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Aras Component Engineering Brings 100+ Million Electronic Components to the PLM Workflow

Andover, MA, October 14, 2014 –(– Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced the availability of Aras Component Engineering, connecting the IHS CAPS Universe Electronic Component Data to the Aras PLM platform for the engineering of new products and systems. Aras Component Engineering embeds more than 100 million commercial electronic components seamlessly and securely into the Aras PLM environment, providing engineering and sourcing professionals with a single point of access to design, procure and sustain products with electronic components.

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Aras Component Engineering was developed in partnership with IHS, the world’s leading source of business-critical information, insight and analytics. The IHS CAPS Universe database is the premier electronic component database containing part attribute data and documentation on hundreds of millions of parts from more than 2,000 global manufacturers. Together, IHS and Aras streamline and simplify component selection, approval, sourcing and compliance processes while increasing efficiency and productivity, and reducing regulatory and supply chain risk.

“By putting the world’s best component information exactly where designers and purchasing specialists need it Aras is enabling global manufacturers to make better, faster decisions and proactively manage changes in cost, availability and compliance early in the product lifecycle,” said Bob Braasch, Sr. Director Parts Management at IHS.

Aras Component Engineering
With Aras Component Engineering users have instant access to complete, current technical data, as well as obsolescence and compliance information, on board-level components from leading manufacturers around the world — without launching multiple browsers or separate applications.

• Parametric / Filtered Search of over 100 million parts in 400+ categories
• Search and Compare manufacturers’ parts side-by-side
• At-a-Glance Indicators for Approved Manufacturers and In-Use Parts
• Automated Workflows speed approval of new components and suppliers
• Preferred Supplier Status using red / yellow / green traffic light indicators
• Qualified Parts Status using red / yellow / green traffic light indicators
• Datasheets – Current and Historical
• Product Change Notices (PCN)
• Internal Part Requests (IPR)
• End of Life (EOL) Alerts
• Environment Compliance Documentation for RoHS and REACH
• Certifications of Conflict Mineral Compliance / CMRT

“We’re expanding the PLM process to include all phases of product development for systems engineering and enabling global manufacturers to innovate on their next-generation products,” said John Sperling, VP of Product Management at Aras. “Aras Component Engineering is the latest example of how we’re taking PLM beyond the mechanical CAD file management most PLM systems focus on and into the enterprise and extended supply chain.”

About IHS
IHS is a global information company with world-class experts in the pivotal areas shaping today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs over 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world. For more information please visit

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, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm

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