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Hitachi Systems of Japan Joins the Aras Partner Program


Leading IT Services and Solutions Firm to Feature Aras PLM Solution Suite in Manufacturing Services Offering

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – May 21, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Hitachi Systems, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has joined the Aras Partner Program. Hitachi will offer the Aras PLM solution suite to its global clients as part of its comprehensive manufacturing services.


Formed as a result of the merger of Hitachi Electronics Services Co. and Hitachi Information Systems, Hitachi Systems supports the business growth of its customers by offering genuine one-stop services across the IT lifecycle, from system consulting to system construction, installation, operation, and maintenance. Areas of expertise include cloud technology, system construction, outsourcing, systems operation and maintenance, and IT environment building. For more information, please visit http://www.hitachi-systems.com/eng/


“Hitachi has a very strong track record in all areas of IT services and deep experience in the design, development and implementation of business systems. We are very pleased to welcome Hitachi Systems to the Aras Partner Program and the Aras Corporate Community,” said Masahiko Hisatsugu, President of Aras Japan.


日立システムズは、Arasのパートナープログラムに参加しています。日立システムズは、包括的な製造サービスの一環として、世界中のお客様にArasのPLMソリューション•スイートを提供していきます。同社は、システムのコンサルティングからシステム構築および保守に至るまで、ITライフサイクルをワンストップ•サービスを提供することで、お客様のビジネスの成長をサポートしています。Arasの日本の社長の久次 昌彦は、「様々なIT分野のサービスや業務システムの設計、開発、実装に深い経験を持つ日立システムズがアラスのコミュニティに参加することを歓迎します。」とコメントしています。


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 www.aras.com or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm