LES ULIS, France and PLANO, Texas, September 13, 2010 – MDTVISION, an IBM consulting and services company dedicated to product lifecycle management (PLM), and Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of PLM software and services, today announced that MDTVISION is adopting the Global PLM Alliance that was signed between IBM and Siemens PLM Software in 2009, to enhance the companies’ presence in France. This will allow MDTVISION to better leverage the tighter integration between IBM and Siemens PLM Software to help customers more fully realize the business benefits of PLM while simultaneously reducing its acquisition and lifecycle costs.
The comprehensive agreement between IBM and Siemens PLM Software includes joint investments and commitments related to technology, marketing, sales and service, with financial targets established for both organizations. It significantly expanded the existing teaming arrangement between IBM and Siemens PLM Software and continues to leverage the IBM Business Partner network to deliver PLM to the large accounts as well as small and medium size business (SMB) community.
As complementary partners, MDTVISION and Siemens PLM Software are committed to work together to support customers in their PLM transformation. MDTVISION’s added value lies in its expertise in PLM issues, its know-how pertaining to integration in multi-CAD heterogeneous environments, and its ability to manage international projects with the support of the IBM group.
“Our partnership with MDTVISION in France will be based on our shared vision of providing the highest-quality service to support our customers over the long term,” said Christophe Iffenecker, Vice President & Managing Director, Siemens PLM Software, France. “This partnership will be a way to further boost our presence in the PLM market and help customers transform their process of innovation.”
Since 2007, MDTVISION and Siemens PLM Software have jointly implemented more than 15 projects in various industries, including engineering, automotive, transportation, building and public works and aeronautics.
“Our relationship with Siemens PLM Software has been ongoing for several years and it was important to strengthen it”, said Benoît Rivière, CEO, MDTVISION. “Our aim is to develop each of our markets and to provide our customers with a complete, high-performing solution. As a publisher and an integrator, we work together to meet our customers’ needs and provide them with a flawless quality of service while continuing to expand our presence in the French PLM market.”
MDTVISION, an IBM group subsidiary, is a consulting and services company dedicated to product lifecycle management. It is characterised by its unique technological innovation and contributes added value through its understanding of its customers’ processes and core businesses and through its complementarities with the IBM group. MDTVISION supports businesses in part or all of their PLM, GMAO/EAM and MDM projects to help them increase their market share. MDTVISION specializes in consulting, integration and maintenance in the automotive, aeronautics, defence, transportation, industrial equipment, energy, chemical, building and public works, pharmaceutical, food, consumer goods, and health industries, and the public sector.
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 6.7 million licensed seats and 63,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009. www.siemens.com/industryautomation
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