29 June 2009

Rand Worldwide Now Offering Siemens PLM Software to Meet Customer-Driven Demands

PLANO, Texas, June 29, 2009 -- 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 that Rand Worldwide, a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, is now a Siemens PLM Software Solutions Partner.

“The cornerstone of the relationship is based on providing the market place with PLM software and professional services that exceed customer expectations and drive business value. In order to provide the world class solutions and support our customers have come to expect to a wider audience, we look towards Solutions Partners who consistently exceed customer expectations. Rand Worldwide shares the same philosophy and values, as we do, strong support to help customers turn more ideas into successful products,” said Kerry Grimes, vice president, global solution partner sales, Siemens PLM Software.

Rand Worldwide will offer Siemens PLM Software’s solutions to provide collaborative product data management that allows customers to work together and innovate more intelligently by connecting people and processes with knowledge.

“Rand Worldwide has a proven track record helping clients select and implement advanced technologies that allow them to turn product ideas into reality. Siemens PLM Software solutions provide the depth and breadth needed to support continuous innovation. The synergy of the partnership between Rand Worldwide and the Siemens PLM Software offers clients an ideal platform for delivering efficiency, productivity and flexibility to all aspects of the product lifecycle,” said Joseph Oswald, executive vice president, PLM Operations - North America and Europe, Rand Worldwide.

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.

About Rand Worldwide

Rand Worldwide is one of the world’s leading providers of professional services and technology to the engineering community, targeting organizations in the building, infrastructure and manufacturing industries. Rand Worldwide enables its clients to improve their competitiveness, productivity, and profitability by enhancing key aspects of their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) capabilities, including planning, development, and management. As one of the leading technology independent systems integrators in the world, Rand Worldwide operates in 50 sales and client service centers globally. For more information please visit www.rand.com.

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 nearly six million licensed seats and 56,000 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 Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) 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 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 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.

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