Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with Aras

Global Business, Complex Products

To meet the challenges of today's global business environment, organizations with complex products and processes need to manage the entire product lifecycle from concept through end of life, working across functions and supply chain partners. Additionally, they must ensure they are able to respond quickly to market opportunities as well as changes in technology and customer requirements.

PLM That Meets the Challenge

The PLM capabilities in Aras Innovator allow organizations to develop consistent, repeatable processes that extend through the product lifecycle and enable collaboration across mechanical, electrical, and software disciplines, as well as in the supply chain. Aras is highly flexible, allowing organizations to tailor business processes to their specific requirements.

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) With Aras

Benefits of Aras

Aras provides capabilities for multidisciplinary product collaboration and the development of consistent business processes. Additionally, Aras’ centralized database ensures that all users have access to the correct, most current product information.

Overall, Aras’ PLM solutions allow organizations to efficiently collaborate to optimize resources, minimize costly errors, and reduce time to market, leading to better products and increased profitability.

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


Change management with Aras streamlines change requests, assessments, and orders and ensures visibility across disciplines and in the extended supply chain, reducing errors and avoiding 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.


The Aras Quality Management System application provides businesses with advanced product quality planning (APQP) tools to manage risk, improve quality, and attain environmental, regulatory, safety, medical, and other forms of compliance.


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.