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2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Favorite Videos, Demos, News & More

ARAS COMMUNITY: Collaborate & Contribute Awards - Nominate Your Favorites

FEATURED PROJECT: Corrective & Preventative Action (CAPA)

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs

Year end is coming fast, and it's the perfect time to use your remaining budget to get a jump on next year's PLM results by kicking off that project. Get in touch to take your PLM strategy to the next level with Aras.

2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Favorite Videos, Demos, News & More

As we head into the last few weeks of 2103 we took a look back at the many demos, videos, articles, whitepapers, news items and more from the past 12 months and put together a few of our favorites. Take a look, then let us know which you think are the best.

Engineer-To-Order Better with CRM in PLM- SolidWorks Community Article
If your company produces high-volume, standardized packaged goods you probably don't need to think about CRM and PLM at the same time. On the other hand, if your company is in a configure-to-order or engineer-to-order market, embedding CRM within PLM not only makes sense, it can have a huge impact on your business.

Teamcenter to Aras in 134 Days- Video
Discover how in less than 5 months, Nidec Motor Corporation, a PDM/PLM veteran, was able to migrate 215,000 Teamcenter item masters representing 290,000 total item revisions and 320,000 files. And they did it with zero - yes, zero - differences.

Boosting Performance using Next Generation PLM from Aras- Independent Report
Learn how Aras out performed another leading PLM system in this independent test using actual customer data. Measurably superior, Aras consistently loaded very large CATIA data sets over 80% faster than the competition and Aras did it using 1/3 of the server resources of the legacy provider.

Change Management: One Size Will Never Fit All- Siemens Community Article
Change management is the toughest thing inside of PLM. It's also the most important. How important? It's about the patient not dying, the plane not crashing, the missile landing where it is supposed to. You get the idea.

Aras App for Microsoft Surface- Product Demo
Check out Aras on the Surface. Manage your in basket, view 3D PDFs, JT files and lots more.

Aras First to Provide Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM Platform- News
Aras announced the first ever CAD to 3D PDF converter embedded in a PLM vault server. With the addition of the 3D PDF converter Aras supports 3D, 2D, Microsoft Office, images and scans, and other data types in a single, powerful, open format: PDF, enabling users across the extended enterprise to view all formats of product data in a single common user interface without buying additional software.

PDM or PLM? Yes.- Teamcenter Community Article
PLM or PDM - Which One Do You Need? Both, of course. Most companies already have a PDM system. In fact, most large companies have more than one. While no one sets out with a multi-PDM strategy, after years of mergers and acquisitions that's often how it ends up. The reality for many companies is multiple CAD applications, multiple PDM systems and nothing is connected.

ARAS COMMUNITY: Collaborate & Contribute Awards - Nominate Your Favorites

Every year we recognize individuals and companies for their outstanding contributions to the Aras Community. Now is the time to nominate your fellow Community Members for the 2014 Collaborate & Contribute Awards. Awards will be presented at ACE 2014 in Chicago, April 29 - May 1.

Awards are based on the significance, popularity and impact of the contribution to the community. Nominations can be made for any open contribution that improves or enhances the Aras corporate community. Examples include:

  • Developing an innovative new solution
  • Building enhancements to an existing solution
  • Creating an add-on, integration or special-purpose client
  • Contributing a language pack
  • Participating in the Aras Community, such as active forum members who collaborate and assist others

To submit your nomination, email Terri Delfino and tell us who you'd like to nominate, for what contribution and why.

Learn more about Aras Collaborate & Contribute Awards and see a list of past nominees and winners.

FEATURED PROJECT: Corrective & Preventative Actions (CAPA)

The Quality Systems project is a community-developed solution that includes forms and processes for quality compliance and includes an 8D corrective & preventive action process (CAPA).

CAPA identifies product and process issues in order to correct the root cause, prevent recurrence and assure that closed-loop resolution is effective.

The CAPA process addresses internal corrective actions as well as Customer Corrective Actions and Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR).

Project includes:

  • Standard 5-phase, 8D corrective & preventive action process for closed-loop resolution
  • Supports compliance with the ISO 9001 standard and industry standards such as TS/16949 [Automotive], AS9100 [Aerospace], FDA QSR [Medical Devices] and others
  • Workflows, forms and reports to capture, process and route Corrective Action Reports (CARs), Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR), Customer Complaints and other issues
  • Attach documents, spreadsheets and other files such as QA/QC data like X-bar & R charts, Fishbone diagrams, "5 Why's" analysis, etc
  • Generate reports and create dashboards with drill down capabilities on CAPA status, product issues, problem areas, supplier performance and more

As you know, complicated CAPA processes can be a real problem for 'off-the-shelf' software packages. This Quality Systems project gives you an excellent starting point template and the flexibility to customize as needed to fit your company's processes.

Watch the demo and if you like what you see, download the Quality Systems solution from the Project Site.

RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

ACE 2014: Reserve Your Seat Now
ACE 2014 will take place April 29th through May 1st at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois USA. After three great years in the Detroit area, we are excited to be bringing the Aras...

PLM NEWS: ABB Selects Aras for Advanced PLM & Supply Chain Collaboration
ABB Epyon, a world leader in charging infrastructure for all electronic vehicle (EV) charging standards, has selected Aras PLM and the Electronic PLM solution from Minerva. ABB Epyon's...

FROM THE CEO: Cars & PLM: Why Are They So Difficult To Buy?
I read this article: "Is the auto franchise system a lemon" in my Sunday paper back in May. Since it's November and I'm still thinking about it, I decided a blog post was in order. The article is...

PARTNER SOLUTION: How Genius is Your PLM Solution?
Aras Partner NTT Data provides premier global systems integration and networking system services. With more than 20 years of IT innovation expertise, the NTT Data PLM team will...

THE ARAS DIFFERENCE: Aras PLM - Built to Customize
Every day I talk to people who've implemented legacy PLM systems. And when I ask them how much of their system they've deployed, I always get the same answer. "Not much!" Whether it's...

PLM & ROI: Everyone Needs PLM Access but Can You Afford It?
Often PLM starts with one group in a corporation, such as engineering. While this can be a great way to get started, when properly implemented, PLM should be accessible to everyone in the...

ENOVIA COMMUNITY: How to Manage Bill of Materials
BOM tables and Excel offer no Where Used capabilities. Mistakes happen. And when they do, you need to be able to quickly identify all the places where a given component is used. How fast...

VIDEO VAULT: Configuration & Change Management Demo
Aras's Rob McAveney gives you a quick look at the Configuration & Change Management process, showing you a uniform way of managing changes that impact the business at the...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Secure Social and Visual Collaboration
Earlier this year, we announced the first ever CAD to 3D PDF converter embedded in a PLM vault server. With Secure Social and Visual Collaboration we're building on that strategy with a whole...

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

PARTNER WEBCAST: Automate Engineering Change Management with ARAS - Virtual - December 10, 2013
In this webinar you'll see a demonstration of ARAS's Enterprise Change Management Capabilities including best practice templates for full CMII Compliance, Simple ECO or Custom Workflow for Complex Products.

PARTNER WEBCAST: Program Management for Aerospace - Virtual - December 18, 2013
Aerospace companies are enjoying historic order book levels that ensure capacity engagement for several years ahead. But with increasing quantities, shortening development cycles and increasing cost pressure...

SolidWorks World 2014 - San Diego, CA - January 26, 2014
SolidWorks World 2014 is the biggest SolidWorks event of the year. Find out about the latest in 3D design technologies and hear about new solutions for companies that run SolidWorks. Network with SolidWorks employees...

Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2014 - Stuttgart, Germany - February 26, 2014
The Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2014 focuses on the high-tech, automobile and manufacturing industries and explores the latest innovations in "Industry 4.0". Presentations, best practices and discussions include Cloud...

ACE 2014 - Chicago, Illinois U.S. - April 29, 2014
If you're starting a new PLM initiative or replacing an old one, thinking about moving from PDM to PLM, or growing your existing Aras PLM implementation, ACE the place for you. At ACE 2014 you will learn best practice strategies from...

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 - Jan. 13-14, 2014, San Diego, CA
  • CM Implementation - Jan. 15-16, 2014, San Diego, CA
  • CM Foundations - Feb. 25 - 26, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Structures - Feb. 27 - 28, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Dynamics - Mar. 3 - 4, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Implementation - Mar. 5 - 6, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Assessor - Mar. 24 - 26, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Foundations - March 24 - 25, 2014, Falls Church, VA
  • CM Structures - March 26 - 27, 2014, Falls Church, VA
  • CM Dynamics - April 14 - 15, 2014, Falls Church, VA
  • CM Implementation - April 16 - 17, 2014, Falls Church, VA

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.

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, there are several self-paced, online training tutorials available at the Tata Technologies engineering training site called i GET IT. Use the "TAG-10-RES" discount code for 10% off i GET IT training on Aras, as well as, all the other i GET IT training offerings.

Location Date Course Name / Language Days
Andover1/6/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover1/20/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover2/3/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover2/10/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover3/3/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover3/10/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Tokyo12/18/2013Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo12/20/2013Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/31/2014PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo2/4/2014Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo2/6/2014Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo2/7/2014Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo2/19/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo2/21/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Seoul12/18/2013Aras PLM Basics (Korean)1
Seoul12/19/2013Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Korean)2
ShangHai1/9/2014Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
ShangHai2/20/2014Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
ShangHai3/13/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Shenzen1/9/2014Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
Shenzen2/27/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Shenzen3/27/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Wuhan12/19/2013Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2
Wuhan12/19/2013Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2
Wuhan1/23/2014Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2
Wuhan2/13/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Wuhan3/6/2014Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2
Taipei1/16/2014Configuring Solutions (Taiwan)2
Taipei2/20/2014Developing Solutions (Taiwan)2
Taipei3/20/2014Configuring Solutions (Taiwan)2

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
  • Aeronamic
  • Airspan
  • Altegra
  • Amscan
  • AP Sensing
  • Aquasoft
  • ATI
  • Aviya
  • Beltom
  • Bimal Testing Machines
  • Burkhardt
  • CallTek
  • CGI
  • Chorus Motors
  • Cofely
  • Cymmetrik Group
  • DeltaTech
  • Denver Global Products
  • Dipartimento di Meccanica - Politecnico di Milano
  • Dongguk University
  • Eaton
  • Fugro
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Himax Imaging
  • Hi-P GmbH
  • Hitachi
  • Infosys
  • Jedat
  • Johnson Matthey Royston
  • Luxshare Precision
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Nangoku
  • NTT
  • Panasonic
  • Pilot Systems International
  • Powerlogics
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Promaxima
  • Schnell
  • Seeing Machines
  • SRCTec
  • Tasem
  • Tata
  • Thermo Fisher
  • TOTO
  • TPK Solutions
  • T-Systems
  • TVH Group
  • University of Bologna
  • Vulcano srl
  • Weiss McNair LLC
  • Wipro Inc.
  • Xyratex
  • Yanmar
  • アルパイン技研
  • トヨタ
  • 富士
  • 東洋電機
  • 株式会社日立
  • 鬼怒川ゴム
  • (株)ケアコム
  • (株)ティー・ケー・ケー
  • (株)日立製作所 電力システム社 火力事業部 火力
  • (株)統合化BOM研究センター