Getting Control of Your BOMs

Bringing complex products to market and maintaining them through their life requires managing bills of material (BOM) not only across mechanical, electrical, and software disciplines but in the extended supply chain as well.

The challenge of managing multiple BOM representations can leave organizations struggling to improve quality, reduce time-to-market, and manage costs.

BOM Management

Complete BOM Visibility

BOM management with Aras Innovator® helps organizations to manage multiple sources of information in a single database in order to create and maintain structured, multi-level bill of materials for each stage of the product lifecycle. Additionally, EBOMs and MBOMs can be easily synchronized, providing visibility into cross-disciplinary change statuses through, design, manufacture and service.

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Key Features

  • Alternate/substitute parts
  • Options (variants) and configuration rules
  • BOM red-lining and compare
  • Target-estimated-calculated-actual weight and cost
  • Multiple BOM views

GE: EBOM / MBOM with Affected Items, Impact Matrix & Effectivity

See how GE customized Aras Innovator to streamline product development across multiple departments for their engineering teams.

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  • Ensures multi-disciplinary team members, suppliers and outsourced manufacturers have the right information
  • Increases team collaboration and productivity
  • Improves product quality and facilitates re-use
  • Reduces product costs, manufacturing errors, scrap and rework
  • Improves the outcome of design to goal initiatives


PLM and PDM capabilities are powered by Aras applications, which are available on either an open-access or subscription basis.

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Resilient Product Lifecycle Management White Paper

Discover how Aras PLM is a flexible, scalable and resilient product innovation platform that can handle today's complexity.

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Aras Innovator Demo Series: Parts & BOMs

See an overview demonstration of the BOM and Part functionality of Aras Innovator and much more.

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The Aras Impact (2 Minutes)

See why GE, Xerox, Boeing Insitsu and CNH Reman chose Aras to drive innovation throughout their business.

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PDM Integration

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