Kicking Off 2016 Has Been an Economic Cage-Rattler

Kicking Off 2016 Has Been an Economic Cage-Rattler

January 2016 has gotten off to a rough start for the global markets.  Manufacturers already face the pressures of competition, innovation, compliance, liability, distributed supply chains and more.  But, this year’s start has thrown in uncertainty with a dash of volatility.  No doubt this has prompted internal discussions for many businesses about what all this may mean for the coming year and how best to respond.

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A Review of My Aras Innovator Training Experience

A Review of My Aras Innovator Training Experience

by Martin van der Roest - January 18, 2016 - We have been an Aras PLM Software Partner for several years.  During the last year we have taken a more active role in business development and sales activities.  This is one of the key areas that I have been involved in.  I am very familiar with PLM solutions and relational data base management systems (RDBS).  RDBS’ have been basis for much of our work since the company got underway 30 years ago.  And over those years we have been involved with Autodesk’s Work Center, Motiva, SmarTeam, MatrixOne, Autodesk Vault, and through integrations touched numerous other PLM and even ERP type of solutions. 

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Proposal Management Module

Proposal Management Module

A “Quote-to-Cash” Extension for Engineer/Build-to-Order Organizations

You may have heard about this expression “Quote to Cash.”  Admittedly, it can sound a bit flippant.  If only it were that easy.  But, what if you could create significant efficiencies in the proposal process and drive cash in a shorter period of time?

Well, that’s the idea behind one of our newest lab projects… the Proposal Management Module.  The goal is to help sales capture requirements, repurpose those into a proposal, pass the information on directly to planning and engineering, and do this without loss of “data fidelity”.  If this process can be accelerated, then it stands to reason that the potential for delivery and invoicing are shortened as well.

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Interview with Hiep Tran – Director, Solution Architecture at The van der Roest Group

Interview with Hiep Tran – Director, Solution Architecture at The van der Roest Group

Hiep heads up solution architecture at The van der Roest Group. He has been with the group for 25 years and is involved in many of the technical activities surrounding the Group’s products and services.  Martin:  So Hiep, tell us a little about yourself.  What do you do and what are your responsibilities?  Hiep: Simply put, I build products and solutions for the Group.  My responsibilities involve requirement gathering, determine the best technology to meet the needs, designing solutions, and helping… 

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Aras’ Community Event (ACE) 2015 Observations

Aras’ Community Event (ACE) 2015 Observations

Part of Aras’ mantra is “Aras is Different”.  As a long time participant in the PLM and engineering software space, this phrase should not to be dismissed as mere marketing hype.  It’s the real deal.  I used to think that Aras was playing catch up and slugging it out in the shadows of the long time established players such as Dassault, PTC and ...

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April 30, 2013 – The vdR Group Sponsors Aras’ ACE International Conference

April 30, 2013 – The vdR Group Sponsors Aras’ ACE International Conference

ACE 2013 Offers Users of Aras Advanced PLM Software Solutions Opportunity to Connect and Collaborate on PLM Best Practices.  The vdR Group, enterprise application integration (EAI) specialists, announce that they will participate as a sponsor of ACE 2013 International for a 3rd consecutive year. The annual global event for Aras enterprise open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software takes place April 30 – May 2 in Troy, Michigan, USA.

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Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Solution Provides Companies that Run Autodesk Inventor and Vault with Packaged Functionality Out-of-the-Box for Corporate-wide PLM Business Processes - Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – November 19, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced the launch of a new solution designed specifically for companies that run Autodesk® Vault with Inventor and AutoCAD. Aras VPLM™ for Autodesk Vault provides packaged functionality out-of-the-box for corporate-wide PLM business processes, enabling global companies that run Autodesk software to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability.

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The vdR Group Strengthens Its Leadership Team

The vdR Group Strengthens Its Leadership Team

Louis Salgado appointed to General Manager and Vice President.  The vdR Group, specialists in enterprise application integrations (EAI) announce the appointment of Louis Salgado to General Manager and Vice President. The vdR Group is a software company focused on developing integration technologies and solutions for its partners’ products. 

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April 18, 2012 – The vdR Group Announce their Partnership with Alcove9, Developers of Advanced Search Technologies

April 18, 2012 – The vdR Group Announce their Partnership with Alcove9, Developers of Advanced Search Technologies

Technology Specialists Provide Interoperability and Integration Solutions - The vdR Group, business system integration specialists, and Alcove9, developers of open source advanced search technologies such as the a9 Hub, announce their partnership. The partnership improves the productivity of clients’ critical business systems by combining the power of custom interoperability with advanced search capabilities.  The vdR Group recently announced the launch of their new service offering, Optimize, providing custom enterprise application integration (EAI) services for open source solutions. Optimize services were deployed on a project for Alcove9 to develop connectivity and a user-interface enhancement between the a9 Hub and Aras Innovator. The result is a9 

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February 21, 2012 – The vdR Group Joins the Aras Partner Program

February 21, 2012 – The vdR Group Joins the Aras Partner Program

ANDOVER, Mass. and Orange, CA – February 21, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that The vdR Group, an open source technology development and integration services company located in Orange, California, has joined the Aras Partner Program. The vdR Group applies its Optimize family of custom enterprise application integration (EAI) services to provide users of the Aras PLM suite and other open source solutions with efficient access to critical data, accelerated time to market and improved profitability.

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