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Aras Community Newsletter -- June 2010
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in this issue
-- LIVE WEBINAR - Enterprise Open Source PLM and Global Product Development at XEROX
-- NEWS - Textron and Other Fortune 500 Companies Move to Aras
-- SUBSCRIBER NOTICE - Service Pack 1 Now Available with New Advanced Replication Technology
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - CMII World 2010
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

This month there's some great info on how Fortune 500 companies are switching to Aras. Check out what the smart CIO's at the world's largest companies know about the future of enterprise PLM (Hint: It's Aras)


LIVE WEBINAR - Enterprise Open Source PLM and Global Product Development at XEROX
On Wednesday (tomorrow) there's going to be a live webcast on how XEROX has transformed their worldwide product development process for office products using enterprise open source PLM from Aras. It's part of MarketKey's PLM Innovation 2010 online series.

For everyone who couldn't make last month's international ACE 2010, this will be a great opportunity to hear the Xerox story live.

There's going to be a lot of info on how they've enabled multi-site processes like enterprise engineering change, product launch and compliance and connected with existing legacy systems for a comprehensive approach to cross-functional PLM.

  • Live Webcast: Enterprise Open Source PLM and Global Product Development at XEROX
  • Date: June 30, 2010 (this Wednesday)
  • Time: 2-3pm Eastern US time
  • Registration: Free Sign-up
Should provide a good overview of how Aras has been deployed globally and achieved results. Will also include some answers to burning questions like, "How does Aras make money?" (Spoiler Alert: It's not brain surgery :-)

Hope you can join us and if there are others at your company that would be interested in learning more about enterprise PLM success with Aras, forward the invite... all are welcome.


NEWS - Textron and Other Fortune 500 Companies Move to Aras
We've been getting great coverage in the Siemens PLM Community and other CAD community sites (i.e. CATIA, PRO/E, etc) over the past few months. Thought I'd include some excerpts from the most recent article titled "Textron and Other Fortune 500 Companies Move to Aras Enterprise Open Source PLM Software".

It's about some of our global / enterprise deployments and the logic behind their selection of Aras. From my perspective the CIO at Textron really sums it up well.

"Last week it was announced that leading aerospace and defense contractor Textron has selected Aras for enterprise product lifecycle management. Textron's move follows that of other global businesses such as Lear Corporation and Xerox. What do these market-leading companies, all members of the Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000, know that you don't? Open source PLM software isn't just for small companies...

While CIO Tony DeGregario appreciates the value of Aras's open source model, he knew there was more to Aras than free software. "The enterprise open source approach and elimination of PLM license fees initially got our attention, however, what really drove our selection of Aras was the comprehensive PLM functionality and advanced technology," said DeGregario...

Textron selected Aras PLM suite to help master their biggest product development challenges. The A&D giant is integrating Aras with SAP to drive strategic cross functional processes such as its stage-gate program, project management and risk mitigation, as well as other traditional PLM functions including CAD file management, and configuration and change management.

As DeGregario explains, "Textron Defense Systems is committed to developing winning solutions to the most complicated engineering challenges and we believe Aras's approach to enterprise-wide PLM will help us deliver on that commitment."


Read the full article (free Siemens PLM Community logon needed)


SUBSCRIBER NOTICE - Service Pack 1 Now Available with New Advanced Replication Technology
The latest Service Pack for Version 9.2 is now available - SP1

SP1 includes the new prepackaged vault replication technology which builds on Aras's existing replication capabilities for distributed deployments that require high performance file access.

Configurable vault replication rules allow the definition of different replication modes (without programming or scripting) for unlimited vaults, file types, file ownership or any other user-defined business requirements.

SP1 details are available on the Documentation page.

SP1 is available to companies with an active Aras Unlimited subscription package.

Subscribers can schedule a free upgrade to SP1 by contacting Aras support or an Aras certified partner.

Read more about the Aras Unlimited subscription package


UPCOMING EVENTS - CMII World 2010
CMII World 2010 Conference - Las Vegas, NV - August 30 - 31, 2010

The Institute of Configuration Management's international conference provides companies from around the world expert information and case study examples on how to implement the CMII best practices for configuration & change management. This year speakers include ATK, Baxter, Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Laboratory, and many more.


TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
Training combines hands-on exercises, overview presentations, and discussions so that participants achieve an in-depth understanding of the topics.

Get the education you and your team need for success with the Aras solutions.

Regularly scheduled training sessions are FREE for Aras Unlimited subscribers.

United States

July 19 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA

July 26 - Aras Developing Solutions **NEW** (4 days) - Boston, MA


Aug 16 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA

Aug 23 - Aras Developing Solutions **NEW** (4 days) - Boston, MA


Sept 20 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA

Sept 27 - Aras Developing Solutions **NEW** (4 days) - Boston, MA


Japan

July 12 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

July 14 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo

July 15 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo


China & Taiwan

July 10 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - WuHan

July 15 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - KunShan

July 22 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei


Aug 5 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - KunShan

Aug 7 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - WuHan

Aug 12 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

Aug 19 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - KunShan


Sept 2 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei

Sept 9 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - KunShan

Sept 11 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - WuHan

Sept 16 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

Sept 23 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - KunShan

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration


DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
Aircrete Europe
Altran
Ametra
Averna
BioControl Medical
Bowal GmbH
CAE
Carestream Health
Celxpert Energy
Danaher Motion
Denel Saab Aerostructures
Departamento Ingeniería del Diseño U.S.
Donaldson Company
Edison Global Circuits
Edmund Optics
Elan GmbH
ElringKlinger AG
Endo Pharmaceuticals
ERCO GmbH
ESPN
Esterline
Fuji Xerox
Fujitsu
Guangzhou Weiershunfa
Harada Industries Europe
HemoCue AB
Hiperdist Africa
Hitachi
Hongfa Textile
Infosys Technologies
Ingenium Aerospace
ITT
Karishma Healthcare
King Momgkut University
L-3 Communications
Lear Corporation
McKechnie Aerospace
Microtecnica S.r.l.
Mitsubishi
Nihon Information
Nissan
NTT
Panacis Medical
PTC
Quiksilver
Sandia National Laboratories
Schramm
Sepab Fordonsprodukter AB
Sunair Electronics
Sunburst Electronics
Textron
TPK Solutions
Unitelco, SA
University of Bacau
University of Paderborn
Weichuan
Westward Industries
Wipro
Xerox
Yamato-Denki
Yokogawa
Zvetco
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