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04 March 2009

Valori Business Architects Joins Siemens PLM Software as Consulting and Systems Integrator Partner

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, March 4, 2009 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, announced that Valori Business Architects B.V. has signed on as a local Consulting and Systems Integrator (C&SI) Partner in the PLM domain area of systems engineering, specializing in Teamcenter® software, Siemens PLM Software's digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio.

Siemens PLM Software’s Consulting and Systems Integrator (C&SI) Partner Program’s objective is to work strategically with partners who provide industry, domain or process specific expertise. These competencies compliment offerings from Siemens PLM Software and, when coupled together, ultimately provide greater value to our customers and prospects as they embrace PLM transformational programs throughout their business.

Valori is an independent project consultancy company, specializing in four areas of expertise: outsourcing, package selection and implementation, integration of information systems and customized software. Valori supports clients in their role as commissioners of large projects that have a substantial IT component. Clients are advised on becoming better commissioners for both internal and external IT suppliers, a process which Valori calls Excellent IT Commissioning. Their services include Company Strategy, Organizational Change, Program and Project Management, IT and Business Process Outsourcing. Valori operates in telecommunications, trade and the financial sector.

Edwin Severijn, vice president and managing director Benelux, at Siemens PLM Software, said, “This partnership is not only beneficial to us and Valori, but first and foremost to our joint customers. We endorse Valori’s vision on Excellent IT Commissioning – optimizing the success rate of large IT change projects by offering good and effective support. This vision, together with our software, makes us a partnership with a bright future across a variety of market sectors.”

Marcel Schaar, director at Valori Business Architects, said, “With Siemens PLM Software we can help customers get control over their change projects. We do this by matching the demands of our clients to the appropriate IT solutions. Although we are an independent consultant, this partner agreement is very important to Valori.”

About Valori

Valori, with over 250 employees, is one of the largest independent project consultancies in the Netherlands operating on the cutting surface of business and IT. For over 20 years, Valori professionals have been supporting customers in their role as commissioner, usually on large projects that have a substantial IT component. Clients are helped to become a better commissioner for both internal and external IT suppliers, increasing the likelihood that a project meets expectations and therefore succeeds. Valori calls this Excellent IT Commissioning. Today, this experience makes Valori the market and knowledge leader in the area of direction and control over IT projects. Valori has an independent position towards IT suppliers and subcontractors. For more information, visit www.valori.nl.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.


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