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Fujifilm Selects Aras as PLM Platform for Product Realization Process


Medical Equipment Leader to Support the Quality Management System for Regulatory Compliance, Development Time Reductions and Operational Efficiency Improvements

ANDOVER, Mass. and TOKYO, Japan– October 25, 2016 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Fujifilm’s Medical Systems Business Division, a global provider of diagnostic imaging and information systems for healthcare facilities, has selected Aras Innovator® as the Quality Management system platform for product realization of the company’s medical products and equipment across global design, production and service.

Working with Hitachi Systems, an Aras Certified Partner for implementation, Fujifilm has planned a phased deployment of Aras with the Minerva Medical Device PLM solution to support the Quality Management System, assure regulatory compliance and improve operational efficiency. The solution is planned to roll out at multiple locations.

After an extensive PLM evaluation process, Fujifilm selected Aras Innovator with the Minerva Medical Device PLM solution due to:

  • Comprehensive functionality for engineering, manufacturing, quality and compliance for medical devices
  • Platform flexibility to comply with global regulations
  • Ease of integration and federation with existing information systems
  • Subscription that includes upgrade services for predictable ownership cost

“With Aras, Fujifilm will have access to more modern technology with greater flexibility to adapt to the global regulatory landscape,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “And together, our partners Hitachi Systems and Minerva bring decades of medical devices expertise for a successful deployment now and into the future.”

About FujiFilm
Fujifilm was established in 1934 to domestically manufacture photographic films. It became Fujifilm Holdings Corporation in 2006 under a new consolidated management structure. Fujifilm is a global leader in providing solutions to a broad spectrum of industries, including: “Imaging solutions” through photo-related products and services; “Information solutions” offering products, materials and services in such leading-edge fields as medical, graphic arts, and LCD fields; and “Document solutions” provided by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. through such products as photo copiers and digital printing systems. For more information, visit:

About Hitachi Systems
Hitachi Systems supports the business growth of its customers by offering genuine one-stop services across the IT lifecycle, from system consulting to system construction, installation, operation, and maintenance. Areas of expertise include cloud technology, system construction, outsourcing, systems operation and maintenance, and IT environment building. For more information, visit:

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Huntington Ingalls, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm