Collaboration with Context and Traceability: Beyond the Four Walls of Industry
Date: April 9th, 2020 @ 11:00 AM ET
Summary:As we enter a new model of business, where working from home is the norm not the exception, communication becomes ever more important. The more separated we are, the more connected we need to be. To approach nearer to business as usual, new methods are required that support context and traceability related to the complex products we are trying to deliver.
Effective communication across the Enterprise remains an imperative to success and must needs change to meet new realities. Clear and easily available communication results in strong requirements and fast innovation. Casual communication is no longer possible, no conversations in the hall, no lunchtime discussions, communication across departments and regions is consistently a challenge, and therefore the communication vehicle is imperative to breaking down barriers. Texting, IM, Excel worksheets, and email are pervasive tools but are not traceable to the item (Part, Physical Part, Requirements, Next Generation Design), therefor context is lost and the Digital thread is broken.
Aras’ Visual Collaboration enables effective communication in a secure environment, allowing you to work seamlessly across the Enterprise. Product content is easily viewable, including documents, drawings, 3D models, and images. Collaboration on this content is also enabled through commenting and markups. If there is no item to link it to yet, for instance a new project, Forums can be created, to capture information on a future item, then linked to that item when it is available – linking the historical discussions to items.
This demonstration will review Visual Collaboration’s capabilities and highlight the effectiveness of clear communication across Aras Innovator. You will learn how to view and add comments in the discussions panel, leverage the viewers to gain visibility into all related content, and create markups to effectively communicate changes needed.