Press release

Aras Bolsters its Low-Code Platform with Enhanced Supplier Collaboration

Sponsored by Businesswire

the only resilient platform provider for digital industrial
applications, today announced the availability of Aras Innovator® 12.
The release features significant usability updates to the Aras web
interface enabling greater efficiency for users across the extended
enterprise. Platform enhancements also include even more powerful
low-code capabilities for application modeling, graph visualization and
supply chain security.

Interface Redesign
Organizations are facing a turning point
where skilled workers are retiring and a new generation is expecting
software that works more efficiently with a simpler user experience.
According to IDC1, the two most important factors in
workplace transformation are higher employee engagement and increased
employee productivity which both require better software usability.

Aras Innovator 12 introduces an entirely new client experience to help
people get their work done faster. The simplified interface makes Aras
even easier to learn and use while a navigation redesign helps users
find the information they need in fewer steps. Additional productivity
improvements span all aspects of the suite.

Powerful New Low-code Application Modeling Capabilities
Version 12, Aras continues to extend the platform’s modeling engine by
adding new low-code capabilities called the Content Modeling Framework
and Technical Documents Framework. These enable the creation of
sophisticated data models composed of content at the paragraph, section
and field level. The related items are collectively treated as a single
entity for the creation and management of documents with impact analysis
of changes.

Enhanced Supply Chain Security
Version 12 further enhances
secure web access to include new permission capabilities for
need-to-know scenarios and geopolitical boundary related access
restrictions. In addition, connected instance sync has been added to the
platform for inside and outside the firewall deployments with supplier
data from projects, programs or workspaces. The capabilities cover a
wide range of supplier collaboration use cases while enabling companies
to dynamically set-up and reconfigure highly specific supply chain

Digital Thread Visualization
Version 12 also adds graph view
capabilities for users to visualize and navigate data structures
throughout all applications on the platform – subject to user
permissions – using a node-edge graph. Users can quickly see multiple
views of data relationships in the Digital Thread for visual analysis of
information across the lifecycle.

“Our digital transformation in engineering is intended to redefine
usability for greater user productivity,” said Dirk Spindler, Senior
Vice President R&D Processes, Methods & Tools at Schaeffler. “We
contributed design ideas, inputs and use cases to the new user
experience in Aras and are excited for this latest release.”

“Aras Innovator 12 is all about making complicated things easier –
supplier access, application modeling, Digital Thread traceability,
business-critical application usability – so we can all be more
productive,” said John Sperling, Senior Vice President of Product
Management at Aras. “Whether you’re trying to hire and retain tech-savvy
workers or changing suppliers as trade policies fluctuate, Aras has
unique features to support your global operations.”

Aras Innovator 12 is available immediately and
an open distribution download is available at Downloads
and Support

Aras subscribers are guaranteed compatibility and receive upgrades with
upgrade services on all applications including customizations. For more
information, visit the Subscriber

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About Aras
Aras provides a resilient platform for digital
industrial applications. Our open, low code technology enables the rapid
delivery of flexible, upgradeable solutions for the engineering,
manufacturing and maintenance of complex products. Airbus, Audi, GE, GM,
Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft and Mitsubishi are investing in our platform
to manage complex change and traceability across the lifecycle. Visit and
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1 IDC, DX Reinvention – The Race to the Future Enterprise,
Doc # DR2019_GS4_MW, Mar 2019