ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 2, 2018--Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, today announced it has acquired SofTech Srl to expand direct engagement with customers and meet increasing demand for Aras PLM in Southern Europe. SofTech Srl, a subsidiary of SofTech Inc., has been a long-standing, strategic implementation partner for Aras when engaging leading aerospace and automotive customers in Italy. Aras’ new office in Milan, Italy adds to the company’s existing European footprint that includes France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. All current SofTech Srl employees are remaining with the company and will become employees of Aras.

Aras’ expanded direct presence is critical for on-the-ground collaboration with enterprise customers who are embarking on complex digital transformation initiatives. Using the flexibility of the Aras PLM platform, manufacturers are able to employ agile implementation to rapidly transform their existing product development architecture and deliver fast time to value.

Andreas Mueller, SVP of European Operations at Aras said, “The addition of SofTech Srl to Aras solidifies our long-standing partnership and now provides a foundation for direct growth in Southern Europe. The SofTech team has played an important role in our success with customers such as Leonardo, and the addition of their expertise is a key piece in scaling our operations.”

Dante Cislaghi, General Manager, SofTech Srl said, “Aras has experienced tremendous growth and momentum as manufacturers realize their existing processes and IT architectures no longer suffice. Today’s products are simply too complex for legacy systems. We see that first hand working with customers, and have deployed the Aras platform to solve the most complex product challenges that other PLM systems were not able to address. We now look forward to contributing directly to Aras’ growing story.”

For business inquiries in Europe, contact Andreas Mueller, SVP, European Operations, at amueller@aras.com  or by phone at +49 8142 44126-0.

About SofTech SofTech, Inc. (OTCQB: SOFT) is a proven provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. SofTech’s solutions accelerate products and profitability by fostering innovation, extended enterprise collaboration, product quality improvements, and compressed time-to-market cycles. SofTech excels in its sensible approach to delivering enterprise PLM solutions, with comprehensive out-of-the-box capabilities, to meet the needs of manufacturers of all sizes quickly and cost-effectively. Over 100,000 users benefit from SofTech software solutions, including General Electric Company, Goodrich, Honeywell, Siemens, Sikorsky Aircraft and the U.S. Army. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, SofTech has locations and distribution partners in North America, Europe, and Asia.

About Aras Aras enables the world’s leading manufacturers of complex, connected products to transform their product lifecycle processes and gain a competitive edge. Aras’ open, flexible, scalable, and upgradable PLM platform and applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product information and processes across the extended enterprise. Aras customers include Airbus, BAE Systems, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Microsoft. Visit  www.aras.com  and follow us on Twitter  @aras_plm  and  LinkedIn.

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