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-- REGISTER NOW - Aras Community Event 2011 International
-- HIGHLIGHTS - Blogs & Video Clips from Previous ACE Conferences
-- NEWS - Fox Electronics Expands its Deployment of Aras
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - ACE Innovation Series Webcasts, ACE Korea, ACE China, CIMdata, CMPIC
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

There are a lot of opportunities to network & collaborate coming up. ACE 2011 International in April and two ACE China sessions in Hong Kong as well as ACE Korea in Seoul in March. Join us and get details on what makes Aras the next generation PLM platform of choice for enterprise-wide deployments.

REGISTER NOW - Aras Community Event 2011 International
ACE 2011 International is coming up fast and if you're not already registered... you'd better get on it.

The agenda is loaded up with great speakers, learning sessions, collaboration opportunities and a lot more. You'll hear from experts, network with other end users and get new ideas to take your global PLM strategy to the next level with Aras.

Whether you're expanding your Aras implementation or just kicking off your PLM initiative and doing evaluations, you'll get the insight and information you need to achieve success.

Topics include:

  • User Case Studies / Best Practice Presentations
  • Global Product Development with an Extended Supply Chain
  • Realizing an Enterprise-wide PLM Vision
  • Quality as a Competitive Advantage
  • Sustainable Product Development
  • Configuration Management
  • Process Innovation vs. Product Innovation
  • Understanding Aras Basics for Newcomers (NEW THIS YEAR)
  • Implementing Aras in the Enterprise
  • Distributed Deployments and Multi-site Replication
  • Enterprise Search in a PLM Context
  • Technical Sessions on Integrations, Web Services & Publishing WSDLs with Aras
  • Next Generation PLM Connected to the Cloud
  • Role-based Interfaces, Special Purpose UIs and Alternate Clients
  • Community Solution Showcase (rapid-fire demos of real solutions - see what others have done)
  • Aras Roadmap Release Plan and much more
And there will be presentations by several world renowned PLM thought leaders as well.

Joe Barkai, Product Lifecycle Strategies Practice Director at IDC Manufacturing Insights, will present on PLM for Improved Product Lifecycle Decisions,

Peter Bilello, President of CIMdata, will outline the ROI of PLM (and how to get it),

and Oleg Shilovitsky, the man behind the popular blog Beyond PLM, will lead an engaging panel discussion.

Conference Details Date: April 26 - 28, 2011 (2.5 days)

Location: The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan (close to Detroit USA)

Registration: Free to Attend - No Fee (Space is Limited)

Our events tend to have a lot of energy and present an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge for your PLM project, see what others are doing with Aras, get ideas for the future, meet Aras team members in-person and network & collaborate with other corporate community members... they're a lot of fun as well.

Agenda, Overview, Hotel Info and Free Registration

HIGHLIGHTS - Blogs & Video Clips from Previous ACE Conferences
If you're trying to figure out if you should come to ACE 2011 International or one of the other regional ACE conferences, like ACE China and ACE Korea in March (see details below), you might want to get a feel for what they're like.

If you've never been to one of our conferences, they're quite different than the PLM magic shows that you're probably used to. It's real people, solving real business challenges and talking openly about what worked and where they need help. Oh yea... and you actually get to see the software running.

Here are some links to Blogs and Videos from previous ACE sessions that you can check out.

Lear Corporation user presentation - Video clip

Carestream user presentation - Video clip

MiTek user presentation - Video clip

ECCO Shoes Thumbnail Images - Video clip

Siemens Teamcenter Connector for Aras - Video clip

ACE 2010 Post Conference Write-up - Blog post

If you have any questions about the upcoming ACE conferences or would like more infomation, feel free to email me personally. Hope we'll see you there.

NEWS - Fox Electronics Expands its Deployment of Aras
Fox Electronics has expanded its deployment of Aras to become the company's end-to-end PLM backbone. This includes concept development and engineering with CAD management and change management to enterprise quality management, compliance and closed-loop shipping and tracking.

In product development, Fox rolled out Aras for better collaboration and control with document and CAD file management, bill-of-materials management and online engineering change workflows to speed time to market.

For example, the Fox Electronics Xpresso product line has redefined industry lead times from more than 10 weeks to 10 days or less, for both standard and custom frequency oscillators.

Fox has also extended Aras to manage the complexity of international shipping processes with a sophisticated solution that integrates directly to the cloud-based online systems of carriers including Fedex, UPS and DHL.

Aras includes the pre-cartonning and permit processes required by the US government for exporting goods, as well as customer-specific barcodes, labeling and shipping requirements on a country-by-country basis.

Aras is also integrated with the company's ERP system from Infor to enable full traceability and tracking, from product order and inventory selection to global delivery.

UPCOMING EVENTS - ACE Innovation Series Webcasts, ACE Korea, ACE China, CIMdata, CMPIC
ACE Innovation Series Webcasts: Executive Strategy

LIVE WEBCAST: Transforming PLM for the Economic Recovery

Find out how with the right approach, PLM can help businesses address changing needs as they arise to deliver results and thrive in fluctuating market conditions - now and into the future.

Speakers: Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity and Chip Perry of Kalypso

Webcast Date & Time - March 30, 2011 at 11:00 am ET

Transforming PLM for the Economic Recovery - - Details & Registration

ON-DEMAND RECORDING: Top 5 Strategic Goals of PLM

Learn how winning companies achieve alignment between their vision, goals and requirements to support the strategic direction of the business with their PLM initiative and drive results.

Speakers: Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity and Andreas Lindenthal of Kalypso

Top 5 Strategic Goals of PLM - - Watch Now

ON-DEMAND RECORDING: Journey to Best-in-Class Product Development

Learn new strategies for rethinking product development to achieve best-in-class performance, reduce costs and get innovative new products to market faster.

Speakers: Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity and Greg Adkins of Kalypso

Journey to Best-in-Class Product Development - - Watch Now

Aras Community Event 2011 - Korea - Seoul, Korea - March 10, 2011 Join us in Korea to learn about the Aras solutions, hear case studies, explore best practices and collaborate on PLM strategy.

ACE Korea - - Agenda & Registration

Aras Community Event 2011 - China - Hong Kong, China - March 10, 2011

This session will be in a workshop format to introduce the concepts of open source PLM, explore implementation techniques and understand the implications of long-term quality planning using Aras.

ACE China - - Agenda & Registration

Aras Community Event 2011 - China - Hong Kong, China - March 11, 2011

This workshop focuses on PLM as the Paradigm for Product Realization for automotive manufacturers and suppliers and presents best practices for quality planning including the implementation of TS/16949 and APQP.

ACE China - - 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
Neumarkt, Germany - May 9 - 13

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - - 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
CM Dynamics - Stafford VA - March 7 - 8
CM Implementation - Stafford VA - March 9 - 10
CM Foundations - Houston TX - March 28 - 29
CM Structures - Houston TX - March 30 - 31
CM Dynamics - Houston TX - April 11 - 12
CM Implementation - Houston TX - April 13 - 14
CM Assessor Certification - Orlando FL - April 4 - 6
ANSI/EIA-649A Course - Stafford VA - May 2 - 4
CM for IT & SW Development - Orlando FL - May 2 - 5

CMPIC Training Schedule - - 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 training sessions are FREE for Aras Unlimited subscribers.

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

United States

Mar 14 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA

Mar 28 - Aras Developing Solutions (4 days) - Boston, MA

Apr 11 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA


Mar 11 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo

Mar 15 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

Mar 17 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo

Mar 17 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Osaka

Mar 18 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

Mar 22 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

Mar 24 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

China & Taiwan

Mar 1 - Aras PLM Solutions - KunShan

Mar 3 - Aras Innovator Administration - KunShan

Mar 10 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei

Mar 12 - Aras Innovator Administration - WuHan

Mar 17 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - KunShan

Mar 24 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

Mar 29 - Aras PLM Solutions - KunShan

Mar 30 - Aras PLM Solutions - Chengdu

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
Aava Mobile
AJA Electronics
Alion Science and Technology
American Italian Pasta Company
Basic Research
Bermo Inc.
Bolici Group
Capable Technologies GmbH
Cape Engineering
Chengdu Xiwang Info & Technology
Devex ProPart AB
Dycor Technologies
EPD Asia Group
Forgacs Engineering
Fraunhofer IESE
Gifford Engineering
Gorgy Timing
Hampton Hydraulics
Hangzhou EAPU Technology
HCL Axon
L-3 Communications
Lanco Asia Limited
Lear Corporation
Mazor Robotics
Minda Corporation
MPSE Hamburg
Mühlenberg Interiors
National Semiconductor
Nidec Motor Corporation
NOK Corporation
Norscan Instruments
Oxford Instruments
Panacea Medical Technologies
PCC Structurals
Perbix Machine
Reggiane Cranes & Plants
Risorse Nuove
Sandia National Laboratories
Seguridad y Balistica
Siemens S.A.
Star Micronics
Stumpp, Schuele & Somappa
Sun Nuclear Corp.
Swingmatic Inc.
Tata Technologies
Touch Design
TPK Touch Solutions
Tragant GmbH
Transonic Systems
Triumph Motorcycles
TSA Metal
T-Systems International GmbH
Vivid Medical