Aras says it is the first PLM software solution enabled on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7

Aras Innovator suite of PLM software solutions also is the first enterprise open source solution compatible with the latest Microsoft operating system platforms, Aras says.


Aras says it is the first PLM Software solution enabled on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

Aras says it is the first PLM Software solution enabled on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

Aras, an open source Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] software solution provider, announced availability of the Aras Innovator suite of PLM software solutions enabled on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows 7 offering customers enhanced security, as well as innovative user interface features and reliability improvements. By being first to take advantage of the latest Microsoft platform technology advancements Aras is delivering the most scalable, reliable, and secure enterprise PLM software solution available, the company said in a Dec. 8 announcement.

"Our ISV community is alive with innovation, and we're committed to helping our partners drive the next generation of software experiences," said Ross Brown, vice president of ISV and solutions partners for the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. "Adding compatibility for the latest Microsoft operating systems helps ISVs to stay ahead of the competition and give their customers access to cutting-edge technologies."

Peter Schroer, president of Aras, said that compatibility benefits include "support for multi-core processing, improved security and reliability features, sophisticated management functionality, and advanced data center virtualization with Hyper-V." Global corporations require significant scalability, high availability, and comprehensive administration. By combining advanced functionality with an enterprise open source approach Aras can deliver a unique PLM value proposition to companies of all sizes: better PLM software solutions that eliminate PLM license expenses forever, the company says.

Aras provides open-source PLM

Aras says it 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, the company says. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquartered in Andover, MA.

Also read from MBT:

- One-to-One: PLM? Microsoft? SOA? Open Source? Aras says yes ; and

- What I Learned: Open Source and PLM - Compatible?

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, online products editor, Manufacturing Business Technology , MBT

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