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Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault
A week before the Autodesk University 2012 conference, Aras, a provider of enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions

gemini pdm 03  Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault A week before the Autodesk University 2012 conference, Aras, a provider of enterprise-class open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, announced the launch of Aras VPLM , a commercial offering designed specifically for companies that run Autodesk Vault with Inventor for three-dimensional product design and AutoCAD for two-dimensional design. Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault provides packaged functionality for corporate-wide PLM business processes

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance


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Herstal designs, manufactures, and distributes a range of firearms, and has a long history of using product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) technologies. In 2002, the company implemented PTC’s product development suite for its product management needs. With PTC’s software, it reduced research and development (R&D) costs while delivering more products over a shorter period of time. Learn more.

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Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact


The advent and growth of vendors targeting the needs of discrete manufacturing industries proves that the PLM market in this sector has been hot. Agile Software has made a name for itself by providing the tools that support the collaborative exchange of product data, appealing to companies that rely on contractors for the manufacture of its products. For companies whose BOMs change frequently, this integrated capability set has been extremely important, and Agile has thrived in the PLM selection situations requiring extensive external collaboration.

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Tacton Systems AB


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Infor and Aras Partner for Cloud PLM


At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator. Delivered in partnership with Aras under Aras’ licensing program for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), it is a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud-based solution for Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers.

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Process Manufacturers: Are You Running the Wrong Type of ERP Software? [SURVEY]


Take the survey now! Or read on to find out why we're talking about this.* In his article Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer, TEC author Joe Strub explains the difference between process and discrete manufacturing with an example: Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame

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Infor Fashion PLM Offers Product Lifecycle Management for the Fashion Industry with a Fresh Approach


Infor recently announced the availability of Infor Fashion PLM, a brand new application, built from the ground up, that aims to link tricky and vital areas of “softlines” product development to the supply chain—from line planning, design, development and sourcing, to production, inventory management, customers, and distribution. This release means that Infor has become the very first enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider that can offer a PLM solution in all of the following realms: discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and fashion/apparel manufacturing and retailing.

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CDS’s PDMTOOL product data management (PDM) system provides automatic control of and access to product data in a distributed environment. PDMTOOL can provide historical product information that is securely maintained. Data integrity is protected by secure file access authority features built into the file structures of the PDMTOOL system. An unlimited number of separate and related product structures can be maintained by PDMTOOL in a secure enterprise environment. PDMTOOL is designed to provide secure electronic storage of and access to product data. All transaction activities are performed with complete audit traceability, in a way that helps avoid redundant activities and operator errors. PDMTOOL was developed to address the procedural problems and consistency of interorganizational functions, while facilitating an online dialog between the various departments concerned with designing and building product lines. PDMTOOL provides continuous acquisition and life cycle support.    

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