Renault Selects Aras to Enable Full Lifecycle Traceability

ANDOVER, Mass. & LYON, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aras,
the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the
enterprise, today announced that Renault, a leading French multinational
automobile manufacturer, has selected the Aras
PLM Platform
to manage vehicle software configurations that will be
distributed over the air.

Renault has been operating on multiple in-house PLM systems that are not
capable of supporting their current needs. They require a PLM system
that is flexible enough to handle high level configuration management
and full lifecycle traceability. Traceability is enabled by proper
implementation of a PLM platform, and Aras’ configuration management
capabilities establish traceability between all affected elements of a
system.

The Aras PLM Platform will allow Renault to create a set of various
engineering applications, which require PLM and Configuration
Management. Engineers will be able to build consistent software
configurations according to the options and variants of each individual
car, resulting in the ability to maintain a vehicle’s operation in the
field.

Renault selected the Aras PLM Platform for its high degree of
flexibility, ability to meet specific requirements, and the guarantee
against application obsolescence.

Stephane Guignard, Vice President South EMEA, Aras, said, “The
automotive sector thrives on bringing new models – and new vehicle
technologies – to market as quickly as possible. With a flexible
platform for managing the product lifecycle, manufacturers can gain a
clear advantage over the competition. We’re delighted that, after
Nissan, Renault has chosen Aras.”

About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault has been making cars
since 1898. Today it is an international, multi-brand group combining
the Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA brands.
In 2017, it sold close to 3.76 million vehicles through 12,700 outlets
in 134 countries. Groupe Renault employs more than 180,000 people and
operates 36 manufacturing facilities worldwide. To address the major
technological challenges of the future and pursue profitable growth,
Renault focuses on international development. It is harnessing
complementary coverage across its five brands; electric vehicles; and
its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi. With its Formula 1 team,
Renault is active in motorsport as a powerful force behind innovation,
image and brand recognition.

About Aras
Aras enables the world’s leading manufacturers of
complex, connected products to transform their product lifecycle
processes and gain a competitive edge. Aras’ open, flexible, scalable,
and upgradable PLM platform and applications connect users in all
disciplines and functions to critical product information and processes
across the extended enterprise. Aras customers include Airbus, BAE
Systems, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and
Microsoft. Visit www.aras.com and
follow us on Twitter @aras_plm and LinkedIn.

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