vdR Partner Update - Q1 2018

As you may know, the vdR Group is a long-time Aras resale and services partner. In recent discussions with Jay Pappas and Allen Mendel, we recognized the value of more proactively communicating how vdR can contribute to driving subscriptions, renewals, and adding value to the broader Aras community. To support this, we’d like to start a quarterly Partner Update email.

We’re excited to announce that this is the first of these updates!

What to Expect Going Forward

These quarterly emails will be a concise and relevant snapshot of vdR’s recent PLM happenings that are complementary to your activities. This includes updates on the status/progress of accounts we're working with, new or improved solutions and capabilities, and general industry observations.

For this first update, however, we’d like to share a bit about our PLM Practice help you get the most out of these emails going forward.

3 Ways We Help

  1. Nurturing Leads - Leads passed to vdR are aggressively pursued regardless of size or opportunity type. vdR's structured sales process is synchronized in My Innovator and comprised of briefings, demos, assessments, and proposal development.
  2. Augmenting Your Efforts - Think of vdR as your resource. We bring a wealth of unique domain expertise and capabilities that can help accelerate your pre-sales activities and augment service engagements with existing subscribers.
  3. Extending Aras’ Reach - As a sales and services partner, we develop novel functionality for Aras Innovator to meet customers' needs. These capabilities are designed as solutions that expand Aras’ reach into new industries and lay the groundwork for future opportunity.

 vdR’s Areas of Expertise

Industry Focus Areas

  1. Automotive Suppliers (Tier 2 and 3)
  2. Build-to-Order (BTO) and engineering-to-order (ETO) manufacturing
  3. AEC (Architectural, engineering, and construction)
  4. Public Utilities
  5. Shipbuilding 

Aras-based “Solution Accelerators”

  1. Quoting
  2. Advanced Project Management
  3. APQP Program Management
  4. Intelligent Inventory Management

Technical Expertise

  1. Consultative PLM Assessments and Workshops
  2. Solutions Architecture
  3. Aras Innovator Methods Development
  4. Application Integrations.

Partner Profile Page

The partner profile page is your resource for information on vdR’s PLM related activities. We’ll also keep an archive of previously sent quarterly updates. The link and access information is below:

Feel free to email me directly if you have question or comments.


David van der Roest