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Aras Community Newsletter -- September 2012
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in this issue
-- FREE REGISTRATION - ACE 2012 Germany & ACE 2012 Northern Europe
-- RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More
-- SUBSCRIBER NOTICE - Service Pack 5 Now Available
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - CMPIC, CIMdata PLM Roadmap 2012, CMII World 2012, PLM Innovation 2012
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

ACE 2012 conferences in Germany and Denmark, the PLM Innovation event in Atlanta, CMII in Vegas, PLM Roadmap and lots more coming up. Plus news, videos, pics and a ton of training. There's no excuse not to get your PLM strategy set and kick-off the first phase before the end of the year.

FREE REGISTRATION - ACE 2012 Germany & ACE 2012 Northern Europe

Next month the ACE 2012 conference series continues on our around the world tour. We'll be in Germany and Denmark in October.

If you are located near these locations, we invite you to join us. And if you have PLM colleagues at another division or at a supplier or customer, invite them as well. We'd be happy to have them come.

It's an excellent way to find out about the latest PLM strategies, learn about Aras, collaborate on PLM best practices and hear from other global companies that use Aras as their PLM platform.

ACE 2012 Germany

Erfahren Sie auf der Anwenderkonferenz ACE Germany 2012, wie produzierende Unternehmen aus ganz unterschiedlichen Branchen mit Aras Innovator entscheidende Wettbewerbsvorteile erzielen.

Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit und informieren Sie sich über Themen wie PLM in der Cloud, Social Networks im PLM-Kontext, anwendungsspezifische Clients sowie über erfolgreiche Kundenprojekte.

16. und 17. Oktober 2012

Bad Soden, Deutschland

REGISTRIERUNG - ACE 2012 Germany Registration

ACE 2012 Northern Europe

Join us in Copenhagen, Denmark and hear from Aras President & Founder, Peter Schroer live and in person. Learn about business process transformation and best practices in Automotive and Aerospace industries from Erwin van Zomeren of Exere. Hear from global companies that run Aras, learn about Aras implementations and discover why Aras is the fastest growing PLM suite in the world.

Dates: October 23-24, 2012

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

ACE 2012 Northern Europe Registration

RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

ACE VIDEO - Discover how GM Applied Aras PLM for Integrated Systems Management Learn how GM, with help from IBM, is leveraging Aras for IT Integrated Systems Management with requirements management, full visibility and traceability from project deliverables right up to corporate business objectives and reporting.

ACE VIDEO - A Complete PLM Solution for Consumer Packaged Goods Ideal for CPG, food and beverage, health and beauty, chemical, life sciences and other process industry companies, Aras Formula and Recipe provides features Item Master management for Finished Goods items, WIP items, Primary packaging and Secondary packaging with containers, cases, pallets.

ACE VIDEO - ACE Solution Showcase: Grid Extensions and Excelerator By combining features of Microsoft Excel with Aras's Item-level security, Amscan developed a great way to manage data efficiently and easily, enabling users to simply "get to the data they want."

ACE VIDEO - Aras: A Game-Changer in the Pharma Industry Deutsche Blisterunion (DBU) is a German-based consortium that creates blister packages of medications for individual patients. This may not sound like much, but it is actually a game changer.

PLM VIDEO - PLM for Everyone Check out this awesome video and if you still have question about "why Aras," listen to Leon and "go test Aras yourself."

Aras Blog - Tech Tip Thursday: Adding Custom Branding to Aras PLM Branding is a hot topic, and I frequently get questions about how to customize Aras to have internal company colors, logos, and more. Of course, Aras allows admins to quickly and easily brand their PLM software with just a few simple changes.

Aras Blog - Get the Inside Scoop: CEO on Architecture Benefits People are always asking me about the architectural benefits of Aras Innovator, so I sat down with Aras CEO and Founder Peter Schroer to get the real deal.

PLM alpha - Structure Management for Complex Products in Aras Structure management is one of the services in the Aras Innovator core platform, and the ability to manage complex product structure that includes BOMs, parts, components, materials, etc that come from a range of CAD & EDA systems which we integrate to

PLM alpha - PLM Solutions, Openness and the Aras Business Model What we're doing is bringing a Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) business format to the PLM market: get rid of the license costs and just offer enterprise subscriptions.

Minerva Blog - Microsoft and Reporting for PLM When talking about reporting we can benefit from Microsoft reporting tools. Main reason is that everybody want different views. And this is not just for PLM this is true for a lot of domains. That's why dashboard technologies are very trendy. This lets the users build their own reports.

Aras German Blog - Hydrocontrol SpA implementiert Aras PLM-Lösung Aras gewinnt mit Hydrocontrol SpA einen neuen Kunden. Der global tätige Produzent von Hydraulikkomponenten mit Sitz in Bologna, Italien, hat die Aras PLM-Lösung implementiert, um hiermit ihre hoch konfigurierbaren und kundenindividuellen Produkte vom Entwurf bis zur Wartung verwalten zu können.

Aras Japanese Blog - コミュニティイベント開催報告 - ACE 2012 in Japan 「"BE DIFFERENT" グローバル製品開発に"差"をつけるプロセスイノベーション」 と題して催された当イベントには、Aras Innovatorのユーザ企業をはじめ、これから検討を開始されようとしている企業、アラスとともに導入のお手伝いをしているパートナー企業などなど、様々な企業から200名超という大勢の方々にご来場頂き、大盛況の内に幕を閉じることができました。


SUBSCRIBER NOTICE - Service Pack 5 Now Available

The latest Service Pack for Version 9.3 is now available - SP5

SP5 includes items important to enterprise users:

  • Introduced localization capabilities into the installer
  • New easier way to modify Table of Contents (TOC) categories
  • Simplified the enablement of multi-level folders in the main TOC window
  • Refresh Icon added to Inbasket
  • Improved Microsoft Excel export performance
  • Additional feature enhancements and issues addressed as well

SP5 details are available on the Documentation page.

SP5 is available to businesses with an active Aras subscription package, and companies on subscription receive free upgrades no matter how much customization you've done to your system.

Subscribers can schedule a free upgrade to SP5 by contacting Aras support or your Aras certified partner.


UPCOMING EVENTS - CMPIC, CIMdata PLM Roadmap 2012, CMII World 2012, PLM Innovation 2012

PLM Innovation North America - Atlanta, GA USA - Oct 25 - 26, 2012

The PLM Innovation North America 2012 is North America's only independent and technology agnostic PLM event. The combination of a world class speaker roster, cross-industry case studies, targeted Think-Tanks and pre-qualified networking opportunities make this North America's must attend PLM gathering.

Book your delegate passes now and get the special Aras 35% discount for $895 (discounted from $1395).

PLM Innovation North America 2012 - - Agenda & Discount Registration


CIMdata PLM Roadmap 2012 - Plymouth, MI USA - Oct 2 - 3, 2012

Now in its nineteenth year, PLM Roadmap 2012 is an international conference designed to help companies develop and deploy successful PLM initiatives. Hear from industry leaders including Caterpillar, Dana, Dow, EADS, Ford, Whirlpool and many others.

CIMdata PLM Roadmap 2012 - - Agenda & Registration


CMII World 2012 - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 8 - 9, 2012

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.

CMII World 2012 - - Agenda & Registration

CMPIC Configuration Management Training

CMPIC courses are designed to provide a detailed overview of CM planning, naming conventions, numbering practices, baselines, change control, traceability, status accounting, and more. The CMPIC classes explain the role of CM in the organization.

  • Upcoming Sessions
  • CM Dynamics - Ottawa ON - Oct 1 - 2
  • CM Implementation - Ottawa ON - Oct 3 - 4
  • CM Foundations - Bellevue WA - Sept 24 - 25
  • CM Structures - Bellevue WA - Sept 26 - 27
  • CM Dynamics - Bellevue WA - Oct 22 - 23
  • CM Implementation - Bellevue WA - Oct 24 - 25
  • CM Foundations - Minneapolis MN - Oct 9 - 10
  • CM Structures - Minneapolis MN - Oct 11 - 12
  • CM Dynamics - Minneapolis MN - Oct 29 - 30
  • CM Implementation - Minneapolis MN - Oct 31 - Nov 1
  • SCM: Strategies, Techniques & Tools - San Diego CA - Oct 22 - Oct 25
  • CM Foundations - San Diego CA - Dec 10 - 11
  • CM Structures - San Diego CA - Dec 12 - 13
  • CM Dynamics - San Diego CA - Jan 14 - 15
  • CM Implementation - San Diego CA - Jan 16 - 17

CMPIC Training Schedule - - Agenda & Registration


CIMdata PLM Certificate Program

CIMdata's PLM Certificate Program on enterprise PLM best practices provides you with an in-depth PLM education. The training is comprised of 9 sessions delivered over a five-day period through a series of lectures, case studies, tests, and individual as well as group exercises.

  • Upcoming Sessions
  • Stuttgart, Germany - Oct 15 - 19
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Nov 12 - 16
  • Cypress, CA - Dec 3 - 7

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - - Agenda & Registration


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 Aras training sessions are FREE for companies with an active Aras subscription.

Also, there are several self-paced, online training tutorials available at the Tata Technologies engineering training site called i GET IT. Use the "TAG-10-RES" discount code for 10% off i GET IT training on Aras, as well as, all the other i GET IT training offerings.

United States

  • Oct 15 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • Nov 5 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • Nov 12 - Aras Developing Solutions (4 days) - Boston, MA
  • Dec 10 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA

Japan

  • Oct 5 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo
  • Oct 16 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Osaka
  • Oct 16 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Tokyo
  • Oct 18 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo
  • Oct 19 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Tokyo
  • Oct 23 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Osaka
  • Oct 24 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 1 - Tokyo
  • Oct 25 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Osaka
  • Oct 26 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Osaka
  • Oct 26 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 2 - Tokyo
  • Nov 2 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Osaka
  • Nov 6 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Osaka
  • Nov 8 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Osaka
  • Nov 9 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Osaka
  • Nov 9 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo
  • Nov 13 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Tokyo
  • Nov 15 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo
  • Nov 16 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Tokyo
  • Nov 20 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 1 - Tokyo
  • Nov 22 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 2 - Tokyo

China & Taiwan

  • Oct 11 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei
  • Oct 11 - Aras Innovator Administration - Shanghai
  • Nov 1 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Shanghai
  • Nov 7 - Aras Innovator Administration - Shenzen
  • Nov 8 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei
  • Nov 8 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei
  • Nov 29 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei
  • Nov 29 - Aras PLM Solutions - Wuhan

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration


DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
  • Accenture
  • AIRBUS
  • Aircraft Elektro/Elektronik System GmbH
  • AP Automotive Products
  • Atos
  • Autodesk
  • BioHumaNetics
  • Bombardier
  • Canfield Scientific
  • Clayton Homes
  • Composite Motors
  • CSC
  • Daewoo
  • Defiance Tech (Hinduja Group Company)
  • Drivetrain USA
  • Dynarex
  • Esterline
  • Fastwave Communications
  • FH Köln
  • Fincantieri Marine Group
  • Fisker Automotive
  • Ford
  • Foxconn
  • Foxsemicon
  • Fresno County
  • Fujitsu
  • GE
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hitachi
  • Hochschule Furtwangen University
  • Honda
  • Honeywell
  • Humax AutoInfortainment
  • iGATE
  • Infosys
  • JAMK University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • L&T IES
  • LH Aviation
  • Magna
  • Motus Tech S.r.l.
  • Murata / 村田製作所
  • Nectar Group
  • NOK
  • Panacis Medical
  • Patni Computer Systems
  • Philips
  • Pisa University
  • Raval Europe S.A.
  • SAIC
  • Samsung
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • SCSK株式会社
  • Sectra Communications AB
  • SEIKO
  • Stoneridge Electronics AB
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tata Technologies
  • Textron
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • TRW
  • T-Systems
  • University of Sydney
  • US Army
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wipro
  • Xerox
  • Yokohama
  • Yonsei University
  • アイコクアルファ株式会社
  • テービーテック株式会社
  • ミツミ電機株式会社
  • 富士ホールディングス(株)
  • 有限会社マイスターズ
  • 株式会社 東京自働機械製作所
  • 株式会社アルゴグラフィックス
  • 株式会社ワイ・ディ・シー
  • ㈱アルプス技研
  • 横浜ゴム株式会社
  • 重庆城聚科技有限公司