Every company has a unique and complex way of doing business and must constantly adapt to new market conditions, customer demands, and other factors.
But with legacy PLM architectures you have a choice – customize to meet your needs (which typically takes more than a year) and make it difficult to upgrade, or shape your business to fit your PLM.
Aras is designed to fit your business needs, rather than the business compromised to fit the software.
Instead of legacy PLM's approach of defining an object model and hard coding it into the services, the Aras PLM Platform separates the two. The result is a run-time web application framework consisting of loosely coupled / federated web services optimized for performance and scalability which form a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
The platform uses meta-data templates to describe everything: application functionality, business logic, data schema, screens, workflows, etc. literally everything. The meta-data templates define the objects in the system and those objects then "subscribe" to the services that they need. This is "model-based SOA" and it’s the basis for creating flexible, scalable, upgradeable applications.
Model-Based SOA Benefits
Deploy Quickly, Adapt Easily
Aras's unique architecture enables the rapid implementation of solutions either from scratch or starting with defined industry templates for significantly faster deployments. Forms, workflows, relationships structures, and data model schema are tailored and configured in real-time at a business level.
Aras's architecture provides a new level of PLM platform scalability for enterprises with global supply chains and a significant number of PLM users. Aras's architectural design allows for the handling of very large levels of throughput by using frequent, short database transactions.
Making Upgrades Easy
Aras PLM Platform upgrades are included in subscriptions. Aras unique architecture enables organizations to get the latest innovations in PLM without disrupting customizations or having to wait years.