Platform Integrations using Federation Services

Platform Integrations using Federation Services

Managing data across disparate systems and business units is a common challenge to all organizations as they strive to create a single Digital Thread of connected enterprise data.

The Aras PLM Platform already enables organizations to federate data between Aras Innovator and other systems, but we're striving to make it even easier with Aras Federation Services. This groundbreaking prototype brings together the strengths of the Aras Platform with a three-pronged approach:

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Is Aras PLM the Solution for Startups?

Is Aras PLM the Solution for Startups?

Over the last year, we’ve noticed an increasing number of VC financed startups choosing Aras Innovator. When asked about why they’re attracted to Aras, we hear the same things from these startups … “After evaluation of the various PLM offerings, Aras Innovator is clearly the quickest solution to implement and the configurable platform-based architecture is more responsive to fast-paced change and growth than other options.

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Requirements Engineering Presentation

Requirements Engineering Presentation

The ability to establish and maintain traceability of requirements to all system, design and manufacturing data throughout the product’s life cycle is critical to managing Digital Thread and Digital Twin.

Built on the Aras PLM platform and it’s Technical Documentation Framework (TDF), Aras Requirements Engineering application enables capturing of requirements as a structured content, provides requirements traceability to all system and product details, and enables configuration management of that traceability across the entire product lifecycle.

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Product Engineering

Product Engineering

Many companies manage parts, multi-level bill of materials (BOMs), approved vendor and manufacturer lists (AVL/AML), documents, and engineering changes in several systems using distinct processes. This makes it difficult to keep the data in sync across systems. Users of the information often need to go to different applications to find the data they need.

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Process Automation and Next Generation PLM

Process Automation and Next Generation PLM

For the last couple of decades, technologies in the product lifecycle space have been point- solutions oriented.  Think configurators, CAD systems, PDM, document management like SharePoint, FEA, ERP, etc.  In reality, these point solutions have simply reinforced existing information silos that make the “digital twin” concept a fantasyland. 

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In the Lab - Component/Parts Catalog Solution

In the Lab - Component/Parts Catalog Solution

We recently prototyped a components/parts catalog solution by leveraging the power of Aras Innovator.  The prototype empowers users to search, provides new part request options, support linking documents such as MSDS’s, dynamically links to ERP data, and integrates with IHS’ parts catalog solution.  And it was done in matter of days and with software that doesn’t cost a cent!

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Empowering Quoting and Program Execution for Automotive Suppliers - Part 2 of 3

Empowering Quoting and Program Execution for Automotive Suppliers - Part 2 of 3

Many automotive suppliers are heavily invested in legacy point solutions to support activities across the enterprise.  While these point solutions usually work well at performing a specific function, they often create silos that impede coordination.  Activities like a simple quote revision or routine APQP corrective action can be cumbersome and error-prone.  These islands of data create a range of problems that can be broadly grouped across three categories: data, process, and people. 

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    Empowering Quoting and Program Execution for Automotive Suppliers - Part 1 of 3

    Empowering Quoting and Program Execution for Automotive Suppliers - Part 1 of 3

    The tiered automotive supply chain is one of the more challenging business environments in industry today.  Suppliers face mounting pressure from OEMs, competitors, and regulators alike.  Increasing product complexity, shorter program timeframes, and supply chain complexity are making it difficult to react to the latest consumer tastes and OEM requirements. These dynamics are squeezing margins tighter than ever and leave little room for error. In a recent survey (Figure 1), 65 tier one and two suppliers were asked to rank 12 activities based on their importance for helping the them stay competitive in 2017 and onward...

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    Fueling the Business of Engineering for Automotive Suppliers - Part 2 of 2

    Fueling the Business of Engineering for Automotive Suppliers - Part 2 of 2

    In Part 1 of this two-part series, we began by discussing how a perfect storm for inefficiencies and risk has been brewing – especially for automotive suppliers.  We identified the quoting phase and its related processes and activities as a key source of this risk as visualized by the Risk Quadrant graphic below.  To overcome these challenges, we suggested that a product lifecycle management (PLM) platform be used.  In the second part of this series, we’ll explore the value a PLM platform can provide and the specific operational activities that PLM facilitates.

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