16 January 2012

Siemens Extends Partnership with Frontal Software to Include Product Lifecycle Management Solutions

GURGAON, India, January 16, 2012 - 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, and Frontal Software, an industrial IT solutions provider, today announced a partnership agreement allowing the companies to help clients accelerate their adoption of PLM solutions.

PLM is emerging as an important area of investment by manufacturers, with improvements in product development collaboration and time-to-market being the primary drivers. Through its market leading portfolio of open enterprise software solutions, Siemens PLM Software enables organizations and their partners to collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services. Frontal Software has a dedicated PLM practice that offers end-to-end solutions for helping companies manage their engineering processes more efficiently.

Frontal Software’s industry and process expertise will complement Siemens PLM Software’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions to deliver enhanced value to their customers in India. Frontal Software provides a complete spectrum of PLM-related services, from consulting and implementation to migration, installation and training. Siemens PLM Software’s enterprise offerings include Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used PLM system, NX™ software, a leading solution for integrated CAD/CAM/CAE, and Tecnomatix® software, the world’s leading digital manufacturing solution.

“We are extending our partnership over the past 25 years with Siemens to include PLM, CAE and digital manufacturing,” said P. S. Sridharan, CEO, Frontal Software. “We are committed to building solutions that help companies manage diverse engineering and production facilities, drive productivity to achieve business goals and enable knowledge enrichment to constantly improve processes. These solutions will help customers eliminate inefficiencies anywhere in their engineering, manufacturing and project execution cycles, and better leverage their past experience.”

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Frontal Software and look forward to working with them to further enhance the success of our customers here in India,” said Suman Bose, Managing Director, Siemens PLM Software, India. "Siemens PLM Software remains focused, not only on developing innovative solutions for our clients, but on creating partnerships that help streamline clients’ access to those technologies. Frontal Software's industry domain knowledge and vast expertise in providing information solutions to manufacturers will provide significant business value to our clients."

Siemens PLM Software maintains market-leading partnerships with the world's leading consulting and services organizations as a way of providing maximum value to customers. These broad and deep relationships enable PLM strategy alignment to clients’ transformation agendas through business process consulting, deep industry knowledge and domain expertise. Siemens PLM Software’s partnership with Frontal Software will further strengthen its efforts to help customers maximize the return from their PLM investment.

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 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 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 the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/industryautomation

About Frontal Software

Frontal Software is an industrial IT solutions provider offering solutions for engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of plants. With expertise to integrate with industrial automation, ERP and third party systems, the focus is to minimize data entry, automate routine tasks and provide exception alerting at every level of the organization to make each user activity more efficient and precise. Frontal Software has worked with customers in Metals, Power, Water and Utilities from requirement definition to implementation and customer training. For more information, visit www.frontalsoftware.com.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX, Tecnomatix and Teamcenter 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.

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