March 21, 2017
Aras has announced availability of new functionality in Aras Innovator to enable quality management professionals to react to quality events and cascade change requirements across all facets of product development. This new capability in the Quality Management Systems (QMS) application connects manufacturing and service to product engineering to create a digital thread for product quality, the company says. In addition, the latest version of Aras Innovator adds new usability and productivity features..
Enterprise-wide Quality Management
Quality management professionals face the challenge of quickly responding to quality issues and communicating change requirements enterprise-wide. The new Quality Systems (QS) component in Aras QMS connects the proactive and reactive aspects of quality management, integrating quality processes into engineering and manufacturing.
Aras says QS enables:
- Closed-loop corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) – accelerates identification, containment, and analysis of issues, and tracking of affected items;
- Root cause analysis (RCA) – offers a variety of RCA tools; fault tree analysis, fishbone analysis, and five whys;
- Collaboration – supports quality review through Visual Collaboration, business rules and workflow, and aggregation and packaging of CAP items; and
- Reporting – provides 8D reporting and tracking of CAPA metrics (% closed, % due).
New Usability and Fast Access to Information
The latest version of Aras Innovator adds a range of user interface (UI) enhancements that include:
- Tab mode – offers a Tab view to avoid launching multiple windows during an Aras Innovator session;
- Enhanced search – a new preview option that allows quick viewing of full item details directly from search results;
- Deep Linking – allows users to share asset locations through direct URL hyperlinks; and
- Microsoft Edge support – enables Aras Innovator access through the Microsoft Edge browser
Sources: Press materials received from the company and presentations at ACE 2017.