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Aras Announces Next Generation Requirements Management Embedded in Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault


Solution Enables Autodesk users to Incorporate Requirements Management in PLM to Meet Complex Customer Demands, Drive Product Quality and Minimize Risk

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – November 20, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced the availability of next generation requirements management embedded in Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault. With Aras Requirements Management, global enterprises that run Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault get the advanced capabilities they need to meet complex customer demands, drive product quality and minimize risks.


Aras VPLM with Requirements Management combines advanced requirements management functionality with enterprise PLM, providing companies that run Autodesk Vault with powerful capabilities that are easy to use for systems engineering, systems planning, development and realization. Users can identify, associate, track and trace different types of requirements - including physical, functional, logical and performance requirements - and validate that the system or product satisfies the original intent.


“With the increasing complexity of all types of products the way to ensure accuracy is to put all your requirements in a single system and actively link those requirements to the actual product development process”, said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Aras VPLM with Requirements Management gives companies that run Autodesk software the advanced functionality they want along with the scalability, security and flexibility they really need, in a single solution that works across the enterprise.”


Aras VPLM with Requirements Management – Solution Highlights:

Powerful & Easy to Use - Comprehensive features with secure web browser access and familiar look and feel for users across the enterprise

Multi-Discipline - Simultaneously manage requirements from many different disciplines – mechanical, electronics and electrical, firmware and software – together in one location

Cross-Functional - Achieve requirements collaboration with Product Management, Marketing, Quality, Manufacturing, Procurement, Field Support and other groups throughout the product life cycle

Enhanced Requirements Capture - Make anything a requirement including Files, Emails, Scanned Images, URL links, Pictures, Videos (even from YouTube), as well as existing PLM items, such as Parts, Materials, Drawings and CAD Models

Trace Matrix Verification - Provides traceability of requirements to verify that systems, subsystems and interfaces satisfy all of requirements, from high-level conceptual down to the detailed component-level

Comprehensive Impact Analysis - Requirements are included in the impact analysis on proposed changes and can become affected items on ECRs and ECOs

Closed Loop Validation - Full support for validation plans, procedures and all related documentation with reporting, sign-offs and workflow

Complete Compliance - A full audit trail with change history can be automatically recorded for environments with compliance and regulatory conditions

About Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault
Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault provides packaged functionality out-of-the-box for corporate-wide PLM business processes, enabling global companies that run Autodesk software to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability. Built on top of Autodesk Vault Professional, Aras VPLM extends the capabilities of Autodesk Vault to drive PLM processes throughout a company and its supply chain for collaboration across organizations including product development, operations, quality, purchasing, sales and marketing, and other groups worldwide. Scalable and secure, Aras VPLM is a business-ready solution for New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI), Complex Configuration Management, Enterprise Change Management, Outsourced Manufacturing, Quality Compliance and more. http://www.aras-vplm.com/


About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit www.aras.com or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm