17 May 2004

UGS PLM Solutions and Synapsis Sign Reseller Agreement to Enhance Product Lifecycle Management for the High Tech Electronics Industry

FOR RELEASE Monday, May 17, 2004


, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and Synapsis Technology, Inc., a global business and technology consultancy and software solutions company, today announced they have signed an agreement making Synapsis a certified reseller of UGS PLM Solutions’ Teamcenter portfolio, the world’s most widely used suite of PLM solutions.

In addition to expanding Teamcenter’s distribution channel, the agreement further enhances UGS PLM Solutions’ industry-focused PLM offering for the high-tech electronics industry while adding a world-class PLM product to Synapsis’ software and services offerings focused on the unique requirements of the electronics industry.

UGS PLM Solutions has been a leader in creating industry-focused PLM solutions such as our tailored Teamcenter offerings for automotive suppliers and for the aerospace and defense industry, said Stephen Brown, vice president of Indirect Channels in theAmericasfor UGS PLM Solutions. We have also been a pioneer in expanding the value of PLM beyond traditional manufacturing industries with solutions for the consumer packaged goods and high-tech electronics industries. Through our new reseller agreement with Synapsis we further enhance our Teamcenter high-tech electronics offering while expanding our ability to support new clients inNorth America.

UGS PLM Solutions has a long and successful working relationship with Synapsis. The two companies have worked together on several joint services engagements enabling Synapsis to leverage its in-depth industry knowledge to enhance client value for Teamcenter customers.

Synapsis provides industry-specific knowledge and solutions that complement the capabilities of Teamcenter through a series of software add-ons that give manufacturers in the high tech electronics industry the tools they need to increase creativity, efficiency and competitiveness, said Lonnie Gillihan, president of Synapsis. We have several PLM offerings, including our new environmental reporting product, RoHS/ELV. By combining those products with Teamcenter and our industry expertise we create a comprehensive solution for the high technology electronics industry.

About Synapsis Technology, Inc.
Synapsis is an international company providing specialized services and products for clients worldwide.  The company’s expertise spans the spectrum of information systems and technologies used in product development with particular emphasis on PDM/PLM and the integration with CAD and ERP systems, along with the inbound supply chain management.  Synapsis is a Foundation partner in the UGS Partner Program with competencies in both Solutions and Services

About UGS PLM Solutions

UGS PLM Solutions is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 2.8 million licensed seats and 42,000 accounts 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 promise of PLM. 

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