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 add the manufacturer part to an order by right-clicking on it and selecting “add to order”. You can view this process on this link. The issue is that you needed to update the manufacturer part’s data. What if you could get these data live from your supplier? Some distributors like element14 are providing Rest APIs to browse their catalog. So we used it and worked with federated items in Aras to easily query they catalog and get the pricing information and also datasheets or other related documentations. Here is the video presenting this integration:


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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