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PLANO, TEXAS, April 8, 2008 – 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 improved productivity throughout its global channel due to an aggressive enablement campaign launched in early 2007.
“Over the past year we have focused our efforts on partner enablement,” said Kerry Grimes, vice president, mid market and global channel sales, Siemens PLM Software, and recently named CRN Channel Chief. “That focus has led to improved productivity in our partners around the globe and their feedback tells us our enablement execution is on the right path.”
Siemens PLM Software increases the success and productivity of channel partners through multiple enablement programs which include close channel management support, sales and technical training as well as marketing initiatives. According to its most recent annual channel partner survey, partners gave Siemens PLM Software top ratings in the following categories: product understanding, sales call support, Partner Portal and sales training delivery.
In addition to this data, channel partners provided the following feedback regarding productivity and revenue growth over the past year:
Siemens PLM Software continues to make investments in improving partner productivity. In 2008, the company is investing in marketing, training and enablement as well as making it easier to collaborate through simplified business processes. Examples include simplified and tailored access to marketing programs through a newly launched Partner Pocket Portal, expanded availability of online classes via Partner University, and improved account and opportunity collaboration with deal registration through the Salesforce.com PRM Portal.
Channel partners are able to sell a mix of Siemens PLM Software technologies including NX, Velocity Series, Teamcenter and Tecnomatix. For more information on the Siemens Solution Partner PLM Program visit www.siemens.com/plm/partners.
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 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens 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 Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, 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 industry to solutions for whole industries and systems 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.
Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix 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. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.