BigLever CEO to Spotlight the Strategic Benefits of Combining Feature-based Product Line Engineering with PLM at Aras ACE 2018

PLE Session Will Show How Organizations Can Achieve Engineering and Operational Efficiencies Across the Enterprise Through PLE and PLM Synergies

AUSTIN, Texas – March 13, 2018 – BigLever Software, the long-standing leader in the Product Line Engineering (PLE) field, today announced that the company's CEO, Dr. Charles Krueger, will present a session on the strategic benefits of combining Feature-based PLE with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) at the Aras ACE 2018 conference taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 20-22. This session will spotlight how organizations can achieve significant engineering and operational efficiencies across the enterprise through PLE and PLM synergies.

"As market demand for product sophistication and diversity continues to grow, it's critical that enterprises reduce complexity by breaking down organizational barriers and operational silos," said Krueger. "Feature-based PLE addresses this challenge by providing an enterprise-wide solution — one unified variation management approach across engineering and operations disciplines and software, electrical, and mechanical domains. My presentation will spotlight how organizations can leverage the combined benefits of Feature-based PLE and PLM to increase the interoperability of tools, improve cross-functional alignment, and achieve new levels of efficiency in the production, delivery, maintenance, and evolution of a product line."

This presentation will feature the Aras Innovator/BigLever Gears Bridge, an integrated solution that allows Aras Innovator to work seamlessly with BigLever's Gears PLE Lifecycle Framework as part of the PLE Ecosystem. Dr. Krueger will spotlight the Enterprise Feature Ontology behind Feature-based PLE that provides structure to the myriad distinguishing characteristics among products in a product line. Session attendees will also learn how this approach enables "configurator ecosystems" — support for multiple configurators across the enterprise, such as simulation, manufacturing, sales, and more.

BigLever presentation
 

Title: Feature-based Product Line Engineering Meets PLM — Lifecycle Support Across the Enterprise
Presenter: Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software CEO
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 21, 1:35 p.m.  -  2:20 p.m. EDT

About Aras ACE

ACE is an annual event hosted by Aras for the company's community of subscribers, open users, partners, analysts, prospective clients, and experts in the field to present and discuss industry trends and innovative solutions to PLM challenges. Best-in-class organizations connect with peers, share best practices, and focus on areas of improvement in their business. This year's event theme is "Fast Track to Digital Transformation" and includes 3-days of expert presentations, interactive strategy sessions, Aras training, and peer networking.