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09 November 2007

Siemens PLM Software Announces Version 3 of Teamcenter Express cPDM

PLANO, Texas, November 12, 2007 – Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Version 3 of Teamcenter® Express software with new features including comprehensive integration with Microsoft® Office applications and improved view and markup capabilities in the web client. The new capabilities enable more complete design-through-manufacturing data management for small- to mid-size manufacturers (SMBs) through expanded integration with the user’s desktop.

Teamcenter Express is a complete, easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy collaborative product data management (cPDM) solution that delivers a preconfigured, yet extensible environment designed to meet the PDM requirements of SMBs. Teamcenter Express is the core PDM component of the UGS Velocity Series™ of PLM solutions designed to meet the specific needs of the mid-market and an entry point into the Teamcenter portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions.

With Version 3, Teamcenter Express delivers improved integration with the user’s desktop through comprehensive integration with Microsoft Office 2007, enhanced web view and markup, attribute mapping for document import, enhanced printing and expanded certifications. These enhancements enable more SMB users to contribute to and work with data in the Teamcenter Express cPDM database.

“The release of Teamcenter Express Version 3 demonstrates Siemens PLM Software’s continued commitment to meeting the product data management requirements of SMBs,” said Peter Bilello, director of Consulting Services, CIMdata. “The improved integration with the user’s desktop enables users of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook to easily access data in the PDM database and participate in workflows without leaving their natural work environment. This in turn enables more users and more departments in a typical SMB to work from the single source of product data maintained by Teamcenter Express.”

International Watch Co. (IWC) of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is implementing Teamcenter Express to realize their vision for integrated PLM.

"Our vision is to have an integrated PLM system across the entire company, including departments such as marketing, product management, design, R&D and the supply chain," said Beda Weibel, project manager, IWC. "Once Teamcenter Express is fully implemented, it is going to allow us to have correct information throughout the supply chain and the product lifecycle. In order to be a modern and profitable company on the edge of development for the next five to ten years, you need state-of-the-art tools such as Teamcenter Express."

Version 3 delivers expanded integration with the user’s desktop

With Version 3, SMBs benefit from more users working directly from the single source of data for design-through-manufacturing that is provided by Teamcenter Express, resulting in greater re-use of existing data, less errors and rework, and more consistent and efficient completion of everyday tasks and processes. Enhancements include:

  • Microsoft Word and Excel® integration supports everyday document management tasks such as creating new documents from standard templates, assigning document numbers and adding new documents to the Teamcenter Express database and associating them with existing data; it also supports checking out and editing existing documents.
  • Microsoft Outlook® integration includes the ability to browse the users’ Teamcenter Express inbox, perform signoffs on Teamcenter workflow tasks, select a signoff team and save Outlook e-mails as a dataset to the Teamcenter Express database - all directly from the Outlook environment.
  • Attribute mapping enhancements enable mapping of Microsoft Office document properties to Teamcenter Express attributes. Users benefit from improved capture of existing documents from their desktop including transfer of document properties and ongoing synchronization of these properties with Teamcenter Express.
  • Web Client view and markup capabilities are enhanced to cover a wider range of document types, and extended analysis and markup functionality. This enables a wider cross-section of users, such as shop floor team leaders and machine operators, to access the Teamcenter Express database and perform common tasks such as searching for parts, taking measurements from 3D CAD parts, printing drawings and adding markups.
  • Printing and plotting of documents and drawings from the user’s desktop is enhanced by the addition of a server-based print/plot capability and the ability to add watermarks.
  • New Microsoft platform certifications help deliver low total cost of ownership through expanded support on Windows Vista® and Internet Explorer® 7 for the Teamcenter Express Rich and Web clients as well as certification on Microsoft Small Business Server.

Also included with Version 3 is a new Smart Codes tool to generate intelligent part numbers to meet an organization’s part coding requirements. Teamcenter Express can be coupled with a wide variety of CAD applications, including Solid Edge®, NX®, CATIA®, AutoCAD®, Autodesk Inventor® and SolidWorks®. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/plm/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 Siemens PLM Software’s industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About Siemens Automation and Drives

The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.


Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX, Solid Edge, Teamcenter and UGS Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens PLM Software, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Excel, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Microsoft Outlook and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Catia is a trademark or registered mark of Dassault Systemes Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SolidWorks is a trademark or registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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