18 May 2011

Siemens PLM Software Introduces New Ecosystem for Solid Edge and Femap Application Development Partners

PLANO, Texas, June 15, 2011 - 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 the introduction of a new initiative that is being designed to streamline the enrollment and management processes associated with the Siemens Solution Partner Program for companies offering software applications (apps) that work in harmony with Solid Edge® software or Femap™ software, two applications within the Velocity Series™ portfolio of mainstream PLM solutions. This new initiative will establish an “app ecosystem” within the Siemens Solution Partner Program to enhance communication between Siemens PLM Software and its Solid Edge and Femap software development partners, while providing on-line tools for customers that facilitate visibility and access to all partners and their solutions.

“The Solid Edge app ecosystem is another pillar supporting the total solution we offer to our customers and partners,” said John Fox, vice president of Velocity Series Marketing, Siemens PLM Software. “Under the leadership of full time Program Director Mark Burhop, we are building an environment for our Solid Edge and Femap partners and customers that we believe will serve as a model for our industry. By making it easier for companies to enroll and manage their participation in the program we can continue to attract top quality partners to develop innovative applications that complement our own offerings. And by making partner apps more visible and accessible to our customers, it creates a virtuous cycle for the benefit of both groups.”

Two of the most recent partners to join the new program include Cadenas, a leading software manufacturer in strategic parts management and electronic product catalogs, and Striker Systems, a world leader in the development of sheet metal nesting and CAD/CAM software for CNC punching and profile cutting machines.

“As one of the newest companies to join the Siemens Solution Partner Program, we are delighted to participate in the Solid Edge app ecosystem initiative,” said Walter Leder, Vice President, CADENAS GmbH. “Our strategic parts management system, PARTsolutions, helps Solid Edge users effectively and sustainably lower their product development costs. By creating a streamlined partner environment for companies like ours who are targeting the Solid Edge user community, Siemens PLM Software is making it much easier for us to participate in the program and for the end user to find and benefit from our solutions.”

“We decided to partner with Siemens PLM Software because of the expanding interest in our sheet metal nesting and CAD/CAM solutions operating more seamlessly with Solid Edge,” states Michael Boggs, Striker Systems Sales Manager. “We’ve been very impressed with the responsiveness of Siemens PLM Software. They worked with us every step of the way to ensure all our questions were answered throughout the enrollment process. We are very encouraged by the enhancements Siemens PLM Software is making with the new app ecosystem.”

To learn how to become a partner or to simply find more information about the Solid Edge app ecosystem, please visit www.siemens.com/plm/solidedgeapps or contact Mark Burhop at mark.burhop@siemens.com.

About Solid Edge

Solid Edge® software is the most complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse. With superior part and assembly modeling, drafting, transparent data management, and built-in finite element analysis, Solid Edge, a core component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio, eases the growing complexity of product design.

About Femap

Femap™ software is a state-of-the-art finite element modeling software application used as a pre- and postprocessor for engineering simulation and analysis. Femap works in combination with a wide variety of finite element analysis (FEA) solvers, including the industry-leading NX Nastran application, to deliver a comprehensive computer-aided engineering analysis (CAE) solution that helps ensure products perform as designed in any type of real world environment. Femap is the finite element modeling component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio.

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 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500 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

Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls 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 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Solid Edge, Velocity Series, NX and Femap 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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Jim Phelan
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