PLANO, Texas EDS today announced Bally Gaming and Systems, a business uni t of Alliance Gaming Corporation (NYSE: AGI) and an industry leader in the produ ction of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming marke t, has selected Teamcenter -- EDS flagship product data management softwar e suite -- to manage and control its entire product lifecycle process. Bally Gaming and Systems selection of Teamcenter as its company standard m arks the first gaming industry client for EDS product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions and continues EDS success in aggressively pursuing new industri es for its PLM offerings. EDS attributes this success to Teamcenters flexi bility in solving a wide variety of complex problems for a diverse set of produc t-oriented companies outside of its traditional PLM client base. Teamcenter is the worlds most widely used suite of PLM software providing a digital enterprise backbone and uniting product knowledge with process innovat ion to deliver business value. As part of the second quarter contract, terms of which were not disclosed, Bally Gaming and Systems will use Teamcenter to enhan ce product development collaboration and project management throughout the compa ny. In addition, Bally will utilize Experteam services to assist with Teamcenter tra ining, support and implementation. EDS Experteam solutions accelerate the achiev ement of business goals by providing the consulting, deployment, and support ser vices necessary to ensure a companys PLM system is aligned with its busine ss-specific requirements. Bally Gaming and Systems produces a complex, high quality product that nee ds to meet strict regulatory compliance specifications, said Andrew Cashin , Senior Vice President of Operations, Bally Gaming. In order to maximize our efficiency and minimize development and support costs, we need to tightly ma nage and control our entire product process from concept todelivery and beyond. We work in a very unique product lifecycle environment and our growth created the need for a very unique PLM solution.
Continued Success in New Industries EDS continues to expand its PLM market leadership by successfully pursuing new i ndustries that can effectively leverage the time-to-value benefits of Teamcenter . In addition to todays announcement, EDS recently announced two other Te amcenter contracts representing the companys initial PLM clients in their respective industries. On April 2, EDS announced a contract with New Look, EDS&# 146; first PLM client in retail; and on April 28, EDS announced a PLM contract w ith H.B. Fuller, marking the first such client in the chemical industry. EDS attributes part of its successful expansion across industries to its ability to provide open PLM solutions tailored to the specific needs of multiple client s with varying requirements. On March 25, EDS announced several industry specif ic solutions based on Teamcenter, including enhanced versions of Teamcenter Aero space and Defense, Teamcenter Automotive Supplier and Teamcenter High Tech Elect ronics, and the launch of a new industry solution, Teamcenter Consumer and Packa ged Goods. We are delighted to be associated with an innovative, market leader like B ally Gaming and Systems, said Tony Affuso, president, EDS PLM Solutions. & #147;EDS entry into yet another industry is consistent with our strategy t o maintain leadership in the PLM market by constantly looking for new opportunit ies outside the traditional sectors we serve. Each time we create value in a new industry, we enhance our knowledge base and further expand our understanding of the product lifecycle, which ultimately benefits all our clients.
About Bally Gaming and Systems and Alliance Gaming Corporation Bally Gaming and Systems, a wholly owned business unit of Alliance Gaming Corpor ation (NYSE: AGI), designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices and systems worldwide. Additional inf ormation on Bally Gaming and Systems can be found at www.ballygaming.com. Additi onal information on Alliance Gaming Corporation can be found at www.alliancegami ng.com.
About EDS EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation, bus iness transformation and operational solutions for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the wor lds best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their cus tomers trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management c onsulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the worlds leading companies an d governments in 60 countries. EDS reported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2002. T he companys stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. Learn more at www.eds.com. Note: Teamcenter is a registered trademark and Experteam is a service mark of EDS or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other t rademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective hol ders.