Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced participation in the CRYSTAL Consortium’s Final Dissemination Event in Madrid Spain on June 15-16, 2016. Together Airbus, IBM and Aras, will showcase and demonstrate the ALM-PLM Open Reference Architecture implementation. Details and registration at

The CRYSTAL Consortium is composed of 68 participants from 10 European countries. Participants range from industrial partners and subject matter experts to academic partners and cover the aerospace, automotive, rail and medical industries.

The initiative supports a systems engineering approach as product complexity increases by enabling interoperability among different life-cycle domains – including mechanical, electronics, software and firmware – to improve collaboration, coordination and control without the need to replace existing legacy systems which avoids disruption and risk.

CRYSTAL builds on results of previous projects in Reference Technology Platform (RTP) and Interoperability Specifications (IOS) to enhance these capabilities for corporate use. The initiative enables loosely coupled systems, tools and platforms to interlink data and share information based on open Web standards and technologies. More about the CRYSTAL initiative at:

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We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm

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