The Quality and Compliance Challenge

Ensuring product quality and compliance with regulations and standards can be a challenge for companies focused on fast innovation. This is especially difficult for global companies working with supply-chain partners creating complex, systems-based products.


Ensure Quality and Compliance

Quality Planning provides organizations with APQP and FMEA tools to manage risk, improve quality and attain environmental, regulatory, safety, medical and other forms of compliance.

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Key Features

  • Use DFSS to control risks and mitigate critical product risks
  • Deploy FMEA processes to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and quality standards including TS/16949, AS9100, FDA QSR
  • Manage libraries of critical characteristics, failure modes, effects, and control mechanisms
  • Utilize ISO-compliant process flows to drive cross-functional collaboration
  • Utilize dashboards, scorecards, KPI metrics and reports
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Freudenberg-NOK: Secrets to Eliminating Disparate APQP Systems with Aras

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  • Improve products by proactively managing quality through collaborative processes
  • Respond quickly by providing visibility of quality status
  • Manage the cost of compliance
  • Control risks and avoid potentially catastrophic impact on costs and revenues


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

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


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.