ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland - September 21, 2010 - Aras, the leading
enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution
provider, today announced the development of Android and iPhone mobile applications
for the Aras Innovator suite of enterprise PLM solutions. The apps, developed by
Aras partner Porchys, mark another first for the PLM industry and demonstrate the
power of the open innovation enabled on Aras's advanced PLM platform.
The apps provide global companies with the ability to extend PLM processes and
information to the thousands of mobile users on the go. This first-generation of
apps for Android and iPhone smartphones enables users to securely access, manage and
edit information in Aras from their mobile device. The apps can be configured and
extended to support company-specific processes across a wide variety of industries
including high tech electronics, automotive, aerospace, energy, pharmaceutical,
healthcare and consumer products such as footwear & apparel and food & beverage.
"The Android and iPhone platforms provide a powerful new way for people across the
enterprise to securely participate in PLM processes from anywhere in the world,"
said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. "Porchys's introduction of these innovative
mobile applications on our PLM platform is a great example of the benefits of an
open source approach and the power of the corporate community."
Porchys provides services in Web, Software and Mobile Application development with
PLM implementation consulting and enterprise systems integration. Porchys works with
clients to provide managed service solutions, product development, maintenance and
software solution testing based on customer needs and requirements. Porchys relies
on an experienced team of professionals to deliver quality solutions that provide a
significant return on investment. For additional information visit