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NorthRidge Software Releases Advanced Search Solution for Aras PLM Software Suite

Community Search Solution Freely Available on Provides Simple User Interface for Searching Complex Enterprise Data Sets

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – June 8, 2011 – Aras®, the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions, today announced that NorthRidge Software, a developer of enterprise search solutions and member of the Aras Partner Program, has released Discover Innovator Community Edition, a sophisticated search solution for the Aras Innovator PLM solution suite. Discover Innovator provides users with a high performance, easy to use interface for accessing the full range of complex data sets managed in Aras Innovator, as well as information stored in other locations across the enterprise, including Intranet sites, SharePoint, file shares and more. The Community Edition of Discover Innovator is freely available for download at

Developed with Apache Lucene, an open source search engine, Discover Innovator enables Aras users to quickly and easily locate and open drawings, documents, quality data, regulatory specifications, requirements, BOMs and more by searching on keyword terms, phrases in the content, or metadata values. Searches are performed using a familiar Google-like user interface and results are presented in a shopping cart-like view with the ability to drill-down into results.

“Discover Innovator makes advanced search available and approachable for Aras users of all levels throughout the enterprise. Non-technical users will like the familiar user interface and advanced users will appreciate the speed, accuracy and completeness of the search technology and search results,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras.

NorthRidge Software
NorthRidge Software recognizes that information is the lifeblood of todays dynamic enterprise. The company specializes in advanced search solutions that enable organizations to fully leverage investments in content assets and enterprise applications. NorthRidge combines extensive experience in product development processes, technology and application development with a proven methodology and leading open source technology to accelerate the distribution of information throughout an enterprise. With a simple, intuitive search, knowledge workers have immediate and secure access to information stored in Content Management Systems, Collaboration Tools, ERP, PLM, Intranet Sites, File Shares, External Web Sites and more. For more information please visit

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 or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm