Managing Across Disciplines

Managing the lifecycle of "systems" products is one of the biggest challenges facing product organizations. It involves unprecedented levels of collaboration to work on products with much greater complexity, often under high cost and timescale pressures. And as software-enabled products become the norm in the Internet of Things world, this is a challenge that is impacting more businesses.

Systems Engineering V-Diagram

Simplify the Complex

PLM with Aras provides a complete set of capabilities to manage the lifecycle of complex multi-disciplinary products from requirements, through development, manufacture and support.

Watch this short video to see a Proof of Concept that integrates Aras with IBM’s Rhapsody to enable a Systems Engineering approach.

Key Features

  • System level product design (functional blocks, model based)
  • System-based requirements management
  • Management of multi-disciplinary deliverables for hardware and software development and maintenance
  • Systems-based management of the evolving configuration of products and variants through the complete lifecycle
  • Multi-disciplinary modular technical documentation

MBSE PLM Integration

Coordinate your requirements, system models and physical product definition better than you have in the past with this proof of concept integration providing you with an open, secure and sustainable architecture for better visibility, collaboration and traceability of your product through the system level.


  • Supports the rapid development of complex systems-based products
  • Provides a complete environment for multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Provides schedule visibility and enforces best-practice ways of working to simplify management


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

Managed Item Types
Enabling Application
Open Subscription
Parts Product Engineering
Documents Product Engineering
Change Product Engineering
Requirements Requirements Management

CAD Documents
CAD Connector or PDM Integration

Software Product Engineering

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MBSE and the Business of Engineering

Airbus' New Approaches to ALM & PLM: Cross Discipline Product Development

Watch the presentation as members of Airbus Group, IBM and Aras discuss ALM/PLM Cross-discipline product development and present a brief teaser demonstration.

Dr. Eigner Discusses: Industrial Internet (5 Minutes)

Watch Dr. Martin Eigner explain how and what job number one is for Industrial Internet in this presentation.

Aras Next Generation Requirements Management

Learn how Aras Requirements Management combines advanced requirements management functionality with enterprise PLM.

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