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Aras enterprise open solutions are for performance driven companies of all sizes from Fortune 500 enterprises to midsized businesses looking to get an edge on the competition. Companies achieve better customer alignment, greater profit margins, and shorter development cycles with the Aras Innovator enterprise open source solutions.

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MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
Aras has become a workspace for R&D and a productivity enhancer for the entire company.

SofTech (Aras Partner) Bob Anthonyson, Vice President of Business Development
We chose to work with Aras because the Aras framework offers a modern environment that complements and extends existing infrastructure.

ACCO Brands Bill Bucklew, Global Director of Performance Excellence
Aras Innovator is a significant reason why we’re able to expand our global market share in an increasingly competitive market.

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
We didn’t embrace Aras the first time we looked at it. We expected the typical PLM system and that’s not Aras, Aras is different. We are so glad we gave it a second look.

Prime Contractor, US DoD Business Systems Analyst
I was looking for something better, something more than our existing PLM systems were able to offer, and I've found it in Aras.

CPAC Systems AB Stefan Lundgren, Hardware Team Leader
The ability for us to download Aras free of charge, get familiar with it and understand the full capabilities of the product was essential for us to mitigate risk.

Comment posted on Daily PLM Think Tank Blog AndyF
The millions we save on PLM licenses each year can be invested more productively into product development and process improvement.

PCC Structurals Dave Rajkumar, IT Applications Manager
Aras meets our business needs. The Aras PLM software suite is extremely flexible, so we can easily tailor it to our specifications, and Aras scales up really well.

ANCA Motion David Spackman, Quality Systems Engineer - PLM
I really enjoy seeing what is going on in the Aras community, and with a relatively small Aras development group, it is great to be able to leverage these ideas into our own Aras install.

Ogihara Dennis Henning, IT Manager
The Aras Microsoft enterprise open source solutions give us the control and flexibility we demand and the confidence we require for our enterprise-wide deployment.

Time is clearly on the side of open source. Enterprises have learned from experience and are savvier. They've been burned too often by commercial software not delivering on its promises, and they've become increasingly adept at vetting open source projects to ensure they meet their rigorous standards and will deliver business value quickly.

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
We expected the typical PLM system and that’s not Aras. Aras is different. They don’t do things like everyone else and it wasn’t until we saw an Aras demo that we realized what a unique and powerful solution it is.

Aerospace & Defense Contractor Director of Operations
At my last company we purchased a PLM package from a major player and spent well over 100K (including license, labor to set up, etc..) and never used the tool for a single day. We found Aras and had a functional and effective system in a few weeks. I was really appreciative Aras was available.

Gartner Marc Halpern, VP Research for PLM
Open-source PLM will continue to grow

CrossControl AB Lars Olsson, Product Portfolio Manager
The ability for us to download Aras and understand the full capabilities of the product was essential for us to mitigate risk. Further, the ability to extend Aras into many different areas without having to worry about additional modular costs was another point in Aras’s favor.

Amtech Jay Patel, President
With Aras, I am the master of my destiny. I can literally change the way I run my business to give me the competitive advantage I need, when I need it.

Ogihara America Corporation of Howell, MI Dennis Henning, IT Manager
It's always a fight to maximize user licenses in the budget. Aras frees us from this constraint to growth.

American Italian Pasta Company Jayne Hoover, Vice President of Quality and R&D
Not only does Aras help us better serve our customers, it makes our people more productive and happier.

SofTech (Aras Partner) Bob Anthonyson, Vice President of Business Development
Partnering with Aras gives us the opportunity to extend our technical expertise to include the Aras platform and broaden our company’s solution portfolio.

Carestream Health David Sherburne, Leader of Global R&D Effectiveness
When compared to other PLM suppliers, Aras offered a solution unique to the industry.

Commercial [software] vendors seem more interested in feature wars than what customers actually want, and ... the commercial software sales model depends on high maintenance fees, expensive upgrades, and vendor lock-in.

American Italian Pasta Company Jayne Hoover, Vice President of Quality and R&D
Now with Aras there’s no more laborious digging for essential data elements. It’s so user-friendly, we now have other departments asking for access to the system.

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
The ability to take employees with no programming skills who can’t write code and make them fully functional in Aras was critical to our success. With Aras they can create every item needed to build a functional process. No other product has this capability.

American Italian Pasta Company Jeremy Vance, Director IT
We have everyone from sales to marketing, to finance and quality using the system and the efficiencies as a result are tremendous for productivity. The value of the Aras system goes up with each internal group that comes on board.

Amtech Jay Patel, President
Aras gives us the agility to improve our processes at such a rate and at such a discrete level that it provides us a competitive advantage over anybody else or any other PLM in the world.

D&K Engineering Brad Cooley, CTO
With Aras, we can integrate and manage information from a wide range of MCAD and ECAD applications in a single system while simplifying our environment by eliminating one-off redundant systems.

Sub10 Systems Nick Redfern, NPI Manager
A key objective was a system I could grow into in terms of bandwidth, so I didn’t have to have it all working immediately to get benefit, and I don’t have to sit everyone down and stop doing business for six months while we configure it.

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
The ability to change processes, lifecycles and workflows, and add and remove fields to suit our needs really made it easy to tailor Aras to MiTek’s specific needs.

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
Because Aras is a web-based solution, managers can see the status of any project, at any time, from any location and so can our president. And our president can tell if a project has stalled, where it’s stalled and why. We simply didn’t have that information before.

PRION Laila Hirr, President
The irony is that all too often, PLM selections are made in the shadow of a CAD selection, being viewed only as a means to handle CAD vaulting. This is a waste and will result in less than optimal use of the PLM system.

Dassault SI SmarTeam Consultant
Aras is the fastest PLM system I've ever used... and its all Web screens. It's amazing!

Freudenberg-NOK Tom Gill, Director
Since we’ve implemented the Aras enterprise open source software, our teams have achieved significantly better launch performance and lower scrap rates during production, resulting in higher profits

Amtech Jay Patel, President
With Aras, cycle time for new product introduction goes from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 days.

Amtech Jay Patel, President
With Aras, cycle time for new product introduction goes way down - from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 days, including creation of all the APQP documentation and control plans, and failure mode analysis time.

Gartner - CATIA Community interview in April 2010 Marc Halpern, VP Research for PLM
Honestly if I had to make a choice I would go with an open-source system because once a customer implements it they own it entirely.

CrossControl AB Lars Olsson, Product Portfolio Manager
We clearly see a difference from other vendors who still act as if PLM is just a way to manage mechanical drawings instead of a tool that integrates many aspects of product management for the whole company into the same environment.

American Italian Pasta Company Jayne Hoover, Vice President of Quality and R&D
Finding good information fast was a real challenge. With information in so many different places, we would spend a lot of time finding and extracting what we needed and then, in some cases, reformatting it for readability and reporting. Regulatory and consumer affairs also require regular audits and reporting and, at the time, those were time consuming to pull together. Now with Aras there's no more laborious digging for essential data elements. It’s so user-friendly, we now have other departments asking for access to the system.

American Italian Pasta Company Chrystal Johnson, VP of IS
Aras has the full range of functionality we want, the integration capabilities we need and a proven track-record.

experienced Dassault consultant ex-Smarteam Implementer
Aras is the future, the system is what every PLM provider has been promising for the past 10 years!

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
We want to know what it costs to produce a product, including the employee time, and with Aras we can find out.

PCC Structurals Dave Rajkumar, IT Applications Manager
Don't buy based on brand name. Don't buy a PLM system because Oracle makes it or PTC sells it.

Before you commit, you need to know that the PLM solution will work for your company's specific requirements from both a technical and business case standpoint.

Ogihara Dennis Henning, IT Manager
Our goal is to respond to customer issues immediately and Aras enables us to do so.

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
Aras is going to become an extremely vital part of this organization. With Aras, we can take it so much further

Aras Peter Schroer, President
Openness is fundamental at Aras. From our technology to our business model, open is at the heart of everything we do.

PCC Structurals Dave Rajkumar, IT Applications Manager
Being able to download Aras, test its capabilities and see how it will work in our environment made a big difference. We knew Aras would work for us.

Aras Peter Schroer, President
As the only neutral enterprise PLM provider, Aras provides an open development platform with a transparent data model ideal for creating the packaged and custom integrations that modern, agile companies need.

Phoenix International Brent Evers, Engineering Manager
Aside from the obvious benefits of no out-of-pocket upfront costs and no licensing or user costs, we have noted real benefits in implementing Aras Innovator.

Amtech Jay Patel, President
With Aras, internal infrastructure is easy; I don’t have to worry about it. Allowing other people in the company to log in is easy too; I don’t have to worry about that either. And administration is trivial; Aras is the only PLM solution the market that is a true Web application.

American Italian Pasta Company Jeremy Vance, Director IT
We have everyone from sales to marketing, to finance and quality using the system and the efficiencies as a result are tremendous for productivity.

Phoenix International Brent Evers, Engineering Manager
While Aras Innovator can be implemented right out of the box, we found that customizing our installation with a rich database of consistent, parametric part data added significant value.

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
It was Aras’s comprehensive functionality that won us over.

Carestream Health Bruce Leidal, CIO
In switching to Aras we now have a highly capable, global PLM platform that will allow us to consolidate other systems at will, increasing reuse and improving collaboration without continual capital investment in PLM licenses.

NorthRidge Software Al Cole
I successfully installed Innovator yesterday. Your team did a good job on the documentation and the installation kit overall. As a rookie, I was able to complete the steps outlined without an issue.

Leading European Helicopter Manufacturer PLM Project Lead
“We knew with our specialized rules we would have to customize any PLM system on the market, but you guys did in 2 days what we hardly achieved in 6weeks consulting with a major PLM-provider doing a benchmark”

Global Automotive OEM IT Procurement Manager
We know that the hourly consulting rates for Aras personnel are a bit higher than we would pay offshore resources, but your people spend a fraction of the time needed to get the same job done and it's the highest quality work we've seen.

Aerospace & Defense supplier Director, Program Management
How does anyone use anything but Aras? The technology stack and subscriber price points beat the competition, hands down.

MiTek Corporation Kevin Friske, Database Administrator
The fact that it is free to download certainly helped, but it was Aras’s comprehensive functionality that won us over.

Gartner - CATIA Community interview in April 2010 Marc Halpern, VP Research for PLM
Many of my clients are becoming desperate to negotiate better deals and find ways to cut their PLM costs. Honestly if I had to make a choice I would go with an open-source system because once a customer implements it they own it entirely.

Ogihara Dennis Henning, IT Manager
With Aras we use what we need. End of story.

American Italian Pasta Company Jeremy Vance, Director IT
The value of the Aras system goes up with each internal group that comes on board.

D&K Engineering Brad Cooley, CTO
Combined with project management, workflow and other automation capabilities, Aras will enable us to improve customer service as well as profitability through greater efficiency and resource management.


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