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Aras Delivers PLM Software Solution for International Engineering Company

Enterprise Open Source Solution for Product Life-cycle Management to Optimize Product Design and Development Processes

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland - December 16, 2009 - Aras®, leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] software solution provider, today announced that Klöckner Desma Schuhmaschinen GmbH will deploy the Aras Innovator suite to replace the existing PLM system from Oracle Agile and improve the product design and development process. Desma, based in Achim near Bremen, is a leading supplier of robotic systems, machinery and moulds for the footwear industry.

The implementation of Aras PLM software solution will occur during the first quarter of 2010 with a full production rollout across the company in the second quarter. The deployment will span the global design and development organization and include process planning, tooling, and NC programming departments, as well as, other groups across the company.

Desma will use Aras as the central repository for all product data management providing secure online access for all worldwide locations including factories and warehouses. All of the critical design and development processes will be managed in Aras including configuration management, Bill of Materials (BOM) management, and change management. Desma will also utilize Aras for CAD file management of Siemens NX and integrate the PLM software solution with the SAP ERP system for bi-directional data exchange.

With the Aras training Desma’s IT staff will work independently and self sufficiently to automate additional business processes and continuously adapt the PLM solution to new customer requirements, regulations, and future market conditions. Every download of the enterprise open source PLM software suite from Aras includes a powerful graphical solution studio that enables real-time changes to workflows, forms, business rules, data schema and other aspects of the PLM solution without the need for complex programming.

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 and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit