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…

Getting people trained and interested in the solution

Posted on July 8, 2013

This is a recurrent discussion we have at Minerva when we talk about actual and past projects. We discuss the good experience we are having on actual projects and the ones we’ve had on past projects. Even if sometimes, some situations have been difficult and exhausting for us. We take all these as experiences and bring these info in […] Continue Reading…

5 most read articles for the first semester 2013

Posted on July 4, 2013

I use to have the tradition with Prodeos to publish every month the top 5 most read articles of the blog. The articles were not necessarily written in the month which was showing sometimes that some articles were staying many month in this top 5. A good example has been the tutorial to install Aras Innovator PLM Solution.

Should we […] Continue Reading…

AML studio 2.0 is available !

Posted on July 3, 2013

This one of the best productive tool we use in all our development/reporting work with Aras. AML studio has been developed by Eric Domke after he attend the initial training at Aras with Bob Ellis where he realized there was a potential great improvement to work on regarding the Nash interface (the Nash is the out-of-the box AML query […] Continue Reading…

3 different approaches for Aras Innovator

Posted on July 1, 2013

Companies have different approaches to Aras Innovator. Most of these companies have found Aras through searches for PLM solution, or even sometimes looking for Open Source PLM, usually for economic reasons. Aras Innovator offers different approaches depennding one your level of understanding of it. I’ll try to give a quick explanation of these three approaches and why they are […] Continue Reading…

back on the PLM limits discussion

Posted on June 27, 2013

This is once again a post about the endless discussion “what is the limit of PLM?” and I don’t think the discussion will end today mainly because I don’t have a scientific formula which would have, as an input, your requirements, and would output a boolean which would say: true this is PLM or False it’s not! So I’m […] Continue Reading…

Aras Innovator goes mobiles with Jquery !

Posted on May 13, 2013

I apologize for the delay to publish this post which should have been posted a while ago. It was still waiting in my draft post list. Just before last christmas, I’ve got my colleague Anthony Ponceot who was just pushing really hard to get a nice mobile interface working for Aras Innovator. Some of the work was financed by one of […] Continue Reading…

is PLM the right marketing for Aras Innovator ?

Posted on May 7, 2013

This is a strong question for us. We’ve been working for some years with Aras Innovator and we have some very nice success in Europe, not only for us but mainly our customers increasing their number of users and adding new features almost every month.
Truth would be : Aras can cover for entire PLM
I’ve started working with Aras since […] Continue Reading…

What are the benefits of running webinars on PLM ?

Posted on April 24, 2013

I’ll be running a new webinar this Thursday about FMEAs and this time is the first time we have more than 50 people registered to attend. I’m thankful to all the people who registered and I hope they’ll have a great time. So far, the feedback have been always pretty good. The only recurring complaint I receive is about sending out the recorded video. Now I send […] Continue Reading…

ACE 2013 – Vote for the Collaborate & Contribute award

Posted on April 2, 2013

Once again the Aras Community Event announced the Nominees for the Collaborate and Contribute awards. I don’t remember seeing so many projects in the past and I would say that about 80% of the project title will have an impact on what I will be able to deliver when implementing Aras for our customers. This reflects how active is the Aras […] Continue Reading…

Single point of truth is still a key missing point…

Posted on March 12, 2013

… and spreadsheets are not helping ! It seems like this sentence comes to my mind pretty much everyday. And we don’t have a 100% valid solution today to provide to our customers as they still use Excel files or Access databases spread into their organisations and not connected to each others. As I alread

just integration won’t solve it […] Continue Reading…

Versionning should be yours

Posted on March 10, 2013

These last weeks were pretty crazy in terms of projects to work on. Travelling from sites to sites and visiting various industries. From tractors production (about 40 to 50 units a day) to navigation systems (few thousands a day and highly automated), it is always good to get back to basics and meet the people who are actually consuming the design […] Continue Reading…

MAN Diesel & Turbo Selects Aras as Supplementary Platform for Engineering Process Management

Posted on February 12, 2013

Most large companies have already invested in one or more PDM/PLM tools, but we in an increasing degree see that there still are areas of the business which the PDM/PLM or ERP are not supporting optimally.

http://www.aras.com/news/ViewNewsItem.aspx?id=ECE28962BF1348FDB601FEB0DAFA553A

 

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