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Score 8.2 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori is well suited for a sheet metal and plastic process group. In machining, it is somewhat good for the turning process but in the case of milling processes, aPriori needs to look seriously and come up with a refinement.
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Aras PLM

Aras PLM works for our company, yet I don't have experience with any other software system. The system does not refresh and update quickly. Often times users need to force a refresh or logout and logon to verify changes and updates. The Lock and Unlock feature needs getting used to.
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Pros

aPriori Product Cost Management

  • Sheet Metal-Process Group, Transfer Die is at the Best, which gives detailed operation setup for the Parts as well as shows the number of parts in the Sheet i.e nested Loop thereby reducing the Scrap as well (Scrap Management)
  • Forging-Steel: Very good for for medium and complex medium Hot Forging type parts. Machine overhead data is very detailed where facts are used for the negotiation i.e Electricity Rate, Power, Labour Rate, Maintenance rate, etc.
  • Surface Treatment / Other Secondary Process such as powder coating, wet coat, electro plating: These all work well. We can also use masking options the treatment, In the event of of any leak tests or X-Ray inspections, we can add the process which will then account the pre/post operation time for the treatments
  • 2-Model Machining: Machines and routing combinations are huge and can be used to determine the most economic way to produce these parts. We can also override to find the supplier methodology and cost. It gives very detailed information on the feed rate, speed rate, and power capacity.
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerating (GD&T) can be added on the GCD's which will help detect the super finishing process, which is another advantage. In the current 2016 R2 SP, aPriori can detect it from the CAD Models
  • Design to Cost feature, provides the design engineers as well as cost engineers to understand the which feature take most cycle time and whether changing that feature reduces the complexity in machining thereby cycle time can be reduced
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Aras PLM

  • Aras PLM definitely controls documents and provides the approval levels needed to be compliant.
  • Aras PLM makes organizing and structuring libraries logical and intuitive.
  • The search tools in Aras PLM provides quick and efficient access to documents
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Cons

aPriori Product Cost Management

  • Customization of the cost logic is tricky.
  • Full products costing & process involved in the proprietary parts are less or not available for costing
  • Sheet metal logics for costing may be improved.
  • Focus on Electronics Cost models
  • Electronics - Component Costings
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Aras PLM

  • Aras PLM uses terms and labels that can be confusing like Subsystem / Subsystem Version, Project Record Number (PRN). Companies need to understand these terms and develop business processes to set user standards.
  • I personally use Aras PLM to manage information technology project documents. In my opinion, Aras PLM is more geared to product and engineering. I would like to see a general project management Aras PLM version with terms and labels that I am familiar with.
  • The description field should be made required. Many of our engineers have created records and left that blank because it was not required. This would help with the context or background of each record.
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Likelihood to Renew

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori Product Cost Management 9.0
Based on 3 answers
it is a very helpful tool to make business with. it leads to better part develompment , consistent collaboration with our supply base and better financial results .
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Aras PLM

Aras PLM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Our company is moving from repositories like IBM Notes, MS Sharepoint, and plain network file share directories to a more controlled system of recordd like Aras PLM.
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Usability

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori Product Cost Management 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I'm fairly happy with the product. My company appreciates the ability to customize the software, as well as manage our own data points for costs, machines, and materials. The coding aspect is not too difficult as well, though there are some issues with the availability of some information that could be improved.
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Aras PLM

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Support

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori Product Cost Management 8.3
Based on 5 answers
They do a great job or responding quickly and for the most part issues are resolved in a timely manner or atleast are categorized and prioritized and we are given a timeline for resolution.
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Aras PLM

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Implementation

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori Product Cost Management 8.2
Based on 3 answers
aPriori team helped a lot for the implementation, as they were on remote and helping for the file run and implementing the same on remote. aPriori team extrended full support for the implementation resolving the bottleneck and bugs if any during installing the software's also, they provide professional services in order to resolve some technical issue
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Aras PLM

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Alternatives Considered

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori is covering a lot of different processes instead of being an expert in only one. It can read geometric [information] directly from the CAD file so there's no need for manual entry or the risk of a mistake that comes with that. It provides data in a lot of different regions around the world this keeping the data up to date.
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Aras PLM

Our company developed numerous IBM Lotus Notes databases to perform document control. Aras PLM is the better choice to IBM Notes databases and home grown databases.
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Return on Investment

aPriori Product Cost Management

  • Increased efficiency in delivering our projects.
  • Leverage to look into product cost at design level.
  • More saving realizations we can see and use for negotiation.
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Aras PLM

  • Aras PLM has kept our company compliant and on the right side of audits with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Aras PLM keeps our project document history readily available and works well without stage gate review and approval processes.
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Pricing Details

aPriori Product Cost Management

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Aras PLM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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