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Aras to Present at 2012 Collaboration & Interoperability Congress


Presentation Explores the Integration of PLM Visualization with Secure Social

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – May 23, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company will present at the 2012 Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (CIC) Conference. CIC addresses strategies, opportunities and solutions for improving innovation in global product development, manufacturing, logistics and support through improvements in collaboration and interoperability. Now in its 11th year, the CIC event has rapidly grown into an essential forum for executives, managers, senior engineers and IT vendors.


CIC 2012 takes place May 21 - 23 at The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, in Denver, Colorado USA. John Sperling, Director of Product Management at Aras, will present on Integrating PLM Visualization with Secure Social to deliver a new level of global collaboration. Central to the discussion will be the advent of 3D-PDF, which brings together new enterprise social capabilities in a highly secure manner to allow dramatic process transformation.


As a founding member of the 3D PDF Consortium, Aras will participate in the organization’s first annual meeting, which is being held in conjunction with CIC. For more information on the 3D PDF Consortium, please visit www.3DPDFConsortium.org


About The Collaboration & Interoperability Congress
The annual Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (CIC) brings together experts and executives from a wide range of discrete manufacturing industries, as well as representatives from government and defense communities. The conference addresses strategies, opportunities and solutions for improving innovation in such areas as global product development, manufacturing, logistics and support through improvements in collaboration and interoperability. This year’s agenda covers topics such as: Building collaborative PLM into the global supply chain, Digital product data deployment beyond engineering, Integration of the supply chain into PLM processes, Leveraging social media within corporate environments and with suppliers, PLM migration and legacy data management, Collaboration and interoperability technology and implementation and more. For more information please visit www.3dcic.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, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit www.aras.com or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm