22 February 2007

BIZERBA Selects UGS and its Geolus Search Solution for Geometric Search of 3D Data

FOR RELEASE Thursday, February 22, 2007


PLANO, Texas and COLOGNE, Germany – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that BIZERBA GmbH & Co. KG, a technology company for professional weighing and information technology system solutions, will now use UGS’ NX®, UGS’ digital product development solution, Teamcenter®, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution, and Geolus® Search software solutions, UGS’ software application that, in addition to employing traditional text-based searching technology, also has the ability to rapidly locate parts from large heterogeneous data sources on the basis of geometric similarity.  BIZERBA will use these software solutions for the development and construction of its retail and compact scales.


BIZERBA specializes in manufacturing scales, tills, inventory control systems and industrial weighing and information systems.  The company needed a PLM system that could meet its need of reducing new part development times while integrating easily with its current systems to make the most of what it had already invested.


Traditional search engines rely on comparison and search capabilities based on part numbers and descriptions alone. While this method can be very useful, its limitations do not allow companies to fully optimize their parts management due to issues such as inconsistent standards and classifications, limited part number conventions and native language dependence.  Geolus Search combines traditional search capabilities with revolutionary geometric search technology to accurately identify duplicate parts and duplicate suspects.  Its advanced geometry-based search capability promotes innovation through reuse and minimizes the time and expense associated with designing or purchasing duplicate parts.


“We attach great importance to an integrated PLM approach in order to increase the efficiency of our product development.  When we drew up a PLM strategy for BIZERBA, UGS persuaded us with its comprehensive product portfolio and competent advice,” says Dr. Andreas Rebetzky, assistant manager of information technology at BIZERBA.


“With Teamcenter, BIZERBA can manage all product data throughout its lifecycle,” said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, UGS.  “This results in enormous potential value for BIZERBA, such as shorter development times and better data quality and security. Furthermore, by reducing part diversity and re-using previously compiled knowledge, development costs can be reduced.”



BIZERBA is a worldwide operating technology company for professional weighing and information technology systems solutions, and market leader in many areas. Industry-specific hardware and software products as well as high-performance network-compatible management systems provide transparent control of integrated business and production processes for retail, trade and industry. As a competent partner of the meat industry, BIZERBA  offers a full range of efficient food service machines. BIZERBA also manufactures and supplies specialist till roles, labels, thermal transfer bands and packaging foils as well as weight-based car applications for the automotive industry. The company’s head office is in Balingen, with further production sites in Meßkirch and Bochum and, for the Asian market, in Shanghai. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.BIZERBA.de.


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, Geolus, NX, Teamcenter 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. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.


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