Aras Releases Microsoft Azure Certified Cloud PLM Suite

Now Companies with a Microsoft Azure Account can Quickly Enable the Aras Enterprise PLM Solution for Supply Chain Deployments, Joint Ventures and Fast Moving Product Lines

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – December 8, 2014 –Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced the availability of a Microsoft Azure Certified version of the Aras Innovator® enterprise PLM solution in the Azure virtual machine gallery of cloud applications in the Azure Marketplace. The new Aras offering is ideal for global companies with an Azure account that need to quickly deploy a full PLM suite for the supply chain, joint ventures, fast moving product lines and other applications. Learn more at

With the Azure Certified version of Aras companies can provision a secure, full-featured PLM solution in minutes, complete with Bill of Materials / BOM management, document management, revision & versioning, check-in/out file vaulting, item & file relationships, classification, configuration management, change workflows with effectivity, project portfolio dashboards, stage-gate project management and more.

Aras on Azure is ideal for business initiatives that must be up and running quickly, those with short-term / finite durations, and programs where eliminating PLM license expenses matters. Scenarios include new product collaboration with customers and suppliers, joint ventures that require a standalone PLM environment, and projects that fall outside the scope of the existing legacy PLM system. Aras on Azure also offers an easy, cost-effective way to evaluate the Aras Innovator suite.

Azure is the only major cloud platform ranked by Gartner as a leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services gives businesses flexibility to build, deploy and manage applications. That’s why more than 57% of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure today.

“Global enterprises need new alternatives for non-traditional PLM scenarios like joint ventures and supply chain collaboration where it’s not an option to use the existing legacy PLM system,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “With Microsoft, we’re delivering a complete Cloud PLM offering that can be used for projects and product lines that don’t fit in the conventional PLM box.”

“Companies can deploy Azure Certified cloud applications such as Aras with confidence knowing that each solution has received certification on Azure,” said Garth Fort, General Manager of Enterprise Partners, Microsoft. “Aras can be directly deployed in the Azure Certified gallery in the Azure Marketplace giving customers a powerful new way to access enterprise PLM.” 

About Aras

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


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