Can PLM Measurably Increase Revenues?

Can PLM Measurably Increase Revenues?

As a business owner for 30 years, I’ve developed a few guiding principles about making business decisions.  One of these principles is based on understanding the impact of a decision on the P&L, and visa-versa, identifying what proactive steps I can take to affect changes to the P&L.  A recently published white paper by Accenture parallels this idea (see next article below).  It speaks to the benefits of PLM by highlighting its effect on time to market, reuse, scrap, quality, etc.  It is informative, yet it prompted me to be more definitive.  Can we map the contributions of PLM to the P&L … and what would that look like?  So, I decided to take a stab at this.

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Liberate Revit Data through “Intelligent Parts” to Drive Company-Wide Efficiency

Liberate Revit Data through “Intelligent Parts” to Drive Company-Wide Efficiency

You missed the webinar and that's OK.  Watch the recording.  The rigid and siloed structure of Autodesk’s Revit data has been a long-time source of frustration for companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space. Revit projects and family data rarely “play nice” with enterprise-wide solutions such as ERP, product lifecycle management (PLM), or even simple document management. While many AEC companies have invested heavily in enterprise solutions, it has proved difficult to seamlessly harmonize with the Revit environment. 

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Field Report: Aras Community Event (ACE) 2016

Field Report: Aras Community Event (ACE) 2016

Aras just concluded their annual Aras Community Event (ACE) in Detroit, Michigan.  The two and a half-day event in Motor City was packed with a combination of compelling customer stories, thought leadership, updates/roadmap for the Aras Innovator PLM solution, and practical and relevant implementation insights.  The uptick over last year’s attendance coupled with the addition of 32 new partners from around the globe, reinforces Aras as a disruptive player in the traditional PLM landscape.

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Tech Tips - Extend Aras Innovator to CAD Workgroups

Tech Tips - Extend Aras Innovator to CAD Workgroups

As much as we like to talk about all the wonderful things you can do with Aras Innovator as a PLM solution, it can easily be used as a product data management (PDM) platform to manage CAD data.

Recognizing this need, Aras developed best-in-class PDM functionality inside Aras Innovator.  You can effectively manage all your CAD data and share this across the business.

To support this, Aras offers an open, CAD-neutral environment for developing packaged and custom integrations.  It is used by various CAD Connector partners as the basis of their Connector products and can be used by customers or partners to develop custom PDM 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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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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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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