Open Architecture

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Aras’ unique, layered architecture is built for change! This radically simplified platform approach is open, flexible, and scalable. Watch this short video to see just what this can mean for your organization.

Complete Control and Flexibility

Open Architecture Bridge

We provide the control and flexibility you truly need with the assurance you require for business-critical solutions.

Unique among PLM solution providers, Aras has an open architecture that features an open data model, open interfaces and use of open web standards.

To learn about our commitment to Openness, read the Aras ProSTEP iViP Code of PLM Openness (CPO).

Open Software

With other PLM systems, changes to the data model may be complicated by the lack of a published data model.

With Aras, the data model is fully visible and can be quickly and easily changed to meet your business needs using the built-in modeling tools (the same ones our in-house developers use) without compromising the ability to upgrade to a newer release.

Flexible Data Process Model

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With other PLM systems, changes to the data model may be complicated by the lack of a published data model.

With Aras the data model is fully visible and can be quickly and easily changed to meet your business needs using the in-built modeling tools (the same ones our in-house developers use), without compromising the ability to upgrade to a newer release.

Open Interfaces and Web Standards

Aras was built on the web. For systems that require access to data or files stored in Aras, we offer a complete set of open web services. You can interface directly using XML/SOAP, or you can create a WSDL (Web Services Description Language) for the specific business objects with which you want to interface.

For integrations not using web services, the Aras Innovator Object Model (IOM) is a comprehensive, documented and freely distributed DLL version of the API for use in environments such as Visual Studio or VBA. In addition, Aras supports all the .NET data exchange methods.

Integration capabilities available in Aras Innovator include ODBC, ADO, flat file or direct API. Use of integration infrastructure (EAI/ESB) such as Oracle Fusion, BizTalk, Mule Sonic and other integration hubs/buses is also supported.

All Aras interfaces are fully documented, maintained, and are fully compatible between revisions. Our published interfaces are equally available to customers, partners and open users without restriction and are the same as used by our internal developers.

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