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American Italian Pasta Company Rolls Out Aras Enterprise Open Source PLM for Recipe Management

Aras Provides Leading Food and Beverage Manufacturer with End-to-End Solution for Integrated Master Specification Management and Consumer Affairs

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – September 15, 2010 - Aras®,the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC), the largest producer of dry pasta in North America, has implemented the Aras advanced PLM suite for Master Specification, Recipe Management and Consumer Affairs Management.

The Aras PLM deployment provides AIPC with an enterprise-wide solution to centralize and manage AIPC recipes, specifications, test procedures, bill of materials, nutritional information, packaging information, compliance requirements, customer feedback and more. Aras will be integrated with Microsoft SharePoint and other applications to provide an end-to-end solution across the AIPC product lifecycle, including customers and external business partners.

“We looked at several solutions and Aras was the clear choice,” said Chrystal Johnson, Vice President of Information Services at AIPC. “Aras has the full range of functionality we want, the integration capabilities we need and a proven track-record in the food manufacturing industry.”

“AIPC was up and running on Aras in just 6 weeks – on time and under budget. Aras consistently delivers results like this because our model-based SOA architecture makes Aras highly flexible and very easy to tailor without complex programming,” said Peter Schroer, president of Aras. “Aras is an ideal solution for companies in the food and beverage industry who have distributed environments, dynamic workflows and unique business requirements.”

About American Italian Pasta Company
AIPC is the largest producer of dry pasta in North America. A leading supplier of private label and store brand dry pasta, AIPC also manufactures and markets several of the top regional pasta brands in the U.S. AIPC produces over 300 pasta shapes in four manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Italy. AIPC is a division of Ralcorp Holdings Inc.

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