13 June 2007

UGS PLM Software Announces “Dare to Compare with Teamcenter Express” Seminar Series to Help Mid-Sized Manufacturers Get Ahead of the Competition

PLANO, Texas, June 13, 2007 – UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a new global seminar series, “Dare to Compare with Teamcenter® Express,” that helps mid-size manufacturing companies get ahead by increasing the efficiency of their product development, engineering change and manufacturing engineering processes through collaborative product data management (cPDM) technology.

Mid-sized manufacturers face similar pressures as larger companies in bringing innovative products to market quickly while still improving quality and reducing costs.  At the same time, these companies have limited financial, technical and human resources.   UGS PLM Software’s new seminar series is aimed at helping mid-size manufacturers address these issues and get ahead of their competition.  According to Aberdeen Group’s recent report “Profitable Product Development,” mid-size manufacturer’s with best-in-class processes for new product development deliver products to market an average of 22 percent faster than their competition and are 2.3 times more likely to meet product development cost targets.

The seminar series shows mid-sized manufacturers how to:

  • “Get Together” by improving collaboration between design and manufacturing teams as well as with their suppliers and customers.
  • “Get Smart” by selecting a preconfigured cPDM solution that has unique competitive advantages, including multi-CAD data management capabilities and efficient management of everyday tasks and processes for design-through-manufacturing. 
  • “Get Ahead” with a fast-to-value implementation that can lead to significant improvements in time-to-market, increases in product quality and reductions in product development costs.

To participate in UGS Teamcenter Express webinars and seminars, please visit www.ugs.com/seminars.  For additional “Dare to Compare With Teamcenter Express” materials and to register for whitepapers, including an updated program review from CIMdata, please visit www.ugs.com/getahead.
About UGS PLM Software
UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.4 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS 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 UGS PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/ugs.

About Siemens Automation and Drives
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of $1.572 billion on sales of $12.848 billion and orders of $14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.

Note:  Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG.  UGS and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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