The partnership between XPLM and Modular Management transforms Product Architecture and Configuration Management

Dresden, January 17th, 2024 – XPLM, a leading expert in complex integration tasks and the digitalization of innovation processes, is pleased to announce the partnership between XPLM and Modular Management, the global leader in Product Architecture and Configuration Lifecycle Management. This union is set to revolutionize configuration management for the engineering market. PALMA, Modular Management’s product architecture and configuration management solution, aligns seamlessly with XPLM.

This collaboration aims to harness the full potential of modularized products, with XPLM providing vital integrations to various PLM systems. The PLM integration with PALMA ensures that product configurations seamlessly merge into PLM processes. Our maiden joint venture has given birth to a cutting-edge product: the integration of PALMA with Aras Innovator.

Key functionalities of the PALMA integration for Aras include:

  1. Effortless BOM Management: PALMA integration facilitates the creation and updating of Bills of Materials (BOM) in Aras, leveraging PALMA Modules.
  2. Dynamic Part Property Management: PALMA seamlessly creates and updates part properties in Aras, driven by module attributes.
  3. Intelligent Linking: Establishing a robust connection, each synchronized PALMA Module is intelligently linked with its corresponding Part in Aras.

“Today’s hyper-competitive world requires superior products to meet customer needs and expectations, not only at the point of sale but also during the entire life cycle where the need for circular solutions gets more and more attention,” said Johan Källgren, Executive Vice President at Modular Management. “This requires an unbroken digital thread with connected IT solutions in the enterprise landscape. PALMA provides the information model to enable this and the cooperation with XPLM provides a proven solution for implementing the model by connecting PALMA with the enterprise landscape in general, and PLM solutions in particular.”

“Successful product planning lays the foundation for a product's success, PLM ensures effective management and optimization throughout its lifecycle,” said Michael Pieper, General Manager at XPLM. “Integrating PALMA with PLM ultimately supports innovation, cost-effectiveness and customer satisfaction and can significantly enhance the overall efficiency and success of a product.”

This partnership marks the beginning of a transformative journey in engineering configuration management. For more information on how XPLM and Modular Management are paving the way for a new era in modular design and engineering excellence, please visit or

About XPLM

XPLM is a global solution provider. The core competence of the company, founded in 2005, is to connect people, systems, and processes. With its unique portfolio, XPLM enables its customers to share all information generated by an interdisciplinary product development across the boundaries of systems and organizations in an end-to-end manner. Integrating and federating technical data, these solutions mean faster time to market at reduced innovation costs and thus, a rapid ROI. XPLM is headquartered in Dresden, Germany, with offices in USA and Japan.