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IBM adds PLM platform Aras Innovator to complement Continuous Engineering solution

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IBM will offer the Aras Innovator product lifecycle management (PLM) platform to complement the IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering solution to deliver end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) product development.

IBM, the market leader in systems and software development, announces Aras Innovator PLM platform available from IBM.  Aras Innovator represents a breakthrough in flexibility, scalability, and upgradability in product data management (PDM) and PLM solutions —even when heavily customized—relative to traditional PDM and PLM systems.  Aras Innovator is designed to be used as either as a full PLM solution, or to extend an existing PLM/PDM solution.

The IBM IoT continuous engineering solution supports systems engineering and software development activities throughout the product development lifecycle, helping engineering teams to predictably deliver high quality results and to respond with agility to change.

The IBM Continuous Engineering solution and the Aras Innovator platform govern the process of building complex, connected products. IBM Continuous Engineering portfolio covers the lifecycle of Software development. IoT products include software, firmware, electronics, electrical wiring, and sophisticated mechanical designs, along with connectivity for services.   With the Aras Innovator PLM platform, IBM now offers a complete solution that covers the full systems engineering lifecycle for building the Internet of Things. Such products have now become so complex that no single role, such as chief engineer or systems engineer, can understand all the details and interdependencies to manage a product through its design, construction, assembly/manufacture, delivery and in-service update lifecycle.  This complex system of engineering information must be managed across disciplines and throughout the extended enterprise.  Managing such a complex lifecycle is challenging —it requires the right tools and the ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines.

The IBM IoT continuous engineering solution and the Aras Innovator platform together govern the process of building complex, connected products.

IBM IoT Continuous Engineering solution

A lean and agile systems engineering and software development environment, including:

  • Task and Change management
  • Requirements management
  • Design Management
  • Software configuration management
  • Test Management

Aras Innovator

A concept-to-delivery product lifecycle management platform, including:

  • Product data management
  • Bill of Materials (BOM) management
  • Product configuration management
  • Model-based, service-oriented architecture

By using these solutions together, you can manage systems engineering, hardware development and software development activities throughout the product development lifecycle. You can better understand and manage the dependencies between hardware and software configurations to help break down the barriers between engineering disciplines and ensure better outcomes in the ‘new normal’ of constant change.

Learn more about Aras Innovator.

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Wow this is very amazing. Protecting the Internet of Things from attack and having control over PLM is very vital moving forward as we increase complexities in networking.

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