NX Beta Testing Program

Siemens PLM Software has a goal to ensure that each release of NX enables you to be more successful than ever. We've worked hard to incorporate new capabilities, product enhancements, and easier ways of working. But the true test of how well we've done is your opinion of the product. How does it perform? How does it look? Is it ready for the rigors of your production environment? Is your migration experience smooth and effortless?

This is why the Beta Testing Program is so important. The Beta Testing Program allows you and many other real-world users to evaluate the software early in the development cycle. You will be the first to see new functionality and product improvements, and be the first to give us feedback on the software. Not only does this help us to ensure the software is first-rate, but it also gives you the opportunity to make sure that it meets the needs of your company.

Participation

The Beta Testing Program is both an exciting opportunity and an important responsibility. Beta Testers have the greatest opportunity to influence the final implementation of the software and the best chance of identifying and resolving critical issues before the software is released. Your active participation and substantive feedback are essential to our goal of delivering an exceptional product.

Beta Testers provide product feedback throughout the development process until the final release. All software problems, issues, enhancement requests, and suggestions are reported to the product teams and escalated to the appropriate development teams.

There are different ways in which you can participate in the Beta Testing Program:

Off-Site Testing

This is a convenient form of testing that can be done from the comfort of your own facility. We provide pre-release software, and you can then evaluate the software at your own pace. Beta Testers provide product feedback throughout the development process until critical freeze. All software problems, issues, enhancement requests, and suggestions are reported via the GTAC IR submittal page and escalated to the appropriate development teams

On-Site Testing

This is performed at our principal development facilities and is the most effective way of evaluating the software. We provide workstations and pre-release software for you to test. You will have the opportunity to meet with the heads of development and learn first-hand the changes and improvements we have made to the software. You will also have the opportunity to meet your peers from many other companies. This is an excellent forum for hearing different viewpoints and exchanging insights on how to best use the software.

Enrollment Information

Application to the Beta Testing Program is easy. Simply fill out the online enrollment form for the program of your choice. Note that to participate in the NX Beta Program you must be an active NX customer (current with ME&S) and be using a production release that is two or less releases to the Beta Code (example if the Beta release is NX 8 then you should be using NX 6 or greater in production).

Applicants must sign a Beta Site License Agreement to participate in the Program. This agreement authorizes beta sites to use pre-release software for test purposes and includes terms of nondisclosure. Participation in the program is confidential, as is all information that passes between Siemens PLM Software and customer beta sites. The agreement binds Siemens PLM Software to the same level of confidentiality as beta sites to protect proprietary data that may need to be submitted in connection with problem reports.

We encourage you to consider joining the Beta Testing Program. It provides measurable value to everyone involved and all testing is performed under terms of non-disclosure. We look forward to your participation.

Thank you,
Release Management

We are committed to continuously improving our Beta Program. If you ever have any questions or comments please send contact us.

Send inquiries to:
Beta Administrator.
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