Plano, Texas, 19 March 2014

Siemens Shipbuilding Catalyst to Help Enhance PLM ROI and Speed Time-to-Value

Siemens today announced its Shipbuilding Catalyst, aimed at helping accelerate the deployment of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and further enhancing PLM value in this industry. Using a pre-packaged combination of industry-specific best practice guides, templates and tailored software, the Shipbuilding Catalyst integrates and synchronizes shipbuilding operations, including crucial members of the supplier network and third-party service providers. The Shipbuilding Catalyst is one of Siemens’ Industry Catalyst Series™ offerings announced in September of last year.

“Siemens’ Shipbuilding Catalyst represents a transformational technology that enables shipyards to shorten their time-to-value and boost their return on investment,” said John MacKrell, vice president, CIMdata. “By improving total enterprise productivity, reducing cycle times and lowering the total cost of ownership of future fleets, Siemens´ shipbuilding solution can help change the way leading shipyards design, produce and sustain the next generation of advanced ships.”

The marine industry is undergoing a major transformation. Fleet operators need to develop reliable, more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly ships with better overall performance and lower total operating costs. Shipyards around the globe must develop designs that satisfy this complex requirement at an ever-increasing rate to remain competitive. Even the most advanced shipyards have realized that in order to maintain a competitive advantage and attain acceptable performance, they need to significantly enhance productivity throughout the entire enterprise.

“The Shipbuilding Catalyst extends our catalyst strategy announced late last year to help increase PLM value and accelerate return on investment,” said Steven Bashada, senior vice president, Industry Strategy, Siemens PLM Software. “This is a pivotal time for the shipbuilding industry as shipbuilders respond to the demand for more cost-competitive ships with better performance and reliability. Siemens’ holistic shipbuilding solution is focused on providing shipbuilders a competitive edge to sustain growth and improve performance.”

The Shipbuilding Catalyst is a set of preconfigured elements with deployment guides and implementation best practices for the shipbuilding industry. It addresses typical tasks and use cases that arise during a ship’s lifecycle, from receipt of inquiry to design, construction, operations and maintenance to decommissioning or demolition. It complements Siemens’ shipbuilding solution which focuses on supporting five key process areas that integrate and optimize program and product management, design and engineering, ship construction, supply chain management, and ship service and support.

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About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software, systems and services with nine million licensed seats and 77,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software helps thousands of companies make great products by optimizing their lifecycle processes, from planning and development through manufacturing and support. Our HD-PLM vision is to give everyone involved in making a product the information they need, when they need it, to make the smartest decision. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit

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