FOR RELEASE Monday, November 7, 2005
PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that its Teamcenter® software, one of the world’s most widely used PLM portfolios, fully supports SQL Server 2005, Microsoft’s flagship database released today. The long-standing, strategic relationship between Microsoft and UGS has contributed to significant performance and scalability enhancements in SQL Server 2005, while enabling Teamcenter to take full advantage of those enhancements and remain one of the only comprehensive, enterprise-level PLM solution available with SQL Server.
“Working closely over the past several years with companies like UGS has directly contributed to Microsoft’s ability to establish SQL Server 2005 as a leader in price/performance and enterprise data management — two central components to any PLM implementation,” said Mike Tuchen, general manager for SQL Server at Microsoft Corp. “As a result of this strategic relationship and Teamcenter’s comprehensive support of SQL Server, companies of all sizes can effectively deploy the popular full-scale PLM solution at an affordable price.”
World-class PLM for everyone
Technical teams from UGS and Microsoft began working together several years ago to ensure that companies seeking to implement Teamcenter on SQL Server 2005 would have a positive deployment and end-user experience. UGS is the only PLM supplier to work with Microsoft throughout all phases of development and testing to tune the performance of SQL Server and optimize its capacity. This has enabled SQL Server 2005 to efficiently and effectively scale to support the demanding workloads – which can include a very large number of users and transactions – typical of Teamcenter customers.
Teamcenter is used by product producing organizations around the world to manage the information and processes associated with the entire product lifecycle. Teamcenter is centered on addressing critical business initiatives such as new product development and introduction (NPDI), global product development and regulatory compliance. The effective management and execution of each of these business initiatives can have a profound affect on an organization’s ability to drive profit and revenue growth from new and existing product lines.
“UGS and Microsoft share a common commitment to creating high performance software with superior quality that benefits the maximum number of customers,” said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications, UGS. “With more than two million seats in production globally, Teamcenter serves as the enterprise collaboration backbone for companies worldwide seeking a comprehensive integrated digital product development and manufacturing process. Today’s announcement will help ensure that Teamcenter remains an affordable, world-class PLM solution for all the businesses that have embraced the SQL Server platform.”
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 expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, 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 to developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate 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.