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Aras Platform

Aras utilizes Microsoft products as the infrastructure platform for server, database and browser. Required products include SQL Server, .NET, IIS, Windows and IE.

Specific configuration recommendations for different deployment scenarios are available in the Aras Innovator Platform Specification.

NEW: Aras Innovator is now compatible with SQL 2014

Servers & Standards

Microsoft Windows Server, IIS, .NET, SQL Server and standard Internet protocols including HTTP/HTTPS, XML and SOAP [Simple Object Access Protocol] Web services.

Smart Client

Internet Explorer web browser smart client uses XML and includes optional connections to Microsoft Office Word and Excel for analysis and collaboration

Optional Configurations

  • SharePoint for collaboration and analytics
  • Active Directory for identity management and single sign-on
  • SMTP email integration to Exchange and other email systems
  • Virtualization using Hyper-V, VMware, Xen and other products
  • Mobile Connectivity with Windows Phone, Android and iPhone

Independent Certifications

Aras Innovator has been independently tested and certified by Microsoft for the entire Microsoft platform, and is the only enterprise PLM software suite to achieve certification on all of the Microsoft platform products including:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Windows Server
  • Windows 8
  • .NET