Siemens PLM Software Teamcenter: Aras connector technology reduces licensing fees

Aras and certified partner Aessis offers integration connector technology for combining the Aras Innovator suite of PLM software solutions with Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter product line. Teamcenter customers can stop purchasing licenses while expanding deployment PLM deployment scope, Aras says.


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Aras and certified partner Aessis offers integration connector technology for combining the Aras Innovato r suite of PLM software solutions with Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter product line. Using the connector, Teamcenter customers can stop purchasing licenses while expanding deployment PLM deployment scope, Aras says.

Aras is an enterprise open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider. Aessis provides PLM solution services for complex engineering. Aras and Aessis made the announcement on June 4 in conjunction with PLM World 2009, Siemens PLM Software annual user group conference.

Integration securely extends the full data model of Teamcenter to Aras using standard Teamcenter components and published APIs for a comprehensive, fast, and supportable connection. Companies that use Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter for CAD file management and other PDM-related processes can take advantage of the advanced PLM capabilities of Aras across the enterprise for "large user count" processes including:

• Enterprise engineering change management workflow processes;

• New product development and introduction phase-gate product program management;

• Enterprise quality management; and

• Global supplier management.

Savings: Fewer licensing fees

Seamlessly connecting Teamcenter to Aras provides significant financial benefits in addition to delivering more PLM functionality, Aras says, eliminating per user expenses and module fees of Teamcenter. Aras enterprise open source format means there are no license costs to provide unlimited users with access to Teamcenter files, information, and processes. With Aras, global businesses can avoid buying additional Teamcenter licenses and leverage their existing Teamcenter system to extend PLM data and full PLM functionality to every user in the company, company says.

"Now, global organizations that rely on Teamcenter can afford to achieve true enterprise-wide PLM deployments because of Aras," said Peter Schroer, president of Aras. "The Aessis approach provides not just browse access, but full functionality with comprehensive security and no limitations."

"Connecting Teamcenter to Aras is particularly advantageous during the current global recession," adds Graham McCall, managing director of Aessis. "Eliminating costly Teamcenter user, module, and server license expenses significantly reduces the enterprise PLM costs and improves corporate profitability."

The Aessis approach uses PLM XML and is available for the entire Siemens PLM Software Teamcenter product suite including Teamcenter Engineering, Teamcenter Enterprise, and Teamcenter Unified . PLM XML is Siemens PLM Software 's official format for interoperability based on the W3C standards.
-Edited by Mark T. Hoske, electronic products editor, MBT

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