Feb. 2, 2018 – Aras, a provider of open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, has acquired the Impresa Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) business from Infospectrum, in an effort to help manufacturers and owner-operators digitally transform the development and maintenance of complex products, they say.
With the Impresa acquisition, Aras will deliver PLM and MRO on a single platform that extends the Digital Thread to the field and provides the foundation for Digital Twin, they add. The Aras Impresa MRO software will be available as part of Aras enterprise subscriptions and is immediately available at no charge for current Aras subscribers.
“Manufacturers and owner-operators alike must overcome their legacy systems, processes, and fragmented IT architectures to enable these new business goals. They must transform their processes and systems to connect departments, remove operational silos, and create full lifecycle traceability for Digital Thread and Digital Twin for new breakthroughs in products and service,” according to a statement from Aras.
“With the acquisition of Impresa, we are adding a highly talented team and proven solution to further expand our MRO capabilities and to be first to connect MRO to the Digital Thread on a single platform,” said Peter Schroer, Aras CEO.
“The ability to understand a product’s configuration is essential for optimizing how it is operated and maintained. Connecting ‘As-Built’ data to ‘As-Maintained’ data is a powerful step forward for Manufacturers who want to maintain these complex assets for their customers,” added Rob McAveney, Aras chief architect.
Aras will acquire technology, intellectual property, and subject matter expertise in the deal.
“Companies maintaining large, complex assets have traditionally tried to transfer information from legacy PLM systems into stand-alone MRO systems or co-mingle MRO and PLM via third-party systems. These approaches often result in mistakes and inaccuracies, and are not sustainable. With Impresa on the Aras PLM platform, companies can transform their processes to track everything from asset configuration to utilization and predictive maintenance,” said Suresh Iyer, CEO, Infospectrum.