Aras®, the next leader in enterprise
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, announced that the company was named a “PLM Mindshare Leader” by CIMdata,
the leading independent global strategic management consulting and research
authority focused exclusively on the PLM market. Aras was recognized in the
CIMdata 2017 Executive PLM Market Report based on the company’s industry
vision, platform approach, and the impact that Aras is having in the

CIMdata detailed Aras developments and strategy in their commentary

Aras ACE 2017 – The Rise of the Platform
, was the top trending article in the firm’s digital newsletter. In the
article, CIMdata noted Aras’ platform approach that allows companies to
enable Digital Threads and Digital Twins, and ultimately, Digital
Transformation across complex, legacy IT architectures.

Stan Przybylinski, Vice President of Research at CIMdata, said, “Aras’
disruptive business model, backed by impressive results with large
companies such as Airbus and GM, has caused the industry to sit up and take
notice. Beyond just market success, their platform approach is consistent
with our view of a product innovation platform, an evolution being driven
by customer demands across the industry. In our work with industrial
customers PLM Mindshare Leaders warrant a close look from companies that
want to transform their architecture, accelerate product development, and
innovate for a connected world.”

Peter Schroer, CEO, Aras said, “Aras has proven that our platform approach
can solve the complex problems of the world’s largest manufacturers by
transforming their processes and systems for the next phase of product
innovation. Using Aras, new capabilities such as Digital Thread and Digital
Twin are now possible. The Mindshare recognition by CIMdata is a rewarding
validation of our close collaboration with customers – listening to their
requirements and quickly building solutions they can deploy today.”

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, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Huntington Ingalls,
Kawasaki, and Microsoft. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in
Andover, Mass. For more information, visit and follow
us on Twitter @aras_plm and

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Aras Press Contact

Kylie Reardon

Corporate Communications Manager

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