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in this issue
-- FEATURED SOLUTION - Formula & Recipe Management Solution
-- REGISTER NOW - Aras Community Event (ACE) 2011 Germany
-- RECENT BLOGS - Insight, Information, and Opinions
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - ACE China & Finland, CM:TRENDS 2011, CMII, CMPIC, CIMdata
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

This month you'll find out about an incredible new solution for process industry companies that can be federated with your SAP environment... there are also events all over the world, a veritable training bonanza and lots more. Everything your company needs to achieve success and realize your global PLM strategy.

FEATURED SOLUTION - Formula & Recipe Management Solution
The featured solution this month is larger than usual. In fact, it's basically a company-wide system for organizations in one of the process industries, particularly Food & Beverage, and it's fully extensible across Consumer Packaged Goods (aka CPG), health and beauty / cosmetics, life sciences, chemical or any of the other process industries.

It's a Formula & Recipe Management solution that was developed by our partner PSC Group and designed for global companies that need a comprehensive PLM solution for managing specifications, formulas, recipes, tooling, processing, packaging, labeling, artwork, and other intellectual property (IP) assets.

As is the case with all Aras solutions, it can be used as a complete independent system or any subset of the functionality can be securely connected with leading ERP systems such as SAP.

Solution capabilities include:

  • Formulas and specifications
  • Finished goods items / SKUs
  • Recipes and production processing instructions
  • Tool & die and equipment assets necessary for each product
  • Raw materials at volumetric rates
  • Work-In-Process (WIP) items
  • QA and test procedures
  • Resource planning
  • Primary packaging item with commercial packaging information
  • Labeling & artwork with geographic variations
  • Integrated Bar Codes
  • Secondary packaging item with finished goods packaging containers, cases, pallets
  • Supplier management with supplier qualification status
  • Document management
  • Enterprise change management workflow
  • Reporting and analytics and a lot more

The real key to this solution and what makes it different than other solutions out there for managing Formulas, Recipes and Packaging is the ability to adapt the out-of-the-box functionality to complex scenarios and special circumstances in your company. Our advanced PLM platform makes it highly flexible, extensible and integratable.

PSC Group has released a base version of the Formula & Recipe Management solution as open source which is freely available on the community project site and they offer a more comprehensive enterprise edition as well.

If your company is in CPG, Food & Beverage, operates a process-based manufacturing operation or runs a hybrid discrete/process, then you should check out this solution and get in touch with PSC Group to find out more.

This solution is a perfect example of the power of the open approach and demonstrates how all different types of companies can take advantage of our advanced technology. We'd like to thank PSC Group for coming up with this innovative solution and for making a standard open source version available to everyone.

Learn more, get Slides, watch Videos and download the Formula & Recipe Management Solution

REGISTER NOW - Aras Community Event (ACE) 2011 Germany
Join us on October 19th in Bad Soden, Deutschland for this year's ACE Germany. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about Aras and to connect & collaborate with other leading companies about PLM strategy with the Aras solutions.

This is a German language event, and includes a great set of speakers presenting on their PLM initiatives and best practices using Aras.

Presenting about "Komplexitätsmanagement und PLM" will be the respected Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Eigner, and key sessions by Martin Karrer - Leitung Engineering bei der Hakama AG und Rolf Hüsemann von der GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH.

You will have the chance to meet in person and hear Peter Schroer, Aras CEO, Martin Allemann, Aras SVP Global Operations and other Aras team members.


RAMADA Hotel Bad Soden
Königsteiner Straße 88
65812 Bad Soden, Deutschland
Registration Required - No Fee

Inhalte der Veranstaltung:

Austausch von Geschäfts-und Technologie-Themen. Trends, Lösungen und Visionen rund um das Thema "Innovation". Bedienen Sie sich dieser außergewöhnlichen Kommunikationsplattform und informieren Sie sich anhand zahlreicher Praxisbeispiele über neueste Innovationen im PLM-Umfeld.


  • Aras Momentum Update
  • Von PDM zu PLM
  • World of the Possible
  • Aras Innovator Vision & Roadmap Update
  • Aras Innovator Enterprise Solutions im Einsatz
  • Community Solutions


Unsere Veranstaltung spricht alle Organisationsgrößen an, von der Geschäftsführung in Großunternehmen über Bereichs- oder Abteilungsleiter in mittelständischen Betrieben bis zu IT-Profis in Start-ups.

Sie erhalten wertvollen Informationen die Ihnen und Ihrer Organisation bei der Realisierung der Geschäftsziele helfen.

Agenda & Registration for ACE 2011 Germany

RECENT BLOGS - Insight, Information, and Opinions
This month I thought I'd do a round-up of some recent blogs along with some previous posts of particularly useful content from our blog and PLM blogs around the world.

If you have ideas for topics we should write about or points you'd like to make, please feel free to comment on a post or let me know directly.

I Downloaded Aras Innovator, Now What?

Putting it all Together - Guidelines for a Successful PLM Implementation with Aras

Fulfilling an Enterprise-wide PLM Vision with Aras PLM

Open Source for DoD. Now more than ever.

Aras Community Event 2011 International - Highlights

Recent International Blog Posts on Aras

AML Studio: Open Source Entwicklungsumgebung für Aras Innovator (German)

Aras, 오토데스크(Autodesk) 파트너 프로그램 멤버쉽 참여 (Korean)

Aras Community Event 2011 in Japanハイライト (Japanese)

Aras Innovator בלוג יולי - הגרסא החדשה של (Hebrew)

Aras est différent (French)

ACE Sessions

Learn about Aras and find out about the next generation of innovation in the PLM industry. Learn about Aras functionality, talk to other Aras users, network & collaborate with PLM colleagues, see demonstrations and hear about advanced solutions for your business.

ACE Finland - Helsinki, Finland - September 21, 2011

Viime kuukausien aikana Pohjois-Euroopan Aras-yhteisö on kasvanut ja saanut yhä enemmän markkinaosuutta. Fulvisol ja Minerva kutsuvat sinut Araksen (avoimen lähdekoodin PLM-järjestelmä) Suomen julkistustilaisuuteen. Vietämme huomattavan osan elämästämme ohjelmistojen ja IT-järjestelmien parissa - miksei se aika voisi olla mukavaa ja lämmintä! Tule kuulemaan miten Aras voi auttaa tuotetiedon ja sen ympärillä olevien haasteiden ratkaisemisessa. Aras on paras!

ACE Finland - - Agenda & Registration

ACE China - Hangzhou, China - September 22 - 23, 2011

现在已经是连续第四年举办ACE活动了,每次活动参加人数也都是倍数成长,可见OpenPLM的品牌已经逐渐获得用户认可,过去來不及Open 的你,這一次可別错过了。这将是一场难得的用户交流盛会,也是您带领企业更上一层楼的机会,活动中会场周边,都会准备各种解决方案或产品体验专区, 您可以亲身体验到开放解决方案的产品功能,我們的顾问团队也將从规划、执行、技术等层面带您深入探讨不同的行业如何成功采用Open 解決方案的方法。我们衷心邀请您能夠拨冗参加这场盛会,期待『相約西湖畔,你我同交流。』!

ACE China - - Agenda & Registration

CM:TRENDS 2011 - Orlando, FL - September 19 - 21, 2011

Join us for the annual CMPIC global conference, CM:TRENDS. CMPIC embraces all aspects of Configuration Management best practices including CM process, automation, industry standards and professional organizations. Presentations cover the different facets of CM from government to commercial best practices, as well as, current and future trends in CM automation with presentations from BAE Systems, Medtronic, Northrop Grumman and others industry experts including Aras.

CM:TRENDS 2011 - - Agenda & Registration

CMII Europe 201 - Stuttgart, Germany - September 27 - 28, 2011

Come see us at the 10th anniversary of this annual conference, and this year's theme is "Configuration Management meets PLM and ALM". Attendees will learn how to achieve cost avoidance through reduced rework with enterprise configuration and change management. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics and network, as well as, hear presentations on best practices from leading global organizations including Airbus, Bosch, Delphi, Crossrail, Eurocopter, Marenco Swiss Helicopter, NedTrain, Siemens, Software Engineering Institute Europe and others.

CMII Europe 2011 - - Agenda & Registration

CMII International Conference 2011 - Las Vegas, NV - October 3 - 4, 2011

Visit us at the Institute of Configuration Management's international conference which will provide companies from around the world with expert information and case study examples on how to implement the CMII best practices for configuration & change management.

CMII International Conference 2011 - - Agenda & Registration

CMPIC Configuration Management Training

CMPIC courses are designed to provide a detailed overview of CM planning, naming conventions, numbering practices, baselines, change control, traceability, status accounting, and more. The CMPIC classes explain the role of CM in the organization.

Upcoming Sessions
ANSI/EIA-649 NEW Rev. B Course - Orlando FL - Sept 21 - 23
CM Assessor Certification - Orlando FL - Sept 21 - 23
CM Foundations - Andover MA - Oct 3 - 4
CM Structures - Andover MA - Oct 5 - 6
CM Dynamics - Andover MA - Oct 24 - 25
CM Implementation - Andover MA - Oct 26 - 27
CM Foundations - Toronto ON - Oct 17 - 18
CM Structures - Toronto ON - Oct 19 - 20
CM Dynamics - Toronto ON - Nov 7 - 8
CM Implementation - Toronto ON - Nov 9 - 10
CM Foundations - Minneapolis MN - Oct 31 - Nov 1
CM Structures - Minneapolis MN - Nov 2 - 3
CM Dynamics - Minneapolis MN - Nov 28 - 29
CM Implementation - Minneapolis MN - Nov 30 - Dec 1

CMPIC Training Schedule - - Agenda & Registration

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program

CIMdata's PLM Certificate Program on enterprise PLM best practices provides you with an in-depth PLM education. The training is comprised of 9 sessions delivered over a five-day period through a series of lectures, case studies, tests, and individual as well as group exercises.

Upcoming Sessions
Oslo, Norway - September 26 - 30
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - October 24 - 28

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - - Agenda & Registration

TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
Training combines hands-on exercises, overview presentations, and discussions so that participants achieve an in-depth understanding of the topics.

Get the education you and your team need for success with the Aras solutions. Regularly scheduled Aras training sessions are FREE for companies with an active Aras subscription.

Also, a series of new online training tutorials by Aras partner TAG Consulting are available at

United States

Sept 12 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA

Sept 26 - Aras Developing Solutions (4 days) - Boston, MA

Oct 17 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA

Oct 31 - Aras Developing Solutions (4 days) - Boston, MA


Sept 9 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo

Sept 13 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Tokyo

Sept 15 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo

Sept 15 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Osaka

Sept 16 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Tokyo

Sept 19 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 1 - Tokyo

Sept 21 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 2 - Tokyo


Sept 21 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Seoul

Sept 22 - Aras Program Management - Seoul

Sept 23 - Aras Product Engineering - Seoul

China & Taiwan

Sept 1 - Aras Innovator Administration - Wuhan

Sept 1 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei

Sept 8 - Aras Innovator Administration - KunShan

Sept 22 - Aras Innovator Administration - Hong Kong

Sept 22 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

Sept 29 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Hong Kong

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
Agilent Technologies
Air Vent, Inc.
Albany International
American Textile Company
Atos Origin
Basic Research
Biomolecular Analytics
Casella Measurement
CDE College
Ceradyne, Inc.
Compound Photonics
DAF Trucks
Daiichi System Engineering
Eagle Ottawa
Ferrero Rubinetterie S.r.l.
FH Köln
Filoprocess AB
Gold Standard Diagnostics
Granite Med Systems
IDS Infotech
Infosys Technologies
International Construction Equipment, Inc.
JetTech Aerospace
Jones Apparel Group
Kariyil Brewery
Kawasumi Laboratories
Kyungpook National University
Northrop Grumman
Samtel Engineering Services
Sumisho Computer Systems
Tata Autocomp Systems
Tata Technologies
Texas Components Corporation
Virtual Logic Systems
Wuhan Zhongyuan Huadian Science Technology
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