FOR RELEASE Wednesday, March 28, 2007
TOKYO – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced its increased momentum of its channel sales efforts in Asia Pacific with the conclusion of the Go!2007 Conference that attracted more than 700 attendees throughout the region.
The conference, themed ‘Own the Road,’ provided UGS’ partners with the foundation to grow their business through 2007 with a consolidation of multiple training events and a briefing on updates to the UGS Channel Partner Program. UGS also shared its plans for continued growth in the mid-market space as well as new enhancements for UGS’ NX™, Teamcenter® and Tecnomatix™ product suites.
Awards were presented to key channel partners including 16 top performers and numerous technical excellence awards. The Top Asia Pacific Channel Partner Award went to ISID TechnoSolutions, Ltd. (ISID-TS) from Japan while PDS Technology from China won Top New Partner Award “Rookie of the Year.” ISID-TS has been a UGS Channel Partner for more than 24 years and has provided great support for a number of key customers in Japan. PDS Technology joined the partner program April 2006
“With the strategic support from UGS, ISID-TS is most pleased to win the Top Asia Pacific Channel Partner award,” said Norio Tayama, executive vice president and COO of ISID-TS. “This will definitely be a key motivator for an even more successful 2007. PLM industry is gaining greater attention in the Japan market and we are excited to take part in developing this exciting market momentum.”
“This event helped us to build a stronger partner network with UGS,” said Li Zhiyong, president, PDS Technology. “Especially with a focus in Asia Pacific, we expect this to help our business greatly and look forward to more of such collaborations in the coming year. We are very happy to have become a member of extended UGS family.”
“Our Channel Partners have the ability of leveraging and representing the entire portfolio of UGS products and services based on their core competencies, industry specific sales and technical resources, business plan, and specific geographic knowledge - they are key to our commitment to never letting a customer fail,” said Tony Jolly, vice president of Channels and SI Alliances for Asia Pacific, UGS. “UGS strives to offer our partners the industry expertise and training they need to effectively align their resources to get the most from their investment.”
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 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.
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The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the expected benefits of the channel relationship, the successfulness of sales efforts 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 loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, partnering strategy, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 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.