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Aras Achieves Four Star Certification Rating for Complex Enterprise Product Configuration & Change Management


Aras Rated Higher Than Oracle’s Agile PLM and PTC’s Windchill.

Andover, MA, June 04, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Aras, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that the Aras Innovator solution suite for enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has achieved a four star CMII certification rating from the Institute of Configuration Management (ICM). The ICM certification provides independent validation of Aras Innovator’s compliance with the industry recognized CMII best practices for configuration and change management.

“Configuration and change management of complex information is critical to profitable business operations. Our rigorous software certification process has validated Aras four star rating for CMII processes and includes direct input from CMII certified practitioners at companies in the field,” said Vincent Guess, President of the Institute of Configuration Management. “The open approach used by Aras that incorporates collaborative innovations from people all over the world is quickly providing unique new advancements in configuration management software.”

The Institute of Configuration Management (ICM) is the leading provider of research, education, training, and certification in the field of configuration management. The ICM defines and administers the CMII certification for configuration and change management solutions with a five star rating system. No solution has ever achieved a five star certification level.

Four star certification makes Aras Innovator the highest rated major enterprise PLM solution for complex configuration & change management; Aras is more highly rated than Oracle’s Agile PLM (1 star only) and PTC’s Windchill (certification revoked).

Aras is now validated as the best enterprise PLM solution for managing complex product configurations, and the Aras change management capabilities are recognized as the next generation of advanced online workflows for complicated business process management. ICM’s extensive software certification process includes a comprehensive solution evaluation and direct feedback from CMII certified personnel at Fortune 500 companies using the Aras solutions.

“We are proud to have achieved a four star certification rating by the Institute of Configuration Management,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Companies all over the world have recognized that the open approach delivers superior results, and this certification adds further proof that Aras is now the most advanced enterprise PLM solution available.”

About The Institute of Configuration Management
The Institute of Configuration Management (ICM) is the leading provider of research, education, training, and certification in the field of configuration management. ICM has certified over 4000 practitioners worldwide in the CMII principles for configuration and change management. ICM is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For additional information visit www.icmhq.com

About Aras
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 www.aras.com

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