PLM mobile strategy

Aras Flow is an integrated mobile tablet app for Aras Innovator 11. For the first time in PLM, according to Aras, change workflows are combined with discussion commenting, visualization, and markup in a tablet format. With Aras Flow, teams from engineering, operations, quality, and the supply chain can communicate on-the-go to make decisions quickly and keep new product initiatives moving. Aras Flow provides mobile access to “my work right now” in PLM. When in meetings, on the factory floor, traveling to suppliers, or visiting customers, people are able to securely participate in discussions about product designs, view drawings, redline models, and sign-off on changes. The solution combines review and approval with new visual collaboration capabilities; mobile-specific capabilities can help with describing product issues more accurately such as taking a picture and sketching notes, capturing a video, or recording audio which can be added to a discussion. Aras Flow highlights include voting, e-signature, and task checklist; touch-enabled viewing of 3D models, drawings, and other items; discussion threads and commenting in product structure context; and redline markup and sketches with touch or pen on any file content, among other capabilities. To view Aras Flow demo and for app download, go to

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