(Eng) Innovator PLM Webservices for Ipad (and any platform) access

Posted on August 30, 2011

multi platform plmThis is always a question we have from Aras leads “how can we expose some of the data and methods for our business partners (customers/suppliers) to be able to interact with our system in a secured way?”. Sometimes this question comes with the fear that Aras only works on IE and won’t encourage partners to use this platform if they’re not willing to setup the IE security settings. Well this is a request we had once again and we will have to present it this week to a customer. Our customer wants to give access to Problem Report creation and management for other companies like suppliers and distributors.

So we answered this need making sure that it would be available on any platform. And when you want something to be available on any platform what do you do? Yes a website and you avoid using flash to make sure the Apple addicts can use it as well. To make this website we could either use the IOM which is the API from Aras Innovator which allows to access the whole solution, or to control exactly the content and the methods to expose Aras has a webservice deployment feature that is really easy to setup. That’s what we used in this demo.

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Here is the video that we recorded yesterday over skype. The Ipad manipulation does not appear so fluid so we will provide more videos in a near future to have a better look at it. Here we just create a PR from the IPAD change it in the Aras Innovator interface and see the update on the IPAD again.

Yoann Maingon

Yoann Maingon

Yoann Maingon is an Entrepreneur and a PLM enthousiast. He is our main blogger at Minerva as he has been publishing articles about General PLM concepts and Aras Innovator for more than three years.

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