Digital Thread

Connect Everything: People, Processes, and Products - End to End

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Achieve Full Lifecycle Traceability

Discover why a Digital Thread is key to achieving full product lifecycle traceability—allowing you to track a product and its digital assets all the way from concept through design, manufacturing, quality, and service. Learn how this unbroken flow of information will help your organization gain crucial insights that can inform decisions throughout every aspect of the product lifecycle—improving communication and collaboration and resulting in the creation of better products, with a shorter time to market.

Meet the Challenge and Make the Connection

  • Improve responsiveness to changing customer/market demands
  • Obtain better quality 
  • Develop new products/features faster
  • Achieve full lifecycle traceability
  • Connect to products in the field for future innovation
  • Establish the foundation for Digital Twin

Embrace Digital Transformation to Meet Tomorrow's Challenges Today

The Digital Thread is a fundamental, high-value capability for manufacturers to ready themselves for what's next—and it should be the top initiative in your digital transformation to increase digitization for innovation and growth.

Product Complexity

Customers want innovative, next generation products that keep pace with marketing dynamics, putting companies under pressure

Legacy Architectures

You are unable to design and manufacture tomorrow's products with yesterday's systems and processes

Competitive Intensity

Ever-increasing competition and the need for faster delivery and higher quality to continually engage customers

The most significant driver for a new PLM approach was to unify data once stored and managed in multiple systems across the organization.

- AuIsaiah Kincaid, Electrical and Computer Engineer, Carlisle Brake & Friction

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Resilient Platform

Create digital industrial applications with our open, low-code technology. Develop any solution for engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance of complex products.

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Product Engineering

Supports parts, multi-level bill of materials, CMII standard configuration management and change management, approved vendor and manufacturer lists, and documents.

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Reconcile your BOM

Integrate manufacturing operations with engineering.  Reduce errors in synchronization with evolving product designs.

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Requirements Engineering

Adopt a transformative technology to manage requirements in context with total product configuration.

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Secure External Access

Improve productivity and collaboration by securely sharing designs with outsourced partners. A flexible approach for connecting partners, suppliers, and manufacturers.

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Aerospace & Defense

Better manage product-related information and processes specific to mission critical requirements.



See how Aras is meeting the automotive challenges of tomorrow.

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High Tech Electronics

Step up global product development—including process automation, workflow, document control, and functionality—to support standards, quality, and regulatory compliance.

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Life Sciences

Stringent regulations, complex development and production processes, comprehensive research trials, are mission-critical challenges require a platform approach.

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Enterprise Search

Find items with critical information through a secure, searchable repository and ensure data can be seen by the right team across many locations.

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Document Management

Manage the challenge of content spread across functions and locations.  Link critical information so it can be shared and associated to the product of record.

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