CIM Data publish commentary on PLM in the medical device industry

Posted on October 14, 2016

The independent PLM research and consulting authority CIM Data have published a very interesting commentary on PLM in the medical device industry and linked that to Minerva’s Medical Device PLM solution.


Key takeaways from the commentary are:


Complete and accurate design history files (DHF) and device master records (DMR) are critical to successfully launching and supporting medical device products
Paper […] Continue Reading…

Medical Device PLM – Design Control

Posted on August 24, 2016

Medical device makers have to comply with many FDA and ISO regulations.  These regulations include CFR Part 820, Part 11 as well as ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 for risk management. PLM can enable compliance to these regulations in the areas of Record Control, Corrective and preventative actions (CAPA), Design History Files (DHF) and Material Control.  This post focuses on […] Continue Reading…

Publishing ARAS events in Slack, why it can boost your efficiency ?

Posted on April 27, 2016

Slack is a new efficient way to communicate when working in teams.
ARAS innovator already provides the “In Basket”, where you can see and participate to projects and changes, but adding slack into the picture can become a wonderful efficiency booster !
Slack is adding another dimension to ARAS, it allows multiple people to see live what happens to some specific […] Continue Reading…

Aras & Minerva on swedish roadtrip

Posted on August 19, 2015

Peter Schroer, President and founder of Aras Corporation, is on a roadtrip in Sweden with Leon Lauritsen, Vice Presiden of Minerva.

Yesterday, they met up with the Swedish magazine Verkstadsforum for interviews both for the printed/web edition and for the magazine’s web tv channel.

In the interview they talk about the momentum of Aras, the recent very big deals that have been closed, and […] Continue Reading…

Bombardier RCS Division selects Minerva & Aras for Enterprise PLM

Posted on August 7, 2015

Bombardier RCS have decided to work together with Minerva and implement Aras Innovator for Enterprise PLM in order to stramline process across multiple sites.

The main reasons for choosing Aras Innovator is the speed of which solutions can be implemented and that the flexibility of Aras Innovator makes them confident that it is felxible enough to address the requirements they […] Continue Reading…

Airbus signs Strategic Partner Agreement with Minerva & Aras!

Posted on August 4, 2015

After having used Aras for some time, and a couple of succesfully implemented projects together with Minerva, Airbus have decided to expand the foot print of Aras to an Enterprise wide solution in Engineering Business Processes for more than 30,000 users.

For more information read the offical Aras press release here



A good read for Christmas ! Enjoy the last few days of 2014 !

Posted on December 24, 2014

I am pretty sure this will be our last blog post for 2014. The blog has been running since summer 2009 and in 2014 we have break the record of  the largest amount of readers during a week. This was mainly due to the last article I wrote about the ERP vs PLM “no debate needed”. I was recently […] Continue Reading…

MBOM is part of PLM and also ERP no question or debate needed about it

Posted on November 14, 2014

This debate of ERP and PLM is still existing and is annoying. I have just read the following article : “PLM should take over ownership of the manufacturing BOM too”, says Siemens PLM’s CEO, Chuck Grindstaff from And the message was tweeted on the fact that PLM should own the MBOM.

First advice, when you read “Industry 4.0” in […] Continue Reading…

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…

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