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Aras Achieves ISV Competency in Microsoft Partner Program


Aras Recognized for Delivering Enterprise Software Solutions on the Microsoft Platform

LAWRENCE, MASS. - May 23, 2006 - Aras Corporation, a premier provider of product development &quality compliance enterprise software solutions for performance driven companies, today announced that the company has achieved the Independent Software Vendor ISV / Software Solutions Competency within the global Microsoft Partner Program.


Aras' unique model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] in Microsoft .NET is the only comprehensive enterprise PLM solution on the market based entirely on the Microsoft enterprise SOA technologies. Companies achieve alignment with customer requirements, reduce new product risks, ensure quality compliance, and shorten development cycles with Aras solutions. Product risk management and closed-loop quality processes are combined with support for Lean product development to deliver bottom line business results.


"We recognize the importance of demonstrating our software solution provider competency within the Microsoft partner program," said Peter Schroer, President of Aras Corporation. "With this accomplishment enterprise customers and other Microsoft partners will immediately be able to identify Aras as a provider of software solutions on the Microsoft platform."


About Aras Corporation
Aras® delivers product development &quality management enterprise software solutions for performance driven companies. Aras enterprise solutions provide a process-oriented approach to product lifecycle management [PLM] helping companies achieve alignment with customer requirements, reduce new product risks, ensure quality compliance, and shorten development cycles. The Aras Innovator<sup>®</sup> application framework is a next generation model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] in Microsoft® .NET with unmatched flexibility enabling companies to deploy quickly and adapt easily for the lowest Total Cost of Ownership on the market. Customers include Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg-NOK, Ingersoll-Rand and ACCO Swingline. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Lawrence, Mass. For additional information call [978] 691-8900 or visit www.aras.com