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Motorola University to Host Aras Community Network

Kick-off Event Scheduled for March 27 2007

LAWRENCE, MASS. - March 7, 2007 - Aras Corporation, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that the Aras Community Network's 2007 kick-off event, scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th 2007, will be hosted at the Motorola University located in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The one-day event includes presentations from industry leaders at Motorola, Freudenberg-NOK, and Ogihara America Corporation on applying the Aras Innovator enterprise open source software solutions to address strategic business initiatives. Topics will include:

  • Project & resource management best practices for complex development programs
  • Practical approaches to product development for Lean manufacturing integrated with APQP
  • Implementing quality systems and corrective &preventive actions [CAPA] for effective compliance and continuous improvement
Afternoon breakout sessions will be facilitated by the Institute for Configuration Management and Aras Innovator experts, and will cover best practice approaches and collaborative development projects for configuration &change management, corrective &preventive action processes, CAD software integration, and environmental compliance using Aras Innovator.

The Aras Community Network event is free to attend. Agenda details and registration form are available at

About Aras Corporation
Aras® Corporation is the leader in providing Microsoft enterprise open source software solutions to companies that want the control and flexibility of open source and have Microsoft skill sets and infrastructure. Aras delivers the Aras Innovator® suite of solutions providing an alternative to conventional enterprise applications. The Aras Innovator application framework technology is a next generation model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] in Microsoft .NET with unmatched flexibility enabling companies to deploy quickly and adapt easily while maintaining upgradeability. Customers include Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Lawrence, Mass. For additional information visit