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ICP Solution Joins Aras Partner Program

Brings 25 Years of PLM Deployment Experience and Suite of CAD Connectors

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland - July 7, 2008 - Aras®, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that ICP Solution GmbH & Co. KG, a leading provider of CAD connector integration products and product lifecycle management [PLM] solution deployment services, has joined the Aras Partner Program.

ICP Solution is an established organization with 25 years of experience specializing in the delivery of enterprise PLM services and CAD connector solutions. The ICP CAD connectors have been deployed by more than 100 companies over the past 10 years with the Oracle Agile PLM e6 software, and will now be offered for the Aras Innovator solution suite.

"ICP Solution is proud to join the Aras Partner Program and we look forward to leveraging our considerable PLM expertise with the Aras Innovator solution suite," said Daniel Büeler, Managing Director of ICP Solution. "ICP recognizes the significant business benefits that companies of all sizes achieve through the Aras enterprise open approach, most importantly the elimination of the capital expense for PLM solution licenses which reduces the risk and Total Cost of Ownership for a substantially better customer ROI."

"Aras Innovator is a truly advanced PLM solution that uses modern Web services technologies to provide next generation advantages for much faster deployments and easier integrations," said Dr. Helmut Maier, President of Dr. Maier CSS. "By integrating our suite of proven CAD connectors to the Aras Innovator solution companies now have comprehensive MCAD and ECAD connectors with extensive data property extraction available."

"Aras is pleased to welcome ICP Solution to our partner program. The considerable PLM competence ICP Solution brings along with their suite of packaged CAD connectors will provide significant value to the Aras corporate community," said Martin Allemann, Vice President EMEA for Aras. "ICP has a long history of successful PLM implementations and a reputation for excellent customer satisfaction."

About ICP Solution GmbH & Co. KG
ICP Solution is a leading provider of product lifecycle management solution deployment services and packaged CAD connector integration products. With more than 50 PLM experts ICP Solution provides extensive PLM competence offering a one-stop-shop approach for PLM deployments and integration adaptors. ICP Solution is privately held with headquarters in Stutensee Germany. For additional information visit

About Aras
Aras® is the leader in providing Microsoft enterprise open source solutions. Aras delivers the most advanced model-based service- oriented architecture [SOA] solutions for enterprise Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] on the Microsoft platform. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquartered in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit