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Matrix Applied Computing Joins Aras Partner Program

Provides Enterprise PLM Implementation Expertise for New Zealand, Australia, and Asia-Pacific Region

ANDOVER, Mass. - October 6, 2008 - Aras®, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that Matrix Applied Computing, New Zealand's largest company dedicated to engineering information technology and an experienced provider of product lifecycle management solution services, has joined the Aras Partner Program.

Matrix has been delivering enterprise product life-cycle management [PLM] solution services to companies throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region for over 20 years. The experienced engineering technology team at Matrix provides a wide range of professional consulting services for successful solutions in product development and manufacturing.

"The Aras enterprise open source model is a very progressive approach that minimizes the business risks of an enterprise PLM solution deployment, while enabling the promise of widespread adoption for maximum business benefit. Matrix is pleased to become a partner in the Aras corporate community, with the fresh and innovative strategy and solution from Aras," said Jim Culberson, Managing Director for Matrix Applied Computing. "The advanced Aras solutions provide companies of all sizes with clear technology advantages that deliver real business results."

"Aras welcomes Matrix as a new member of the partner program, and we are glad to have Matrix's considerable expertise in product life cycle management solution deployment and engineering best practices," said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. "The extensive experience that Matrix has in PLM deployments will benefit companies across industries that need professional assistance implementing the Aras solutions to achieve business results."

About Matrix Applied Computing
Matrix Applied Computing was established 1984 by engineers specialising in technical computing to apply world class information technology backed by leading professional expertise. Today Matrix is New Zealand's largest company dedicated to engineering information technology spanning product life cycle management, engineering design & manufacturing, and plant & process solutions. 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