26 May 2005

PLM World 2005 Conference Enables Users of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Technology to Learn About New Solutions and Future Product Directions and Share Best Practices

FOR RELEASE Thursday, May 26, 2005

PLANO,Texas– PLM World, Inc. and UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the 2005 PLM World conference drew nearly 1,600 attendees.  Held May 2-6 inDallas,Texas, the annual conference represents the world’s largest PLM user community brought together around a common open platform.

PLM World, an independent non-profit organization, is dedicated to be the voice of the user for individuals and companies operating within the UGS product environment. Its annual user conference provides attendees with the opportunity to learn first hand about the future of PLM and UGS products directly from UGS representatives and other users from around the world.

The 2005 PLM World Conference featured a combination of general interest sessions for all attendees as well as multiple breakout and free training sessions focused on a variety of special interest topics. Several presentations from UGS and customer executives provided attendees with a strategic view of the PLM industry, the direction of UGS products and the practical benefits of real world PLM implementations.

Tony Affuso, president, CEO and chairman of UGS, kicked off the executive presentations, offering managers and users a view of UGS newest products and actively demonstrating the roadmap and benefits of future offerings.  Dr. Randall D. Ledford, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Emerson, shared insights and strategy for implementing a PLM system.

“The commitment of UGS executive and product development representatives to customers was clearly evident in the strong participation at the PLM World 2005 conference,” said John Manderfield, chairman of PLM World. “UGS continues to deliver best in class PLM products that help its customers increase productivity and efficiency and the goal of PLM World is to continue to help users gain the most benefit from their PLM implementations.”

“UGS is committed to deliver best of breed products that help our customers transform their process of innovation,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president of products, UGS.  “PLM World conference provides UGS the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our users to obtain feedback, share product road maps and help maximize their benefit from our products.”

In addition to the formal presentations, 280 technical breakout sessions were offered in 27 technical categories throughout the week providing detailed information aimed at improving the productivity and knowledge of technical users and managers. A variety of topics were discussed by both UGS and customer presenters covering the broad range of functionality in UGS’ product family including the Teamcenter® portfolio, NX™ portfolio (NX, I-deas® NX Series, Femap®, NX Nastran) and Tecnomatix™(including former E-factory™) solutions.

About PLM World

PLM World Inc. (www.plmworld.org), with more than 22,000 members, is an independent non-profit corporation organized to support UGS’ client companies and users, and promote best practices, developed through the use of Product Lifecycle Management related products. The PLM World Users Group holds an annual conference, where client companies and UGS present product direction, new functionality, innovative and practical methods for companies to leverage the UGS’ suite of products, to help accomplish business goals. 


UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.  The company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM. 


Note to editors:  PLM World is a trademark or registered trademark of PLM World, Inc. UGS, Femap, Teamcenter, NX, I-deas, E-factory and Tecnomatix are trademarks or registered trademark of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in theUnited Statesand in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.