27 January 2004

Solid Edge® Voyager Program Records Double-Digit Growth In 2003

PLANO, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management subsidiary o f EDS, today announced its Solid Edge® Voyager Program grew at double-digit rates in 2003, expanding to more than 200 integrated third-party software and ha rdware applications. The Solid Edge Voyager Program serves the Solid Edge computer-aided design (CAD) user base with access to leading software and hardware applications that offer best-in-class computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD /CAM/CAE) solutions. New program members in 2003 added diverse sets of applicat ions for manufacturing, rapid prototyping, sheet metal fabrication, rendering, v iewing, redlining, collaboration, standard parts, electro-mechanical design and more. UGS PLM Solutions attributed the strong interest in the Voyager Program to multi ple factors, including external market trends as well as specific Solid Edge mil estones reached during the year. “The growth of engineering software applications worldwide springs from mar ket demand and the success of the mainstream CAD market’s model to provide design-centric applications integrated with a large number of third-party softwa re solutions to address specific needs of our customers,” said Bruce Boes, Solid Edge vice president of global marketing and business strategy. “The growth reflects the strong emerging trend of 2D system users migrating to the in herently more productive 3D design process.” “A number of important direct Solid Edge-related factors also led to the gr owth as more companies identified the Solid Edge community as a tremendous growt h opportunity,” said Mark Davies, manager of the Solid Edge Voyager Program . Davies cited:
  • 2003 worldwide surge in the Solid Edge business and its installed base -- mo re than 10 percent revenue growth in the last 12 months (Q4 2002 through Q3 2003 ), a period during which many of its competitors have reported revenue declines. Solid Edge’s installed base now tops 150,000 worldwide.
  • Continued and long-term stability and strength of UGS PLM Solutions as the w orld leader in product lifecycle management -- the company, built on three decad es of leadership, has 41,000 customers and more than 2.6 million seats of techno logy operating in the market.
  • Strength of two powerful product releases in 2003, Solid Edge versions 14 an d 15 and their high levels of industry press recognition -- Joe Greco, an indepe ndent CAD consultant, recently tabbed Solid Edge as the “Top Technology&#14 8; for 2003. See his comments and those of other key industry observers at www.solide dge.com/press/pressreviews.htm
  • Qualitative and quantitative Solid Edge Value-Added Reseller (VAR) channel g rowth worldwide -- the Solid Edge community is now supported by more than 260 VA Rs, as well as by direct Solid Edge support personnel within UGS PLM Solutions.< /li> New Solid Edge Voyager Program members for 2003 are: CAM systems
  • EMBLEM - Yamato City, Japan
  • Engineering Geometry Systems’ – Salt Lake City, Utah
  • IMCS Inc. - Ft. Washington, Pa.
  • Sheetmetal nesting and fabrication
  • Anderson CAD/CAM – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • ASCO DATA – Bremen, Germany
  • IBE Software – Wilhelmshaven, Germany
  • Radan Computational Ltd. - Bath Somerset, United Kingdom Furniture manufacturing
  • Nester Software Technologies – Waleska, Ga. Electro-mechanical
  • CIM-Team - Huntsville, Ala.
  • ECT International Inc. - Brookfield, Wis.
  • Design Tools
  • Hörchner & Hammersma - Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Imaginestics, LLC - West Lafayette, Ind.
  • tecneos software + engineering GmbH – Berlin, Germany
  • Workstations
  • Fujitsu-Siemens Computers – Milpitas, Calif.
  • Keyboards
  • WorldTech Devices - Aliso Viejo, Calif.
  • Viewing, Collaboration and Publishing tools
  • Integrated Technology Solutions Inc. – Elmhurst, Ill.
  • NavisWorks – Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • OKYZ Inc. – Bethesda, Md.
  • Rasterex - Oslo, Norway
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Quickparts.com Inc. – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Standard parts
  • web2CAD AG – Amberg, Germany
  • For more details on these new members visit www.solidedge.com/voyager/voyager_new.htm . For more information on the entire 200-member strong Solid Edge Voyager Program, visit ww w.solidedge.com/voyager/default.htm. The SolutionSolid Edge from UGS PLM S olutions is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Desi gn with Insight and to reduce time to market, improve quality and lower cost. T he exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entire organiz ation and enhancing collaboration. Insight, complemented by Solid Edge’s s uperior core modeling and process workflows, has reduced Engineering Change Orde rs (ECOs) and their related rework by 50 percent or more. The extensive Solid E dge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of companies worldwide , including Alcoa, NEC Engineering, and Volvo. About UGS PLM Solutions UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and produc t design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 million sea ts of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (P LM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to cr eate solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the promis e of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Struc tural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leading design, collaboration an d product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of one, building on three deca des of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM. For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplmsolutions.com or www.eds.com. About EDS EDS, the world’s most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers su perior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS’ core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS’ two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world’s leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions , a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software . With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company’s stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London st ock exchanges. Note to editors: Solid Edge is a registered trademark of EDS or its subsidiarie s 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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