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Aras Announces Membership in SolidWorks Partner Program

Brings Advanced PLM Solutions to SolidWorks and Enterprise PDM Users Around the World

SAN ANTONIO, Texas and Solothurn, Switzerland – January 25, 2011 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced at SolidWorks World 2011 that the ongoing relationship with the SolidWorks product line has expanded to formal membership in the SolidWorks Partner Program.

Partner program membership brings the advanced PLM solutions of Aras to SolidWorks and Enterprise PDM users and resellers around the world. The Aras solutions provide easy-to-use functionality for enterprise-wide PLM processes such as New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI), Complex Configuration Management, Enterprise Change Management, Outsourced Manufacturing, Quality Compliance and more.

The Aras PLM platform is ideal for companies that use SolidWorks in a multi-CAD environment or for businesses that need to complement and extend Enterprise PDM to enable global PLM processes. The highly flexible pure Web architecture, robust security, multi-site replication and powerful scalability mean Aras is well suited for complicated deployment scenarios with thousands of users across the extended enterprise. And Aras is the only PLM suite delivered in an open source format that eliminates PLM license expenses and provides a predictable, fixed cost structure - especially important for large scale deployments.

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