CIMdata Releases eBook: “Product Innovation Platform Assessment”

New eBook offers an evaluation of the Aras PLM platform.

CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, released a new eBook focused on an assessment of how well the Aras PLM Platform meets the requirements of CIMdata’s Product Innovation Platform.


CIMdata, eBookThis eBook describes how the Aras PLM Platform stacks up against CIMdata’s Product Innovation Platform requirements. The platform measurements are categorized into Strategic Imperatives and Foundational Characteristics. Measurement scores and how the Aras product is differentiated are included in the eBook.


A Product Innovation Platform is the next generation architecture need to enable Product Lifecycle Management. As product complexity grows, legacy tools struggle to support enterprise needs. Complexity comes in many forms but the most common is the expansion of electronics and software being incorporated to enable smart, connected products. In addition, closed loop processes such as linking field service data and as maintained configurations with product designs to enable IoT require a different enterprise solution approach from the traditional functional silos.


According to Mr. Tom Gill, PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Knowledge Council Manager, “Aras has been talking with CIMdata since we introduced the Product Innovation Platform concept and we were thrilled when they asked to be assessed against our model. We are pleased with Aras’ performance and recommend you read the eBook to understand the detail of the assessment.”


To learn more about Product Innovation Platforms and how Aras scored, please download and read the complete eBook at


About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.


CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at, follow us on Twitter:, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA, Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.