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Aras to Present on Business Strategy of Moving to Enterprise Open Source on Microsoft at PDMA-BPMA Event


Industry Leader Provides Critical Insight on Business Considerations and Strategies to Manage Commercial Open Source Transformation

ANDOVER, MASS. - November 27, 2007 - Aras® Corporation, leading Microsoft® enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that Marc Lind, vice president of marketing, will present "Open Source Transformation: Managing the Transition to an Open Source Business Model" at the upcoming joint session of the New England chapter of the Product Development &Management Association (PDMA) and the Boston Product Management Association (BPMA).


Mr. Lind's presentation will cover how Aras Corp. successfully managed the transition from a conventional enterprise software model to the first enterprise open source company exclusively on the Microsoft platform. Topics will include key business considerations evaluated and important management strategies undertaken during the year long conversion process.


The PDMA and BPMA session will be held on November 29, 2007 at 6:30 PM EDT at the Microsoft Corporation offices located at 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA 02451 - Sixth Floor, Conference Room MPR B - Event details &online registration available at: http://www.productinnovators.com/newengland/events/index.htm


About PDMA
The Product Development &Management Association (PDMA) is the premier advocate and comprehensive resource for product development and innovation professionals in the United States and abroad. More than 3,500 members worldwide take advantage of the PDMA's resources encompassing professional development, education, experience, networking, collaboration, certification and recognition. For additional information on the New England chapter visit www.pdma.org/newengland


About BPMA
The Boston Product Management Association (BPMA) is the only professional association in the Greater Boston region dedicated to the career development of product management and product marketing professionals. Membership consists of product managers, product marketing managers, brand managers and other business professionals engaged in activities relating to the management or development of professional products or services. For additional information visit www.bostonproducts.org


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 the Microsoft platform and skills sets. Aras delivers a suite of solutions on the Aras Innovator® enterprise application framework, the most advanced model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] on the Microsoft platform with unmatched flexibility enabling companies to deploy quickly and adapt easily while maintaining upgradeability. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com