GIV GROUP Joins Aras Partner Program

Focuses on Global Consumer Packaged Goods and Pharmaceutical Industries.

Andover, MA, October 02, 2008 --( Aras, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that GIV GROUP, an experienced provider of systems integration services and an independent software vendor of product lifecycle management [PLM] solutions for the consumer packaged goods [CPG] and pharmaceutical industries, has joined the Aras Partner Program.

GIV GROUP [consists on GIV Solutions Ltd, GIV-IT Ltd] provides a comprehensive approach to enterprise solution implementations for PLM systems. GIV-IT Ltd will provide PLM services across industries in Israel and Eastern Europe for the Aras solutions. GIV has specific expertise in the complex product packaging life-cycle management processes in the CPG, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical verticals. The constant consumer desire for fresh, new brand images necessitates unique designs and continuous packaging innovation. The complex planning, development and change processes required to rapidly deliver new packaging variations across the product life cycle requires specialized PLM processes for greater coordination and collaboration.

“The myriad of consumer design preferences have combined with increasing international regulatory compliance mandates to create unprecedented product packaging complexity at global CPG and pharmaceutical companies,” said Meir Givon, CEO for GIV GROUP. “GIV has developed a powerful solution yet lean and easy-to-use approach to those verticals. The advanced Aras enterprise SOA for PLM is incredibly powerful enabling the GIV-PLM solution best practices for product packaging with cutting edge technology.”

“GIV brings deep industry knowledge of the consumer goods and pharmaceutical industry product packaging processes to the community and we welcome our newest strategic partner,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “GIV’s exceptional reputation for leadership and innovation comes directly from customer success.”

GIV Solutions Ltd, within the GIV GROUP, provides a comprehensive approach for a wide variety of enterprise solution technologies. Since 2001, GIV-IT has specialized in PLM systems development and support. GIV GROUP has specific expertise in the complex product packaging life-cycle management processes in the CPG, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical verticals. GIV GROUP is privately held with global headquartered in Raanana, Israel. For additional information visit and

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Aras is the leader in providing Microsoft enterprise open source solutions. Aras delivers the most advanced model-based service-oriented architecture [SOA] solutions for enterprise Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] on the Microsoft platform. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquartered in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit

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