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ACE 2015 EUROPE: Airbus, BAE Systems and ECCO to Present

FEATURED: Aras Innovator 11 on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

NEWS: CloudSAFE Launches Pre-Engineered PLM Appliance for Aras

NEW APPLICATION: Aras Quality Management System

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

Find out about Aras on Azure, our new release of Aras Quality Management System application, the new CloudSAFE PLM Appliance and a lot more... And if you're planning your 2016 PLM strategy and want to take your PLM initiative to the next level get a quote or request more info from Aras.

And don't forget to register for ACE 2015 Europe!

ACE 2015 EUROPE: Airbus, BAE Systems and ECCO to Present

Join us on November 10 & 11 for ACE 2015 Europe in Berlin, Germany. ACE 2015 Europe gives attendees the opportunity to participate in sessions on a wide range of both business & tech topics, see innovative new solutions and network with people at other global companies that run Aras.

The speaker line up includes Airbus, BAE systems, ECCO and many more. All of our sessions are designed to challenge attendees to rethink conventional assumptions and approaches to PLM to increase innovation and achieve greater results.

  • Insights and new approaches to ALM/PLM integration
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Secure visual collaboration
  • Connected products
  • Cloud deployment
  • And much more.

FEATURED: Aras Innovator 11 on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Everything Aras has to offer is available in the Azure Marketplace and certified by Microsoft -- the complete PLM suite (it's all there), full customization & integration capabilities (nothing held back), and upgrades done when you want them (unlike others).

That means you're able to spin up Aras easier than ever. No server to buy, no database to install, no IT hassles to endure.

Aras on Azure is perfect for:

  • Companies that want to run a Proof-of Concept or Pilot
  • Scenarios that require a dedicated PLM environment like spin outs or Joint Ventures
  • Fast moving initiatives where collaboration is required with multiple supply chain partners

And... Aras is the only PLM option on the cloud that gives you the ability to easily move from on-site to hybrid deployment to full cloud - or the other way - whatever you choose. For example, you can run a Pilot in Azure and customize the solutions as needed, then move your system into your data center at anytime.

Alternately, if your company is expanding your Aras installation and considering purchasing a new server, you can securely move your installation to Azure to get exactly what you need for optimal performance without buying more hardware.

It's really powerful and gives you complete control and flexibility. If you haven't already, you're going to want to check it out.

To learn more about running Aras on Azure visit

NEWS: CloudSAFE Launches Pre-Engineered PLM Appliance for Aras

Recently CloudSAFE launched a new PLM Appliance engineered and optimized for Aras Innovator. This is the first time we've had hardware that's co-developed and built with Aras engineers, and designed specifically to deliver optimum performance, reliability and security.

CloudSAFE PLM Appliance includes:

  • Server, storage and networking all in a single appliance that's optimized for Aras
  • A pre-loaded Aras environment with Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server
  • Options for cloud-based Back-Up, Recovery, and Archiving (BURA)
  • Optional cloud-based hot standby for Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity (DR/BC)
  • Remote management and support by CloudSAFE to minimize the impact on IT staff

This appliance makes it easier than ever to get going with Aras at your company and assure peak performance.

For more information about the CloudSAFE PLM Appliance

NEW APPLICATION: Aras Quality Management System

The new release of the Aras Quality Management System provides updates and enhancements to the Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA/PFMEA/SFMEA), process flow diagrams (PFD) and inspection & test control plans in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) for product risk management and compliance.

Aras Quality Management can help your business:

  • Achieve compliance with regulatory and quality standards including TS/16949, AS9100, and FDA QSR
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration by integrating quality documents with product definitions and process plans
  • Expose quality issues and defects before product release

Our approach is unique because everything is linked together within PLM. That means that the Critical Characteristics used in FMEAs are defined on the Part, and that DFMEAs are inherently connected to Parts. It means that FMEAs have closed-loop workflows to mitigate risks before they occur. And it means that everything is under revision control.

The application is particularly relevant for suppliers that need to demonstrate compliance with OEM customer quality mandates.

If you're an Aras subscriber and your company has to do quality planning (and who doesn't?), then you're going to wanna use these capabilities. They're included in your subscription, so there's nothing more to buy. Just contact Aras Support or your certified Aras partner, and start systematically improving your product quality with Aras.

Learn more about Aras Quality Management System

RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

MCAD CAFÉ: T-Systems Launches PLM Cloud Platform Powered by Aras
Running on secure, high performance and dynamic infrastructure in the modern T-Systems cloud data centers, the T-Systems PLM Cloud Platform provides global companies with a complete enterprise PLM solution that includes...

TEN LINKS: Triangle Package Machinery to Use Aras PLM
Triangle Package Machinery Co. has selected the Aras PLM platform to streamline global product development, sales and aftermarket support. Integrating to NX CAD and Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Aras Innovator will unify Triangle Package Machinery's view of product information across all departments within the enterprise.

DESKTOP ENGINEERING: Aras Doubles Up to Address Cloud, Holistic Systems Design
To address the challenges of designing and building complex products, Aras rolled out a partnership with Altium, one of the big players in electronic design automation (EDA) software. Their work together is squarely aimed at building tighter integration between the different engineering disciplines...

NEW BLOG: IBM Visions of a Connected ALM-PLM Environment
The marketing and product teams have created a comprehensive list of requirements for the product, manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements. The Systems Engineers have modeled and analyzed the Functional and Logical makeup of the new engine.

ARAS NEWS: AGCO SAS France Enhances New Product Development with Aras
AGCO SAS France, a part of AGCO Corporation, a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment sold in over 140 countries which include the global brands Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra and GSI, has deployed Aras Innovator® to consolidate product engineering systems and processes. Aras Innovator will integrate with, and complement, the existing AGCO corporate engineering PDM system.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ACE 2015 Europe - Berlin, Germany - November 10 - 11, 2015
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.

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 - Boston, MA - 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.

Aras Innovator Demo Series: Technical Publications - Virtual - November 18, 2015
Join Aras Product Manager Kevin Richards as he shows you a demonstration of Technical Publications with Aras.

ACE 2016 - Detroit, MI - March 15 - 17, 2015
Join us on March 15 - 17 for ACE 2016 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. ACE 2016 is a great place to network with Aras users and partners, hear about next generation PLM strategies, see the latest solutions and find out what Aras has in store for the future.

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 - December 14-15 - San Diego, CA
  • CM Identifications - December 16-17 - San Diego, CA
  • CM Dynamics - January 11-12 - San Diego, CA
  • CM Implementation - January 13-14, San Diego, CA

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 - November 10-12, 2015

  • CMII Comprehensive
  • Seattle, WA - November 16-19, 2015
  • San Diego, CA - December 7-10, 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
Andover12/7/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 115
Andover12/14/2015Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 114
Andover1/26/2016Aras PLM Essentials 11 *NEW*3
Andover2/8/2016Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 115
Andover2/15/2016Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 114
Andover3/22/2016Aras PLM Essentials 11 *NEW*3
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
Tokyo11/6/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/18/2015Aras Innovator PLM Test Drive (Japanese)3
Tokyo11/26/2015PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/27/2015Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/3/2015Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/4/2015Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/9/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo12/11/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/16/2015Aras Innovator PLM Test Drive (Japanese)3
Tokyo1/7/2016PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/8/2016Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/19/2016Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo1/21/2016Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/22/2016Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/27/2016Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo1/29/2016Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Troy11/9/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 115
Troy11/16/2015Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 114
Troy12/1/2015Aras PLM Essentials 11 *NEW*3
Troy1/11/2016Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 115
Troy1/18/2016Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 114
Troy2/23/2016Aras PLM Essentials 11 *NEW*3
Troy3/7/2016Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 115
Troy3/14/2016Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 114
Troy3/17/2016Aras Community Partner Event1

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration