FOR RELEASE Wednesday February 21, 2007
COLOGNE, Germany - UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the successful launch of its indirect channel sales efforts for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) during this year’s EMEA Partner Sales Summit in Alicante, Spain, Jan. 22 – 24, to more than 300 European partners.
During the summit, UGS announced its latest updates to the Global Channel Programme, including its intention to grow in the mid-market while maintaining its strong presence at the enterprise level. The company also highlighted its latest product enhancements for NX®, Solid Edge®, Teamcenter®, Femap® and Tecnomatix™ software portfolios and presented a total of 33 awards for Best Channel Partners, Best Channel Partner Salespersons and Outstanding Sales Performance in several other categories.
Following the event, an online survey showed that participants felt the primary benefit gained from the EMEA Partner Sales Summit was through a series of newly developed sales training, product breakout sessions and channel executives workshops.
“Our theme this year ‘Own the Road’ matches the opportunity to grow our sales partners’ business through 2007 and beyond by following the road to innovation,” said Angus Marshall, UGS director of Sales and Channel Programmes for EMEA. “The feedback we gathered shows that the sales teams are highly motivated and that they are looking forward to making 2007 a fantastic year for UGS and our customers.”
“Events like these are always a good opportunity to network with like-minded businessmen. I’m already looking forward to the next event and will endeavour to double the amount of staff attending,” saidAllan Blackwell, managing director, Cutting Edge Solutions. “UGS proved one more time that they have a clear channel strategy and we look forward to new collaboration and success in 2007.”
“As we experienced in 2006, ISAP AG was able to win the award for Germany´s Best Sales Team – a year in which we focused on the Velocity Series - a great success in Germany. Furthermore, ISAP AG is proud of the special award for the Best Sales Team in EMEA in the fourth quarter. This will motivate the team for a great 2007,” said Norbert Assen, chief executive officer, ISAP AG.
UGS Channel Partner Program
The UGS Channel Partner Program provides a flexible framework that fits the growing needs of UGS authorized partners. UGS Channel Partners are positioned to deliver the world’s leading portfolio of integrated PLM solutions. Visithttp://www.ugs.com/partners/for additional information.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3million 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 expected benefits of the channel program, acceptance by customers and partners, 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 torisks 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.