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22 December 2005

UGS Simplifies Delivery of PLM to the Mid-Market with New Integrated Solid Edge Teamcenter Express Package

FOR RELEASE Thursday, December 22, 2005

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a new software package combining its Solid Edge® value-based 3D computer-aided design (CAD) system with its new breakthrough product data management (PDM) solution, Teamcenter® Express.

An aggressive price point coupled with fast implementation and easy maintenance assure a low total cost of ownership for resource-constrained mid-sized companies.  Both Solid Edge and Teamcenter Express are two components of the new UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio, the PLM industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis and data management software for the mid-market.  The package announced today focuses on CAD and PDM, with the tightest integration in the industry.

“The Solid Edge and Teamcenter Express package offer a way for companies to transparently use PDM,” said Bruce Boes, vice president, UGS Velocity Series Marketing. “This combination addresses the need to easily and naturally manage all CAD data, and electronically collaborate with suppliers and customers through the industry’s best practices delivered preconfigured for rapid deployment. For mid-market manufacturers, this package is the ‘Fast Track’ to PLM, with implementation in a matter of weeks and delivered at a fraction of the cost of high-end, customized PLM systems.”

New Standard Set in CAD/PDM Integration

The new level of Solid Edge and Teamcenter Express integration provides seamless and transparent connectivity. This connectivity ensures all essential Solid Edge commands are encapsulated and makes sophisticated data management functions transparent to the Solid Edge user.

Key functional advantages include:

  • Seamless Integration: Teamcenter Express enables the capture of Solid Edge-related data for re-use in future projects.
  • Transparent User Interface: A single user interface embeds PDM commands in standard Solid Edge CAD commands so there are no new icons to learn, unlike other systems that contain two separate user interfaces for PDM and CAD commands. Users are identified without the need for a separate login.
  • CAD breadth: Unlike other PDM systems that offer only a subset of commands in modern CAD systems, all essential Solid Edge commands are encapsulated, providing access to a complete cPDM solution.
  • Syncronized Releases: The latest Solid Edge releases and commands are integrated with Teamcenter to ensure compatibility, now and in the future.
  • Multi-CAD and Multi-site: An optional Multi-site module is available based on the proven Teamcenter database replication tools that allow access to data at multiple locations. Teamcenter Express also supports other CAD systems including UGS’ NX™ software as well as competitive systems allowing for management of multiple CAD applications under the same PDM system.
  • Minimal IT requirements: Both Teamcenter Express and Solid Edge run in a standard Microsoft® environment allowing for easy installation and maintenance within a common environment found on most engineering desktops today. Teamcenter Express has a specially designed installation procedure that includes automatic configuration of a SQL database preconfigured to industry best practices.

Contact your local representative for specific pricing. For more information, visit www.ugs.com/velocity or www.ugs.com/solidedge.

About UGS Velocity Series

The UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the product lifecycle management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Mid-sized manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series™ to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series™ products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS’ industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 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, NX, Solid Edge, Velocity Series 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. Microsoft is a trademark or registered mark of Microsoft Corp. 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 expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, continued innovation 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 developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 most recently 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.