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xLM Solutions Joins Aras Partner Program to Provide PLM Migration Services for ENOVIA SmarTeam to Aras Innovator


Leading PLM System Integrator xLM Solutions Becomes Aras Partner to Help Companies Move from Legacy PLM Systems to Aras

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – January 29, 2014 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that xLM Solutions, a PLM consulting and systems integration firm with U.S. headquarters in West Bloomfield, Michigan has joined the Aras Partner Program. Specializing in ENOVIA SmarTeam, xLM Solutions provides deep expertise in PLM migrations to help companies using SmarTeam and other legacy PLM products plan a path forward with Aras and move to Aras Innovator’s PLM platform and suite.

"Companies managing CATIA V5, SolidWorks and other CAD systems with SmarTeam are recognizing that Aras is a logical PLM direction because of the out-of-the-box functionality, flexible Web-based technology and subscription business model," said Marc Young, managing director of xLM Solutions. "Whether it's a complete migration to re-platform or an integration to pockets of working functionality like CAD file management, xLM enables users of SmarTeam and other PDM systems to take full advantage of Aras’s PLM solutions enterprise-wide."

xLM Solutions provides end-to-end Lifecycle Management and IT services that include requirements analysis, migration planning, solution implementation, customization, and systems integration. The xLM team consists of experienced technology consultants, business process specialists, software architects, developers and integration professionals. More information at http://www.xlmsolutions.com

"As companies of all sizes look to the future and the development of their next generation innovations, the rapid rate of change and growing complexity in products and processes are forcing businesses to re-platform and move to our more modern, flexible and scalable PLM solutions," said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. "With extensive knowledge in migration strategies xLM Solutions is uniquely qualified to help companies move from older PLM technologies that no longer support their needs like SmarTeam to Aras which is designed to get them up and running quickly and provide PLM capabilities for the future."

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm