31 August 2009

Siemens PLM Software Announces Version 5.0 of Teamcenter Express cPDM

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 31, 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, today announced Version 5.0 of Teamcenter® Express software. Teamcenter Express is a configuration of Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, and is the collaborative product data management (cPDM) component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio, Siemens PLM Software’s comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the PLM mid-market. This latest release provides key enhancements that improve the productivity of small and medium size businesses (SMBs), thus reducing the time needed for completing design-through-manufacturing projects.

“The release of Teamcenter Express Version 5 on the latest Teamcenter platform adds a well-rounded set of new productivity improvements to this comprehensive cPDm solution for SMBs,” said Peter A. Bilello, vice president, CIMdata. “The enhancements in Version 5, such as the comprehensive integration with Microsoft Office™ and the new cost analysis tools for both products and projects, should further enable small- and mid-size manufacturing organizations to deliver their design projects to manufacturing on time and on budget while improving their own cost management.”

Teamcenter Express Version 5 delivers an updated user interface with new Lifecycle Viewer and Structure Manager modules that consolidate and simplify visualization and product structure management tasks. New cost analysis tools are also available for both products and projects, enabling costs to be calculated from the initial concept design through release to manufacturing, resulting in improved cost control and profitability.

Version 5 also delivers an improved user interface and expanded capabilities for integration with Microsoft Office 2007. While working in Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® or Outlook® users can easily browse and search the Teamcenter Express database, add new documents to this single source of data, and review and approve cPDM workflow tasks that have been assigned to them. More users working from a single source of product data results in less errors and more consistent completion of everyday tasks.

Several enhancements to the optional project scheduling module are also delivered with Version 5. This includes the ability to view multiple project schedules in a single window, enabling improved resource allocation and early identification of potential bottlenecks along with the ability to link projects together in hierarchical and sequential structures.

“Manufacturing SMBs in 38 countries are using Teamcenter Express to improve the efficiency and consistency of their design-through-manufacturing processes and improve their customer responsiveness,” said Bill McClure, vice president of Velocity Series development, Siemens PLM Software. “With Version 5 companies can provide wider access to a single source of product data and improve their control of product and project costs. The result is higher productivity and profitability in delivering products that exceed their customers’ expectations.”

Teamcenter Express Version 5.0 is built on Teamcenter 8 and delivers complete scalability to the unified architecture of this latest release of Teamcenter. Version 5.0 is also now available on Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008. Version 5.0 will be available to customers in September.

For more information, visit www.siemens.com/plm/teamcenterexpress.

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 nearly six 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.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Microsoft, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office and SQL Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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