Aras Corporation: PLM Solutions That Evolve with Businesses

Peter Schroer, Founder & CEO
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software has become increasingly important for enterprises that conduct global product development with suppliers worldwide. But, traditional Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions fail to suffice the need of today’s manufacturers in the current dynamic environment with ever-evolving customer needs. Thus, in order to be successful, IDC (International Data Corporation), claims that companies’ need flexible, scalable and resilient product innovation platforms that can handle today’s complexity and adapt quickly to address tomorrow’s accelerating pace of change. “Instead of piecemeal PLM systems, that rely on a myriad of different legacy technologies and only address part of the problem, businesses are in need of a single, modern PLM platform that has the flexibility to change,” says Peter Schroer, Founder and CEO, Aras Corporation. Headquartered in Andover, MA, Aras Corporation also a Microsoft global ISV partner was founded with the goal of being a cost-effective yet scalable Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) Solutions provider for manufacturers.


Our solutions are designed to be highly scalable and resilient so you can customize our full suite of solutions


Aras’ solution integrates CAD data securely in order to accelerate development and synchronizes Billing of Materials (BOMs). Aras’ solutions enables manufacturers to control CAD designs and ALM process together, manage more complex bills of material and bring data together from numerous enterprise systems. The firm’s solutions also enables global supply chain access, provide systems engineering functionality, and makes information accessible on the go and store in public/private or hybrid clouds.
Together with Microsoft, Aras is enabling processes to continually adapt and scale to make ‘Big Data’ accessible and understandable.The company’s solutions are designed to be highly scalable and resilient so an organization can customize the full suite of solutions. As an added advantage the company keeps clients updated with upgrades. “You can take advantage of the latest Microsoft products to gain new capabilities, which helps you transform your global product development operations to drive innovation,” delineates Schroer.

To address the new level of scalability required, Aras introduced Aras Innovator 10 enabled on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition, to provide greater PLM platform scalability than ever for enterprises with a significant number of PLM users. Aras Innovator 10 is based on an innovative web architecture, which scales up and out, and was designed specifically for large, distributed enterprise scenarios for industry leaders Xerox is one of the top brands that feature in Aras’ impressive clientele. “Aras is different than other PLM products. Aras gives us the flexibility to keep up with the business landscape and put everyone on the same playing field without trying to fence them in,” says Manager of Engineering Support, Xerox, the world’s leading document management technology and services provider. Aras automates change management for better efficiency and speed; enables product and process data availability to all parts of the organization; ties together disparate and siloed systems to one source of product truth for Xerox.

Independent benchmark testing conducted by Logic 20/20 validates that Aras Innovator 10 on SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition, scales to 1,000,000 named users with 250,000 concurrent users while maintaining excellent performance on standard server configurations.

Aras’ solutions are designed to be highly scalable and resilient so customers can customize the firm’s full suite of solutions. Aras can keep a client current with guaranteed upgrades no matter how much they customize. “You can take advantage of the latest Microsoft products to gain new capabilities, which helps you transform your global product development operations to drive innovation,” says Schroer. The future is coming fast and there is a definite need for PLM platform that can support the needs of today and can handle the challenges that companies are implied to face tomorrow.

Company
Aras Corporation

Headquarters
Andover, MA

Management
Peter Schroer, Founder & CEO

Description
A Microsoft global ISV partner that provides enterprise product lifecycle management software.