Engineering Change

Getting Change Under Control

As product complexity increases and organizations become more reliant on their supply chains, managing the change process and communicating change status across many groups inside the organization and into the supply chain is an increasing challenge.

Ineffective or poorly managed change processes can leave organizations struggling to improve quality, reduce time-to-market and manage costs.

Streamline Your Processes

The change process in Aras Innovator® manages all change requests, assessments, plans, and orders to a product or system. It also ensures users throughout extended supply chain have easy visibility into the engineering change status through the product lifecycle, where change histories are automatically captured and recorded.

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Key Features

  • Standard best practice templates: CMII, Simple ECO or Custom
  • Part and document change processes
  • Flexible and adaptable to the needs of your business
  • Automated impact analysis
  • Effectivity and release date
  • Escalation and delegation, group voting, weighted voting, executive veto

Schrader Electronics: From PLM Selection to Initial Implementation & Beyond

Watch the video to see how Schrader Electronics is using Aras Innovator for project and change management, and to integrate CAD data into engineering BOM structures. The benefits of a flexible PLM platform made Aras the right solution for Schrader Electronics.

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  • Improves ECO cycle times
  • Reduces errors, delays, scrap and rework
  • Improves product quality and reduces cost
  • Avoids delays in product launch
  • Faster response to customer requirements
  • Improves customer service


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

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Key Safety Systems: Change Management (5 Minutes)

Watch Key Safety Systems explain how they improved their change efficiency with Aras.

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Boeing Insiu: CMII Change Management OOTB (4 Minutes)

Learn how Boeing Insitu went from zero to over 60% Fast Track Releases using Aras's out of the box CMII Change solution.

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CMII Change Management with PMI Project Management

Learn how CMII configuration & change management workflows can be integrated with the Project Management Institute's PMI PMBOK principles.

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ALM Integration

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

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Manage complex MBOM and EBOM structures with Aras across mechanical, electronics, and software to assure consistency and control through the product lifecycle.

CAD Integration

Securing CAD data and making it available to other users accelerates development and reduces errors.

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

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PDM Integration

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


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

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Visual Collaboration

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