Around 1990 the world's first PLM applications was developed. In 2000 Aras Corp was founded by Peter Schroer. In 2007 Aras Innovator PLM was released as a free open-source platform.
Aras Innovator Framework includes tools that allow whole organizations to cooperate with a common understanding of processes and goals. Aras Innovator allows the organization to respond to external and internal opportunities, and use its creativity to introduce new ideas, processes and products. Aras Innovator involves workers at every level in contributing creatively to a company's product development, manufacturing and marketing.
Aras Innovator is the environment in which a company specific Solution are run.
Aras Innovator assists the Solution development process by providing low-level functionality ready-made. For example, permissions, revisions, lifecycles and workflows.
StubTEC - PLM develops company and industry specific solutions.
In computer programming, an application framework consists of a software framework used by software developers to implement the standard structure of application software. Developers find it much simpler to create solutions when using a standard framework, since this defines the underlying code structure of the application in advance. Object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques in the frameworks ensures that the unique parts of an application can simply inherit from classes extant in the framework.
Open architecture is a type of computer architecture or software architecture that is designed to make adding, upgrading and swapping components easy. Open architecture allows potential users to see inside all or parts of the architecture without any proprietary constraints. Open architectures have been successfully implemented in many diverse fields, including the US Navy.
Aras Innovator have multiple implementations of fully documented external application programming interfaces (API) Using these interfaces integrations with the platform can be done to add functionality. A service-oriented architecture allows applications, running as services, to be accessed in a distributed computing environment, such as between multiple systems or across the Internet. A major focus of Web services is to make functional building blocks accessible over standard Internet protocols that are independent from platforms and programming languages. The open SOA platform allows anyone to access and interact with these building blocks. Free Solutions include: advanced product quality planning (APQP), lean product development, product quality control, collaborative product development and new product introduction (NPI). Clients obtain the software for free.