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Aras PLM

6 Ratings

Aras PLM

6 Ratings
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Score 5.9 out of 101

Questica Budget

2 Ratings
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Score 8 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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Questica Budget

Questica is well suited for running reports and making budgets and will help reduce the time you spend on these projects. It is not well suited for linking up and integrating third party software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Long-term financial planning
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Financial budgeting
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Forecasting
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Scenario modeling
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Management reporting
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0

Consolidation and Close

Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Financial data consolidation
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Journal entries and reports
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Management Reporting
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Excel-based Reporting
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0

Analytics

Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Personalized dashboards
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Benchmarking with external data
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0

Integration

Aras PLM
Questica Budget
5.3
Flat file integration
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
8.0
Excel data integration
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
4.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Aras PLM
Questica Budget
4.0

Pros

  • 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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  • The software can create budgets and it can pull reports very easily.
  • You can view up-to-date transactions.
  • The system is user-friendly.
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Cons

  • 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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  • There really are not many cons to the software.
  • I wish Questica offered more integrations with third party software
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Likelihood to Renew

Aras PLM9.0
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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Alternatives Considered

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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Questica offers all features necessary for accurate reporting and budgeting. Other software may be cheaper, but lacks the full scope of features
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Long-term financial planning reduces hours spent monthly on budgeting.
  • Scenario modeling helps us make better decisions which results in saved costs.
  • Detailed Audit Trails help identify historical data and improve accuracy.
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Pricing Details

Aras PLM

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

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