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AGCO SAS France Enhances New Product Development with Aras

Subsidiary of Leading Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer Adds System Flexibility Across Engineering Disciplines

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – September 28, 2015 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that AGCO SAS France, a part of AGCO Corporation, a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment sold in over 140 countries which include the global brands Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra and GSI, has deployed Aras Innovator® to consolidate product engineering systems and processes. Aras Innovator will integrate with, and complement, the existing AGCO corporate engineering PDM system.

Minerva, a certified Aras partner working closely with ACGO France, has helped bring deep Aras technical expertise and drive improvements in several of the company's critical engineering business process automation projects. AGCO SAS France initially leveraged Aras to consolidate and replace legacy product engineering systems and introduced CMII change management. Later, AGCO was successful in extending Aras to cover a wide range of complicated engineering business process requirements for product development tracking, controls and dashboards due to the high level of flexibility and extendibility of the Aras platform.

Recently, the Aras subscription, which includes upgrade services, enabled AGCO SAS France to update seamlessly from Aras Innovator Version 9 to Version 11 while maintaining solution customizations. As a result of the unique Aras subscription model, AGCO SAS can predict their Aras PLM costs for many years.

"AGCO SAS has demonstrated the value of flexibility and ease-of-use in a very complex engineering environment with Aras," said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. "More and more global companies like AGCO are taking advantage of the ability to customize Aras for their unique business processes while achieving guaranteed upgradability with a consistent cost structure."

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We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm