As summer winds down and kids go back to school, it's a great time to get back to the basics. And there's no better place to start than by checking in on your PLM initiative.

If you're still using Excel, email and paper files to manage product information, it's time work on implementing a centralized, automated PLM system that can help you increase efficiency, accuracy, collaboration, profitability and so much more. Watch the demo to see what Aras can do for you and find out how easy it is to get started.

If you've implemented a PLM system, ask yourself: Is the system where you thought it would be by now? Is it helping your company as much as it could be? Are you getting as much out of it as you thought you would?

If your current PLM system is hitting roadblocks, identify those barriers and work to fix them. Check out this paper on the Top 10 Ways PLM Initiatives Get Stuck to learn how.

If your current system isn't working as hard as it could be, integrate new solutions. If you use Aras, consider Requirements Management, Engineering Change Management or additional CAD Integrations?

And if your current PLM system isn't keeping up, maybe it's time you looked at Aras. Check out this report and see what one company gained when they switched to Aras.

So, no matter which category your company is in, take advantage of the wealth of information available to you on and refocus your PLM strategy for the upcoming year. There's no better time than now.