Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle
Management (PLM) software, today announced participation in the CRYSTAL
Consortium’s Final Dissemination Event in Madrid Spain on June 15-16, 2016.
Together Airbus, IBM and Aras, will showcase and demonstrate the ALM-PLM
Open Reference Architecture implementation. Details and registration at

The CRYSTAL Consortium is composed of 68 participants from 10 European
countries. Participants range from industrial partners and subject matter
experts to academic partners and cover the aerospace, automotive, rail and
medical industries.

The initiative supports a systems engineering approach as product
complexity increases by enabling interoperability among different
life-cycle domains – including mechanical, electronics, software and
firmware – to improve collaboration, coordination and control without the
need to replace existing legacy systems which avoids disruption and risk.

CRYSTAL builds on results of previous projects in Reference Technology
Platform (RTP) and Interoperability Specifications (IOS) to enhance these
capabilities for corporate use. The initiative enables loosely coupled
systems, tools and platforms to interlink data and share information based
on open Web standards and technologies. More about the CRYSTAL initiative

About Aras

We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global
businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform
technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the
world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide
complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include
Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately
held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm