Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Centric Software, a privately-owned industry market leader driving digital transformation with software innovation in the fashion, apparel, luxury and retail sectors. With this investment, Dassault Systèmes aims to accelerate the digital transformation of companies seeking solutions for the increasingly complex development of collections that respond to today’s on-trend and on-demand consumers, representing a multi-billion dollar total addressable market.
Aras®, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, today announced availability of version 11 SP14 of the Aras PLM Platform, which features Effectivity Services. Aras delivers a flexible, multi-factor approach to effectivity to enable manufacturers to manage complex effectivity at scale. Using Aras’ Effectivity Services, organizations are able to create and apply customized effectivity rules and manage all variants in a single, dynamic product structure. The result is a massively simplified approach for engineering teams to specify and manage large numbers of variants and customized product configurations, collaborate on designs, and incorporate effectivity into the Digital Thread.
Aras® today announced that the BMW Group is implementing the Aras PLM Platform as its backbone for test data management. This system will support planning, scheduling, execution, and documentation of vehicle tests and test results at various stages of vehicle development.
Aras PLM continues to play offense. The company recently announced it acquired the Impresa Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business from Infospectrum. The purchase of Impresa looks like a good fit. The idea is to integrate this solution into the Aras PLM suite, Innovator, and offer complementary MRO capabilities to help manufacturers to digitally transform the development and maintenance of complex products.