Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle
Management (PLM) software, today announced that Parata Systems, the leader
in pharmacy automation and medication management solutions, has selected
Aras Innovator® as the PLM backbone to consolidate product
development processes for their leading pill dispenser lines, Parata Mini
and Parata Max. Integrating to SolidWorks CAD, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, and
consolidating and replacing various other systems, Aras will be used for
engineering change management, technical publications, supply chain
management, quality management and customer service.

After an extensive evaluation, Parata chose Aras based on the solution’s
extreme flexibility, upgradability, and bidirectional integration
capabilities. Working with Aras Gold Certified Partner Razorleaf, Parata
will deploy Aras in a multiphase approach, where phase one will include
configuration management, change management, supply chain collaboration,
and integration to CAD and ERP.

“In addition to limited cross-departmental adoption, our existing PLM
system, Agile Advantage, had reached end of life and was no longer
supported,” said Nathan Naramor, Project Manager of the Aras
implementation. “Aras was the clear choice for us because of its
flexibility to grow with our business and its easy upgradability. The
ultimate goal is to maximize our use of Aras as much as possible to improve
interdepartmental visibility of product-related data.”

Parata chose Aras based on the following criteria:

  • Bidirectional integrations to ERP, CAD, and other systems
  • Ability to easily customize in house
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • “Future-proof” solution able to grow with expanding businessinitiatives

“Aras’ forward-thinking approach to PLM is ideal for companies wishing to
establish a long-term solution,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “We are
excited to be an integral part of Parata’s business processes and are proud
to help facilitate their future growth.”

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better
health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow
their businesses. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a
brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global
health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Parata’s
technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping
pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more
information, visit

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