16 September 2004

UGS Showcases Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Excellence in Asia Pacific

FOR RELEASE Thursday, September 16, 2004

TOKYOandPLANO, Texas– UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services,todaypresented an overview of its business development in Asia Pacific,the world’s fastest growing region for the adoption of PLM.  At the event,UGShighlighted its latest digital product development software, NX™ 3, and showcased several examples of how PLM is transforming thebusinessprocess in Asia Pacific.

PLM solutions are increasingly becoming mission-critical in the region, as manufacturing companies throughout Asia seek to compete in the global economy more vigorously by bringing more innovative products to market while both minimizing cost and maximizing quality, and by cooperating more closely with customers, suppliers and other partners.  Through its range of collaborative PLM tools, platforms and services, UGS, partnering with customers, helps these companies transform their process of innovation.

NX 3 is UGS’ most significant release to date designed to deliver its strategy to provide digital product development solutions that transform the entire product development process.  For the first time, thanks to NX 3, all participants in the product development process can use a single digital model synchronized within a single managed collaborative environment, from planning through engineering into manufacturing.


Deployment ofNX 3 will enable manufacturers to transform traditionally engineering-centric computer-aided-design (CAD) and product data management (PDM) implementations into enterprise-wide PLM strategies – with enterprise-wide benefits in terms of competitiveness and profitability.

The managed development environment for NX, powered by the de facto standard, Teamcenter, provides a scalable solution – from simple vaulting to engineering process management, continuous digital validation, multi-site integration, requirements management and manufacturing planning.  Customers can implement these solutions in stages, with each solution delivering incremental return on investment.

By focusing on delivering the value associated with some of today’s key business process initiatives, such as “Lean Design” and “Design for Six Sigma” (DFSS), NX 3 helps reduce waste across all the disciplines of product development.  NX 3 enables users to avoid the inefficient creativity of non-repeatable processes and use automated design processes that maximize engineering and part re-use.  NX 3 also delivers major improvements in design productivity that directly impact process efficiency and ultimately reduces wasted effort during the product lifecycle. 

Real world implementation

During the event attended by media representatives from China,Hong Kong, India,Japanand Taiwan,Yang Guotao, CIOofBeiqi Foton Motor (Foton) in China, shared his company’s experience of using PLM to increase efficiency and responsiveness to ever-increasing market demands.  Foton,a leading manufacturer of vehicles ranging from light buses and SUVs to large coaches, recently was awardedUGS’ first annual Asia Pacific PLM Excellence Award.  Viewthe announcement of the award.


According to Foton, its PLM strategy is fundamental to the business goal of meeting the diverse needs of its clients.  Its strategy brings together people, processes and technology, and has led to tangible benefits for Foton including a 50 percent increase in its efficiency in implementing engineering changes.

During the day,Tony Affuso, chairman, CEO and president; Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president of products; Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, executive vice president of Asia Pacific; and Dave Primrose; vice president of Product Marketing,delivered a series of presentations on the development of the PLM market and UGS’ offerings to companies in Asia. 


“We are proud of our achievement in PLM in this region and have demonstrated our capabilities by having many business wins in each country in the region,” said Lübberstedt. During the process, we have achieved a win-win situation with our customers and UGS will continue to be the market leader in the region.”

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3.1 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.   Headquartered in Plano, Texas, 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:  UGS, Teamcenter and NX are registered trademarks or 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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