13 April 2005

PLM World and UGS Expect “High Energy” Surrounding PLM to Generate Record Attendance at 2005 Users’ Conference

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, April 13, 2005

PLANO, Texas – PLM World, Inc. and UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, are expecting record attendance at the 2005 PLM World Conference being held on May 2-6 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

PLM World, an independent non-profit organization, is dedicated to its mission to be the voice of the user for individuals and companies operating within the UGS product environment. Its annual users’ conference, representing the world’s largest PLM community, 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.

“Thanks to the increasing deployment of PLM systems as well as UGS’ continued success in the industry, our annual conference has grown rapidly over the years, and this year should be no exception,” said Jim Wilson, chairman of PLM World. “With the high energy surrounding PLM today as well as the impressive list of speakers and content-rich agenda, we believe this year’s conference will be the biggest and best ever.”

Agenda maximizes attendee’s benefits

The 2005 PLM World Conference will feature 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 will provide 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, UGS’ president, CEO and chairman, will kick off the UGS executive presentations and Dr. Randall D. Ledford, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Emerson, will provide a customer view point and serve as the keynote speaker on day one. Day two commences with a keynote presentation from Scott Adams, creator of the popular Dilbert comic strip, whose unique style of humor will complement the in?depth technical sessions.

Breakout sessions will be offered throughout the week providing detailed information aimed at improving the productivity and knowledge of technical users and managers. A variety of topics will be 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. 


A wide variety of free training sessions will also be offered starting on Tuesday and going through Thursday. Each of the 36 training sessions offered during this three day period will be 90 minutes in length and will cover the entire spectrum of UGS® products. Some sessions will be offered at multiple times to ensure attendees have maximum access to the most popular topics.

Networking environment stimulates innovative thinking

In addition to the wealth of information delivered through formal presentations, breakout sessions and training, many attendees experience the greatest benefit by networking with other users from around the world and sharing thoughts and ideas. Attendees include users, managers and executives from a wide variety of industries all sharing a common goal – improve productivity and innovation through PLM. With attendance expected to reach record levels, the 2005 PLM World Conference represents the ideal environment to discuss company challenges and stimulate innovative 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. 

About UGS

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 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 financial growth and projections 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, competition, and intellectual property. 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.