Aras Launches New Partner Program

Expands and Enhances Partner Program to Deliver Worldwide Coverage.

Andover, MA, June 28, 2008 --( Aras, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced the new Aras Partner Program that expands the revenue opportunities and profit potential for systems integrators around the world that specialize in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and PDM engineering systems.

The new Aras Partner Program has significant advantages over the traditional PLM/PDM partner programs offered by PTC, Oracle Agile PLM, and others.

• Greater Profit Potential – Because of the Aras open source business model the PLM solutions have no license fees so more of the client’s budget is used for consulting services
• More Revenue Opportunities – The new Aras Partner Program offers the potential to resell Aras subscriptions for additional sales revenue
• Minimal Resource Investment – Aras partners get productive quickly with the resources for success including free training, marketing materials, pre-sales tools, demos, and proven delivery techniques

“By eliminating the large up-front license expense for the PLM software solutions Aras removes the most common obstacle corporate customers face when attempting to start a PLM project with a consulting firm,” explains Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “As an Aras partner the systems integrator and the client company are able to work on strategic business improvements without going through a long, complicated capital budgeting process.”

Aras partners close sales faster because the client does not have to justify purchasing expensive software before starting a PLM consulting project. Partners may expand existing account opportunities using the Aras solutions to complement & extend a client’s current PDM, PLM or ERP system installation.

Systems integrators leverage the Microsoft skill sets already on staff. Consultants will master the Aras solution quickly because everything is Microsoft-based and there are no proprietary languages to learn. The Aras Partner Program provides structured materials and complete training that enable technical personnel to become proficient quickly.

Aras is currently adding qualified new partners worldwide. Recent new Aras Partner Program members include:

BayState InfoTech, a provider of engineering services and consulting in the areas of PLM, knowledge based engineering, and integration services.

CMC Systems, a management consulting and systems integration firm with specialization in smart workflow and high-performance business intelligence.

CRUCIS Technology, a provider of consulting expertise in PLM, engineering, and quality management for Aras Innovator implementations.

Design2Enterprise, a CAD integration technology provider of MCAD, EDA, and PLM system interfaces that publish information to Aras Innovator.

“The new Aras Partner Program provides all of the tools and materials necessary to become productive quickly,” said Martin Allemann, Vice President EMEA for Aras. “Aras offers a new PLM value proposition with greater revenue and profit potential for partners all over the world.”

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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

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