyver nous aide à étendre nos capacités no-code et à établir une offre complète dans ce domaine », a déclaré Michael Weingartner, président de SAP Business Technology Platform Core, SAP. « À l’avenir, nous pouvons proposer une gamme complète d’outils de développement d’applications simples et intégrés qui permettent aux clients, aux partenaires et à nos propres équipes d’améliorer l’automatisation des processus et de renforcer l’expérience utilisateur des applications SAP. En ajoutant les solutions d’AppGyver à nos propres capacités no-code, nous facilitons la création de workflows, de formulaires, l’automatisation des processus robotisés et la gestion des cas légers. »

Cette acquisition élargit la nouvelle offre de SAP, RISE with SAP, dont la SAP Business Technology Platform et l’intelligence des business process sont des éléments clés. RISE with SAP aide les entreprises à réaliser des transformations business globales qui les rendent résilientes, agiles et intelligentes.

SAP et AppGyver ont convenu de ne pas divulguer le prix d’achat ou d’autres détails financiers de la transaction.

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Variable Font Reveals The Full Horror of The Climate Crisis

Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat has developed a variable font, that is designed to make the effects of human-driven climate change tangible in a simple graphical form.

Whereas most type designers use variable font techniques to embed a range of weights in a single font file, the team — lead by Helsingin Sanomat’s art director Tuomas Jääskeläinen, and typographer Eino Korkala — used the technique to “melt” the typeface.

In the design process, we tried out countless letter shapes and styles, only to find that most of them visualized the disaster right in the earliest stages of the transformation. That’s something we wanted to avoid because unlike a global pandemic, climate change is a crisis that sneaks up on us.

— Tuomas Jääskeläinen

The default typeface represents the volume of Arctic sea ice in 1979 (when records began). It’s a rather beautiful, chiseled, chunky sans-serif, with cut-aways that open up counters to give it a modern appeal. As you move through the years towards 2050 the shapes appear to melt away, to the point that they’re barely legible.

Set the scale to 2021 and you’ll see an already dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice, and the resulting desalination of the ocean.

As depressing as these outlines are, they aren’t an estimate. The typeface’s outlines precisely match real data — there was an unexpected uptick in Arctic sea ice in 2000, and that’s reflected in the font.

The historical data is taken from the NSIDC (The US National Snow and Ice Data Center) and the predictive data comes from the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

We hope that using the font helps people see the urgency of climate change in a more tangible form – it is a call for action.

— Tuomas Jääskeläinen

You can download the font for free, for personal or commercial work.


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DevOps is not just automation!

I was in the first week of a new job and the assignment was to install a company software on the local machine. In the beginning, I found that there are some documents on the internal website which I could follow to install. This was a very optimistic expectation of course. As soon as I started reading and doing the steps, I realized that there are many things that are not mentioned in the document and I began to ask a lot of questions that I do not have any answers to. I had to ask the current DevOps engineers for each unclear part. Later, I found that every day I am on a call for hours with these engineers and we achieve bit by bit of this installation together. I would say 20% of the operations were documented and automated, but the rest of the things should be done manually. Finally, I managed to install the software in a week but still, there were many things I did not know how I had done, and forgot many other details that were not in the document. 

It turns out every time we have a new hire, this situation happens again and again and there has been no update neither on the document nor in the software installation process. What amazed me was that the DevOps engineers were proud of what they have already created after years but they did not realize that no one can install that software without them. This situation created a huge amount of complexity around the software deployment and takes hours for employees to figure out things again and again. So, no matter how nice all those scripts were, it created a high overhead for the company which was quite hidden for the managers for years. 

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10 Best Alternatives to Google Analytics in 2021

When you think of installing analytics, you probably reach for Google Analytics. And you wouldn’t be alone. The platform’s tight integration with SEO and the implication that using Google products is beneficial to ranking means that Google Analytics is the most commonly installed analytics solution globally.

Google Analytics isn’t a bad choice: it’s free, it’s fairly comprehensive, and it does indeed tie most SEO efforts up with a nice bow.

But Google Analytics is also slow, extremely bad for privacy — both yours and your users’ — and for many people, it’s too unwieldy, having grown organically over the years into a relatively complex UI.

Some alternatives are fast, privacy-friendly, and geared towards different specialisms. Today we’re rounding up the best…

1. Heap

Heap is an event-based analytics platform. That means you can tell not just how many people visited your site but what actions they took when they were there. This isn’t a unique proposition, but Heap is one of the best implementations.

Heap offers an auto-track tool, which is ideal for new installations because you can get up and running immediately and fine-tune the details later. That makes it great for startups, although it’s also the choice of major corporations like Microsoft.

Heap’s free plan includes 60k sessions per year and 12 months of data history, but when you outgrow that, the business plans start at $12,000/year.

2 ChartMogul

ChartMogul is geared towards SaaS that offer subscription plans, staking a claim as the world’s first subscription data platform.

Services like Buffer and Webflow use ChartMogul to monitor their revenue and analyze the ROI of changes to their features, design, and user experience.

Ideally suited for startups, ChartMogul pricing is based on monthly recurring revenue; it has a free plan for up to $10,000 MMR; after that, pricing starts at $100/month.

3. Fathom

Fathom is an awesome, privacy-first analytics solution. It offers a simple dashboard and is ideal for anyone looking for simple analytics information to verify business decisions.

Fathom is ideally suited to freelancers, or entrepreneurs with multiple projects, as it allows you to run multiple domains from a single account. Fathom is entirely cookieless, meaning you can ditch that annoying cookie notice. It’s GDPR, ePrivacy, PECR, CCPA, and COPPA compliant.

There’s a seven-day free trial; after that, Fathom starts at $14/month.

4. FullStory

FullStory is designed to help you develop engaging online products with an emphasis on user experience.

FullStory is a set of tools, making it ideal for large in-house teams or in-house teams working with outside agencies or freelancers. It pitches itself as a single source of truth from which everyone from the marketing department to the database engineers can draw their insights, helping digital teams rapidly iterate by keeping everyone in the same loop.

FullStory uses AI to track and interpret unexpected events, from rage clicks to traffic spikes, and breaks those events down to a dollar-cost, so you can instantly see where your interventions will have the most impact.

There’s a free plan for up to 1k sessions per month; once you outgrow that, you need to talk to the sales team for a quote.

5. Amplitude

Amplitude has one of the most user-friendly dashboards on this list, with tons of power behind it. For project managers trying to make science-based decisions about future development, it’s a godsend.

The downside with Amplitude is that to make the most of its powerful data connections, you need to pump a lot of data in. For that reason, Amplitude is best suited to sites that already have a substantial volume of traffic — among those customers are Cisco and PayPal.

Amplitude provides a free plan, with its core analytics and up to 10m tracked actions per month. For premium plans, you have to contact their sales team for a quote.

6. Mixpanel

Mixpanel is a little bit more than an analytics program, aiming to be a whole suite of web tools it has ventured into split testing and notifications.

Mixpanel is laser-focused on maximizing your sales funnel. One look at the dashboard, and you can see that Mixpanel, while very well designed, has too many features to present them simply; Mixpanel is ideally suited to agencies and in-house development teams with time to invest — you probably want to keep the CEO away from this one.

Mixpanel has a generous free plan for up to 100k monthly users, with its business plans starting at $25/month.

7. Mode

Mode is a serious enterprise-level solution for product intelligence and decision making.

Ideally suited to in-house teams, Mode allows you to monitor financial flow and output the results in investor-friendly reports. You can monitor your entire tech stack and, of course, understand how users are interacting with your product. Wondering who handles the analytics for Shopify? That would be Mode.

Mode has a free plan aimed at individuals, but this tool’s scope is really beyond freelancers, and the free plan’s only likely to appeal to high-price consultants and tech trouble-shooters. For the full business plan, you need to contact Mode’s sales team for a quote.

8. Microanalytics

Microanalytics is a relatively new analytics program with a lightweight, privacy-focused approach.

Microanalytics provides a simple dashboard with acquisitions, user location, technology, and the all-important event tracking to monitor user behavior. Microanalytics is compliant with the web’s most stringent privacy laws, including GDPR, PECR, and CCPA. The tracking code is just 1kb in size, meaning that you’ll hardly notice its footprint in your stats.

Microanalytics is free for up to 10k pageviews/month; after that, the monthly plan starts at $9.

9. GoSquared

GoSquared is another suite of tools, this time aimed at SaaS. Its primary product is its analytics, but it also includes live chat, marketing tools, and a team inbox.

If you’re tired of comparing multiple tools to help make the most of your startup, GoSquared kills several birds with one stone. Perhaps most importantly, if you’re beginning to build a team and don’t have any engineers onboard yet, GoSquared has an award-winning support team and an idiot-proof setup process.

GoSquared has a free plan that’s fine for evaluating the suite and integrating data from day one. As you begin to grow, paid plans start at $40/month.

10. Segment

Segment is a little different from the other analytics tools on this list; Segment is a layer that sits between your site and your analytics. It integrates with many of the tools on this list.

There are several benefits to this approach. The main one is that different teams within your enterprise can access analytics data in a form that suits them — designers can access complex data, and management can stick to revenue flow. It also means that you can switch analytics programs with a single setting in Segment and even migrate historical data into new apps. If you’re an enterprise that wants to future-proof its customer intelligence gathering, Segment is worth considering.

Segment is trusted by some of the web’s best-known names, from IBM to Levis, and…ahem…Google.

Segment is free for up to 1k visitors per month, and after that, the team plan starts at $120/month.


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Top Robotic Process Automation Trends to Watch For in 2021

Robotic Process Automation, better known as RPA, is an exciting issue among the C-suite and is rapidly making progress across many businesses. Innovation has filled up rapidly in the past few years, as have debates regarding automation and other related breakthrough advances, including Artificial Intelligence.

The concept is expectable, considering how automation tools and technologies are closely linked. RPA has always been destined to be the future of automation. If you are continually feeling stressed over your business operations’ efficiency, utilizing RPA could be the ideal decision.

Top Robotic Process Automation Trends for 2021

In this section, we will explain some of the top RPA trends businesses should look out for in 2021 and beyond.

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SAP va acquérir Signavio, société de Business Process Intelligence

WALLDORF et BERLIN – SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) et Signavio GmbH annoncent avoir conclu un accord portant sur l’acquisition par SAP, de Signavio, un leader dans le domaine de l’intelligence des processus métiers et de la gestion des processus.

L’association de Signavio avec l’unité Business Process Intelligence de SAP renforcera la capacité de SAP à aider les entreprises à comprendre, améliorer, transformer et gérer rapidement leurs processus métier à grande échelle. La transaction devrait être conclue au premier trimestre 2021, après approbation réglementaire.

« Dans le monde mouvant d’aujourd’hui, les entreprises de toutes tailles ont besoin de pouvoir adapter rapidement leurs processus métier aux conditions du marché en évolution rapide », a déclaré Luka Mucic, chief financial officer et member of the Executive Board de SAP SE. « Je ne saurais trop insister sur l’importance pour les entreprises de pouvoir concevoir, comparer, améliorer et transformer les processus métiers au sein de toute l’organisation pour développer de nouveaux potentiels et business models. La combinaison de l’intelligence des processus métier de SAP et de Signavio crée une suite de transformation de processus métier de bout en bout et de premier plan pour soutenir nos clients dans les exigences requises pour acquérir un avantage concurrentiel. SAP et Signavio partagent la même culture et les mêmes valeurs, et nous sommes ravis de nous associer à eux pour mettre en œuvre notre stratégie Entreprise Intelligente. »

La Business Process Intelligence est un élément clé de la nouvelle offre RISE with SAP . L’offre aide les entreprises à effectuer une transformation globale de leur business, pour les rendre résilientes, agiles et intelligentes. Cela inclut l’accompagnement au déplacement des processus ERP sur site vers le Cloud.

Cloud native et intégrée, la suite de gestion des processus de Signavio complète parfaitement la solution existante de Business Process Intelligence de SAP. Avec Signavio, SAP peut désormais fournir une suite holistique et flexible de solutions de transformation de processus permettant aux clients de transformer leurs processus métier de bout en bout. Cela comprend la conception des processus métier, l’analyse comparative, l’analyse des écarts, l’amélioration et la gestion des changements de processus. La suite permettra également aux clients de surveiller le succès à long terme de ces changements de processus.

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