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Aras Sponsors 2007 International CMII Conference Hosted by Boeing and Microsoft

Aras to Present on Using the Open Approach toAchieve CMII Success

ANDOVER, MASS. - September 3, 2007 - Aras Corporation, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that the company will sponsor the Institute for Configuration Management's 2007 International CMII Conference. The annual CMII Conference is the leading global event for configuration management and business process improvement professionals.

The conference will be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington from September 10-12, 2007 and will be co-hosted by Boeing and Microsoft Corp. Aras will sponsor the event and will present on Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00 PM PST. The Aras presentation will cover how the open approach advances enterprise PLM solution capabilities through the CMII principles for configuration and change management to achieve better product definition and enterprise change management across a company and with suppliers and customers.

About Aras Corporation
Aras® Corporation is the leader in providing Microsoft enterprise open source software solutions to companies that want the control and flexibility of open source and have Microsoft skill sets and infrastructure. Aras delivers the Aras Innovator® suite of solutions providing an alternative to conventional enterprise applications. The Aras Innovator application framework technology is a next generation model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] in Microsoft .NET with unmatched flexibility enabling companies to deploy quickly and adapt easily while maintaining upgradeability. Customers include Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Lawrence, Mass. For additional information visit