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in this issue
-- NEWS - Carestream Health Replaces ENOVIA MatrixOne with Aras
-- NEWS - PCC Structurals Selects Aras for Enterprise-wide PLM
-- CERTIFICATION - Aras is "Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2" and "Compatible with Windows 7"
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - Aras Community Event 2010, ACDM, and CIMdata PLM Training
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

What a busy month... everyone in the community is really charged up. It's great to see so much activity and to hear from you -- thanks for all of your emails and messages on LinkedIn, I love it!

The word is spreading about Aras... and I definitely encourage you to tell a colleague and forward this to others at your company that are involved in PLM. No one wants to be the last to find out, right?!

NEWS - Carestream Health Replaces ENOVIA MatrixOne with Aras
You might have seen the press today about a pretty significant win for Aras.

Carestream Health, which is an international provider of medical and dental imaging systems and other complex healthcare equipment, is replacing their outdated and highly customized global implementation of Dassault's ENOVIA MatrixOne (and a whole collection of other legacy systems) with Aras.

The CIO at Carestream Health, Bruce Leidal, says, "We're a progressive company and we want to work with other forward-thinking companies who can help us eliminate organizational silos and increase collaborative development to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace."

He goes on to say, "In switching to Aras we now have a highly capable, global PLM platform that will allow us to consolidate other systems at will, increasing reuse and improving collaboration without continual capital investment in PLM licenses."

David Sherburne, Leader of Global R&D Effectiveness added, "We wanted a single enterprise PLM backbone for engineering, quality and regulatory compliance, tightly integrated with SAP. When compared to other PLM suppliers, Aras offered a solution unique to the industry."

The deployment will be rolled out in phases to support the full product commercialization processes including global product development and supplier collaboration. More than 3,000 users worldwide will use Aras, as well as, suppliers around the world.

This is yet another example of a company that understands the benefits of a more modern and advanced solution combined with the cost advantages achieved at scale with the elimination of PLM license expenses.

Read more about how Carestream Health selected Aras as Enterprise PLM Backbone

NEWS - PCC Structurals Selects Aras for Enterprise-wide PLM
Earlier this month there was a pretty good write-up in Design World about PCC Structurals, a division of Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE: PCP), that is a global provider of castings in stainless steel, nickel- based superalloy, titanium, and aluminum for aerospace, airframe, automotive, medical, nuclear, and other industrial markets.

PCC wanted better visibility and control of product information across the lifecycle, as well as, advanced product quality planning (APQP), and global vendor management.

They will use Aras for multi-CAD file management of CATIA, NX, SolidWorks and other CAD systems, engineering change process, ERP integration, stage- gate project management and quality management extending to more than 3,000 PCC employees across 10 locations.

Dave Rajkumar, IT Applications Manager at PCC Structurals said, "We looked at SmarTeam, Oracle Agile and other PLM systems, but believe that Aras would be easier to customize and integrate to our existing applications. Aras meets our business needs. The Aras PLM software suite is extremely flexible, so we can easily tailor it to our specifications, and Aras scales up really well."

When asked what advice he would give other companies evaluating PLM systems, Rajkumar said, "Don't buy based on brand name. Don't buy a PLM system because Oracle makes it or PTC sells it. Before you commit, you need to know that the PLM solution will work for your company's specific requirements from both a technical and business case standpoint."

Read the full Design World article

CERTIFICATION - Aras is "Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2" and "Compatible with Windows 7"
Another first in the PLM market for Aras this month. Aras Innovator achieved Windows Server 2008 R2 Certification and Compatible with Windows 7 status.

We had Aras Innovator subjected to independent testing by Microsoft to their most stringent platform requirements. The Windows Server certification itself included over 100 test cases that verify scalability, security, stability, availability, reliability and compatibility on the Microsoft platform.

This further validates our technology leadership and makes Aras the only enterprise PLM solution to ever have achieved Windows Server Certification.

As you know, the Microsoft certified versions of Aras Innovator are a subscriber benefit that provides the highest level of corporate confidence for business- critical operation.

If you're company is considering upgrading to the latest Microsoft platforms, you know that you have a PLM solution that you can rely on with Aras.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Aras Community Event 2010, ACDM, and CIMdata PLM Training
Aras Community Event 2010 - Schaumburg, IL (Chicago area USA) - May 10 - 11, 2010

We have the date and location for this year's International Aras Community Event. Motorola has once again generously offered to host it and we're working out the details now. Stay tuned... more information coming in a couple weeks, so save the date and we'll see you in Chicago on May 10- 11th.

ACDM 15th Annual Technical and Training Conference - Williamsburg, VA - March 21 - 24, 2010

Join Aras at the 15th annual ACDM conference this year. ACDM brings together Configuration and Data Management professionals from both the commercial and government business sectors to discuss and share best business practices. This year's conference addresses the challenges in CM and DM which come from extending processes across the organization and into enterprise architectures.

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Andover, MA - March 8 - 12, 2010

CIMdata's PLM Certificate Program on enterprise PLM best practices provides you with an in-depth PLM education. The training is comprised of 9 sessions delivered over a five-day period through a series of lectures, case studies, tests, and individual as well as group exercises.

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - - Agenda & Registration

TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
Training combines hands-on exercises, overview presentations, and discussions so that participants achieve an in-depth understanding of the topics.

Get the education you and your team need for success with the Aras solutions.

Regularly scheduled training sessions are FREE for Aras Unlimited subscribers.

United States

Mar 22 - Aras Innovator Administration - Boston, MA

Mar 24 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Boston, MA

Mar 25 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Boston, MA

Apr 19 - Aras Innovator Administration - Boston, MA

Apr 21 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Boston, MA

Apr 22 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Boston, MA


Mar 22 - Aras Innovator Administration - Munich

Mar 24 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Munich

Mar 25 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Munich

Apr 19 - Aras Innovator Administration - Munich

Apr 21 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Munich

Apr 22 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Munich


Mar 15 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

Mar 17 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo

Mar 18 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

Apr 12 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

Apr 14 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo

Apr 15 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

China & Taiwan

Mar 4 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - KunShan

Mar 11 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - ChengDu

Mar 18 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei

Mar 25 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - ChengDu

Mar 25 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - KunShan

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
Advanced Analogic
Aeroflex International
Allen Vanguard Technologies
American Water Technology
Argo Graph
Atos Origin
Australis Engineering
Ayrshire Electronics
Carestream Health
Celxpert Energy Corporation Ceradyne, Inc.
CJ Automotive
Comfort Company
Confindustria Avellino
Edmund Optics
Engineered Fluid Inc.
Fiberhome Networks
Génie Industriel
Groupe Anderson
Helicopter Services
Hydrometer GmbH
Johnson Screens
L-3 Communications
Mahindra Satyam
M-DOT Aerospace
Nordson EFD
North American Die Casting
NTT Data
Parsons Brinckerhoff
PCC Structurals
PCT International
Phoenix International
PT Jasa Telekomunikasi Utama
Rancore Technologies
Sahajanand Technologies
Samsara Damai
SEMCO Electric
Shanghai Qiandeng
Sigmatron International
Solar Power Engineer Corp.
Tata Motors
Tri Element Systems
Yokogawa Erectric