15 August 2011

Siemens PLM Software Named HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year

PLANO, Texas, August 15, 2011 - 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 it has been named an HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year.

HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Awards are presented to HP alliance partners in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in the development and delivery of innovative solutions that achieve standard-setting levels for business excellence and client satisfaction. Siemens PLM Software was presented the award for its Converged Infrastructure Solutions in Manufacturing and Distribution Industries. Siemens PLM Software’s innovation and leadership in developing industry-leading PLM technology were key factors in the company being named a HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year.

HP and Siemens PLM Software have a dynamic alliance that spans almost 25 years. The companies provide PLM solutions designed to deliver quick time to value and reduced total cost of ownership. The PLM solutions, which combine software, hardware, and services to address the business needs in the Manufacturing and Distribution Industries, help customers:

  • Leverage investments in existing technology and resources
  • Minimize risk and investment while maintaining flexibility
  • Create competitive advantage and drive cost efficiencies using technology and solutions based on industry standards
  • Comply with governance regulations, develop risk strategies, and protect IT assets

In a white paper entitled Strategic Partnerships: The Impact of Vendor Partnerships on Customer Value, Brad Holtz, President and CEO, Cyon Research, states: “We suggest you consider the relationship your prospective hardware vendor has with your chosen software vendors. Strong relationships can mean greater stability, system performance and faster problem resolution. The HP and Siemens PLM Software alliance is an excellent example.”

“Siemens PLM Software is honored to receive this award, it is a testament to our exemplary relationship with HP and the value we drive for our global customers,” said Caroll Jarvis, vice president, Global Alliance Sales, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software is focused on creating partnerships that help enhance customer benefits. Through our alliance with HP we can deliver a comprehensive range of joint solutions that help customers turn more ideas into successful products.”

“To manage the changing demands of their customers, organizations have to accelerate time to market and time to business value,” said Duncan Campbell, vice president, Converged Infrastructure, HP. “HP and Siemens PLM Software help break down rigid IT silos with infrastructure specifically engineered to drive out cost and provide the foundation for agile service delivery.”

Joint Customer Success

Siemens PLM Software and HP have a strong history of success in the PLM market. Companies need to improve the management of their product development and engineering processes, while continuing to reduce time to market, cut costs and increase quality. By providing a comprehensive PLM solution, Siemens PLM Software and HP have enabled customers to reduce cost of ownership allowing them to spend more resources attracting and servicing new clients. Here is what joint customers have said about the combined solution:

“As we move on to our business expansion program reaching out to international markets, an integrated and seamless product development solution is crucial to ensure efficiency and productivity of our regional operations,” said Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, group managing director, Proton Holdings Berhad. “The implementation of the PLM solution in our organization will provide the necessary support to manage our products, processes and services from initial concept, through design, launch, production and use, to end of life of vehicle.” (See full release)

“Deployment of our PLM system enhances the core competency of entire BOE company and has positively impacted the standardization of the R&D process. An additional key benefit is to our knowledge management capability, which has reinforced the management, use, and enhancement of the company's intellectual property.” Howard Wang, VCIO, BOE. (Product Life-Cycle Strategy Profile: BOE Technology Group, by Bob Parker, IDC Manufacturing Insights, June 2010.)

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 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500 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 the Siemens Industry Automation Division

Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls 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 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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