It's Not Just About Parts

Developing complex products, manufacturing and maintaining them through their life requires managing evolving product configurations embodying information developed by multiple groups inside the organization and in the supply chain.

The challenge of managing complex configurations can lead to costly errors and delays.


Manage All Configurations

Configuration Management provides a comprehensive methodology for managing the configuration (hierarchical set of information) of a product or system throughout its life.

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Key Features

  • Provides configuration identification, control, status accounting and verification
  • Tracks baselines at different stages of the product lifecycle, e.g. as-designed, as-built, as-maintained
  • Utilizes graphical online business process workflows with email notifications and reminders
  • Reflects CMII- and CMPIC-certified best practices for configuration and change management
Configuration Management

A Modern Approach to Configuration Management

Discover how traditional configuration management systems evolve to a modern approach that encompasses safety, schedule, cost, quality and profit.

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  • Provides improved visibility of the product configuration across functions, disciplines through the lifecycle
  • Avoids unnecessary costs and delays
  • Frees up valuable engineering resources
  • Helps ensure product quality
  • Reduces errors, delays, scrap and rework


PLM and PDM capabilities are powered by Aras Applications which are available on either an Open or Subscription basis.

Configured Item Types Application Open Subscription
Parts, Documents Product Engineering
Quality Plans Quality Management System
Technical Publications Technical Documentation
Requirements Requirements Management
CAD Documents CAD Connector or PDM Integration
Software ALM Integration

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Configuration and Change Management Demo (30 Minutes)

See Configuration & Change Management process changes that impact the business at the enterprise level.

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ITIL and Configuration Management

Read how ITIL combined with the principles of CMII streamline processes and improve ITIL efficiency.

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PACE Aerospace Utilizes Aras Configuration Management

Learn how PACE Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology GmbH utilizes Aras as Configuration Management Backbone.

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Related Capabilities

ALM Integration

Creates complete system view of multidisciplinary products by linking embedded software deliverables into enterprise processes while source code is managed in ALM.

Bill Of Materials

Manage complex BOM structures across mechanical, electronics and software through the lifecycle to assure consistency and control.


Ensuring that all team members, suppliers and manufacturers have visibility of the change status minimizes errors and reduces costs and delays.

Component Engineering

Simplifies selection, approval, sourcing and compliance for externally sourced electronic components.

Configuration Management

Provides a comprehensive closed-loop system using CMII and CMPIC certified methods for managing the configuration of a product or system throughout its life.


Provides document management including version and change control for files in multiple formats in a secure, searchable repository.


Ensure consistency of information by automatically managing relationships between part items and relevant CAD models, drawings.

PDM Integration

While Aras provides full PDM capabilities, integration with other PDM environments which manage CAD, parts, BOMs and documents is also available.


Providing visibility into projects and programs, enabling enterprise organizations to plan and manage resources, mediate risk and maximize profitability.


Uses APQP and FMEA tools to manage risk, improve quality and achieve compliance with standards including TS/16949, AS9100, FDA QSR, and more.


Enables the creation of a single, multi-discipline requirements hierarchy, critical for designing complex products which combine hardware and software.

Systems Engineering

Provides management of the lifecycle of complex multi-disciplinary products from requirements, through development, manufacture and support.

Technical Publications

Enables cross-discipline authoring, visualization, sharing and publishing of topics-based, modular documentation within a secure, managed environment.