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Airbus and Aras sign Strategic Partner Agreement to use Aras Innovator for enterprise-wide Engineering Business Processes beyond 30,000 Users


Open Architecture, Ability to Customize and Upgrade, Out-of-the-Box Functionality and Long Term Viability are Key Criteria in Airbus Selection of Aras

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – June 30, 2015 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced a strategic partner agreement with Airbus to use the Aras Innovator platform and solution suite for engineering business processes across the enterprise for up to 30,000 users or more.

Several PLM Platforms were evaluated by Airbus for the ability to enable simple, agile solution delivery, and Aras was retained as the preferred platform based on:

  • Significant coverage of expected scope
  • Open architecture with high-end data modeling “on the fly”, no development involved
  • Upgrade services for customizations included as part of subscription
  • Easy integration & handling
  • Long term viability and total cost of ownership

Out-of-the-box functional requirements included data & document management, lifecycle management, change management, project management and access rights management for security. IS architecture requirements included deployability, connectors, migration & data loading, and support, along with back-end & front-end IT capabilities.

“Our success with the deployment of Test Information Management for aircraft end-to-end across the structural test pyramid in multi-site operation including our extended enterprise proved the viability of Aras for complex engineering business processes,” said Anders Romare, Vice President, Engineering Solutions at Airbus. “The unique SaaS subscription business model of Aras which eliminates up-front license costs and includes system upgrades with customizations is also quite compelling.”

“We are pleased to partner with Airbus for the enablement of global engineering business processes,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “Our resilient platform architecture is specifically designed to provide the scalable, flexible and upgradable requirements of enterprises with highly complex scenarios like Airbus."

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm