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Aras PLM Software Suite Certified by CMPIC for Enterprise Configuration Management


Aras Compliant with Industry Standards and Best Practices for Complex Configuration and Change Management

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – July 15, 2010 - Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the Configuration Management Process Improvement Center (CMPIC) has certified Aras as a CMPIC Preferred Vendor compliant with the CMPIC configuration management framework. CMPIC validates that Aras has exceeded the technical requirements and demonstrated a commitment to the principles of configuration management (CM) and the CM community.


CMPIC works on configuration management standards and training for the world’s largest businesses and government agencies including Boeing, FAA, General Dynamics, ITT, NASA, U.S. Air Force, Whirlpool and others. CMPIC provides consulting and training that covers all aspects of configuration management best practices including CM requirements, principles, process, automation, and compliance. CMPIC Certification & Training


“Aras is an industry-proven enterprise PLM software solution for complex configuration management and enterprise engineering change processes certified by the Configuration Management Process Improvement Center (CMPIC) as compliant with the CMPIC configuration management framework,” said Steven Easterbrook, President of CMPIC. “CMPIC has validated the Aras enterprise open source product lifecycle management solution for large scale configuration & data management scenarios where electrical, mechanical, software and firmware are combined.”


“We are proud to accomplish certification to the CMPIC configuration management framework,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “We chose to embed comprehensive configuration and change management capabilities into our enterprise PLM solutions from the start, and they have been specifically designed to address industry CM standards compliance for global organizations.”


About CMPIC
CMPIC provides configuration management training to the world’s premier companies and government agencies, including Boeing, FAA, General Dynamics, ITT, NASA, U.S. Air Force, Whirlpool and others. CMPIC training covers all aspects of CM to provide a comprehensive understanding of CM from principles and processes, to effective and efficient implementation techniques. CMPIC instructors have decades of experience teaching, assessing and consulting in CM and are active in CM industry associations. CMPIC courses are in affiliation with the University of Houston. For more information please visit www.CMPIC.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, Klockner Desma, Hi-P and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com


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