• Design
        • The most significant opportunities to impact the cost of building and operating a ship are found in the design and engineering phase.

          Initial Design  |  Basic Design  |  Detailed Design

        • Build
        • Even a smaller shipbuilding project is immense in scope and scale. Manage the challenges that are unique to ship construction.

          Prepare  |  Fabricate  |  Assemble

        • Maintain
        • With the majority of a ship’s life taking place after it’s been built, it’s crucial to ensure that the organization has a clear picture of the vessel at all times.

          Digital Twin  |  Repair / Refit  |  Operations

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        • SSI Nexus is the place where users, creators, & implementers of SSI software get together. Here they discuss best practices & industry trends, tackle common challenges, gain access to the latest software, and provide input into the future of the products that bring them together.

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        • The SSI blog is your place to get insights into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, how our industry is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news. It’s the only place to read the latest from Denis Morais and Darren Larkins, SSI’s co-CEOs.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • Engineering information is a shipbuilder’s most important asset. Getting that information to fit your business means using a solution that is built to handle shipbuilding’s unique challenges and information requirements throughout each stage of a vessel’s lifecycle.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Every process in a shipyard requires data. Seamlessly sharing that data across tools in the correct format needed allows for meaningful, actionable information to be consumed throughout the organization. Providing the freedom to choose the tailored tools required for a shipbuilding project.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • ShipbuildingPLM is the only product lifecycle management (PLM) platform that is specifically built for the business of shipbuilding. It allows your shipyard to manage and organize information, understand change, build a foundation for digital innovation, and support MRO activities – without the risks and costs of traditional PLM implementations.

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SSI ShipbuildingPLM is a shipbuilding-specific PLM system built on top of Aras Innovator®, a flexible, open PLM platform and one that uses truly modern technology.  

Choosing the right product lifecycle management (PLM) solution partner

The technology behind Aras Innovator and the philosophy of Aras as a company made it the only major PLM system that is flexible enough to be adapted to work within a shipyard. This flexibility made Aras Innovator the right foundation for ShipbuildingPLM – the only system that has a shipbuilding data model and natively understands the relationships and configurations of the parts of a shipbuilding project.

The proven and open Aras platform, combined with shipbuilding-specific functionality built-in, ensures that ShipbuildingPLM is easy to use within a shipyard environment and has a base of experienced users already available. This combination eliminates the need to customize the solution. It works within structures already in place. 

The end result is a central source of truth for all manufacturing information required by the shipyard, allowing: 

  • Anyone in the shipyard to discover, search, and visualize information in a consistent released configuration across a vessel or class.  
  • The shipyard to fully identify the impact of a change. 
  • Easy connection to other platforms like ERP and MRP systems, planning tools, AR/VR tools, maintenance platforms, and more. 

Aras provides the power, flexibility, and scalability needed to address the most complex challenges of shipbuilders. Aras’ expertise in PLM solutions combined with SSI’s 30+ years of doing business with shipbuilders around the world is a winning combination for this industry.

Andreas Mueller, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances at Aras

Aras and SSI joint shipyard success

Austal is currently undergoing a major business transformation and taking advantage of the latest digital shipbuilding innovations to achieve its goal of becoming the premier naval shipbuilding in the Indo-Pacific region. Implementing ShipbuildingPLM is one of the first steps Austal is taking to ensure that up-to-date and accurate engineering information is available to the entire shipyard as part of that transformation. 

The project makes possible the connection of a configuration-controlled repository of SSI ShipConstructor-authored model, parts, assemblies, drawings, and product structure to Austal’s ERP solution. The organization of engineering information that fits Austal’s unique specifications, a platform to create, manage, and verify requirements, and traceability from design and engineering through to production are key components for Austal’s growth. 

The Australian shipyard, an SSI client since 2004, now has a foundation for an end-to-end information management solution that will provide transparency into projects throughout their entire lifecycle and across every department. These latest developments represent the next step in the partnership between the two organizations. 

Our partnership allows us to focus on developing the unique capabilities shipbuilders need for success managing information as part of a digital transformation.

Denis Morais, Co-CEO, SSI