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The vdR Group Announce Their Partnership with Alcove9, Developers of Advanced Search Technologies

Technology Specialists Provide Interoperability and Integration Solutions

Orange, CA, April 18, 2012 --( The vdR Group, business system integration specialists, and Alcove9, developers of open source advanced search technologies such as the a9 Hub, announce their partnership. The partnership improves the productivity of clients' critical business systems by combining the power of custom interoperability with advanced search capabilities.

The vdR Group recently announced the launch of their new service offering, Optimize, providing custom enterprise application integration (EAI) services for open source solutions. Optimize services were deployed on a project for Alcove9 to develop connectivity and a user-interface enhancement between the a9 Hub and Aras Innovator. The result is a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator, enabling Aras Innovator data and files to now be searchable data sources within the a9 Hub. The product also provides Aras customers with the ability to leverage the power of Alcove9's advanced search capabilities within the familiar user-interface of Aras Innovator, or completely independent of it. Users can immediately locate part and product data residing in Aras Innovator without requiring prior knowledge of its object type, and also view other data sources that have been indexed throughout an enterprise.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with The vdR Group,” said Sam Abu-Hamdan, President of Alcove9. "Their ability to provide connectivity and enhancement services of open source to open source solutions, as well as, open source to proprietary business systems is extremely beneficial to our clients."

“Alcove9's advanced search capabilities are a great example of open source technology providing immediate efficiency improvements for customers" said Martin van der Roest, President of The vdR Group. "We look forward to building upon our new partnership with Alcove9 while continuing to optimize the interoperability of CAD, PDM, PLM, ECM, and ERP to support our clients' unique workflow requirements."

A video demonstration of a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator can be found at:

About The vdR Group:
The vdR Group are enterprise application integration (EAI) specialists. They partner with manufacturing and engineering clients to understand the workflow of their vital business systems and provide optimized interconnectivity between them. The vdR Group provides custom integration services for both proprietary and open source CAD, PDM, PLM, ECM, and ERP business systems with a focus on improved connectivity, GUI enhancements, and extended functionality. For additional information please visit, or

About Alcove9:
Alcove9 provides on-premise search solutions for engineering and manufacturing organizations to resolve the daily challenges of product data accessibility and unnecessary duplication. Since its initial release in the mid 2000’s, the a9 suite of “deep Search” solutions has helped more than 100 companies and 120,000 users quickly and easily find, view and use their data for timely decision-making and data reuse. Search-engine-like, browser-based and application-embedded interfaces enable users to search beyond naming conventions, meta data and file attributes to retrieve information from deep within a file, regardless of its content, format or location. Alcove9 products are backed by a team of professionals with many years of experience in design and engineering efficiency, engineering applications integration and workflow analysis. For more information visit
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