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Dräger Selects Aras as Global Backbone for Products

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Strategic Cloud-based PLM Initiative a Foundation for Next Stage
of Company Growth

Aras,
the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the
enterprise, today announced that Dräger, an international leader in
medical and safety technology, has selected the Aras
PLM Platform
as its future PLM system to enable enterprise-wide
visibility of product data. The new state-of-the-art PLM system will
supplant Dräger's legacy systems, connect more than 2,500 users, and be
hosted in the cloud.

Enabling Full Lifecycle Traceability at Dräger

As part of company initiatives to maintain and further strengthen its
market position, Dräger identified PLM as a strategic focus area and
opportunity to extract value. The result was Dräger's PACE program aimed
at defining and developing a PLM platform to unify product data,
processes, and legacy systems by 2020.

Dräger had been running separate PLM instances for both the Medical and
Safety business units. Aras was selected for its flexibility to adapt to
Dräger's requirements and ability to easily migrate data from the two
existing PLM systems. In addition, Aras' partner Minerva played a
significant role in the selection with its out-of-the-box Medical Device
templates for design history file (DHF).

The Aras PLM Platform will provide full lifecycle traceability to
improve company visibility on product development, product quality,
product costs, and impact of change. Short-term program goals include
management of requirements, BOM, documents, master data and
classification, to be followed by configuration, variants and options,
model-based systems engineering, and enterprise change management. As
part of Dräger's vision for its next-generation PLM system, the Aras PLM
Platform will also serve as a central point for data by connecting to a
range of other engineering and business systems such as requirements
management, various CAD systems, and the ERP system.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Dräger's products protect, support, and save lives. In order to
    further strengthen our market position, we want to bring forward our
    transparency, collaboration, and efficiency in our new product
    development and lifecycle management processes. The investment in an
    Aras solution is one important step in this direction. Aras' platform
    approach is directly in line with our IT operating model. Aras PLM
    provides us with a strategic path forward to migrate data from our
    existing systems, refresh our legacy IT architecture, enable new
    technology insertion, and place teams at the center of product
    lifecycle data." – Marcus Schüler, Head of Global Functions R&D at
    Dräger and sponsor of the PACE program
  • "Worldwide, leading companies such as Dräger are re-focusing on their
    product processes to unlock value, efficiency, and ultimately,
    innovation and growth. By selecting the Aras PLM Platform, Dräger is
    able to build a technology foundation for digital transformation
    initiatives." – Andreas Mueller, SVP European Operations, Aras

Supporting Resources

About Aras

Aras enables the world's leading manufacturers of complex, connected
products to transform their product lifecycle processes and gain a
competitive edge. Aras' open, flexible, scalable, and upgradable PLM
platform and applications connect users in all disciplines and functions
to critical product information and processes across the extended
enterprise. Aras customers include Airbus, BAE Systems, GE, GM, Hitachi,
Honda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Microsoft. Visit www.aras.com and
follow us on Twitter @aras_plm and LinkedIn.

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