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NEW YORK, June 19, 2007 - UGS 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 that Procter & Gamble (P&G) (NYSE: PG) renewed its commitment to UGS PLM Software with a contract extension focused on expanding the benefits P&G experienced through the use of UGS PLM Software™ technology at the business unit level across the company. P&G has realized important value in terms of innovation, quality and cost savings from the full suite of UGS PLM Software solutions, which the company has deployed at the business unit level worldwide.
UGS PLM Software made the announcement in conjunction with its annual industry analyst event, at which key company executives plan to share the company’s go-forward vision for the PLM and production automation markets.
“P&G is pleased to expand its relationship with UGS PLM Software, a leader in PLM technology for the CPG industry,” said Mike Telljohann, director of PLM, P&G. “We consider the use of PLM software to be an important component that will help P&G deliver the next level of value and innovation. From our experience, UGS PLM Software technology’s robust collaboration capability, proven scalability and open platform reduce the complexity of integrating and consolidating existing solutions to enhance efficiency and growth.”
“UGS PLM Software’s selection by P&G, one of the world’s leading CPG companies, strengthens our leadership position in the CPG market,” said John Graham, executive vice president of Global Sales and Services, UGS PLM Software. “We are committed to maintaining our leadership in the CPG industry by continuing to provide industry-based solutions developed using the knowledge and expertise gained from years of experience working with the world’s leading CPG manufacturers, to address core industry issues and to drive innovation.”
In 2006, UGS PLM Software, working closely with P&G, delivered the industry’s first PLM software product to effectively capture and share important laboratory research knowledge for extended enterprises in the process industries. The innovative technology for this new concept was developed in cooperation with P&G, and was honored as the “Best Product Lifecycle Management System for Process R&D and Manufacturing” at the ELNS & Laboratory Informatics 2006 conference in London.
P&G helped UGS PLM Software define requirements and add new capabilities to its existing UGS Teamcenter™ collaboration solution. As a result, the new Teamcenter RKM offering enables scientists to quickly determine if a particular experiment has already been conducted by a colleague and, if so, allow them to easily view the results and conclusions. By eliminating the need to repeat experiments that have already been done to satisfaction, organizations can save a significant amount of time; enabling scientists to proceed to the next innovation (see separate release http://www.ugs.com/about_us/press/press.shtml?id=4935).
UGS 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 4.4 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS 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 UGS PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/ugs.
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.
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