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ACE 2013 Europe Draws Global Audience for PLM User Conference

Leading Companies from more than 10 Nations Come Together in Bad Soden Germany to Collaborate on Aras Next Generation Product Lifecycle Management

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – November 8, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced a successful European user conference. ACE 2013 Europe (Aras Community Event) took place October 29-30 in Bad Soden, Germany. IT and industry experts from more than 10 countries gathered together for an intensive knowledge exchange on PLM related topics. Highlights included user presentations and participation from Alessi, Breton SpA, Carestream Health, Freudenberg, GETRAG Ford Transmissions, North Sea Electronics, Saab, Schrader Electronics and more.

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Aras President and Founder Peter Schroer shared his vision for the Future of PLM, stressing the need for resiliency and openness in PLM solutions, and the importance of people in the product lifecycle. The Aras Tech team rounded out the 2-day event with presentations on What’s New & Coming Soon from Aras, Change Management, Secure Social and Visual Collaboration, Digital Mark-up, Requirements Management, and the Aras Roadmap.

ACE 2013 Europe presentations included:

Carestream Health on PLM as a platform for Implementing Successful Transformational Changes.

Schrader Electronics on how to Build a PLM Skyscraper by selecting the right PLM provider and implementation partner.

North Sea Electronics on why choose Aras for PLM in the Harsh Environments of the high temp and high pressure world of electronics design.

Breton SpA on PLM implementation from Commercial Configuration to Order Development for Industrial Machinery.

T-Systems International on Supply Chain Engineering Enablement for Design Authority Through Integrated Collaboration.

3DPDF Consortium on Enabling the Model Based Enterprise with 3D PDF

At ACE 2013 Europe attendees also met with numerous Aras partners during the two day conference. Exhibitors included ACE 2013 Gold Sponsor T-Systems International, Focus PLM, ITI TranscenData, KISTERS, Minerva, NTT DATA, PLM Team, Seeburger, SofTech and xPLM Solution.

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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, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm