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Aras Community Network Event Adds Corporate Presenters XEROX, ACCO Brands, and Esterline Aerospace & Defense

Industry Leaders to Present on Strategy and Best Practices Using Aras Solutions

ANDOVER, Mass. - April 29, 2008 - Aras®, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that the Aras Community Network Spring 2008 international event, scheduled for Wednesday May 7th 2008, will be held at the Microsoft office in Downers Grove, Illinois, and that new presentations and event sessions have been added.

The event will include presentations from XEROX [NYSE: XRX], ACCO Brands [NYSE: ABD], Esterline Technologies [NYSE: ESL] and other leading corporate community members on applying the Aras Innovator enterprise open source software solutions on the Microsoft platform to strategic business process initiatives. Topics will include:

  • Achieving Global Growth with Innovation &Time to Market
  • Enterprise PLM Business Confidence from Evaluation and Pilot Results
  • Integration Strategies for Aras Innovator Enterprise PLM to ERP and CAD Systems
  • Solutions for Complex Product Variant and Option Management
The one day event will include corporate presentations, breakout sessions, and panel discussions, and will cover best practice approaches and collaborative development projects for the advanced Aras Innovator enterprise SOA solutions for PLM.

The Aras Community Network event is free to attend. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Agenda details and registration form are available at

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