Aras Announces Next Generation Requirements Management Embedded in EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM

Solution Enables SolidWorks Users to Incorporate Requirements Management in PLM to Meet Complex Customer Demands, Drive Product Quality and Minimize Risk 

ORLANDO, FL – January 21, 2013 Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced from the exhibit floor of SolidWorks® World 2013 next generation requirements management embedded in Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM. With Aras Requirements Management global enterprises that run SolidWorks get the advanced capabilities they need to meet complex customer demands, drive product quality and minimize risks.

See Aras EPLM with Requirements Management at

SolidWorks World 2013 - January 20-23 - Booth #725

the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida

Aras EPLM with Requirements Management combines advanced requirements management functionality with enterprise PLM, providing companies that run SolidWorks with powerful capabilities that are easy to use for systems engineering, systems planning, development and realization. Users can identify, associate, track and trace different types of requirements - including physical, functional, logical and performance requirements - and validate that the system or product satisfies the original intent.

“With the increasing complexity of all types of products the way to ensure accuracy is to put all your requirements in a single system and actively link those requirements to the actual product development process”, said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Aras EPLM with Requirements Management gives companies that run SolidWorks the advanced functionality they want along with the scalability, security and flexibility they really need, in a single solution that works across the enterprise.”

Aras EPLM with Requirements Management – Solution Highlights:

Powerful & Easy to Use – Comprehensive features with secure web browser access and familiar look and feel for users across the enterprise

Multi-Discipline - Simultaneously manage requirements from many different disciplines – mechanical, electronics & electrical, firmware and software – together in one location

Cross-Functional - Achieve requirements collaboration with Product Management, Marketing, Quality, Manufacturing, Procurement, Field Support and other groups throughout the product life cycle

Enhanced Requirements Capture - Make anything a requirement including Files, Emails, Scanned Images, URL links, Pictures, Videos (even from YouTube), as well as existing PLM items, such as Parts, Materials, Drawings and CAD Models

Trace Matrix Verification - Provides traceability of requirements to verify that systems, subsystems and interfaces satisfy all of requirements, from high-level conceptual down to the detailed component-level

Comprehensive Impact Analysis - Requirements are included in the impact analysis on proposed changes and can become affected items on ECRs & ECOs

Closed Loop Validation - Full support for validation plans, procedures and all related documentation with reporting, sign-offs and workflow

Complete Compliance - A full audit trail with change history can be automatically recorded for environments with compliance and regulatory conditions


See a demonstration of Requirements Management in Aras EPLM. Live webcast Thursday February 7th, 11:00am eastern time.

About Aras EPLM

Aras Enterprise PLM for SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM is a business-ready solution for product lifecycle processes that enables companies of all sizes to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability. Built on top of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Aras EPLM is a full-featured solution that provides packaged functionality out-of-the-box to extend engineering business processes across the company, with powerful capabilities that are highly sought-after by SolidWorks Enterprise PDM users, including Engineering BOM Management, Enterprise Change Management, Integrated Project Management and more. Aras EPLM offers a familiar, easy-to-use look & feel in a standard Web-browser, and delivers a new level of scalability and security to companies that run SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. For additional information visit

About Aras

Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm

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