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Aras Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Award Recognizes Strategic Value and Results Achieved by Aras Customers

LAWRENCE, MASS. – July 13, 2005 – Aras Corporation, a premier provider of enterprise product development software solutions for performance driven manufacturers, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine has selected Aras as one of the Top 100 leading supply and demand chain solution providers.

2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 recipients provide companies with solutions to strategic supply and demand chain initiatives. Recipients were evaluated and selected based on the strategic business issue addressed by the initiative, the technologies and services used to address the pain points, the results of the initiatives, including Return on Investment [ROI], and the plans for the future.

“This honor from Supply & Demand Chain Executive further validates the strategic results that Aras customers achieve,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras Corporation. “On behalf of our entire company, we are proud to be recognized as a leader in delivering value to our customers.”

Award recipients are featured in the cover story of the June/July 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online at

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executives user manual for successful supply chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer supply and demand chain management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain management as competitive advantage. On the Web at

About Aras Corporation
Aras Corporation delivers practical, affordable product development software solutions for performance driven manufacturers. Product engineering, quality planning, and program management solutions provide a process-oriented approach to product lifecycle management [PLM] helping companies achieve alignment with customer requirements, ensure new product margins, and shorten development cycles. The underlying Aras Innovator™ application framework is a next generation model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] in Microsoft® .NET with unmatched flexibility enabling companies to deploy solutions quickly and adapt easily at a Total Cost of Ownership far lower than conventional enterprise systems. Customers include Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg-NOK, Ingersoll-Rand and ACCO Swingline. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Lawrence, Mass. For additional information call [978] 691-8900 or visit