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Score 6.4 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

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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BlueCherry

I believe it is well-suited for any size company. It is very helpful when you have multiple users in your company and need to access the system from an off-site location. If you have sales reps or managers that are traveling and need to review information, it is easy for them to access.
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Pros

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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BlueCherry

  • You are able to create your own custom reports with just the information you need included.
  • You can access the system from an off-site location.
  • You are able to share reports and documents directly from the system to the email recipient.
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Cons

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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BlueCherry

  • When placing orders on hold due to over the credit limit, it takes into consideration all future orders even if they are years in the future.
  • You aren't able to view inventory status as easy when entering an order.
  • You do not get a pop-up notification when entering an order that the account is past due, over the limit, etc.
  • It leaves $0 invoices open on the account until they are manually applied.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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BlueCherry

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

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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BlueCherry

You can customize reports and access the system from an off-site location.
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Return on Investment

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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BlueCherry

  • It has made it easier to access and share documents and information in the system.
  • It makes it easier to view reports because you can customize them to only include the information you need.
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Pricing Details

Aras PLM

General

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

BlueCherry

General

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

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