TOKYO, March 24, 2008 - 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 that more than 700 attendees participated in Go! 2008, Siemens PLM Software’s Asia Pacific Channel Partner Conference.
Themed ‘Sell the Power,’ the conference provided Siemens PLM Software’s channel partners with the foundation to grow their business through 2008. In addition to providing partners with sales and technical training to more effectively sell and support customers, Siemens PLM Software shared its vision for continued mutual growth.
“The goal of Siemens PLM Software’s Go! 2008 Conference is to empower our channel partners to become knowledgeable and trusted advisors so they can help our joint customers succeed,” said Tony Jolly, vice president of Channels and Products for Asia Pacific, Siemens PLM Software. “We were delighted to see close to 100 additional partner attendees than the previous year. This increase in momentum is representative of our efforts to grow channel capacity across Asia Pacific.”
“Siemens PLM Software has shown through increased investment and support that it is committed to enhancing its channel relationships and helping channel partners succeed to create a win-win situation,” said Zhu Cai Hua, general manager, UDS, a Platinum Partner that sent its entire team of over 50 employees to participate at Go! 2008. “UDS prides itself in providing our customers with best-in-class technology and service and the support that Siemens PLM Software has provided in the development of our employees is invaluable. We see strong benefits from the sales, marketing and technical training provided during Go! 2008 and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Siemens PLM Software.”
The conference provided partners with a wide range of technical training including 11 different technical tracks covering the entire product portfolio, project management and implementation methodologies. Sales training addressed the industry value of PLM for the automotive, high-tech and machinery segments as well as specific product sales tracks. Partners were also offered a specially customized marketing workshop outlining best practices for effective marketing activities.
Awards were presented to top performing Asia Pacific Channel Partners in various categories. The Top Asia Pacific Channel Partner Award for 2007 went to Nanjing Zhixiang from China for their strong growth and customer success in 2007, based on a foundation of sustained commitment and investment in the PLM business over several years.
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 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens 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 Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems 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.
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