PLM is Not a Dead Market: Display Giant EIZO Bets on Aras Innovator as PLM Backbone

engineering.com June 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic may have slowed the number of transactions in the PLM industry, but the market hasn’t been brought to a standstill. This article highlights EIZO’s decision to choose Aras Innovator as the backbone of its product development system.

Five Digital Transformation Failures and How to Avoid Them

Assembly Magazine May 2020

Technology innovations for products and services are advancing rapidly. However, manufacturers increasingly find their product development systems are unable to support what it takes to bring these innovations to market. Here’s a look at the five most common reasons for digital transformation failure and tips on how to avoid them.

PLM, ERP, EAM, Digital Twin: What Do They All Mean?

Power Magazine March 2020

The power industry and technology worlds are filled with acronyms. It’s often hard to know what they all mean. This podcast highlights how digital technology is being utilized to bring products to market and track assets throughout their lifecycle.

How Product Lifecycle Management Simplified the Manufacturing Sector

Toolbox Tech February 2020

This article recounts the history of technology in manufacturing and how developments in CAD and PLM operations has propelled the industry to where it is today.

PLM Takes on Digital Transformation

SME’s Manufacturing Engineering Magazine February 2020

PLM software helps manufacturers manage, shape, guide, and refine new product developments, speeding up the design and production process. Manufacturing users of PLM software are looking for easier-to-use PLM tools, including the latest product data management and CAD/CAM/CAE tools in the age of Industry 4.0.

Why ANSYS Bet on Aras PLM Technology, and Why Aras Tends to Become a “Silent Partner”

Engineering.com January 2020

Integrating simulation solutions into PLM platform environments is no longer simply a matter of cutting-edge technology for a handful of specialists. As simulation swells in all directions and overcomes barriers in product realization work, a growing close collaboration is emerging between the PLM platform vendors and independent CAE developers. This article takes a closer look at ANSYS’ partnership with Aras and their decision to build a new software solution on Aras' platform.

2020 PLM Predictions

Manufacturing Tomorrow December 2019

Manufacturers who can successfully launch new customer experiences before their competition will maintain market leadership, ward off new market entrants and earn well-deserved buzz. As we survey the manufacturing industry ahead of the new year, here’s what else we can expect to see in 2020.

Why Digital Transformations Fail

Digital Engineering November 2019

A resilient thinker realizes that the need for change will never relent, so the only way to manage the future is to design for it. This way, the business can always adapt to the best solutions available, not to the ones that are the most convenient to implement. This article discusses how you can prepare for a successful digital transformation.

4 Tips to Navigating the Changing Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market

Aerospace Manufacturing & Design October 2019

Third-party MROs need to adapt to succeed in a market increasingly dominated by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). They must act and think differently about approaches to MRO to compete today and future-proof their business. This article discusses how you can navigate the changing MRO market.

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We Live in the Future

Smart Industry October 2019

Thanks to modern consumer expectations and a changing market, manufacturers have become tech companies at heart. That transformation, coupled with a lengthening product lifecycle that now often includes post-production service and maintenance, has made it even more important (and even more possible) that companies truly own their customers’ lifecycle, and choose a technology that will enable them to do so both today and tomorrow.

The Path to Simulation

Digital Engineering September 2019

Boosted by new, easier to use tools and more readily available compute resources, simulation technology is increasingly used more frequently and earlier in the design process, and by a wider array of professionals. However, the path to truly democratized simulation requires both technological and cultural changes. Digital Engineering spoke with some leading industry organizations about progress toward this democratization, and some of the remaining challenges and opportunities.

Realizing the Promise of the Internet of Things

Cadalyst September 2019

Taking advantage of the IoT can require product developers to invest in new design methodologies and IT infrastructures, but the potential payoff is huge: better products, improved product development processes, and mutually beneficial customer relationships.

Social and Connected PLM

Digital Engineering August 2019

Platforms like Slack and Microsoft Teams are gaining traction, but some say ad hoc exchanges must be part of the record for the digital thread. Digital Engineering takes a look at the trends in Social PLM and what companies are doing to incorporate it into their technology.

New $70 Million Investment in Aras - Highlight

CIMdata November 2018

The Goldman Sachs PCI group specializes in growth equity. The group invests directly using Goldman Sachs’ capital. According to Aras, Goldman Sachs focuses on growth companies with significant barriers to entry, breakthrough technology, and experienced management teams. Silver Lake’s inclusion in this D-round shows their continued confidence, especially considering the insight they gained with the board seat they acquired with last year’s investment. CIMdata believes that Goldman Sachs was spot-on in their assessment of Aras.

Aras Adds $70M from Goldman Sachs to Grow Product Software

Xconomy November 2018

Schroer says the deepening complexity of these heavily engineered products, from Boeing planes to BMW cars, has ramped up the need to carefully document and plan their development—and put a lot of pressure on companies to reevaluate the capabilities of their current product lifecycle management (PLM) software. “All the sudden this last year, it has become a hot topic: product compliance, complexity, and dealing with [the internet of things], big data. Put all that together and there is a compelling need to put a new PLM system in place,” Schroer argues.

PLM is Hot Again: Aras Announces $40 Million Investment

ENGINEERING.COM September 2017

“Aras embodies this strategy with a game-changing platform and ‘SaaS Anywhere’ approach that has proven very compelling to customers, and we are excited about Aras’ next stage of growth." -Martin Fichtner, managing director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk.

Boston Business Journal, “GE Ventures adds to $40M round for Andover industrial software company”

Boston Business Journal September 2017

“To power the next wave of global industrial productivity, GE is investing in critical foundational capabilities for the Industrial Internet," Steve Taub, the managing director of advanced manufacturing and enterprise at GE Ventures, said in a statement.

New $40 Million Investment in Aras

CIMdata September 2017

Given the amount invested and the reputation of the investors, CIMdata sees this as well-deserved recognition of Aras’ position in the global PLM industry, as well as their future potential. Their innovative technology and business model are well proven at this point and continue to gain traction in the marketplace.

“On Par with the cPDm Leaders” – Why Aras is Recognized as a New Member of the PLM Elite

Engineering.com September 2017

Aras has managed to produce a solution that effectively covers what tend to be weak spots in large corporation’s PLM environments: supplier collaboration and simplicity to upgrade. Add in the fact that there are no license fees (Aras is free to download) and it becomes obvious that the solution has a couple very hard-to-resist advantages.

Aras PLM Platform Intended to Extend Digital Thread into Manufacturing and Service

Digital Engineering March 2017

Aras Quality Systems enables Closed-loop corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) – accelerates identification, containment, and analysis of issues, and tracking of affected items; Root cause analysis (RCA) – offers a variety of RCA tools; fault tree analysis, fishbone analysis, and five whys; collaboration – supports quality review through Visual Collaboration, business rules and workflow, and aggregation and packaging of CAP items; and Reporting – provides 8D reporting and tracking of CAPA metrics (% closed, % due).

Boeing, Airbus and the Hardship of Dealing with PLM Obsolescence

Engineering.com February 2017

Former French president Charles de Gaulle once famously complained about the difficulty of governing a country that had 246 different kinds of cheese. In the time since that statement was made, life for both societies and enterprises has become even more complicated, and the hardship of ruling diversity, illustrated by this “cheese analogy,” has grown exponentially

IBM launches new Digital Twin and Platform capabilities for Watson Internet of Things

IBM February 2017

IBM, Aras Corporation and OSI Soft today are launching new IBM Digital Twin capabilities, to create multiple views of products by bringing together various ‘digital threads’ and data streams that can be tailored to the needs of a particular user.