24 April 2007

UGS Names BCT Technology AG its 2007 Software Partner of the Year

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, April 24, 2007

LONG BEACH, California – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced it has named BCT Technology AG the winner of its 2007 UGS Software Partner of the Year award.  BCT was selected as the first-ever recipient of this annual award due to the positive impact the company and its products have had on the UGS Partner Program and the PLM industry.  The inaugural award was presented today during the UGS Connection Americas 2007 Users Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

“In the three years since it was redesigned and re-launched, the global UGS Partner Program has experienced tremendous growth and been responsible for contributing millions of dollars in revenue for our partners and UGS,” said Chris Kelley, vice president of Partner and Platform Marketing, UGS. “Our overwhelming success in growing business value for UGS and our partners was the driving force behind establishing an annual award to recognize one company that best exemplifies the qualities we look for in a partner.  We are proud to recognize BCT Technology as UGS’ first Software Partner of the Year for consistently  helping UGS deliver high quality PLM solutions for our customers.”

BCT develops and implements software solutions for the optimization and standardization of products and processes over the entire product lifecycle.  BCT’s software and services are built on the broad and deep product offerings of UGS.  BCT products that integrate with UGS technology include BCT Inspector, BCT aClass, BCEngineering Package and BCT Easy Plot.

“Being the first company to receive UGS’ Software Partner of the Year award is truly an honor,” said Juergen Hillemann, president of BCT Technology AG.  “Leading companies from all over the world in a wide variety of industries are deriving real business value from UGS’ PLM software platform coupled with the extensions BCT offers. We are proud of our long-standing relationship with UGS and the joint success this award represents.”

About the UGS Partner Program
The UGS Partner Program is integral to UGS’ successful leadership in delivering comprehensive high quality solutions to our customers’ complex product lifecycle management problems. UGS continues to establish strong alliances with global channel partners and a variety of the world’s leading software and hardware companies serving the PLM industry. Each UGS partner receives certifications in at least one “Competency” category, dependent on their areas of expertise, as well as a level – Silver, Gold or Platinum – within each competency. Every year, UGS recognizes one company as its Software Partner of the Year, based on their impact on the UGS Partner Program and the PLM industry.  For more information, please visit www.ugs.com/partners.

About BCT Technology AG
BCT Technology AG is an innovative and technology-oriented company providing practical engineering tools and data management systems based on the high quality solutions developed by our partner UGS. We provide our customers with measurable added value on standardization and simplification of processes. As a branch experienced partner we provide our customer-oriented and flexible team solutions for the machinery industry. As a competent consultant we support our customers with services in the analysis and optimization of their business processes. For more information on our company and the solutions we offer built on UGS PLM technology, please visit www.bct-technology.com.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. 

Note:  UGS and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the expected benefits of the partner relationship, the successfulness of the partner program and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, partnering strategy, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 filed with the SEC.  UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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