|Description||Open Source PLM Solutions|
|Series B, 9/03 ||$4.2M|
|Series C, 6/04 ||$12.3M|
Aras is a suite of open source Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) software solutions that run on a model-based SOA application framework.
Aras functionality includes Bill of Materials (BOM), engineering change workflows, document management, CAD / EDA integrations, product costing, new product development & introduction (NPDI), phase-gate project management, supplier collaboration, quality compliance, manufacturing process management, tooling management, and more.
Aras application framework is a metadata architecture that runs on a loosely coupled set of federated services. Enterprise applications are defined entirely in XML enabling real-time customization while maintaining upgradability. The system is completely web-based using HTTP/HTTPS with XML/SOAP over the wire. Aras can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud or in hybrid scenarios.
Aras customers include Motorola, XEROX, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Textron, Mega Brands, GE, L-3 Communications, and the US Army.