Digital Thread

Connecting People, Processes and Products from End-to-End

The Digital Thread is Fundamental to Success

The Digital Thread makes connections to critical information, allowing you to track a product and its digital assets, from concept, through design, manufacturing, quality, and field maintenance. It enables your company to manage digital information and can be a key factor in determining what types of new products and services to provide in a rapidly changing, competitive marketplace.

Companies Need to Embrace Digital Transformation to Meet Tomorrow's Challenges Today

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Competitive Intensity

Ever-increasing competition and the need for faster delivery and higher quality

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Product Complexity

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

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System & Process Legacy

Trying to design and manufacture tomorrow's products with yesterday's systems and processes

Make the Connection with Digital Thread

  • Increase productivity
  • 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 information that can be used in future product innovation
  • Establish the foundation for Digital Twin

Digital Thread Traceability and the Aras Difference

True Digital Transformation starts with a Product Innovation Platform. Aras’ platform is unique in its ability to create and maintain the connection to critical applications. The Digital Thread allows anyone, from engineers to maintenance personnel, to follow a product’s digital history and all of its related digital assets—managing information related to products and their configurations across the product lifecycle.

Our customers are seeing significant benefits using the Aras Platform to create a Digital Thread. For example, one major manufacturer achieved:

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Reduction in changes

Achieved by synchronizing the translation of EBOM and MBOM across multiple legacy systems and multiple locations

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Less data entry

Thanks to the ability to greatly eliminate the reliance on spreadsheets and break down data silos

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Reduction in tools

Saw improved information accuracy while realizing simplified user training and IT maintenance