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CrossControl AB Selects Aras Solution Suite Combined with Minerva EHT for Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management

High Functionality, Low Risk and Accelerated Implementation are Key Factors in Decision Making Process

Andover, MASS. and Aarhus, Denmark – May 25, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that CrossControl AB, a leading manufacturer of industrial vehicle solutions, has selected the Aras PLM solution suite combined with Minerva’s Electronic and High-Tech (EHT) solution for Product Data Management, Quality Planning, Issue Handling, Requirements Management, Project Management and more. High functionality, low risk and accelerated implementation were key factors in CrossControl’s selection.

CrossControl develops industrial vehicle solutions for user interaction and management that put humans in control in critical environments. In selecting Aras, CrossControl joins the growing number of companies that recognize the value of Aras’s open business model and extensive product capabilities. “The ability for us to download Aras and understand the full capabilities of the product was essential for us to mitigate risk. Further, the ability to extend Aras into many different areas without having to worry about additional modular costs was another point in Aras’s favor,” said Lars Olsson, Product Portfolio Manager at CrossControl AB.

To accelerate implementation and leverage industry best practices, the Company will implement Minerva’s Electronic and High-Tech solution for Aras Innovator® “As a business, we are constantly looking to improve. When we saw the capabilities of the Minerva / Aras technology, combined with Minerva’s industry experience and deep understanding of our business, we felt this was the partner and solution for us. We clearly see a difference from other vendors who still act as if PLM is just a way to manage mechanical drawings instead of a tool that integrates many aspects of product management for the whole company into the same environment,” said Olsson.

“We at Minerva are excited to provide CrossControl with a comprehensive PLM solution that has the power and functionality to go beyond product information, providing benefits throughout the enterprise without being bound by the costs and restrictions of traditional PLM licensing models. Based on our successful collaboration to date, we are very confident that we can help CrossControl achieve their PLM and business objectives,” said Leon Lauritsen, Director at Minerva.

About CrossControl AB
CrossControl AB provides technology that puts humans in control of vehicles in critical environments. CrossControl was founded in 1991 as a spin-off from John Deere’s long-established forestry machine operations which had a large engineering and development centre in the region. The forestry sector in general and John Deere in particular, were pioneers in the deployment of electronic vehicle controls and soon recognized the importance of addressing human-machine interaction. With this experience and background, the company has evolved to bring knowledge and solutions to a broad range of industrial vehicle applications and businesses. For more information, please visit

About Minerva
Since 1996 Minerva has implemented Enterprise solutions in both PLM and ERP. Minerva has established itself as Europe’s largest Aras implementation partner. Our customers value that we challenge their current ways of operating and that they are assisted in getting a better insight in the options available in order to reach these goals. At Minerva we not only help describing the customers' current state and the ways to reach the ultimate end goal, we also implement the systems to support the change management process. Minerva has also established themselves as large contributor to Aras in terms of provided different add-on capabilities. These add-ons are technical productivity tools, integrations and also full industry solutions. For additional information 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, 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