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06 July 2005

Leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Industry Analyst Study Shows UGS Performs Well Across All Five PLM Categories

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, July 6, 2005

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced leading PLM industry analyst firm AMR Research, in a June 2005 report by Michael Burkett entitled “The CIO’s Guide to the PERFECT Product Launch: Translating Innovation to Business Benefit,” shows that UGS received high marks across all five PLM categories. 

As part of the report, AMR Research ranked the top 18 PLM vendors across five PLM categories: Collaborative Product Design, Product Data Management, Product Portfolio Management, Direct Material Sourcing and Customer Needs Management.  UGS received strong ratings in all five categories, and were among the highest rated in the Collaborative Product Design, Product Data Management and Customer Needs Management categories. 

“We applaud AMR Research for looking at the ways product innovation translates to businesses winning in the market, and we are pleased that AMR Research’s report points to UGS as having the greatest strength and breadth in the marketplace,” said Tony Affuso, chairman, CEO and president of UGS. “In addition, UGS is the clear innovation leader both in this report in the cPDM space, where both we and a growing chorus of analysts believe the battle for PLM leadership will be won.  In fact, UGS’ trailing 12-month revenues grew at nine percent more than its nearest competitor.” 

The AMR Research report states:

“Unsuccessful product launches affect corporate market share as well as profitability.  A successful launch satisfies a market demand with great product innovation and sufficient supply, adding to top-line revenue while commanding premium price and margin.”

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 to editors:  UGS 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.

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding our business, results of operations, expected financial performance and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to developments in the PLM industry, loss or downsizing of customers, competition, failure to innovate, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, terrorist activities, acquisitions, changes in pricing models, intellectual property and losses of key employees. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 most recently filed with the SEC.  UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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