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DataSquare Joins Aras Partner Program

Provides Extensive Expertise in Enterprise PLM Deployments for Companies in Central Europe with Complex Products and Processes

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland - June 27, 2008 - Aras®, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that DataSquare GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of product lifecycle management [PLM] solution implementation and systems integration services for companies with complex products and processes, has joined the Aras Partner Program.

DataSquare will provide a full range of services for deploying the Aras Innovator solution for enterprise PLM including implementation consulting for data management, systems integration, data security and systems infrastructure. DataSquare has extensive expertise in heavy manufacturing companies in aerospace, automotive, and industrial as well as project-based firms in pipeline construction and engineering services.

"The innovative business model that Aras uses providing the software for no charge combined with the state of the art service-orientated architecture technology in the product will enable companies across Europe to implementation PLM much more quickly," said Michael van Hauten, General Manager for DataSquare. "Enterprise open source is a major trend which has finally reached the PLM market to create new value for companies of all sizes because the risks are removed. With Aras we are able to work with clients to improve PLM business process performance without the customer having to spend a huge upfront expense on license fees."

"We welcome DataSquare to our partner program and to the growing Aras corporate community," said Martin Allemann, Vice President EMEA for Aras. "DataSquare's excellent reputation and significant PLM experience will benefit companies throughout Central Europe that want to take advantage of the Aras solutions and need a trusted local partner."

About DataSquare GmbH & Co. KG
DataSquare provides product lifecycle management solution implementation and systems integration services to companies with complex products and processes. DataSquare offers full service enterprise PLM implementation services with complete capabilities across Central Europe. DataSquare is privately held with headquarters in Hamburg Germany. For additional information visit

About Aras
Aras® is the leader in providing Microsoft enterprise open source solutions. Aras delivers the most advanced model-based service-oriented architecture [SOA] solutions for enterprise Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] on the Microsoft platform. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquartered in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit