Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Parata Systems, the leader in pharmacy automation and medication management solutions, has selected Aras Innovator® as the PLM backbone to consolidate product development processes for their leading pill dispenser lines, Parata Mini and Parata Max. Integrating to SolidWorks CAD, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, and consolidating and replacing various other systems, Aras will be used for engineering change management, technical publications, supply chain management, quality management and customer service.

After an extensive evaluation, Parata chose Aras based on the solution’s extreme flexibility, upgradability, and bidirectional integration capabilities. Working with Aras Gold Certified Partner Razorleaf, Parata will deploy Aras in a multiphase approach, where phase one will include configuration management, change management, supply chain collaboration, and integration to CAD and ERP.

“In addition to limited cross-departmental adoption, our existing PLM system, Agile Advantage, had reached end of life and was no longer supported,” said Nathan Naramor, Project Manager of the Aras implementation. “Aras was the clear choice for us because of its flexibility to grow with our business and its easy upgradability. The ultimate goal is to maximize our use of Aras as much as possible to improve interdepartmental visibility of product-related data.”

Parata chose Aras based on the following criteria:

  • Bidirectional integrations to ERP, CAD, and other systems
  • Ability to easily customize in house
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • “Future-proof” solution able to grow with expanding business initiatives

“Aras’ forward-thinking approach to PLM is ideal for companies wishing to establish a long-term solution,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “We are excited to be an integral part of Parata’s business processes and are proud to help facilitate their future growth.”

About Parata Systems, LLC
Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their businesses. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Parata’s technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit

About Aras
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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