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Aras Community Newsletter -- December 2009
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in this issue
-- NEWS - Aras is First PLM Software Solution Enabled on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
-- COMMUNITY QUOTES - The Buzz on Aras
-- PARTNERS - New Partners Welcomed to the Community
-- UPCOMING - Training Sessions
-- Recent Downloads


Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you have a great holiday break and a peaceful and prosperous 2010.


NEWS - Aras is First PLM Software Solution Enabled on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
This month we announced another PLM industry first: The Aras Innovator suite has been enabled on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

MCADCafé covered our news saying, "By being first to take advantage of the latest Microsoft platform technology advancements Aras is delivering the most scalable, reliable, and secure enterprise PLM software solution available on the market today... Aras Innovator is designed and developed on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 to take advantage of the innovative and robust capabilities offered for global corporations that require significant scalability, high availability, and comprehensive administration. By combining advanced functionality with an enterprise open source approach Aras is able to deliver a truly unique PLM value proposition to companies of all sizes: better PLM software solutions that eliminate PLM license expenses forever." You can read the full article on MCADCafé

This is a significant development which further establishes Aras as the technology leader in the PLM market.

I often wonder why it takes other PLM providers so long to adopt the latest technologies on the market? Sometimes over 2 years?!? Would love to hear your thoughts on this... if you've got any ideas, please feel free to share them with me either by email or posting on the Aras Community Network on LinkedIn. Looking forward to your comments.

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COMMUNITY QUOTES - The Buzz on Aras
Here are some more recent quotes from around the web and on our comment listing area.

View more quotes and make your opinion known as well... "PLM architectures must provide easy means for customization and integration to keep the total cost of ownership as low as possible and to quicken the time to achieve a return on investment."

Marc Halpern, PLM Research Director
Gartner


"We needed a solution that is flexible enough to accommodate the inherent changes our customers are requiring as we scale up our manufacturing volumes."

Al Lock, Director of Engineering
SRC


"A next generation PDM and PLM solution is essential to enhance the competitive edge of our products. In addition, we find the tool vital in developing a quality driven product development process, essential for building carrier-grade products. We are so very pleased with the speed and ease of deployment, that we are considering expanding the solution into new areas."

Arnob Roy, President of Engineering
Tejas Networks


"We needed an enterprise solution that would help us manage our development process more effectively and provide status as a result of the business we conduct, as opposed to a separate reporting system that we had to maintain."

Jean-Michel Boujon, Quality, Health and Safety, Manager
Freudenberg


"Viva ARAS!!!"

Jorge
unknown - posted on Aras Forums

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PARTNERS - New Partners Welcomed to the Community
We have a continuing stream of new partners joining the corporate community from around the world.

If your company needs expert assistance on Aras I encourage you to review the Aras Partner page to find an experienced provider near you.

Please join me in welcoming some of the new community members:

Defiance Tech - Defiance, a Hinduja group company located in India, is a leading provider of Engineering, Manufacturing and Enterprise (EME) solutions to global customers leveraging a global delivery model.

Finsoft Data GmbH - Finsoft is a Microsoft certified partner in Switzerland that specializes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and offers consulting expertise on implementation, integration, and optimization for end-to-end supply chain collaboration with ERP and PLM.

i- Infusion - i-Infusion helps companies model, orchestrate and manage complex CMII configuration- related business processes and delivers systematic results for greater efficiency at lower costs. Clients include Lockheed Martin, Daimler Chrysler, Boeing, Raytheon, Tyco, and Northrop Grumman.

IRIS Software Inc. - Iris Software offers a breadth of technology services including PLM, ERP, SCM, EDI, RFID, and Business Intelligence with deep experience in vertical industry sectors including Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics, Consumer Goods, Automotive, and Transportation.

Mahindra Satyam - Mahindra Satyam (NYSE: SAY) is a leading global business and information technology services company. The PLM Center-of-Excellence (CoE) at Mahindra Satyam provides expertise on all of the major PLM systems including Aras to deliver innovative solutions for clients.

If your firm is a PLM systems integrator we encourage you to join. The Aras Partner Program provides significant advantages over the traditional partner programs offered by PTC, Oracle Agile, and the other legacy PLM / PDM providers.

Learn More about the Aras Partner Program


UPCOMING - Training Sessions
Training combines hands-on exercises, overview presentations, and discussions so that participants achieve an in-depth understanding of the topics.

Get the education you and your team need for success with the Aras solutions.

Remember, regularly scheduled training sessions are FREE for Aras Unlimited subscribers.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Jan 18 - Aras Innovator Administration - Boston, MA

Jan 20 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Boston, MA

Jan 21 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Boston, MA


Jan 25 - Aras Innovator Administration - Munich, Germany

Jan 27 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Munich, Germany

Jan 28 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Munich, Germany


Jan 7 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - KunShan, China

Jan 14 - Aras PLM Solutions - Taipei, Taiwan

Jan 21 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - ChengDu, China

Jan 28 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei, Taiwan

Jan 28 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - KunShan, China


Feb 15 - Aras Innovator Administration - Boston, MA

Feb 17 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Boston, MA

Feb 18 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Boston, MA


Feb 22 - Aras Innovator Administration - Munich, Germany

Feb 24 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Munich, Germany

Feb 25 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Munich, Germany


Feb 4 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - ChengDu, China

Feb 11 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei, Taiwan

Feb 25 - Aras PLM Solutions - Taipei, Taiwan

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