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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Join Ideate and The vdR Group as we introduce an exciting new approach to managing Revit data. 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 systems, PLM software, or even simple document management. While many AEC companies have invested heavily in enterprise solutions, they have found it difficult to seamlessly harmonize those solutions with the Revit environment...Read More
PLM inherently touches multiple departments and areas of responsibilities. The value of part and product data, files, drawings, specs and schedules for example, extend beyond the engineering and manufacturing departments. But, the reality is various teams/groups in the organization invariably acquire technology solutions specific to their needs. Hence the silos of data and disconnected processes are perpetuated.Read More
Requirements Management is another one of our applications that pairs with Aras Innovator and is part of the subscription model. Its primary capabilities are twofold. You can create individual requirements and requirement documents that are a collection of requirements. Typically, you are generating a requirements document or documents as you are designing a product or perhaps documenting regulatory requirements. That is the type of usage we see from our various customers.Read More
Do you have P&L responsibilities or hope to have someday? Then if PLM is not part of your strategy, you may want to reconsider. PLM is just as vital as your ERP solution and some will argue that it is the most important aspect for any engineering/manufacturing business.Read More
Over the past several months, we have all been in various conversations with prospects. As we get into the discovery and briefing stages, we’re constantly trying to uncover the real issues and challenges. Airing out “dirty laundry” is not always easy. As the information and details unfold, you can see the solution forming in your mind’s eye and the potential business value it can deliver. The value propositions are played back in the forms of “reduce cycle time”, “improve product quality”, “drive broader visibility”...Read More
The term “PLM” is not as common as other terms in an IT organization. I would imagine that common threads of discussions touch on technologies such as SaaS/cloud based solutions, SAN/NANs storage, voice-over-IP, etc. Some of the terms related to specific applications most likely include CAD, ERP, ECM (Enterprise Content Management) and CRM. My own anecdotal experience with various customers suggests that PLM is still not common vernacular.
As a long time partner to Autodesk, we have in recent years developed integrations technologies that bridge Vault with other applications. In particular, this has been facilitated by Vault Connect, a solution marketed and sold by Autodesk. Given our work with Aras, we encounter prospects that also use and/or are considering the use of Vault. As a result, it not uncommon to get the question … “what’s the difference between Autodesk Vault and Aras Innovator?”