Murata Manufacturing Using Aras to Unify Changing Product Design and Development Environments at Newly Acquired Global Locations

Leading Electronic Components Manufacturer Selects Aras to Streamline Change Management and Improve Customer Service with Flexible, Customizable PLM

Andover, MA, December 16, 2015 --( Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Murata Manufacturing Co., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, is using Aras Innovator® to unify expanding global business initiatives. After replacing a legacy PLM system, Murata is using Aras as an enterprise PLM platform to streamline collaboration between design and manufacturing locations, including the ability to easily and securely communicate product design and specification changes.

Murata chose Aras because the flexibility and customizability of the solution is ideal for accommodating the expanding business initiatives created through mergers and acquisitions, where the ability to easily adapt to varying product management workflows is a requirement. Additionally, Aras will be used to more efficiently manage customer requirements and improve customer service.

Murata chose Aras based on the following criteria:
· Customization capabilities without involvement of developers
· Subscription model with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for an expanding user base
· User access management and end-to-end security
· Managing product and specification changes across geographies and new locations with engineering change notices
· Application flexibility to accommodate different end-user scenarios

“Murata recognizes the challenges associated with the design and development of complex product systems, especially in regards to the increasing commoditization of electronic components,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “Aras will provide Murata with the flexibility they need to transform their product development processes to continue to deliver cutting-edge products for today’s fast-paced, global markets.”

About Murata
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm

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