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Open Source PLM: Aras Community Network Kicks Off in Europe with EMEA Event 2008


Industry Leaders to Present on PLM Strategy and Best Practices Using Aras Solutions On Octorber 17 in Germany

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland - October 1, 2008 - Aras®, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced the kick-off event for the Aras Community Network across Europe, Middle East, and Africa [EMEA]. The international event will be held Friday October 17th, 2008 at the Microsoft Deutschland GmbH office in Unterschleißheim Germany [suburb of Munich].


Keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Martin Eigner, globally renowned strategic PLM thought leader, Professor at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, and founder of Eigner+Partner [acquired by Agile / Oracle], will provide his personal insights on the revolutionary innovation in Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] by Aras.


Presentations by Günter Rester, Director Manufacturing Industries - PLM solutions at Microsoft and Martin Allemann, Vice President EMEA for Aras will highlight advances in the PLM industry.


The event will provide opportunities for corporate community members to learn more about the advanced enterprise SOA solutions for PLM on Microsoft, to discuss best practice approaches and to network for collaborative development projects.


Aras Community Network event admission is free and pre-registration is required. Agenda and online registration are available at http://www.aras.com/SendToInnovatorX/100100.aspx


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 www.aras.com