Easy to use and configure, doesn’t mean Mickey Mouse system !

Posted on September 17, 2014

Yesterday I was looking at the following video from Aras showing how different customers go in the same direction about Aras Implementations. Small increments bringing continuously business value to their users, typical Agile approach allowed by Aras Innovator. To me there are two main elements in this video. The first is about the Agile approach, the second is the [...] Continue Reading…

Aras Innovator & Resilience

Posted on September 10, 2014

I thought I’d have a lot more time to write article during the last Aras Community Event but this has once again been a very intense event with lots of discussions with other people interested in Aras Innovator. During the event you have one main presentation or sometimes there are three tracks : Basic, Technical and Business. I usually go to [...] Continue Reading…

One week before ACE 2014 in Chicago !

Posted on April 21, 2014

Almost three month without writing an Article. That’s a lot, and that reflects how much work we have these days. Minerva is significantly growing in terms of Aras Innovator related activities which is a very good sign for the future. Our actual customers are helping us to convince other that Aras Innovator is more than PLM. Next week I’ll [...] Continue Reading…

Setting up firefox client for Aras Innovator v10 takes 2 confirmation clicks !

Posted on January 30, 2014

On some of our projects, we explain to our customers that communication on the project is key and has an important impact on company’s change management for their users. And I feel like we could say that to Aras also. If you’ve ever installed Aras Innovator and configured the Internet Explorer client on your computer, you may have noticed [...] Continue Reading…

Aras Innovator 10 preview by Minerva

Posted on January 28, 2014

Hi everyone and happy new year !! Yes I know it’s quite late to wish you the best for 2014 but that’s how I hoped to start 2014 on this blog. And as Aras Corp just got us a present to kick-off the year. I made a super quick and short presentation of the new interface which you can [...] Continue Reading…

Tutorial Aras Innovator : Foreign Properties

Posted on December 23, 2013

Last week I was working on Aras Innovator to build a presentation adapting the solution to our customer’s need. And I came to use Foreign properties and thought that it would be nice to show in a tutorial as it was very easy and quick to do. The aim of foreign properties is to show in a form properties [...] Continue Reading…

Customer references are even more valuable during your project

Posted on December 20, 2013

Quite often when prospects are qualifying Aras Innovator, they ask us for references. If they have enough interest into Aras Innovator, we can provide them a contact. Even at this point, you don’t really need us. Look at the Aras Community Events description, you will have customer references presenting and you can easily get in touch with them without [...] Continue Reading…

SoLoMo…CoSe for PLM

Posted on November 5, 2013

The title of this post was initially SoLoMo known for Social, Local, Mobile. I started this post a while ago after listening to Robert Scoble talking about the evolution of contextual needs on web application. It was interesting to think about the applications in PLM. We always mention that the target of PLM is to have the right data [...] Continue Reading…

ACE Europe 2013 – Day 2

Posted on November 3, 2013

I took the time to rest a little bit in the very nice and still warm city of Roma, Italia for the week-end before publishing this article about the second day of ACE 2013 which append Wednesday 30th of October. This second day was providing a lot of information on the Aras roadmap. Most of it must have been [...] Continue Reading…

ACE Europe 2013 – Day 1

Posted on October 30, 2013

The first day of ACE Europe is over and it was full of interesting discussions. A mix of technical discussion to start with followed by real life example of implementation in the afternoon. I’ll try to sum up.
Partner’s tech meeting
I won’t go into details regarding the tech meeting. It’s not a closed meeting as we could see some customers [...] Continue Reading…

ACE Europe 2013

Posted on October 28, 2013

I’m just getting ready to take a flight for Frankfurt in order to attend ACE Europe 2013 ! The last ACE (Aras Community Event) I attended was the one we organized in Copenhagen last year covering the northern Europe. This time the event has been organized by Aras Corporation. I wasn’t at ACE in Detroit last may as I [...] Continue Reading…

Four more years ?

Posted on October 25, 2013

No this is not about politics! It’s just a small anniversary for me this week-end as I will close my fourth year of blogging about PLM. I started 4 years ago (for Prodeos at the time before it was acquired by Minerva). And I hope this will continue as long as it brings value to our readers. The target [...] Continue Reading…

Yes you still have offline users in your PLM environnements ! Help them !

Posted on October 23, 2013

Following a discussion with a PLM manager at one of our largest french Defense & Security companies, I remembered discussions we had about the full-online or online/offline necessary sync that would lead the future of software and webapps a few years ago with friends. These friends were entrepreneurs working on a pretty cool iphone app called meetmytunes. Now one [...] Continue Reading…

Quick Excel macro to rebuild an Excel Bill Of Materials

Posted on October 21, 2013

Let’s start this new week by sharing a small Excel macro which I have used for a while considering the use of a fairly constant format of BOM from our customers. This macro allows me to recreate BOM relationships from an Excel file in which we find a list of items with their BOM Level. It is quite easy [...] Continue Reading…

Some thoughts about being a PLM Manager…

Posted on October 16, 2013

This is going to be a small but quite arrogant article as I have never “officially” been a PLM manager in a company. I feel like I have covered some of the product lifecycle during my first job as a Process Manager for Rakon and through my experiences in some IT companies and in the PLM environment at Minerva, I [...] Continue Reading…

PLM customization is scary for a lot of people !

Posted on October 9, 2013

I was recently in a meeting for an introduction of Minerva and Aras Innovator to a new lead from a warship manufacturer. I was the pre-sales guy and our account manager was here to. We talked about Aras, our lead told how easily he could install the solution without our help (that’s where we know we will have a [...] Continue Reading…

Building solutions for Aras Innovator

Posted on October 7, 2013

This is a strong trend at Minerva. We invest more and more time developing solutions adapted to specific industries or specific business processes. This comes from multiple reasons. The first is the fact that Aras focuses on its core solution and on the framework more than industry specific solutions which is a work left to partners and integrator. Then [...] Continue Reading…

Aras is hiring ! Minerva as well…

Posted on September 27, 2013

The Aras Innovator business is definitely growing. And we can see that as planned when I started working on this solution, this is not a solution dedicated for a certain size or type of company. This is a framework with pre-defined business models fitting a lot of basic requirements from the industry. The of most of our deployment is [...] Continue Reading…

5 most read articles in july 2013

Posted on July 31, 2013

Here are the most read articles from our blog this past month. They were not necessarily written during this month. This indicates sometimes the articles with value that is still up to date.

AML studio 2.0 is available !
3 different approaches for Aras Innovator
Getting people trained and interested in the solution 
Tutorial : How to start an Amazon EC2 cloud server [...] Continue Reading…

Element14 API usage with Aras Innovator – Manufacturer Parts up to date in your PLM

Posted on July 19, 2013

This is again a demonstration that PLM can have a very wide coverage of features in a company. In this case it was following an Aras project we’ve implemented for a customer where they needed for their logistic support activities to be able to select within a BOM-as-maintained, a part to replace, navigate to the approved manufacturer list and [...] Continue Reading…

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