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30 March 2007

UGS Certified as 5-Star Vendor by CMP’s VARBusiness Magazine

FOR RELEASE Friday, March 30, 2007

PLANO, Texas - UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that it has been recognized by CMP Technology’s VARBusiness® magazine as one of North America’s top information technology (IT) vendors in terms of the partnership programs it offers to solution providers that sell its products and services to end users. UGS was certified as a 5-Star Vendor, acknowledging its commitment and strength of its programs for IT integrators, resellers and consultants.

Of the 250+ vendor-program entries reviewed for the past year, only 65 companies received the coveted 5-Star rating in the magazine’s 13th Annual Partner Programs Guide issue.

“Nowadays, the structure of vendor channel programs is too often reduced to a checklist of must-have elements,” said VARBusiness Editor Lawrence M. Walsh. “The VARBusiness 5-Star Partner Program honor recognizes those select vendors, like UGS, who have the programmatic structure to best serve their solution providers in their specific markets segments and technologies. These programs reflect vendors who have built channel programs that have the capacity to execute on key elements for channel success.”

VARBusiness interviewed UGS Channel Partners to determine how well UGS met the needs of its partners. Saratech Inc, a rapidly growing UGS Channel Partner, provides PLM and engineering and management solutions to the aerospace, automotive, medical, electronics and consumer products industries. 

 “The UGS Channel Partner Program provides us with the enablement resources we need to be effective in today’s competitive environment,” said Saeed Paydarfar, PhD., CEO, Saratech Inc., headquartered in Dana Point, Calif. “UGS understands the importance of using the Channel to reach out to more customers in more ways and more markets then ever before. UGS’ products are practical and cost effective to implement and they add immediate value to the customer’s product development processes. A great channel program with a great suite of products for our customers means a successful revenue-generating program for the Channel. We congratulate UGS on this 5-Star recognition.”

In addition to the 5-Star vendor ranking, Kerry Grimes, vice president, Mid Market and Global Channel Sales, UGS, was named one of VARBusiness’ 25 Channel Executives You Need To Know. 

“These awards are particularly gratifying because they recognize the success of our channel program and its momentum over the last year,” said Grimes. “We thank our close working relationships with our partners for enabling this recognition.”

For more information on the UGS Channel Partner Program, visit www.ugs.com/partners.

About VARBusiness Magazine
For the past 20 years, VARBusiness’ strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site, www.varbusiness.com.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.

Note: UGS and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. VarBusiness is a trademark or registered mark of CMP Publications, Inc. in the United States.  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 expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, success of the channel program 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, failure to innovate, partnering strategy, major design errors or security flaws and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 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.


 

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