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INDUSTRY NEWS: ALM-PLM Reference Architecture

ACE 2015 EUROPE: Rethink PLM in Berlin

LATEST RELEASE: Aras Component Engineering

NEW ARAS TRAINING LOCATION: Configuring Solutions Training Available in Germany

NEW SOLUTION: Aras Self-Service Reporting

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

Find out about our new application releases, Aras Component Engineering and Self-Service Reporting, and join us in October at ACE Europe to "Rethink PLM" ...and if you're reviewing your PLM strategy and doing your 2016 planning. get in touch with us or with your Aras certified partner to get a budgetary estimate.

INDUSTRY NEWS: ALM-PLM Reference Architecture

The ability to coordinate and manage systems development with software, firmware, electronics and hardware across the lifecycle has been a challenge for years and the complexity is increasing geometrically. The risk and liability implications are real and everyone knows that something has to be done.

That's why a ProSTEP iViP / OASIS OSLC initiative was started this year to implement real world use cases for software management systems (ALM) and PLM to support systems engineering and MBSE.

Aras was invited by our partners Airbus and IBM to participate on an implementation team this summer to develop an ALM-PLM reference architecture that takes a new approach to better integrate these systems and demonstrate a proof of concept.

Using an open approach -- as opposed to the proprietary methods used by the other major PLM systems -- we're bringing together Aras Innovator (PLM) for the mechanical and electronics with IBM's Continuous Engineering suite for software.

We believe that together we've figured out a better way to support cross discipline development for years to come.

Check out these blogs to learn more about the project and the work Aras, Airbus and IBM are doing:

We'll also be doing a demonstration at the ProSTEP iViP / OASIS OSLC conference in Stuttgart Germany on October 20th - if you're interested in joining you can find out more at

ACE 2015 EUROPE: Rethink PLM in Berlin

This year ACE Europe will take place in Berlin Germany at the Andel's hotel, and will be held on 10-11 November 2015.

You'll hear about innovative approaches to PLM from companies running Aras, about new products from Aras and our partners, find out about our roadmap and have the chance to network with others running Aras.

ACE 2015 Europe speakers will include:

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • Akrapovic and others

Our theme is "Rethink PLM" and we've designed our agenda and sessions to challenge you to rethink conventional assumptions and approaches to PLM in order to increase innovation and achieve greater results.

For more information and free registration visit

LATEST RELEASE: Aras Component Engineering

We recently announced the general availability of the latest release of Aras Component Engineering, which seamlessly and securely brings the data on over 450 million electronic components from the IHS CAPS Universe database into the Aras Innovator PLM workflow.

As the only PLM solution that provides instant access to complete electronic component data from over 4,000 leading manufacturers worldwide, Aras allows design and procurement engineers to search, find, and do side-by-side compare of parts with approved supplier information included from the design phase through to manufacturing and service.

That includes environmental compliance documentation (RoHS and REACH) and certificates of conflict mineral compliance (CMRT), as well as, product change notices (PCN) and end of life data (EOL). Aras is the only PLM solution that has this comprehensive data and these integrated capabilities, which are really powerful for the development of complex, connected products.

To learn more and watch a demo of Component Engineering visit /solutions/component-engineering

NEW ARAS TRAINING LOCATION: Configuring Solutions Training Available in Germany!

We are please to announce that starting in October, Aras will begin offering the 5 day Configuring Solutions course in Gröbenzell Germany. This course will be offered in English and all materials will be provided in English to attending students. The class objectives include:

  • Navigating the Aras Innovator system and performing business item queries
  • Setting up user accounts with security permissions
  • Creating new business item types and properties
  • Defining a user interface with interactive forms
  • Establishing versioning, relationships and lifecycles for business items
  • Defining and managing file vaults with automatic replication
  • Creating a workflow process that includes e-mail notification
  • Enabling and customizing Secure Social Visual Collaboration
  • Localizing a solution into a native language
  • Packaging a solution for export

Class sessions are scheduled for the week of October 5 and November 23.

To register for this course, go to and remember that training is free to all Aras subscribers!

NEW SOLUTION: Aras Self Service Reporting

We recently announced the release of Aras Self-Service Reporting for Aras subscribers.

Aras Self-Service Reporting is a new platform capability that allows organizations to have better insight into the progress of projects and the performance of key processes.

Self-Service Reporting allows users to gain greater visibility of critical processes, identify process issues quickly, simplify and improve management reporting and more.

For more information and to watch a demo of Aras Self-Service Reporting visit

RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

MCAD CAFÉ: Aras Expands Multidisciplinary PLM Capabilities of Aras Innovator for Management of Complex Product
With Aras Innovator connected to Altium Vault, the Altium centralized database for ECAD design data, global businesses can efficiently manage multidisciplinary bill of materials and enterprise-level configuration, change, and requirements management.

PLM CONNECTIONS: Aras Component Engineering Brings Over 450 Million Electronic Components into the PLM
As the only PLM solution that provides instant access to complete electronic component data from over 4,000 leading manufacturers worldwide, Aras allows design and procurement engineers to search, find, and compare parts and approved suppliers from the design phase through to manufacturing and service.

CIMDATA: Habasit Italiana Expands Business with Aras Enterprise PLM
Habasit Italiana has standardized collaborative product development with Aras. This has streamlined the process of incorporating contributions from a network of global suppliers and design partners, further advancing Habasit Italiana's award-winning product lines.

ARAS NEWS: Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards Selects Aras to Support Large-Scale Shipbuilding
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.

TEN LINKS: Carlisle Brake & Friction Selects Aras to Streamline Global Engineering and Advance ITAR Compliance
Carlisle Brake & Friction selected Aras PLM for the platform's flexibility and extensive out-of-the-box best practice solutions. Integrating to Creo CAD and QAD ERP systems, Aras Innovator will unify Carlisle's ITAR compliance, engineering processes, parts management, BOM management, change management, and auditing at 11 manufacturing and purchasing facilities worldwide.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ACE 2015 Europe - Germany - November 10 - 11
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 Europe is the place for you. At ACE 2015 Europe you will learn best practice strategies form Aras users, see innovative new solutions that will transform your business and more.

Aras Innovator Demo Series: Quality Planning - Virtual - September 23, 2015
Join Aras Product Manager Kevin Richards as he shows you a demonstration of Quality Planning with Aras. Quality Planning provides organizations with APQP and FMEA tools to manage risk, improve quality and attain environmental, regulatory, safety, medical and other forms of compliance.

2015 Global Product Data Interoperability Summit (GPDIS) - Phoenix, AZ - September 28, 2015
Boeing and Northrop Grumman have once again joined together to organize the Global Product Data Interoperability Summit (GPDIS), a summit for exploring data interoperability challenges. This technical summit is conducted in an open and agnostic forum where attendees share common ideas and solutions about data interoperability challenges confronting industry.

CMII Europe 2015 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - October 7, 2015
CMII Europe is the perfect place to learn first-hand information on how to implement configuration management enterprise-wide and reach integrated process excellence. Participants will have the opportunity to network with speakers and attendees, as well as, hear presentations on best practices from leading global organizations.

Aras Innovator Demo Series: Component Engineering - Virtual - October 14, 2015
Join Aras Product Manager Lopa Subramanian as she shows you a demonstration of Component Engineering with Aras.

ProSTEP iViP - OASIS OSLC Conference - Germany - October 20, 2015
One day full of information under the lead-theme ALM - PLM Interoperability. Impulses for enabling information flows between different engineering disciplines will be given. In industry-relevant talks possibilities of OSLC will be discussed and demonstrated. Target-audience are people interested in solving systems engineering challenges in smart ways - experts and new-comers.

CIMdata PLM Roadmap 2015 for the A&D Industry - Chantilly, VA - October 28, 2015
PLM Road Map 2015 for the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Industry featuring the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (CIC) is the must-attend event for A&D industry executives and PLM practitioners globally-providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the A&D industry germinate and take root.

IBM Continuous Engineering for the Internet of Things - Chantilly, VA - November 3, 2015
At the IBM Continuous Engineering for the Internet of Things (ICE IoT) conference you will learn about the market-leading solution for engineering products for the IoT: the IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering solution.

Product Innovation Congress 2015 - November 17, 2015
PI Boston brings together the manufacturing industry to explore the process, people and technological challenges faced when building a profitable data-led business strategy.

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 Foundations - September 29-30 - Orlando, FL
  • CM Identifications - October 1-2 - Orlando, FL
  • CM Dynamics - October 5-6 - Orlando, FL
  • CM Implementation - October 7-8, Orlando, FL

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
  • Cypress, CA - December 7 - 11, 2015

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Agenda & Registration

CMII/IPE Upcoming Sessions

  • CMII Basics
  • San Diego, CA - October 5-8, 2015
  • San Diego, CA - November 10-12, 2015
  • Seattle, WA - October 13-16, 2015

  • CMII Comprehensive
  • Orlando, FL - October 19-31, 2015
  • Seattle, WA - November 16-19, 2015

CMII Course Schedule - 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.

Location Date Course Name / Language Days
Andover10/6/2015Aras PLM Essentials 11 *NEW*3
Andover10/12/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 115
Andover10/19/2015Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 114
Andover12/7/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 115
Andover12/14/2015Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 114
Gröbenzell11/23/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11 (Germany)5
Osaka10/16/2015Aras Innovator Basic (Japanese)1
Osaka10/23/2015PLM Basic (Japanese)1
Osaka11/11/2015Aras Innovator Basic (Japanese)1
Osaka11/20/2015PLM Basic (Japanese)1
Osaka12/10/2015Aras Innovator Basic (Japanese)1
Osaka12/18/2015PLM Basic (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/1/2015PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/2/2015Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/14/2015Aras Innovator PLM Test Drive (Japanese)3
Tokyo10/27/2015Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo10/29/2015Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/30/2015Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/4/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo11/6/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Troy10/20/2015Aras PLM Essentials 11 *NEW*3
Troy11/9/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 115
Troy11/16/2015Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 114
Troy12/1/2015Aras PLM Essentials 11 *NEW*3

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration