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FOR RELEASE Friday, February 10, 2006
PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Smart Engineering and Logistics Solutions Pty Ltd. (SEAL Solutions), a leading Australian defense contractor, has standardized on the UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio, the first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis and data management software for the PLM mid-market.
SEAL Solutions provides high quality engineering and logistics design, manufacture and logistics engineering services. SEAL Solutions licensed the UGS Velocity Series portfolio with Solid Edge® CAD software, Femap® FEA software and Teamcenter® Express for digital lifecycle management. The company cited the ability to scale to UGS’ full PLM portfolio for future expansion as a key factor in its selection.
“Our biggest challenge was finding a full and integrated PLM system that fit our requirements,” said Ben Hudson, engineering manager, SEAL Solutions. “We needed a system that fit our company’s size, timeframe and budget without significant IT overhead. The UGS Velocity Series seems to have been developed with companies like ours in mind. Fast implementation was critical to our decision. In addition, Teamcenter Express’ scalability to full Teamcenter as well as its multi-CAD support means we can electronically collaborate with our suppliers and customers that may use different CAD systems.”
SEAL Solutions will use the UGS Velocity Series to manage its design and development projects with various defense bodies, including an Australian government project for Land Rover 110 vehicle safety improvement modifications. This project aims to improve the safety of the Australian Regional Force Surveillance vehicle fleet, which is currently used in Iraq.
“This is an important sale proving that small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies in Asia Pacific are ready for PLM,” said Barry Bevis, managing director, Edge Software. “We were able to deploy the UGS Velocity Series in a matter of weeks so that SEAL Solutions could be live before year end. The efficiency and costs savings results from PLM software traditionally focused on large companies make it harder for smaller manufacturers to compete. Now, UGS provides the technology in a preconfigured and affordable format for small- and mid-sized manufacturers to significantly level the playing field.”
“This sale highlights the need for PLM at the mid-market level,” said Bruce Boes, vice president, UGS Velocity SeriesMarketing. “The UGS Velocity Series meets the requirements of mid-market manufacturers unlike any other product combination in the industry. The ability to leverage preconfigured industry best practices allowed us to deploy the technology to meet SEAL Solutions’ needs.”
SEAL Solutionsis supported by both its local certified UGS reseller, Edge Software in Australia, and the UGS Global Technical Assistance Center.
For more information, visitwww.ugs.com/velocity.
About Edge Software
Edge Software resells and supports the UGS Velocity Series in Australia and New Zealand. It has sales, support, consulting and training offices around Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visitwww.edgeaustralia.com.au.
About UGS Velocity Series
The UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the product lifecycle management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series™ leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Mid-sized manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series™ to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series™ products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS’ industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 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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