09 October 2006

UGS Announces Version 2 of Teamcenter Express

FOR RELEASE Monday, October 9, 2006

FRANKFURT, Germany and PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Version 2 of Teamcenter® Express which adds significant new features that expand the scope of Teamcenter Express for complete design through manufacturing data management for small- to mid-size manufacturers (SMBs).

Teamcenter Express is the collaborative product data management (cPDM) component of the UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio. The breakthrough product was released 10 months ago in 10 languages. This comprehensive language localization has led to deployments in 16 countries including Austria, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and USA. The latest release provides key new features in design collaboration, manufacturing data management and ERP integration.

“The release of Teamcenter Express Version 2 builds upon the robust design-centric collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) functionality delivered in the product’s first release,” said Peter Bilello, director of Consulting Services, CIMdata. “Version 2’s additional capabilities, especially in the areas of manufacturing engineering and design collaboration support, are impressive and should prove to be valuable to those companies targeted by UGS’ Velocity Series.”

New design collaboration tool enables improved communication
Teamcenter Express Version 2 introduces “XpresReview Package Exchange,” a new tool that enables more efficient and higher quality design collaboration between workgroups, suppliers and customers. XpresReview Package Exchange combines XpresReview technology with Packaged Collaboration File (PCF) technology. XpresReview is the established NX and Solid Edge collaboration tool. PCF is the portable, intelligent container that packages 2D and 3D CAD files and any other document types. New handling routines added to Teamcenter Express that facilitate this simple but powerful design review capability, including importing, exporting, mailing and viewing of PCF files. Suppliers and customers can download the XpresReview viewer for free to interrogate and mark up the PCF contents. Then they can import modified PCF files back into Teamcenter Express for others to review and incorporate into the design.

UGS recently announced several new Teamcenter Express customers, including:

  • Siemens Gas Turbine Parts Limited (SGTP), a company in the Siemens Power Generation Group
  • POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., a global engineering and construction firm
  • Meerecompany, a South Korean midsize manufacturer of LCD/semiconductor equipment
  • Additional enhancements target manufacturing and ERP

Today many SMBs use non-specific databases or PDM applications that do not manage manufacturing data. This results in the loss of data or even manufacturing from the wrong data. Teamcenter Express Version 2 provides both design and manufacturing data management in the same system. The system offers extensions for manufacturing process planning as well as tool, fixture and standard resource libraries, tailored for mid-size manufacturers.

Teamcenter Express Version 2 interfaces directly with NX™ CAM Express, announced in June. The system automatically captures the data created in NX CAM Express sessions and maintains this under full revision control under a manufacturing process definition. Then companies can easily go back to a job, find the right data and ensure that the correct information is sent to the machine shop.

In addition, Teamcenter Express Version 2 provides preconfigured Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration with leading programs, including SAP™ and Microsoft Dynamics™ GP, AX and NAV. This expanded set of ERP integrations ensures accurate and high-quality data transfer to ERP. The data transfer is automatically triggered by a workflow process and includes confirmation to the Teamcenter Express user of the status of the update transaction in the ERP system.

“These new capabilities significantly extend Teamcenter Express’ delivery of preconfigured industry best-practice processes into new areas such as supplier collaboration and manufacturing,” said Bill McClure, vice president, UGS Velocity Series Portfolio. “We are extremely pleased with Teamcenter Express’ success in the mid-market. Its extension into manufacturing data management and broader ERP integration in this release provide a world class cPDM tool for SMBs.”

Teamcenter Express can be coupled with a wide variety of computer-aided design (CAD) applications including UGS’ Solid Edge® and NX as well as CATIA™, AutoCAD™, Autodesk Inventor™ and SolidWorks. The product will begin shipping later this month. For more information, visit.www.ugs.com/velocity and www.ugs.com/teamcenterexpress.

About UGS Velocity Series
UGS Velocity Series is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Emerging manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS’ industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 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, Transforming the process of innovation, Teamcenter, Solid Edge and NX are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SAP is a trademark or registered mark of SAP Aktiengesellschaft. Microsoft Dynamic is a trademark or registered mark of Microsoft Corporation. CATIA is a trademark or registered mark of Dassault Systemes. AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor is a trademark or registered mark of Autodesk, Inc. Solid Works is a trademark or registered mark of SolidWorks Corporation. 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, continued innovation 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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