Carlisle Brake & Friction Selects Aras to Streamline Global Engineering and Advance ITAR Compliance

Leading Manufacturer of High-Performance Brakes, Clutches and Friction Solutions Chooses Aras to Standardize Critical Engineering and Supply Chain Decisions across Three Continents.

Andover, MA, August 04, 2015 –(– Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Carlisle Brake & Friction, a leading provider for high performance and severe duty brake, clutch and transmission applications, has selected the Aras PLM platform to streamline and improve processes across the extended enterprise.

Working with Aras gold certified partner Razorleaf, Carlisle Brake & Friction selected Aras PLM for the platform’s flexibility and extensive out-of-the-box best practice solutions. Integrating to Creo CAD and QAD ERP systems, Aras Innovator will unify Carlisle’s ITAR compliance, engineering processes, parts management, BOM management, change management, and auditing at 11 manufacturing and purchasing facilities worldwide.

“We must comply with ITAR regulations concerning access to and export of certain parts with military uses,” said Isaiah Kincaid, Senior Computer Electronics Engineer at Carlisle. “Aras PLM gives all our sites instant role-based security and ensures people can only select parts that fall within ITAR standards.”

Having extensive experience with Microsoft products, Carlisle’s IT staff was drawn to Aras Innovator’s application framework, which is implemented on Microsoft .NET and SQL Server platforms. Aras Innovator was able to demonstrate much faster implementation times than competing PLM platforms.

“Carlisle Brake & Friction has provided OEMs with advanced, high-performance products for over 60 years,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “We are excited to serve as their backbone for global process improvement and product compliance.”

About Razorleaf
Razorleaf is committed to helping their clients bridge the gap between PLM technologies and business problems and deliver greater value from their technology investments. By taking a comprehensive approach that starts with a discovery process to post-implementation support, Razorleaf is uniquely positioned to implement successful solutions that achieve new levels of efficiency and operational excellence. Razorleaf’s technology expertise spans Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM/TDM), and Design Automation (DA), Process Management, Business Intelligence, and Systems Integration and Migration. For more information visit

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm
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