Aras Variants Management is one of our most popular Community Solutions with more than 1800 downloads to date.
Variants address a particularly complicated aspect of BOM configuration management and are important in Assemble / Build / Configure-to-Order businesses. These scenarios are difficult to manage because of the many combinations and permutations involved on a product-by-product or system-by-system basis. This popular tool helps simplify configuration management in true Aras fashion.
The solution was originally developed with GSI (an excellent case study explanation can be found here). And KEIPER added a Code & Operations configuration engine which expands the rules-driven aspect solution in Build 3.0.
Today, this Community Solution enables a variety of different scenarios, including:
- Color-coded selections for fast and easy entry
- Variant choices depending on part, product, or product line
- Product configurator with company specific business rule capabilities
- Order-Specific BOMs that can be transferred to ERP and more.
Check it out – It's popular for a reason!
Wed, Aug 29 2012 12:57 PM