21 December 2005

UGS’ 3D JT Data Format Receives Overwhelming Confirmation as Product Lifecycle Management’s Common Language from Executives at Detroit Event

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, December 21, 2005

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced overwhelming confirmation for its 3D JT™ data standard as the common language for PLM from the industry leaders attending and participating in the “Innovation is a Team Sport” seminar held in Detroit on December 8. Several executives from organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Abbott Laboratories, Visteon Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Adobe Systems Incorporated and Aberdeen Group joined UGS to discuss how digital collaboration in product development – enabled by JT technology – is producing real world business benefits for manufacturers worldwide, and enabling innovation in their enterprises.

The Detroit event was the first in a series of global seminars that will feature leading manufacturers, software suppliers and industry analysts promoting how JT technology is creating tangible improvements to productivity and innovation for product producing companies. Each event will showcase how organizations of all sizes can accelerate new product introduction and reduce development costs by creating JT data format-enabled global innovation networks that synchronize the product innovation process throughout the supply chain.

The first seminar included a variety of presentations from companies using JT in their production process, vendors developing JT-enabled applications as well as a unique perspective from a prominent industry analyst. In addition, a panel of representatives from the JT Open Program, a global initiative to promote the development and proliferation of the JT data format, was assembled to answer questions from the audience.

Statements from individuals participating in the event validate the growing impact that the 3D JT data format is having throughout the manufacturing industry.

·        John Jewell, IT Director, Global Climate Product Group & Engineering IT, Visteon Corporation: “Internally, we exchange information between the various parts of a design using JT, even if the parts were originally developed in different CAD tools … There’s a lot of information technology infrastructure that we would have had to put into place that is now not required because of JT. This helps us improve cycle times and reduce costs.”

·        Jim Brown, VP Global Product Innovation & Engineering Research, Aberdeen Group. “The customer testimonials made at today’s event are consistent with our research showing how enhanced collaboration throughout product development can have a significant impact on a company’s ability to innovate. One executive even pointed out that the JT-enabled tools his organization is using for visualization and collaboration form a kind of ether or backbone for innovation.”

Additional Seminar Details

UGS will conduct “Innovation is a Team Sport” seminars in several cities throughout the world. Each half day event will include presentations from UGS, Aberdeen Group and several world-class manufacturers, most of whom are members of the JT Open Program

In addition to the Detroit event, UGS has also scheduled “Innovation is a Team Sport” seminars in the following cities:

  • LondonTuesday, January 17, 2006
  • Frankfurt, GermanyThursday, January 19, 2006

Detailed information about speakers attending the various events as well as enrollment information can be found at www.ugs.com/go/teamsport. 

Enrollment is open to all interested parties. To ensure space availability, prospective attendees are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible at the web site above or by calling 1-800-498-5351.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. 

Note:  UGS, JT and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. 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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