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Carestream Health Selects Aras


Carestream Health Selects Aras as Enterprise PLM Backbone for Product Level Information Replacing Outdated Global Legacy PLM System

Aras provides global medical and dental technology firm with advanced PLM functionality at dramatically lower total cost of ownership

(ANDOVER, MASS. AND SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND, FEBRUARY 26, 2010) Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Carestream Health, Inc., an international leader in medical and dental imaging systems, molecular imaging systems and non-destructive testing products, has selected the Aras Innovator suite as their enterprise PLM backbone for product level Information worldwide.  Aras replaces an outdated and highly customized implementation of Dassault’s ENOVIA MatrixOne and a collection of third party and internal legacy systems, providing Carestream Health with advanced PLM functionality and a modern Microsoft-based platform for global product development and supply chain integration for improved collaboration.

Carestream Health will deploy the Aras enterprise PLM software in a series of phases, providing a Product Level Information backbone for global product commercialization processes and supplier collaboration worldwide. Aras will be rolled out in support of global product development over time to more than 3,000 global users and supporting suppliers in the U.S., Canada, China, Israel and France.

“We wanted a single enterprise PLM backbone for engineering, quality and regulatory compliance, tightly integrated with SAP,” said David Sherburne, Leader of Global R&D Effectiveness and champion for this initiative at Carestream Health. “Our legacy platform was built a long time ago and we knew we didn’t have the functionality required for the future; it was time to carefully look at our options. We required a rapidly deployable solution coupled with a sustainable cost model. When compared to other PLM suppliers, Aras offered a solution unique to the industry.”
“We’re a progressive company and we want to work with other forward-thinking companies who can help us eliminate organizational silos and increase collaborative development to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace,” said Bruce Leidal, CIO at Carestream Health.  “In switching to Aras we now have a highly capable, global PLM platform that will allow us to consolidate other systems at will, increasing reuse and improving collaboration without continual capital investment in PLM licenses.”

“Carestream Health is a creative, dynamic company that needed to upgrade its PLM systems,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras.  “We’re eager to bring them Aras–a powerful solution that will drive improvements across the board and provide the entire Carestream Health team with a PLM platform for the future.”
Aras Innovator is the only PLM solution based on an enterprise open source business model and powered by advanced model-based SOA technology.  Aras’s innovative architectural approach and comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality ensure that customers can deploy quickly and iteratively adapt their PLM environment in a fraction of the time required by conventional enterprise PLM/PDM systems.  Aras delivers highly scalable, flexible and secure PLM solutions across a full spectrum of product development, supply chain, sales, quality and manufacturing applications.  For more information visit http://www.aras.com

About Carestream Health
Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestreamhealth.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 headquartered in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com

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