Manage Items Your Way

Almost everything in the Aras Platform is defined through an Item Type, including properties views, lifecycles, workflows, access permissions, relationships and program methods. Item Types are the basis for the self-describing property of the Aras Platform.

Key Features

  • Defines data structure and behavior
  • Created using in-built modelling tools and stored in the database
  • Defines the characteristics and behavior of Items, which are Item Type instances
  • Can be divided into multi-level sub-classes


  • Flexibility to meet all business needs, maximizing benefits
  • Quick and easy to create and maintain, minimizing IT effort
  • Dynamic modification allows a system to be modified in flight to meet evolving business needs

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