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Aras PLM Software Solution Achieves "Compatible with Windows 7" Status


Results Ensure Enterprise Open Source PLM Software’s Compatibility and Reliability with Microsoft’s Breakthrough OS Windows 7

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – January 28, 2010 - Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announce that the Aras Innovator suite for enterprise PLM is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 and has successfully passed Microsoft’s “Compatible with Windows 7” testing. The designation ensures that Aras users at companies around the world can confidently take full advantage of the many advancements and new features available in Windows 7.


Like all Microsoft certifications, rigorous testing and adherence to strict performance and reliability requirements must be verified before an application can officially attain Compatible with Windows 7 status. Aras adds this latest Windows 7 certification to those for Windows Server, .NET, and SQL Server making Aras Innovator the only enterprise PLM software suite to ever have achieved certification on all of the Microsoft platform products.


“Achieving the compatible with Windows 7 designation provides confidence and assurance to our corporate users worldwide,” said Aras president, Peter Schroer. “As a provider of enterprise open source solutions, we recognize the benefit of delivering applications that are validated as compatible and reliable on the latest Microsoft operating system platform, Windows 7, for both 32 bit and 64 bit machines.”


The Windows 7 operating system offers a streamlined user interface and significant new features that make everyday tasks easier and allow corporate PLM users to get the most out of computers of all styles and sizes. For more information about Windows 7, including specific benefits for enterprise organizations, visit www.microsoft.com/windows


Aras Innovator is designed and developed on the Microsoft platform and takes full advantage of the innovative and robust capabilities offered by Microsoft to global corporations that require powerful features, reliability and security. By combining advanced functionality with an enterprise open source approach Aras is delivering a truly unique PLM value proposition to companies of all sizes: better PLM software solutions that eliminate PLM license expenses forever.


For additional information about the Aras Innovator suite of PLM software solutions, as well as the Aras Unlimited subscription packages, training, and professional services from Aras and Aras partners visitwww.aras.com


About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com