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Aras Announces OEM Licensing Program for Advanced PLM Suite and Underlying Platform Technology


Enables Global ISVs to Extend Product Lines, Enter New Markets and Get Enterprise-scale Products to Market Faster

ANDOVER, Mass. and MUNICH, Germany – September 17, 2014 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced an OEM licensing program for its advanced PLM platform and technology. Under the program, global independent software providers (ISVs) can license, rebrand and repackage Aras’s proven capabilities as their own. ISVs can license the entire product lifecycle management suite or a subset of the underlying platform technology. Aras established the program as a growth strategy in response to market demand for its advanced technology.

“As global enterprise software providers move aggressively to enter new markets and deliver new functionality to customers, they have to consider how fast they can get to market with the right capabilities,” said Robert Parker, group vice president at IDC. “What Aras is doing by OEM licensing their platform technology and solutions is quite interesting because it gives ISVs a new option to consider that can help them move quickly and offer a competitive alternative.”

The Aras technology is particularly attractive to global providers of ERP, MES, SCM and other enterprise applications that want to expand their product lines and surpass their competition by offering more advanced technology solutions.

“Instead of taking years to build enterprise application functionality from scratch or acquiring outdated technologies, ISVs have a new option: OEM with Aras – whether it’s our entire PLM solution suite or some specific platform functionality – and start generating revenue right away,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “With our OEM program global ISVs have access to modern enterprise software that’s market proven and works together with their existing product portfolio.”

Learn more about the Aras OEM Licensing program at http://aras.com/plm/002660

Current Relationships

Infor – Aras today announced an OEM partnership with Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, whereby Infor will offer the Aras PLM solution suite under its own brand, Infor PLM Innovator – powered by aras, integrated with its Infor 10x platform technology and industry-leading ERP systems. Read more about Infor using Aras at http://aras.com/plm/002661

PACE Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology – PACE, a global provider of intelligent software solutions for the aircraft industry, has embedded the Aras technology for complex configuration structures, revision & versioning, lifecycle management and file vaulting in the Pacelab product line which provides aircraft cabin interior design to leading aerospace companies including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer and others worldwide. Read more about PACE using Aras at http://aras.com/plm/002662 and http://aras.com/plm/002663

CAE – CAE, a global leader in integrated operational and training solutions, has embedded the Aras technology for configuration management of asset structures along with secure federated integration capabilities which connect Esri GIS mapping package and 6 other applications into an Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS).Read more about CAE using Aras at http://aras.com/plm/002664

Aras OEM Licensing Program Benefits

Advanced Technology – Open architecture based entirely web services which is Cloud-ready and mobile-enabled that provides federated integration capabilities for seamless connectivity to other enterprise systems, cloud services and data sources. Scales up and out for the largest global enterprises, yet light-weight – less than 1 million lines of code – for applications where footprint size matters.

Proven Capabilities – Sophisticated workflow, lifecycle state management, structure management, configuration management, project management, requirements management, as well as comprehensive virtualization capabilities, robust security, replicated vaulting and more.

Flexible Business Model – Offer subscriptions, sell licenses or monetize based on transactions or other formats. Run a multi-tenant cloud, deploy in either a traditional data center or a hybrid configuration that includes both conventional and cloud resources.

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm