FOR RELEASE Friday, February 10, 2006
PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the company has increased channel capacity through expanded contracts with existing partners as well as numerous new partners in late 2005.
In September 2005, UGS announced a new Global Channel Program and the UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio targeted at serving the mid-market. The new channel program is designed to increase channel capacity by 50 percent in 2006.
“Our commitment to channel expansion is evident with these results over the last few months,” said Kerry Grimes, vice president, Mid Market and Global Channel Sales, UGS. “We realize the value our channel partners bring in delivering products to the mid-market. We have expanded relationships with existing partners as well as secured new partners. We are encouraged by our partners’ positive feedbackon our new Global Channel Program.”
UGS built its new channel partner program to provide a flexible framework that fits the growing needs of its channel partners. UGS channel partners are positioned to help their customers transform their process of innovation by delivering the world’s leading portfolio of integrated PLM solutions.
“Our goal is to find the right partners and enable them with best in class support, services and programs,” adds Grimes. “Our new program educates and rewards partners for customer retention and best practices in addition to volume.”
UGS Velocity Series Wins
UGS today also issued separate announcements related to its UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio.
UGS announced that Edge Software, a reseller in Asia/Pacific, sold the UGS Velocity Series portfolio to Smart Engineering and Logistics Solutions Pty Ltd. (SEAL Solutions), a leading Australian defense contractor. Edge Software was an existing partner but has expanded its relationship with UGS to include additional mid-market sales presence. (see separate release) UGS announced that Mubea, a leading worldwide operating spring manufacturer, has ordered more than 100 licenses of Teamcenter™ Express software through reseller ISAP. (see separate release)
Worldwide Channel Partners
New and expanded partners in the UGS Global Channels Program include: 6dms (USA),Advanced Industry and Education Equipment Co., Ltd.(AIE, Vietnam),ANNEX (UK), ASCAD (Germany),BCT (Germany),Caladonia CAD/CAM (Canada),Ci-Base Software (Germany),Concept 2 Production (USA),Dalal Technology Sdn Bhd(Malaysia),Emotional Engineering (UK),Expert NETCAD (USA),GfIM (Germany),ISMS Co., Ltd. (Korea), Metafore (USA), netPLM (USA),Numerical Simulation Tech Co., Ltd. (NST, Japan),NS Solutions Corporation (NSS, Japan), NST (India), Predictive Engineering (USA), Pro-Info (USA),St. Hua Pte Ltd.(Singapore), TAI Group (USA),TEAM (UK),Trikon Engineering (USA), W. Phipps & Associates (USA).
“We’ve partnered with UGS for their unique approach to serving the mid-market and their portfolio breadth,” said Myra Dolan, CEO, Concept 2 Production. “UGS can provide the level of technology – both standalone and integrated – that enables us to better serve our customers and prospects. We are also impressed with UGS’ commitment to leveraging channel partners like us to serve mid-sized manufacturers.”
"As a well established reseller and development partner for UGS’ NX portfolio, we already know UGS as a strong and competent partner,” said Juergen Hillemann, management board, BCT Technology AG. “We have extended our partnership with UGS because their mid-market strategy is right in line with industry requirements and our own market approach. The UGS Velocity Series portfolio will help us to increase our mid-market penetration considerably."
“We expanded our partnership with UGS to resell the Velocity Series to the mid-market,” said Yasuo Kurooka,president, Numerical Simulation Tech Co., Ltd. (NST).“The Velocity Series portfolio provides the right mix of products for the mid-market. In addition, UGS’ channel program provides the right structure and incentives to enable us to serve our local customers efficiently.”
For more information, visitwww.ugs.com/partners.
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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The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the expected benefits of the channel partner relationship, the successfulness of the implementation 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, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 most recently 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.