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How to Choose PLM Software


Enterprise PLM

Selecting an Enterprise PLM software solution is a critical business decision. The process of evaluating different PLM systems can be complex and often becomes mired in opinion, politics and personal agendas.

Rather than trusting your PLM software decision to the influence of vague marketing claims or the promises of salespeople, Aras recommends:

  • Use a structured, requirements driven decision methodology
  • Take the Aras Challenge: Try the advanced Aras PLM software on your servers with your data before making a costly decision
  • Talk to other PLM Users

PLM Software Comparison Matrix

Description Aras
Aras Innovator
Dassault
ENOVIA
PTC
Windchill
Siemens
Teamcenter
Oracle
Agile PLM
Out-Of-The-Box Suite of PLM Functionality
Subscription Only (No PLM License Cost)
No Upgrades /
Not Included
Includes Software Upgrade Services with new releases Added Cost for Upgrade Services Added Cost for Upgrade Services Added Cost for
Upgrade Services
Added Cost for Upgrade Services
Multi-CAD Data Management
All CAD Equally

Priority to CATIA

Priority to Creo

Priority to NX

Priority to ECAD
Complex Configuration Management
CMII 4 Star

Not CMII

Not CMII

CMII 3 Star for
Teamcenter Enterprise 5
(Not CMII in Unified/UA)

CMII 4 Star for Agile 9.0
(Not CMII for Agile 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, or 9.4)
Enterprise Engineering Change Workflows
CMII 4 Star

Not CMII

Not CMII

(Added Cost)
CMII 3 Star for Teamcenter Enterprise 5 (Not CMII in Unified/UA)

CMII 4 Star for Agile 9.0 (Not CMII for Agile 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, or 9.4)
BOM Management
Part Item Management
Document Management
Classification
(Added Cost)
3D Visualization
(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)
Program & Project Management
(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)
Quality Compliance
(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)
Replicated Vaulting
(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)

(Added Cost)
Scalability
Security
Business Intelligence
Customization
Modeling

Program & Compile

Program & Compile

Program & Compile

Program & Compile
Web Services Integration API
Multiple Different Systems / Code Bases / Additional License Expenses Single Code Base for All Solutions

V6 with MartrixOne & VPM

SmarTeam is End of Life announced / in sustaining

DELMIA for Manufacturing Process Mgt

Additional separate systems and code bases as well

PDMLink for CAD Data Mgt

ProjectLink for Project Mgt

MKS Integrity for Requirements Mgt & ALM

Polyplan for Manufacturing Process Mgt

Arbortext for Tech Pubs

Servigistics for Field Service & MRO

Additional separate systems and code bases as well

Teamcenter Unified Architecture (based on Teamcenter Engineering data model)

Teamcenter Enterprise is End of Life (formerly Metaphase)

Teamcenter Engineering is End of Life (formerly iMAN)

Technomatix for Manufacturing Process Mgt

Additional separate systems and code bases as well

Agile PLM

Agile e6 for CAD Mgt (formerly Eigner CADIM)

Agile Recipe Management (formerly Prodika)

Additional separate systems and code bases as well

Aras PLM ROI Calculator

Calculated Decision Making

Are you getting results with your PLM system? Aras takes the guess work out of determining your return on investment with the Aras PLM ROI Calculator. The Aras ROI Calculator is an easy to use analysis tool that incorporates staffing costs, time to market, quality improvement, reuse and numerous other factors into a comprehensive, year over year economic impact report for your business. Calculate cost reduction and payback.

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Take the Enterprise Open Source Challenge

Download and use the most Advanced PLM software suite on the market... no risk and no comittment. The Aras® enterprise open source solutions provides complete access for unlimited users with no license costs. The software is no charge.

The open approach removes the risks inherent with conventional enterprise systems. Your company can prove out Aras before you make a substantial financial commitment.

As opposed to the other major PLM and ERP systems providers that force you to pay hundreds of thousands or even millions before you know if the software will work for your business, the open format provides you with the ability to validate that the Aras solution will meet your requirements before you commit.

With Aras your company can get with the most advanced solutions available and the enterprise open structure eliminate the capital expense risk to ensure success.

Read more about the Aras Enterprise Open Source approach to PLM Software.

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