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Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Selects Aras to Support Large-Scale Shipbuilding

Leading Designer and Manufacturer of Marine Vessels Chooses Aras for PLM to Standardize New Product Development Information and Processes

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – September 8, 2015 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY), a pioneer in shipbuilding and ship repairs, has selected the Aras Innovator® platform for PLM to support their development as a world-class shipbuilding company under the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Seaspan will use Aras to unify critical processes for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of vessels.

After evaluating several PLM solution suites, Seaspan selected Aras for its native Web platform technology, out-of-the-box functionality, application flexibility and extensive customization capabilities while assuring upgradability. Seaspan concluded that these aspects of Aras will enable significantly better ability to improve and evolve processes as market requirements continue to evolve. Seaspan will take advantage of Aras for Requirements Management through Configuration and Change Management based on CMII methodologies.

“We look forward to serving as a product innovation platform across the lifecycle in Seaspan’s continued drive toward world-class shipbuilding performance,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “Aras Innovator will provide Seaspan with the scalability and flexibility required for taking on a wide range of design, build and repair projects.”

About Aras
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