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Aras Provides Agile Customers Path Forward Migration Program with Microsoft Enterprise Open Source PLM Solutions

Attractive Option for Agile Customers Seeking Alternative to Avoid Running Unsupported Software or Paying for Oracle Forced Upgrade

LAWRENCE, MASS. - June 5, 2007 - Aras Corporation, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced the details of the Agile Path Forward program, a migration package for Agile Software customers seeking to avoid:

  • Paying for a forced upgrade by Oracle Corporation, or
  • Running an unsupported version of the Agile PLM system.
Under the Agile Path Forward program, companies using Agile software have a clear road map to the next generation of PLM business software. The migration program is primarily targeted at companies running releases of the Agile software prior to version 9.

The program from Aras includes proven software solutions and comprehensive migration services, and because the Aras Innovator solution suite is a Microsoft enterprise open source offering there are no software licenses to purchase.

The Agile Path Forward program includes:

  • Aras Innovator - Unlimited user access to the Aras solutions with PLM functionality comparable to Agile at no cost [free]
  • Migration Workshop - 5 day session covering training on the Aras solutions and migration planning [$10,000]
The Agile Path Forward program minimizes the time and disruption of moving to a new PLM solution. Aras delivers a PLM solution based on modern Internet service-oriented architecture [SOA] technology providing unmatched flexibility along with free access to additional business solutions including phase-gate program management, product risk management, and RoHS environmental compliance.

For additional information on the Agile Path Forward migration program from Aras visit

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