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Aras PLM Solution Selected By Textron Defense Systems


Aras Enterprise Open Source PLM Software to Improve Project and Program Management, Risk Mitigation and Integrated Document Management

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – June 16, 2010 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, has selected the Aras Innovator suite on the Microsoft platform for enterprise PLM. Aras will support the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) with capabilities including program management, risk management, configuration and change management, and product data management with CAD/EDA connectors to NX, Allegro, OrCAD, and PADS along with integration to SAP.


“Textron Defense Systems is committed to developing winning solutions to the most complicated engineering challenges and we believe Aras’s approach to enterprise-wide PLM will help us deliver on that commitment,” said Chief Information Officer Tony DeGregorio of Textron Systems Corporation. “The enterprise open source approach and elimination of PLM license fees initially got our attention, however, what really drove our selection of Aras was the comprehensive PLM functionality and advanced technology.”


“Aras is designed to meet the uniquely complex requirements of global aerospace and defense organizations,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Aras provides A&D companies with a highly secure, robust PLM environment that automates critical business processes to improve information control and collaboration while improving visibility into program and project risks.”


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, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand, Klockner Desma, Hi-P and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com



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