Driving Product Variation with Platform Thinking
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM
Location Name
Grand Caribbean 1

The acceleration in product complexity and consumers’ preference for more choices necessitate adopting efficient ways to manage product variants. A product platform strategy enables the release of multiple products rapidly by maximizing commonality across the products and managing the variation efficiently.

The new Aras Variant Management application is designed to help you manage your product platforms and variation on a single, connected Aras PLM platform. Using the high-performing, functionally rich and intuitive user interfaces, teams within your organization can define and validate product variability rules. They can manage the product platforms using breakdown structures and assign variability where it applies. This allows generating valid product variants based on a common underlying platform structure.

All information regarding the product platform and variants is maintained as part of the overall product digital thread managed by Aras platform. This enables an effective way of incorporating new product features by leveraging PLM fundamentals such as configuration control, traceability and change impact analysis.