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Hydrometer GmbH Selects Aras PLM Software for Enterprise Product and Project Management


Aras Enterprise Open Source PLM Replaces Legacy System and Provides Integrated ECAD / MCAD and ERP across Global Product Lifecycle

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – August 11, 2010 - Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider,today announced that HYDROMETER, an Ansbach, Germany-based business unit of the DIEHL Metering Group and leading global provider of high-precision measuring devices for water, thermal energy, gas, electricity and individual energy services has selected the Aras PLM software suite for product and project management, documentation and regulatory compliance across the product lifecycle. Replacing HYDROMETER’s existing PDM system, Aras will be integrated with SolidWorks, Allegro and SAP for comprehensive ECAD / MCAD file management, bill of materials (BOM) and engineering change management. Aras will enable the market-leading provider of “smart metering” to reduce costs, improve margins and create better products faster, throughout its world-wide operations.


Since 1862, HYDROMETER GmbH has produced highly accurate and robust meters. Today, as part of the DIEHL Metering Group, HYDROMETER provides an extensive range of pioneering meters to meet the high economic and ecological requirements of the third millennium. With the introduction of intelligent “smart meters,” the company enables customers to handle natural resources and energy in a highly efficient way while contributing significantly to environmental and other conservation objectives.


HYDROMETER selected Aras for its powerful integrations with leading applications such as SAP, and for its flexible, open architecture which gives the company the option of tailoring and implementing the solution independently, with Aras or with their partner of their choice.


“More and more large, global companies like HYDROMETER are recognizing the value of the Aras enterprise open source model,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Aras let’s you control your data and your destiny, and we do it all at a price point that allows you to grow and expand your PLM solution as your business needs evolve. After all, what good is an enterprise solution if it doesn’t reach everyone in the enterprise?”


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