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Aras Names Former Agile Executive Mark Beaulieu as Vice President of Consulting Services


New Aras Executive to Deliver Excellence in Professional Services

ANDOVER, MASS. - November 19, 2007 - Aras Corporation, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced the appointment of Mark Beaulieu as vice president of Consulting Services. Mr. Beaulieu will lead Aras professional services organization with responsibility for solution deployments, implementation methodology, packaged service offerings, partner service engagement, and customer satisfaction.


Mark Beaulieu brings over 15 years of leadership experience in professional services consulting on product development best practices and enterprise software solution implementations. As Director of Professional Services at Agile Software, a market leading provider of enterprise PLM solutions that was acquired by Oracle Corporation, Mr. Beaulieu had a reputation for consistently achieving customer satisfaction and delivering business results that improve companies' competitive advantage.


Prior to joining Agile Software, Mr. Beaulieu led successful enterprise systems projects in new product development and introduction for Workgroup Technologies and was a design engineer at MA/COM and Smith &Nephew.


"Mark's expertise in product lifecycle management solutions and his proven ability to deliver business results for enterprise customers is a strategic win for Aras," said Peter Schroer, President of Aras Corporation. "Mark Beaulieu understands the corporate benefits of the phased implementation process, and has a real world understanding of what it takes to achieve success quickly in both global enterprise supply chain rollouts and small and midsized company deployments."


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 Microsoft skill sets and infrastructure. Aras delivers the Aras Innovator® suite of solutions providing an alternative to conventional enterprise applications. The Aras Innovator application framework technology is a next generation model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] in Microsoft .NET with unmatched flexibility enabling companies to deploy quickly and adapt easily while maintaining upgradeability. Customers include Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Lawrence, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com