Aras Announces Latest Release of The a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovatorâ„¢

Advanced Search Solution Provides Unified Access to Disparate File System Structures Enabling Users to Quickly Search, Find, Retrieve and Act Upon Content Located Throughout the Enterprise

Andover, MA, November 11, 2011 --( Aras®, the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions, today announced the latest release of The a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator™. Developed by Aras partner Alcove9, a Michigan-based provider of advanced open source intranet-based search solutions, The a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator provides unified access to disparate file system structures, enabling users to quickly search, find, retrieve and act upon content located throughout the enterprise.

With The a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator, Aras users can immediately locate part and product data residing in unrelated repositories, applications and content formats, based on the rights and permissions established in Aras. All properties and files maintained in Aras are fully accessible via the user-friendly Alcove9 interface, and users can view property details and leverage Alcove9’s virtual profile card (VPC) which identifies relationships and structure, and enables the user to visualize documents and drawings.

“The AppConnect from Alcove9 is ideal for large-scale, geographically dispersed organizations,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “When users can quickly and easily locate product-related information no matter where it resides in the company, re-use goes up, costs go down, and time to market accelerates.”

About Alcove9
Alcove9 LLC offers advanced intranet search solutions on an open-source platform for all industry sectors. The company provides a simple solution that helps individuals and companies to decrease the daily challenges and frustrations of accessing, viewing and categorizing product data that may exist in multiple and disparate repositories, applications or content formats. To learn more about Alcove9, visit

About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm

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