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CGI Business Consulting and Aras Announce Partnership


Advanced PLM Technology Enables New Approaches to Business Transformation of Systems Engineering, Manufacturing and Compliance Processes

ANDOVER, Mass. and Lyon, France – February 23, 2016 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, and CGI Business Consulting today announced their partnership. The intent of the relationship is to deliver specialized intellectual property (IP) and expert integration services with Aras for global companies.

As part of the high-end business consulting activities in the Research & Development (R&D) domain, CGI Business Consulting will now include the Aras Innovator platform & suite in the business transformation practices and methodologies.

With Aras Innovator, CGI Business Consulting plans to develop operational frameworks and IP for system engineering, advanced manufacturing engineering, and compliance processes including Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), as well as, creating an ISO IDMP standards repository for life science data used in submissions.

The flexibility of the modern Aras Innovator platform will be used for rapid prototyping of processes to enable a “mock-up consulting” approach for developing transformation recommendations during the very early stages of a project.

About CGI
CGI Business Consulting is a trademark of CGI for high-end Business and IT consulting. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. . Website: www.cgi.com

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