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Aras Community Newsletter -- April 2010 -- Share with friends & colleagues Subscribe to the Aras Newsletter

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-- FINAL REGISTRATION - Aras Community Event 2010 International
-- CAST YOUR VOTE - Collaborate & Contribute Awards
-- NEWS - New Aras Innovator Tuned for Global PLM Deployments
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - Collaboration & Interoperability Congress, CMPIC, CIMdata
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

This year's international Aras Community Event is right around the corner (it's on May 10-11), and we'd like to invite you to come connect & collaborate on PLM. Whether you're just learning about Aras or are a long time user we encourage you to join us... you're perspective on "what's possible in your company's PLM strategy" will never be the same...

FINAL REGISTRATION - Aras Community Event 2010 International
It's almost time for the international Aras Community Event 2010. Only 10 days left. If you haven't registered yet, you're running outta time. ACE 2010 is being hosted by Motorola and will be held at their worldwide headquarters in Schaumburg, IL (USA). The agenda is full of solution overviews, best practice sessions and some great user presentations.

Speakers will include:

  • Lear Corporation
  • MiTek Corporation
  • Carestream Health
  • Basic Research
One of the sessions that I'm most looking forward to is the Community Solution Showcase. It's a rapid fire round-robin where people get 10 minutes to share their most innovative solutions. There are so many of them that the line-up is jam packed. Should be a good way to see what your company can do and get ideas for the future.

Overall ACE 2010 will be a great opportunity to get the latest on Aras and network with other corporate community members... and it should be a lot of fun as well. Look forward to connecting with you there.

Date: May 10 - 11, 2010

Location: Motorola - Schaumburg, IL (close to Chicago USA)

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

CAST YOUR VOTE - Collaborate & Contribute Awards
We need your vote for the Collaborate & Contribute Awards to recognize some of the most proactive members of the corporate community. Recipients will receive the award at the upcoming ACE 2010 International conference.

Vote now through May 7, 2010

Select your choices based on:
- Significance
- Popularity
- Impact

Vote for your TOP 3 nominees:

  • Accelerated WAN Performance - Lear Corporation
  • AutoCAD Integration - Maier CSS / Expert PLM
  • Big Thumbnail Images - ECCO
  • Chinese Language Pack - Broadway
  • GRC Security Protocols - Lockheed Martin
  • Hebrew Language Pack - GIV Solutions
  • Japanese Language Pack - Progress Partners Consulting
  • Manufacturing Routing Change Process - GE
  • OrCAD Integration - CAE Consulting
  • Outstanding Aras Forum Contributor - MiTek Corporation, Kevin Friske
  • Outstanding Aras Forum Contributor - TStickle Consulting, Terry Stickle
  • Program Management Fast-Load - Motorola
  • Rialto CATIA Integration - Ecole Centrael-Paris, Pascal Morenton
  • SAP Integration - xPLM
  • Teamcenter Integration - AESSiS
  • UML Editor for Aras Innovator - Prodeos
Show your appreciation for these innovators by casting your Vote.

Vote -- Simple One Page Ballot (should take less than a minute)

...and "Yes" you can forward to your colleagues to vote, and "No" you shouldn't vote more than once yourself :-)

NEWS - New Aras Innovator Tuned for Global PLM Deployments
You probably already know about the latest open release of Aras Innovator that got posted this month. It's even more powerful and advanced than before.

What you may not have seen are all the great reviews, coverage and kudos that it's been getting. Thought I'd include some excerpts in case you missed them.

The Design News article New Aras Innovator Tuned for Global PLM Deployments notes "The new Aras Innovator release features an array of enhancements designed to optimize the PLM platform for enterprise-wide PLM deployments that take advantage of geographically distributed data centers, private clouds or hybrid environments that combine both on-premise and cloud computing infrastructure.

"In the area of enterprise manageability, the platform supports data server virtualization, allowing companies to consolidate physical server infrastructure and distribute computing horsepower to resources spread around the globe. In addition, enhanced caching techniques help minimize traffic over the WAN, ensuring faster performance for worldwide PLM deployments, particularly on high latency networks and in low-bandwidth conditions such as those that likely exist in emerging economies...

"To address the pain of system upgrades, Aras is upgraded "in place" without recoding or data migration - a significant departure from traditional PLM system upgrades which require reimplementation and data migration."

We also got a nice vote of confidence from Gartner's leading PLM analyst, Marc Halpern. This week in the Siemens PLM Community article Today's Trends in PLM May Not be Around Tomorrow where he predicts which PLM offerings will have long-term staying power he states,

"Honestly if I had to make a choice I would go with an open-source system because once a customer implements it they own it entirely." Marc Halpern, Gartner

UPCOMING EVENTS - Collaboration & Interoperability Congress, CMPIC, CIMdata
Collaboration & Interoperability Congress - Estes Park, CO - May 3 - 5, 2010

The Collaboration & Interoperability Congress brings together experts and executive decision makers from automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, electronics and other discrete manufacturing industries, along with representatives from government and the defense community. Attendees take part in a diverse choice of breakout sessions and lively panel discussions offering direct interaction with industry experts who understand the issues, solutions, perils and pitfalls of PLM interoperability across the product lifecycle. Get in touch with me to set up time to see how Aras can enable a new level of PLM collaboration with open source SharePoint PLM and 3D capabilities in Microsoft Silverlight from Actify.

CIC - - Agenda & Registration

CMPIC Foundations & Structures - Andover, MA - May 3 - 6, 2010

CM Foundations & Structures 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.

CMPIC Foundations & Structures - - Agenda & Registration

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Birmingham, UK - June 14 - 18, 2010

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 training sessions are FREE for Aras Unlimited subscribers.

United States

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

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


May 10 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

May 12 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo

May 13 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

June 14 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

June 16 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo

June 17 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

China & Taiwan

May 6 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - KunShan

May 8 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - WuHan

May 11 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - ChengDu

May 13 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

May 27 - Aras PLM Solutions - Taipei

June 3 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - KunShan

June 5 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - WuHan

June 7 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - ChengDu

June 10 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei

June 15 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - ChengDu

June 17 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - KunShan

June 24 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
AVV Electronics
Active Control Technology
Aerocon Engineering Company
American Micro Products
ANCA Motion
ATAM Giken Co.Ltd.
Aviation Data Systems
Bilderfest GmbH
Carestream Health
Continental Automotive
EDS India
HCL Infosystem
HiTi Digital
JSP Mold
Lear Corporation
Micromo Electronics
Mitek Corporation
Natcom Electronics
Nerviano Medical Sciences
Northern Trailer
PCC Structurals
Phoenix International
Politecnico di Milano
Propel Labs
Sandia National Laboratories
Star Micronics
Sunrise Industrial
SVAB Hydraulik
Syscom Networks
Tejas Networks
Van Bilsen Metaalindustrie
Zodiac Aerospace
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