April 30, 2013 – The vdR Group Sponsors Aras’ ACE International Conference

ACE 2013 Offers Users of Aras Advanced PLM Software Solutions Opportunity to Connect and Collaborate on PLM Best Practices

The vdR Group, enterprise application integration (EAI) specialists, announce that they will participate as a sponsor of ACE 2013 International for a 3rd consecutive year. The annual global event for Aras enterprise open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software takes place April 30 – May 2 in Troy, Michigan, USA.

At the conference, Aras will demonstrate Aras VPLM™ for Autodesk Vault, a solution developed by The vdR Group and Aras providing out-of-the-box inter-connectivity between Aras Innovator and Autodesk Vault. “Aras VPLM™ immediately extends the value of Autodesk Vault throughout an organization and its supply chain,” said Martin van der Roest, President of The vdR Group. “Vault is of course the best platform for supporting and managing the day-to-day AutoCAD and Inventor activities. Now that data can be leveraged throughout the enterprise.”

“We’ve been working with Autodesk users for years and know that Autodesk Vault is by far the best CAD file manager for designers using Inventor and AutoCAD,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Aras VPLM™ for Autodesk Vault allows companies to keep what’s working and preserve their investment while they address cross-functional, enterprise-wide PLM business processes.”

About ACE 2013 International
ACE 2013 provides business and technology professionals from around the world with the opportunity to meet, discuss and benchmark PLM best practices for addressing the rapidly growing complexity in global product development, manufacturing, quality and the supply chain. Sessions are designed to encourage peer-to-peer interaction and networking. Business and Technical tracks are complemented by a Getting Started track design specifically for people new to PLM and Aras, as well as round-table discussions, and live solution demos by end users. Full Agenda, Speakers, Conference Details and Free Registration at ACE 2013

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 visitwww.aras.com or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm

About The vdR Group
The vdR Group are enterprise application integration (EAI) specialists. They partner with design, engineering, and manufacturing ISVs to develop integration products and solutions that provide measurable value to their clients. The vdR Group develops integration products for both proprietary and open source CAD, PDM, PLM, ECM, and ERP/MRP business systems with a focus on improved connectivity, GUI enhancements, and extended functionality. For additional information please visit www.vdr.com