Making Sense of Unstructured Data

Making Sense of Unstructured Data

Over the past several years, vdR has sought to represent the Aras Innovator solution to companies in the engineering, construction and manufacturing space.  Along the way, it is becoming clear that relevant data has settled into three categories … unstructured, legacy applications and database-oriented applications such as home-grown Access apps, PDM and even PLM.  Of course, Aras Innovator offers a breath of fresh air to the weary workers trying to corral the data and establish repeatable processes.

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Learning About Next Generation PLM has Never Been Easier

Learning About Next Generation PLM has Never Been Easier

Aras and the vdR Group are making it easy to learn about next generation PLM. So far this year there have been over 17 live webinars highlighting new capabilities and features in the Aras PLM platform, Aras Innovator. If you weren't able to participate in these webinars, That's okay! Most of them have been recorded and published on Aras' YouTube channel or our website. To help you navigate all these resources, we've collected the Webinars you might have missed and organized them below.  

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vdR Group Speaking at Aras Community Event (ACE)

vdR Group Speaking at Aras Community Event (ACE)

vdR will demonstrate how Aras’ new “options and variants” capabilities can be used to accelerate pre-award bill-of-material development, establish place-holder parts and/or assemblies, activate workflow routings based on customer and product types, and produce quotes leveraging Aras’ technical documentation module.

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Aras, vdR’s PLM Technology Partner, Joins the PLM Elite

Aras, vdR’s PLM Technology Partner, Joins the PLM Elite

In the PLM business, CIMdata’s “PLM Mind Share Leaders” list is a trusted resource for understanding which companies are making the largest impact on the PLM industry. Companies that get on this coveted list join the likes of Dassault Systèmes, Siemens PLM, Autodesk, SAP, PTC, IBM and Oracle.  The last few years have seen little change in the lineup and many industry commentators have suspected the “music had stopped” and the chairs were full.

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Aras Innovator as an Application Development Platform

Aras Innovator as an Application Development Platform

Let’s cut to the chase.  Why have the likes of Airbus, GM, Microsoft and others leveraged Aras Innovator to displace traditional PLM solutions?  Simply stated, they have discovered that Aras Innovator is more than just PLM.  It’s an application development platform that also does PLM.  They have embraced a fundamental shift that is being heralded and delivered-on by Aras. 

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Trip Report from the 2017 Aras Community Event (ACE)

Trip Report from the 2017 Aras Community Event (ACE)

It’s Tuesday morning, March 21st and the Aras Community Event (ACE) in Nashville is getting underway.  Attendees mingled about for breakfast, and early conversation as the opening keynote kickoff was about to begin.  As you walk into the meeting center, it’s immediately noticeable that, unlike previous ACE seating arrangements, the seating was organized around roundtables instead of rows of chairs.  Aras’ leadership and partners were mixed in throughout the tables and engaging the attendees. 

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The vdR Group Sponsors and Exhibits at ACE 2017

The vdR Group Sponsors and Exhibits at ACE 2017

If you are starting a new PLM initiative or replacing an old one, thinking about moving from PDM to PLM, or growing your existing Aras PLM implementation ACE 2017 is the place for you.  Who attends ACE events?  Whether you’re a business executive at a large enterprise, a manager at a mid-sized company, or the IT pro at a start-up, you’ll get valuable information and the insight necessary to achieve success with Aras

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      Applying the Agile Project Management Methodology

      Applying the Agile Project Management Methodology

      PPLM:  Ben, you recently participated in a significant Aras PLM implementation effort that spanned most of this past year.  The Agile project management technique was used.  Give us a net-net of what it meant to use this approach. Ben:  Yes, it was a significant effort.  In fact, I can’t imagine not having used the Agile approach.  For this project, the so-called “water fall” approach would have been a disaster.

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