Aras is an open source product lifecycle management software from the company Aras PLM. It runs on model-based SOA application framework. The Aras functionality includes Bill of Materials (BOM), engineering change management, document management, integration with CAD/ERP, product costing, new product development & introduction, supplier coordination, quality management and many more.
Aras is more advanced as compared to other PLM software due to enterprise application framework, an innovative model-based service-oriented architecture. It delivers highly scalable, flexible, and supportable applications that deploy fast and integrate easily with the evolving business needs without complex programming.
It is a secure PLM software, which is designed to run in environments demanding highest level of security like military and defense organizations. It has a robust security model embedded throughout the entire architecture. Secure data is controlled with Need-to-know access controls along with authentication required for each system transaction.
The Aras software includes out-of-the-box business-ready solutions: Product Engineering for Document Management, BOM and Change management, Program management for Phase Gate Programs and Project Management, Quality planning for APQP and FMEA processes.
One can upload existing data into the Aras software. It works in a wide range of formats. The Aras subscribers have access to a loading tool that makes it simple to upload data and files.