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Aras, Minerva Group to Launch Minerva PLM

ANDOVER, MA and AARHUS, Denmark, Jan 24, 2020 – Aras, the only resilient platform provider for digital industrial applications, announced a strategic partnership with Minerva Group to launch Minerva PLM, powered by Aras, a PLM software solution based on the Aras Innovator platform with industry best practice features that will serve small to medium sized manufacturers.

As products become increasingly complex, manufacturers need new ways to stay efficient and profitable to maintain and grow their place in the market. The Aras platform links data and processes throughout the entire lifecycle of a product, giving manufacturers a holistic view and enabling them to get more advanced products into the market at a faster pace.

Minerva PLM, powered by Aras, combines the flexible, model-based technology inside the Aras Innovator platform with industry-specific features that have been developed through Minerva’s 25 years of enterprise software implementation experience. The solution is a result of the best practices that the Minerva team has established over decades of close collaboration with customers across different industries and incorporates the knowledge and experience from more than 100 successful Aras Innovator implementations.

“We have seen great results working with Minerva to fit Aras Innovator to the requirements of individual customers and adding features that speak to the best practices they have developed for a variety of organizations from different markets,” said Peter Schroer, founder and CEO of Aras. “Minerva is the most successful Aras partner with vast implementation experience across industries, so it was natural to expand our partnership to make the most of Minerva’s deep industry vertical knowledge and the resiliency of the Aras Innovator platform.”

“We have experienced high growth margins and success alongside Aras,” said Asger Thierry, Founder and CEO of Minerva Group. “The natural next step was to implement what we believe to be industry best practice features into Aras Innovator, and enable Minerva Group and Aras to jointly grow to the next level.”

Minerva PLM, powered by Aras, will be available for worldwide release in spring 2020

About Minerva Group

With customers around the globe, Minerva Group is one of the most flexible and fastest-growing vendors of product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions. Their core competence of providing manufacturing organizations with tools for managing product development throughout the complete value chain, supports the pursuit of process efficiency and flow of collaboration.

Their enterprise PLM solution, Minerva PLM, helps our clients speed up the implementation process and provide them with the means to support their constant growth.

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About Aras

Aras provides a resilient platform for digital industrial applications. Its open, low code technology enables the rapid delivery of flexible, upgradeable solutions for the engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of complex products. Aras’ platform and product lifecycle management applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product data and processes across the lifecycle and throughout the extended supply chain. Airbus, Audi, GE, GM, Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft, and Mitsubishi are investing in the platform to manage complex change and traceability.

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PLM Green Global Alliance Launched

The launch of and participation in a new international collaboration, the PLM Green Global Alliance (PGGA), has been announced by Richard McFall from PLM Alliances, Jos Voskuil from TacIT, Oleg Shilovitsky from Beyond PLM, and Bjorn Fidjeland from plmPartner.

The coalition was founded with the mission to create a global connection and community between professionals who use, develop, market, or support Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enabling technologies and software solutions that have value in addressing the causes and consequences of climate change due to human-generated greenhouse gas emissions.

By using the PGGA as a platform of collaboration, working PLM professionals, researchers, teachers, students, users, developers, and followers are invited to share case study examples, best practices, and other resources illustrating how PLM technologies can be used to:

  • make products and processes more efficient
  • find and develop new sources of renewable energy
  • store and transmit alternative energy supplies
  • reduce or sequester human-made carbon emissions
  • capture naturally produced greenhouse gasses like methane
  • develop green manufacturing processes
  • recycle, reuse, and repurpose assets and natural resources
  • simulate and test global geoengineering strategies
  • monitor a warming planet and the impact of climate change
  • enhance the resiliency of infrastructures and communities

The PLM technologies which have a role in helping to combat climate change include but are not limited to: product data management (PDM), CAE/simulation & analysis (SA), CAD, digital twins (DT), additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM/3DP), product portfolio management (PPM), augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), model based systems engineering (MBSE), multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO), asset lifecycle information management (ALIM), configuration management (CM), industrial internet of things (IIOT), high performance computing (HPC)  and enterprise innovation management (EIM).

PLM Green Global Alliance founder Rich McFall comments, “We face an urgent challenge to create a more sustainable and green future for our industries, economies, communities, and all life forms on our planet that depend on healthy interdependent ecosystems. In our informal alliance we seek to educate, advocate, and collaborate for greater recognition of the role of PLM to help assess, reduce, mitigate, and adapt to the effects of climate change now being experienced across the globe. There are many examples of how PLM-related technologies are doing just that, but few focused non-politicized platforms where resources and application case studies can be researched, shared, and promoted for the collective good. We plan to change that as our modest contribution.”

Participation in the PGGA is open and free to anyone with sincere interest in the intersection of PLM and Green topics such as Climate Change, Sustainability, Green Energy, Industry 4.0, and the Circular Economy. Participants are invited to become involved by following or joining the new PLM Green Global Alliance LinkedIn Group. The alliance plans to launch a website early in 2020 to collect and share examples, thought leadership, white papers, and other useful resources submitted from around the globe as nations confront the emerging climate crisis.

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