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ARC Advisory Group Ranks Siemens a Leader Across All PLM Software Market Segments

PLANO, Texas, October 16, 2012 – In a recently published report, Siemens PLM Software has been recognized by leading analyst firm, ARC Advisory Group, as a leader across all segments of the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry market. These segments include Innovation Management, New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI), and Portfolio Management; Collaborative Design (CAD/CAM/CAE); Product Data Management (PDM); Manufacturing Process Management (MPM)/Digital Manufacturing; and Service/Support/Content Management.

“Business is good for Siemens PLM, with strong license growth for 2011 and major wins in automotive and A&D (aerospace and defense). The good news for Siemens PLM and the PLM market in general is that new markets like energy, shipbuilding, and healthcare provide a significant amount of this new growth,” said Dick Slansky, senior analyst and PLM Research director, ARC Advisory Group. “Business has rebounded well in the automotive, aerospace, and industrial & heavy equipment sectors, all traditional strengths for the PLM market. Siemens PLM continues to focus on these industrial verticals with constantly evolving design/build solutions.”

ARC’s PLM Market Outlook report specifically highlights Siemens PLM Software’s vision as a key strength in its ongoing market leadership. As stated in the report:

“Since acquiring UGS in 2007, the Siemens vision is to provide a complete PLM solution from concept & design, through manufacturing, and down to factory production systems and automation. It is about unifying the product and production lifecycles. They are able to leverage their parent company, Siemens Industry Automation, with its comprehensive product line of automation hardware and software, to offer their customers this end-to-end design/build/automate solution.”

“ARC’s report confirms that we are the market leader in key industries such as A&D, medical products, shipbuilding, electronics and electrical,” said Chuck Grindstaff, president and CEO, Siemens PLM Software. “In shipbuilding specifically, we eclipse other vendors with nearly 50 percent of the total market share – and this strong market share is in an industry projected to grow at a double digit rate for the next several years, according to ARC. We believe that as long as we remain steadfast in our commitment to offer solutions that help our customers make smarter decisions resulting in better products, we will continue to expand our market leadership.”

Siemens PLM Software addresses the PLM market with its Teamcenter® portfolio, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software, NX™ software, a leading integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE), Tecnomatix® portfolio, industry leading digital manufacturing software, and Solid Edge® software, a 3D CAD system for the mainstream market.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter, NX, Solid Edge and Tecnomatix are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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