Aras, which provides the most powerful low-code platform with applications to design, build, and operate complex products, today announced that Kendrion, a leading provider of electromagnetic systems and components that increase performance, comfort, and safety in automotive and industrial applications, has selected Aras to connect siloed data and introduce common processes and methodologies across all divisions. Kendrion will deploy Aras’ cloud offering, Enterprise SaaS, which delivers the same open, flexible, scalable, upgradeable platform, applications and capabilities as the Aras on-premise deployment and includes the Aras DevOps solution delivering effective and efficient development.
Kendrion was managing multiple systems across three divisions, one of which was approaching end of life. Previous acquisitions also added tools and processes that needed to be integrated. For these reasons, Kendrion was seeking a solution that could provide a single product lifecycle management (PLM) environment and implement a digital thread to enable traceability throughout the product development process. As a result, Kendrion will be able to map requirements to engineering, increase reuse of information, reduce dependency on manual spreadsheet-based processes, and enhance visibility of all product information.
Kendrion quickly recognized that Aras’ approach to the cloud was different. In addition to offering the same applications and functionality as the on-premise solution, Aras Enterprise SaaS provides a customer dedicated cloud environment, which was a key differentiator for Kendrion, providing a higher level of control, and tailored capabilities for its applications and operations. Kendrion will have the flexibility to fully customize without limits, develop its own solutions, and perform PLM system upgrades on demand to suit the business requirements. The use of Aras DevOps will ensure a reliable CI/CD process to manage the high number of integrations in the environment.
Aras‘ open architecture was a key influencing factor during Kendrion’s selection process. Kendrion’s digital transformation efforts also include upgrading its ERP from IFS 9 to the IFS SaaS version, to ensure a common ERP structure across the organization. Aras’ open API structure enables a tight integration with Kendrion’s ERP tools to create a connected and actionable digital thread to drive collaboration and increase innovation.
Kendrion leveraged its existing business relationship with Aras’ partner, XPLM, to deliver the first phase of the implementation, while connecting Aras applications, processes, and information to enable seamless, cross-domain system integration.
“A move to the cloud will provide Kendrion with dynamic scalability and easier integrations, delivering the framework for innovative teamwork across the globe,” said Pascale Cornut, CIO at Kendrion. “Cloud-based PLM enables even greater resiliency across the lifecycle, and Aras provides a flexible approach that is necessary to create, manage, and optimize a dynamic digital thread.”
The Kendrion Group is a leading provider of electromagnetic systems and components that increase performance, comfort, and safety in automotive and industrial applications. Kendrion has locations in 11 countries, 20 production plants, and are headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company is comprised of three divisions: Automotive, Industrial Brakes, and Industrial Actuators & Controls. www.kendrion.com
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