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Aras and HCL form Partnership to Develop Next-Generation PLM Solutions


HCL to Incorporate Sustainable Product Development on Aras Advanced PLM Platform for Global Enterprises and Supply Chain Partners

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – February 10, 2011 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that HCL Technologies, a global IT services company, has joined the Aras partner program which provides a wide range of benefits including expert developer resources, strategic account access and worldwide go-to-market.


HCL will combine the Aras enterprise open source PLM solution suite with its Sustainable Product Development practices to provide global customers with advanced PLM solutions that are highly flexible, scalable and secure. Companies of all sizes working to meet the complex requirements for global enterprise PLM solutions, include sustainability, will benefit from the solutions.


HCL will develop several next-generation PLM solutions on the Aras PLM platform including the Green Design Workbench (GDWTM), a proprietary solution framework focused on environmental compliance across the lifecycle including the product design, development, operation and End of Life phases.


“Innovation and Product Development are the twin pillars of HCL’s heritage,” said Sandeep Kishore, EVP and Global Head Sales and Practice-Engineering and R&D Services at HCL Technologies. “Our investment in cutting edge solutions and focus on the environment is further advanced by this partnership.”


HCL is a $3 billion global IT services firm that focuses on transformational outsourcing through an integrated portfolio of services, including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services, and business process outsourcing. The company has over 70,000 employees in 26 countries around the world providing services to companies in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense, Telecom, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Automotive, Government, Energy & Utilities.


“These next-generation solutions provide the opportunity for companies to transform corporate processes—through inclusion of cloud-based environmental information and business process outsourcing of product engineering services—all while greening their corporate PLM environment,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “HCL is known as an innovator and we look forward to working together to provide new PLM approaches for sustainability.”


About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand, Klöckner Desma, Hi-P and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm


About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First’ which empowers our 72,267 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 3.1 billion (Rs. 14,101 crores), as on 31st December 2010 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com.


About HCL
HCL is a $5.5 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 77,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 29 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading Global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms. For more information, please visit >www.hcl.com.


Forward-looking Statements
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