Aras announced the availability of the Microsoft Office Connector for Aras EPLM. SolidWorks users can use the solution to manage documents, spreadsheets, slides and e-mails in PLM without leaving Microsoft Office applications.
Users can create, store, edit, search and manage documents while working within the Microsoft environment. At the same time, the solution provides administrators with sophisticated capabilities for document control and security, including need-to-know access, configurable automatic document numbering and naming conventions, the optional use of corporate templates, and more, the company says.
"We created Aras EPLM to enable SolidWorks users to expand the capabilities of EPDM across the enterprise. With the Office Connector we're taking that a step further, making it even easier for users throughout the company to work with PLM information and contribute to the product development process using tools they are already familiar with," said Peter Schroer, president of Aras.
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