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Aras review by Consultant in Financial Services
Consultant in Financial Services
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"A Very Strong Solution for MBOM and EBOM "

What do you like best?

Whether they are MBOM or EBOM, Aras takes care of them all. This system boosts business and controls finances along the way. It works with different software as well so you can manage and control all the finances all the way through the product lifecycle. We have used this software to help us create many new products in about a quarter of the time that this would have taken before we deployed this software.

What do you dislike?

There are still some open technical issues. There are issues with the licensing also which may prevent migration to another software program which prevents open architecture solutions. If not deploying on the cloud, the system can be slow without the latest operating systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great solution for firms looking to license a specific number of seats. The licensing fees are less expensive than with some of the other "larger" competitors. Be sure that you have the appropriate systems to run this software it can be a bit taxing on older networks. Modification is one great feature in this software. This system has the flexibility to customize it according to specific needs and particular requirements. Such versatility is one reason why Aras Innovator has been such a successful software all over the world.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaboration, workflow and lifecycle management are all molded together which helps us tremendously by putting our teams together to collaborate on our projects This system allows for tremendous collaboration between our different teams.

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Aras review by User in Government Administration
User in Government Administration
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"ARAS for CM"

What do you like best?

ARAS was supposed to be a configuration management tool. It can store documents and can handle a lot of information if you are only storing documents.

What do you dislike?

ARAS is very pricey and the support is not good at all. There is not a lot of customer service so you will be left to figure it out on your own. Also, it is supposed to handle change control but very very confusing and not user friendly at all. The problem is, when needing to give permissions, there is no one around and it can take weeks to get the administrator (which is someone from the ARAS team) to add the person, so change control becomes extremely difficult and the release of documents is not easy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you have the money to support the tool, as it costs per license per person, on an annual fee. Also, make sure that you WILL have ongoing support. I would say this would work for a smaller population, and not a lot of employees. Make sure that you do not work in a fast paced environment where you need documents released quickly, as it may take weeks or so.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we realized that we need a more complex system that will handle more than just document storage. we also realized that we need the administrator to be someone who works for our company or is more accessible for help when needed.

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Aras review by Gary K.
Gary K.
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"ARAS PLM and Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. "

What do you like best?

ARAS at that time required No Cash Investment to try and experiment with.

ARAS offered a lot of the traditional PLM function out of the box, and required little in-house development.

ARAS offered a lot of Flexibility to create additional features, as well as to interface with other systems and other hardware platforms.

ARAS offered an International End User Bulletin Board with Suggestions and other proven and developed features to utilize.

Over time we had found ARAS Corp as well as at least one of their Contractors Gibson and Associates to be strong and knowledgeable resources.

They offered a solid ARAS training program too,

What do you dislike?

The Annual Support fee seems a bit high.

Very satisfied with the product, but would add that the only issues that Kolcraft encountered could be considered as self inflicted due to taking the ARAS product outside of it's primary purpose and objective, and customizing it to better fit personal Kolcraft operation requirements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would strongly recommend to others that some serious thought and smart decision making go into the modification and enhancement of the ARAS product. Although Kolcraft can still take advantage of the regular upgrades, they can be very cumbersome and painful to perform due to the rather large amount of Customization that Kolcraft has done to the ARAS product over the years.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to retire many old and antiquated stand alone and off-line applications and incorporate these features and applications into ARAS, some of these areas include Costing, Fashion, ECN's and etc.

Aras review by User in Biotechnology
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"Aras PLM software helps keep our business organized"

What do you like best?

Aras is great for our organization. I work in process development and I'm glad we have this software to keep track of batches of materials used to make our products. It makes troubleshooting easier and faster.

What do you dislike?

It takes too much training to use. Some specific parts of Aras require additional training before I can use it. It is not intuitive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Aras to keep track of batches of materials and look at historic QC results stored on the PLM database. This helps with trending analysis and understanding process norm.

Aras review by Arvind K.
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"I am a PLM Consultant"

What do you like best?

Though its new to PLM market. One of the feel good factor of the ARAS PLM is, it supports customization and one of the best thing is its a free tool available in its company website along wit the demo installation steps and also on basic introduction ARAS on how to use the software.

What do you dislike?

I see, the CAD integration parts to be little tricky, ARAS PLM should concentrate more on the multiple CAD integration, which could improve the ARAS PLM standards.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ARAS Enterprise Open Source allows to everybody to develop and deploy solutions on top of Aras Innovator.

Aras review by User in Machinery
User in Machinery
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"It's getting better"

What do you like best?

It makes it easy to follow a company standard for parts management. It also is easy to check out projects others are working on.

What do you dislike?

So many steps to process can be cumbersome and suck up lots of time away from designing. No auto numbering of BOMs from drawing files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Huge huge huge help in managing files and parts and assemblies. It allows us to now make full assemblies of each machine we make.

Aras review by Balachandran A.
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"Aras PLM also resold as Infor PLM Accelerate "

What do you like best?

Ease of Use

Functionally rich

Integration to CAD connectors

What do you dislike?

Wish I can buy lesser number of seats.

Minimum number of seats is 25.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, highly recommend Infor PLM Accelerate powered by Aras

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaborative Product design

Aras review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Worth a PLM Open source software for small or mid size companies"

What do you like best?

Easy to customize. open source. We'll mintained community

What do you dislike?

Still some open bugs. very less documentation available online. There License mechanism is a pain especially if you want to restore the Aras database onto a different server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your data is small and don't want to invest $$$ in plm based products like teamcenter or Dassault Aras PLM is your best choice

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Configuration. Simple worflows and lifecycle mechanism, we'll incroporated identifying the market needs.

Aras review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"Best product innovation toolset/platform"

What do you like best?

flexibility to extend the datamodel, extensive customization without affecting the framework of the system

What do you dislike?

inconsistency in the performance in mutisite

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Process re-engineering and better operating efficiency

Aras review by User
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"Free and usable"

What do you like best?

It is free , simple and easy to use It ,

What do you dislike?

I dont like using somethings un the menu

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use because It is easy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Maleta the finance , get mony

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