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As competition heats up from OEMs and Owner/Operators who want to take more share of maintenance dollars, third-party MRO providers are facing increased pressure to deliver effective, low cost maintenance services.
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Your digital transformation starts with a product innovation platform.
Third-Party MRO eBook
The Aviation Industry is booming as economies strengthen globally, resulting in increased passenger growth. This is causing large investments in new aircraft, and as fuel prices remain stable, legacy aircraft remain in operation to augment this increase in passenger traffic. All of this while the OEMs push to reduce a backlog of orders.
Digital Thread Executive Summary
The digital age is pressuring organizations to innovate and operate more efficiently to avoid disruption. Leading manufacturers recognize the need to transform their technology and processes to fully harness product data across the enterprise and across the product lifecycle. What’s clear is that they are unsure where to start.
eBook: The Case for the Digital Thread in Industrial Manufacturing
Download this eBook to gain understanding and explore the Digital Thread. You’ll get actionable ideas for making incremental changes—resulting in big impacts to help your organization compete in the digital era.
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There’s no denying it: developing smart, connected products is one of the top priorities of today’s executives. A wave of new technologies, ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI), has opened up a world of innovative features for modern products. Modern executives are busy analyzing how their companies can capitalize on the movement through differentiation or new business models.
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Product complexity has skyrocketed over the last ten years and it continues to rise as electronics and software dominate and IOT becomes a reality. According to Gartner, the shift in product complexity has resulted in more than 8.4B connected "things" signing online in 2017 with 20.4B online by 2020. To conquer product complexity, manufacturers are undergoing a digital transformation to develop and market connected products and remain competitive.
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The accelerating pace of change and complexity in the engineering of new products is no surprise to any engineering organization—and the high-level goals largely remain the same: pursue innovation, decrease cycle time and cost, while improving product quality.
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In Part I, we examined how developing a complimentary approach that capitalizes on the specific strengths of both Systems Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management systems can be the key to addressing the entire product development lifecycle. This second part focuses on how the holistic management of engineering information and processes, across the entire engineering lifecycle, can bring immediate benefits and also provide a foundation for continuous improvement - perhaps even transformation - of engineering.
Unlock Simulation's Value
The benefits and rationale for broader use of simulation for early design validation and reduced reliance on physical prototypes are well documented and an opportunity that manufacturers must pursue for both pragmatic and competitive reasons. As product complexity increases and businesses seek opportunities for growth, simulation moves to the forefront for strategic capabilities around the Digital Twin, for predictive maintenance and closed-loop development, as well as additive manufacturing, and generative design.
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The Oil and Gas industry is facing increasing levels of competition from new entrants such as shale and renewables (in the context of a historically low oil prices). If it is to achieve its stated goals of delivering higher and more predictable returns for shareholders, it must strengthen how it identifies the most competitive projects (and executes them) and drive down operating costs and improve asset performance.
Four Degrees Product Complexity
The world runs on increasingly complex systems. Organizations face critical challenges in designing, managing, and optimizing these systems for the rapidly changing products of tomorrow. Consumers’ connectivity demands are changing at an unprecedented rate, driving companies in every industry to build more complex and more interconnected products and services.
With Aras PLM’s market-leading flexibility coupled with the responsiveness of Agile deployment methods your PLM project will achieve greater success in a shorter timeframe. With active engagement, everyone from stakeholders to team members and end users are on the same page. 
Learn how Aras addresses the challenges Medical Device companies face, optimizing the product lifecycle from product concept to retirement.
The Aras Cloud Strategy is designed to lead the market in delivering enterprise PLM technology for the cloud and provide global companies with the ability to securely leverage cloud-based data, services and analytics in the PLM workflow to enable new, more effective ways for global companies to conduct business.
Slides: The Digital Thread is a Key Catalyst for Digital Transformation
This presentation with guest speaker, Nate Fleming, Forrester and Doug Macdonald, ARAS Corporation, helps organizations understand what a digital thread is, the value it can drive for your business, and prescriptive steps to take to link critical, disparate data and enable better ways of working.
The Aras PLM Platform
Discover why global corporations are turning to the Aras PLM Platform to reduce costs, mitigate risk, and shorten time to market.
eBook: The Case for the Digital Thread in Industrial Manufacturing
Download this eBook to gain understanding and explore the Digital Thread. You’ll get actionable ideas for making incremental changes—resulting in big impacts to help your organization compete in the digital era.
eBook: A Blueprint for Digital Transformation: The Digital Thread for Industrial Manufacturing
Download this eBook that provides a blueprint for implementing the Digital Thread. Learn how companies actively use the Digital Tread are creating new business models that are supported by smart, connected products.
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Redefining Customization with Aras PLM
CIMdata, a leading PLM analyst firm, recently took a close look at what makes Aras so different. Find out what they learned and how it can help you Be Different too.
Find out how Aras Innovator's security model is proven in mission-critical operation by multiple branches of the U.S. armed forces, numerous defense contractors, life sciences firms and other organizations subject to security compliance requirements.
Learn about Aras Innovator's proven enterprise application framework for PLM: a model-based service-oriented architecture [SOA]
Read CIMdata's analyst paper on how industry leading companies successfully use Aras solutions to achieve results.
Boosting Performance Using Next Generation PLM from Aras
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 as much as 81% faster than the competition using 1/3 of the resources.
Industry's Largest Independent Testing Validates Optimal Performance and Resource Utilization of Aras Innovator 10 for High User Count Workloads
Transform your business processes and connect your teams to product information across the enterprise.
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Aras Requirements Management is a next generation requirements management solution embedded in enterprise PLM for systems engineering.
Learn how automotive companies drive digital transformation and achieve their long-sought PLM visions to fully support development of complex, connected vehicles.
Read how best practices for configuration management ensure precise definitions of systems, facilities, products and processes, and provide a reliable structure for enterprise-wide configuration and change management over time.
In the face of increasing product complexity, learn about a broader PLM vision that meets the challenges of today's Business of Engineering.
Capgemini shares insights on how a connected PLM / SLM architecture enables the Digital Thread.
Challenges in PLM for Enterprise Organizations

Product lifecycle management (PLM) is a core requirement for modern product development, particularly as organizations face increasing product complexity and shorter product lifecycles.

PLM is also the key integration point for advanced product development technology such as application lifecycle management (ALM) and Internet of Things (IoT) data, and enables traceability required for Digital Thread and Digital Twin.

An organization’s ability to innovate and pursue Digital Transformation is therefore significantly dictated by the level of PLM functionality and maturity across the organization.

Explore Change Management options & decide which is right for you: Simple, Express, CMII or Custom
Read about how the Aras PLM Platform scores against the 5 Strategic Imperatives and 7 Characteristics that are most important for your business.
CIMdata analyst commentary shares a new approach to PLM needed to connect, coordinate product data and effectively manage today’s business of engineering.
CIMdata, a leading PLM analyst firm, offers their comments on the Aras Manufacturing Process Planning (MPP) Application - designed to improve the connection between product development and manufacturing.
Read CIMdata's report detailing a PLM backbone that helps high tech electronics product teams develop the next generation of connected products.
CIMdata shares insight on the Minerva Medical Device PLM solution, built on the Aras Innovator PLM platform. The platform supports medical device specific data and processes based on industry best practices.
Analyst firm CIMdata looks at the benefits of an open and extensible product innovation platform that product teams use to transform their complete product development processes.
Leading industry analyst CIMdata highlights how Product Innovation Platforms are enabling next-generation PLM and defines their key imperatives and characteristics.
Find out how T-Systems is using Aras Innovator on a public or private cloud to support small workgroups through global distributed enterprises and their supply chains.
Leveraging cloud-based PLM for co-development, long-term programs, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
Discover how traditional configuration management systems evolve to a modern approach that encompasses safety, schedule, cost, quality and profit.
Check out the comparative best practices for configuration management under the CMMI and CMII approaches.
Learn about the guidelines for applying Configuration Management in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 10007 Quality standards.
Read how ITIL combined with the principles of CMII streamline processes and improve ITIL efficiency.
Get the Institute of Configuration Management's CMII paper outlining configuration & change management practices, and learn how your company can use CMII workflow software from Aras to achieve success.
Learn how the principles of CMII eliminate inconsistencies and provide a reliable environment that embraces and accommodates change.
Future-proof your PLM with Aras and help your company handle the increasing complexity of today's products.
See how you can interact with your entire 3D product or system design in real time, using Kisters 3DViewStation integrated with Aras Innovator.
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Learn how approaches like "bimodal PLM/IT" or "Digital PLM" reflect in a similar way like SysML the need for an evolution in our increasingly complex world in this presentation by Prof. Martin Eigner.
This paper discusses how a proper integration between system model authoring tools (e.g. SysML) and PLM, can interactively and in real-time deliver all relevant “P” information of the RFLP core used in trade studies and therefore save Systems Engineers a significant amount of time, eliminate incorrect assumptions, and maximize reuse.
This white paper examines how the complimentary approaches of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) can facilitate the integration of engineering processes, tools, and data to improve productivity, quality, shorten cycle time, and reduce risk in the development process.
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How can the obstacles to successful PLM implementation be avoided? It is clear that the barriers cannot be eliminated with individual features or superficial changes. Instead, the technology behind such a PLM solution must be fundamentally different than traditional systems.
IDC and Aras collaborate on the emerging PLM mobile market. Learn about common success factors behind PLM implementations and mobility.
Perceptive Analysis: Industry 4.0 Success Requires PLM Platform Support for the Business of Engineering
Report shares the top considerations for effective product development in today’s era of Industry 4.0. Read about an integrated approach to sharing information across product design/development.
Read a report from Perceptive Analysis sharing research revealing companies’ readiness to manage the business of engineering and deliver around IoT.
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Read how industry leading companies successfully use Aras to drive Lean performance by managing new product programs to attain new levels of operational excellence.
Is your current PLM system future-proof? Digital Engineering explores how a resilient PLM platform can handle critical shifts like changing business models, entering new markets or acquiring companies.
This Paper addresses the way in which robust system behavioral modeling can be integrated with downstream design practices to produce better, safer products.
The Microsoft® Office Connector for Aras Innovator® extends the PLM benefits of Aras to users in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
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Gain strategies and tactics for addressing product development challenges, driving efficiency and productivity, and improving product lifecycle management.
Learn why many PLM projects fail and discover how to avoid these obstacles by utilizing fundamentally different technology.
Professor Martin Eigner from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern on trends in the management of complex product structures.
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Learn how to understand 3DPDF when compared to other formats and about its ability to create rich renditions of all kinds of data, including in addition to what is represented in the way of 3D information.
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Industry-wide figures suggest that companies employing PLM can expect to see revenues grow by 5%-10%, while net profits can increase anywhere between 10-100%
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Learn about transitioning from Pro/Intralink to Aras PLM
A guide to building a Quality Management System (QMS) for Medical Device Companies.
Discover how Aras PLM is a flexible, scalable and resilient product innovation platform that can handle today's complexity and adapt quickly to address tomorrow's accelerating pace of change.
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Learn how to manage and measure the ROI of your PLM initiative throughout the product lifecycle.
IDC researchers share opportunities and challenges of deploying different product life-cycle management (PLM) scenarios in the cloud. Included are specific approaches that the enterprise is wise to consider for PLM in the cloud.
Learn about the industry standard CMII configuration & change management processes.
Learn how CMII configuration & change management workflows can be integrated with the Project Management Institute's PMI PMBOK principles for project management using Aras.
Aras breaks down the Top 10 Reasons PLM Initiatives Get Stuck and offers practical advice on how to avoid them or get un-stuck.
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You’re Not Going To Get There From Here
Building the cars of the future can't rely on engineering and design of the past. It requires a fresh approach to PLM and Model-Based Systems Engineering.
Discover how to enable rapid, seamless, and affordable delivery of products from concept through disposal with 3DPDF and Aras PLM.
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Discover what you need to know about Aras Innovator 10 including changes in the platform spec., rolling out your environment and tips for working with new clients.
Get an overview of the Aras Implementation Methodology including tips for staying on track and lessons learned from actual implementations.
Learn about T-Systems's cloud offerings for Aras PLM and how it can improve your business processes.
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IBM highlights how augmenting PLM with ALM and Systems Engineering can help companies design successful, connected products.
Learn how to create reports with charts & graphs in Aras and share them easily without the help of an administrator.
Learn how to take advantage of the results of the recent scalability testing for Aras PLM in your own environment.
Discover what's new and what's coming up next for Visual Collaboration, including Layer Display, Comparison Viewer, Aras Flow and more.