24 June 2004

UGS Introduces Teamcenter Requirements Engineering Solution

FOR RELEASE Thursday, June 24, 2004

INCOSE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM,TOULOUSE,France– UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the successful integration of advanced systems engineering capabilities within Teamcenter®, the market’s leading open PLM foundation.

Launched at the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium, the new Teamcenter release marks an industry first – the integration of requirements/systems engineering with enterprise information management – for enterprise-wide requirements traceability throughout a product’s lifecycle.

“Engineering the correct set of requirements before launching into design is critical for product success,” said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications, UGS. “Product requirements are the DNA of a successful product. Previously isolated in systems engineering, those requirements are now accessible and traceable by lifecycle participants with Teamcenter.”

With this new Teamcenter release, the same system that manages requirements will also provide the tools for systems engineers to define the correct set of requirements. Systems engineers define the whole solution to a problem taking into account all product aspects before starting product development.  Bringing systems engineers into the lifecycle, Teamcenter fosters communication and collaboration for better product decision-making.  Any change to the product requirements in the course of the product lifecycle can be validated by systems engineering in the context of the whole system.

Three areas of Teamcenter functionality are particularly noteworthy for the vast benefit users will derive in their definition of product requirements:

·        Shared structures throughout the lifecycle.Ad-hoc and existing product structure information is needed as the starting point of product development. Teamcenter links requirements to product structures to ensure that  requirements are tied to assemblies, parts, change, etc.

·        Delivery of requirements through those product structures.Teamcenter allows requirements to flow through the product structures for access by lifecycle participants responsible for implementing the requirements (i.e., a requirement associated with a part surface or mass property or a code module in a software development environment). Teamcenter delivers requirements to the point of design and provides visibility to the impact of requirements change.

·        Validation/verification of requirements throughout the lifecycle.Teamcenter allows users to validate/verify requirement compliance through the product structures, for example this dimension or feature is within the required envelope.  Teamcenter delivers requirements to internal validation engines and provides system-wide verification/compliance proving to meet regulatory compliance. Teamcenter also automates document import/export to vaults that include verification/validation information.

About Teamcenter
Teamcenter, from UGS, is a proven portfolio of configurable lifecycle domain and industry solutions, uniting product knowledge with process innovation to deliver business value throughout the product lifecycle.  Teamcenter leads the PLM industry with digital product development, engineering data management and enterprise process management solutions that deliver fast time-to-value.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3 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:  Teamcenter is a 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.


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