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Aras to Speak At IMTS 2004 Manufacturing Conference

Emerging PLM Leader Aras Corporation Describes How to Use Product Lifecycle Management to Improve Manufacturing and Engineering Systems Integration

LAWRENCE, MASS. - August 18, 2004 - Aras Corporation, a provider of practical Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Marc Lind, vice president, will speak at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) upcoming annual conference and expo, IMTS 2004. The annual IMTS Manufacturing Conference is the leading event for machining and manufacturing strategy professionals.

The conference will be held on September 8 - 15, 2004 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Mr. Lind will present on Wednesday, September 8 at 1:05 pm eastern (session #124). The presentation will cover PLM strategies and technology for integrating manufacturing and engineering processes to achieve better coordination resulting in the elimination of waste, improved cycle times and better quality leading to profitable operations and growth opportunities.

"Manufacturing companies are struggling with increasing process complexities throughout engineering, manufacturing and the supply chain, and the ability to manage the interdependencies that exist among those various processes," explained Lind. "Without a clear understanding of dependencies and visibility into the processes production issues arise increasing manufacturing costs and decreasing the responsiveness required to satisfy customer requirements and compete effectively."

About Aras Corporation
Aras Corporation is a provider of practical and affordable enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Aras PLM is an engineering and manufacturing business solution with comprehensive ready-to-use functionality that addresses the rigorous requirements of discrete manufacturing operations. The underlying Aras Innovator™ application framework is based on a next-generation model-based service architecture that enables customers to deploy solutions quickly and adapt easily without programming delivering a Total Cost of Ownership far lower than conventional enterprise systems. Customers include Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg-NOK, Ingersoll-Rand, and the U.S. Army. Aras is a privately held company headquartered in Lawrence, Mass. For additional information call (978) 794-7643 or visit