airbus_aras Airbus and Aras have signed a Strategic Partner Agreement to use Aras Innovator for enterprise-wide Engineering Business Processes beyond 30,000 Users

Aras's Open Architecture, Ability to Customize and Upgrade, Out-of-the-Box Functionality and Long Term Viability were Key Criteria in Airbus Selection of Aras

On June 30, 2015 – Aras announced a strategic partner agreement with Airbus to use the Aras Innovator platform and solution suite for engineering business processes across the enterprise for up to 30,000 users or more.

Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, India, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides the highest standard of customer support and training through an expanding international network.

Several PLM Platforms were evaluated by Airbus for the ability to enable simple, agile solution delivery, and Aras was retained as the preferred platform based on:

Significant coverage of expected scope

  • Open architecture with high-end data modeling “on the fly”, no development involved
  • Upgrade services for customizations included as part of subscription
  • Easy integration & handling
  • Long term viability and total cost of ownership

Out-of-the-box functional requirements included data & document management, lifecycle management, change management, project management and access rights management for security. IS architecture requirements included deployability, connectors, migration & data loading, and support, along with back-end & front-end IT capabilities.

“Our success with the deployment of Test Information Management for aircraft end-to-end across the structural test pyramid in multi-site operation including our extended enterprise proved the viability of Aras for complex engineering business processes,” said Anders Romare, Vice President, Engineering Solutions at Airbus. “The unique SaaS subscription business model of Aras which eliminates up-front license costs and includes system upgrades with customizations is also quite compelling.”

“We are pleased to partner with Airbus for the enablement of global engineering business processes,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “Our resilient platform architecture is specifically designed to provide the scalable, flexible and upgradable requirements of enterprises with highly complex scenarios like Airbus."