Aras PLM

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Aras review by 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 <span>Gary K.</span>
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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.

What PLM solution do you use?

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Aras review by <span>Arvind K.</span>
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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 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

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