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 PDF (English)  PDF (Japanese) According to the Aras Corporation (Aras) web site, the company had a very large win at the end of 2016. They closed a 50,000 seat deal at General Motors to support enterprise change management, vehicle bill of materials (EBOM & MBOM), variants and options, and other lifecycle processes. The implementation is underway now. CIMdata believes that Aras was selected because of its technical capabilities, business model, and the architecture’s ability to support complex configuration management, which was an important use case. CIMdata has written extensively about Aras’s architecture and open business model and sees them as distinguishing factors. The enterprise open source business model allows companies to download and use Aras Innovator at no cost. Aras provides solution upgrades through the support subscription no matter how much customization has been done by the user—a unique capability especially appreciated by PLM veterans. The win at GM follows previous large
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 PDF Key takeaways: De-customization and standardized configuration of PLM and MES solutions are gaining momentum Leveraging more than 30 years of enterprise PLM and MES experience, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is a global leader in de-customization and standardized configuration of enterprise software solutions HPE has helped Penske improve the efficiency of its PLM solution while reducing implementation errors and costs, as well as reducing upgrade time HPE has supported a global automotive OEM, which produces more than 9 million vehicles annually, to achieve competitive leadership through the smart standardization of its MES systems Configuration and Customization in the World of Cloud, SaaS, and IoT CIMdata, along with most of the PLM and MES solution providers and enterprise industry users, has traditionally defined configuration as a way to adjust or define the behavior of an enterprise software solution in a manner that the configured capabilities carry forward to the next-released version of the solution without code changes to
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