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Defiance Technologies Joins Aras Partner Program


Global Engineering, ERP and IT Services Provider Adds Aras Enterprise Open Source PLM to Product Offerings

ANDOVER, Mass.– April 13, 2010 - Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Defiance Technologies, a global engineering, ERP & IT Services provider and member of the Hinduja Group, has joined the Aras Partner Program.


Defiance provides PLM consulting, design, implementation and support services to global customers in automotive, high-tech, aerospace and defense, life science, healthcare and retail industries. Defiance works closely with its clients to help improve competitiveness and increase profitability by decreasing time-to-market and optimizing critical product development processes.


“We are excited to offer the Aras PLM solution suite to our PLM customers,” said Subu D Subramanian, CEO of Defiance Technologies. “We look forward to sharing the benefits of enterprise open source PLM with our global clients.”


“We welcome Defiance to the Aras Partner Program and the Aras Community,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “The Defiance team knows PLM and recognizes the value of Aras’s unique model-based SOA and enterprise open source format. I look forward to working with them in the U.S. and abroad.”


About Defiance
Defiance Technologies Limited, a Hinduja Group Company, is a leading provider of Engineering, ERP and IT services to global customers leveraging the Global Delivery Model. The Hinduja Group is a well diversified multi-billion, global business conglomerate and has about 100 years of experience in building and running successful businesses. Defiance Technologies was established in 2006 as ADES with a focus on providing Engineering Services. In 2009, it expanded into integrated Engineering, ERP and IT services and solutions. Headquartered in Chennai, Defiance has state-of-the-art development centers at Chennai and Bangalore in India and business offices in USA, Europe, Middle East and India. Defiance provide product testing and validation services through Defiance Testing & Engineering Inc, Troy Michigan. For more information visit www.defiance-tech.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