The tool allows users to manage documents, spreadsheets and e-mails in the Aras PLM suite without leaving Microsoft Office applications. According to Aras, the Office Connector improves productivity while driving standardization and consistency for compliance throughout the organization. The connector extends the PLM functionality of Aras to users in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Users can create, store, edit, search and manage documents while working within the familiar Microsoft environment. At the time same, administrations acquire capabilities for document control and security, including need-to-know access, configurable automatic document numbering and naming conventions, and the optional use of corporate templates. The connector is fully configurable to each company's corporate standards, practices and procedures, Aras said.
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