In any enterprise-wide PLM deployment, integration to legacy systems is likely to be an important topic. Whether you need to interface with an ERP suite, extend an old PDM system or plug into an EAI / ESB environment, you probably need to securely share data between systems across your company's global IT landscape.
Everybody knows that Aras has a comprehensive suite of pre-packaged Connectors for MCAD, EDA / ECAD and ERP systems, however, not everyone is familiar with our custom integration capabilities.
Integration is an area where our PLM platform has a significant advantage over legacy PLM systems.
As an open architecture, Aras offers open APIs, a published data dictionary, an openly available data model... and that's only half the story.
From a technological perspective we use a more modern approach -- a pure Web services approach that's designed from the ground up with technology agnostic interoperability in mind.
Aras can be "connected to", "integrated with" and "wrapped around" anything you've got, whether it's based on IBM, Oracle, SAP, Linux, Unix, Microsoft, Progress... or all of the above. We even include a Web services wizard in our Solution Studio out-of-the-box.
We understand that global companies need to combine data from numerous existing systems in order to manage products across the lifecycle and we recognize that a highly robust, scalable and secure Federated approach is the right way to do this, both from a technical and a business perspective.
Read on to learn more our advanced capabilities for Integration & Federation:
For you hands-on, detail folks, check out the Aras Programmers Guide, How-To Use Federated Data in Aras and How-To Consume a Web Service in a Method using Aras.