CIMdata Announces New Review of Siemens Teamcenter Express

CIMdata Announces the Availability of a New Review of
Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter Express Program

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, September 24, 2009—CIMdata, the leading global PLM consulting and research firm, announces the availability of a new program review of Teamcenter Express, a Siemens PLM Software collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) solution. The program review provides an overall description as well as CIMdata’s assessment of the Teamcenter Express program for the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market. Customer testimonials are included to provide the rationale for the selection of Teamcenter Express to support specific PLM requirements, what the solution is being used for, and what type of benefits the company is receiving. This review is an assessment of the entire Teamcenter Express effort, including development, marketing, sales, and the product itself, Teamcenter Express Version 5.

Teamcenter Express is the core product data management component of Siemens PLM Software’s Velocity Series—a set of preconfigured design, manufacturing, and data management solutions. It is intended to address product design through manufacturing planning needs of small- to medium-sized companies in multiple industries.

Mid-market solutions like Teamcenter Express focus on PLM issues that affect multiple industries including mechanical machinery and equipment, electromechanical, automotive products, consumer products, and others. Peter Bilello, Vice President of CIMdata explained, “The capabilities provided by these solutions best support small- to medium-sized manufacturing companies that design/engineer parts, components, and assemblies that are low to medium in complexity.”

These solutions usually work with a wide variety of software applications, and with traditional paper-based systems that generate or use product-related data. Mr. Bilello added, “Typical users include managers, administrators, and end-users from a variety of departments including engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, marketing, sales, quality, and information technology who all need to access and manipulate product data. These solutions are intended to improve communication and cooperation among these diverse groups and form the basis for organizations to support their product definition lifecycle activities.”

The key to success in this mid-market PLM space is “…the development and delivery of out-of-the-box applications and business solutions based on best practices that support an enterprise’s product definition information management requirements. Siemens’ Teamcenter Express and the rest of the Velocity Series’ components are intended to deliver to this model,” according to Mr. Bilello.

“With the release of Teamcenter Express Version 5, Siemens has further strengthened the solution’s productivity and scalability. The updated user interface takes advantage of the latest user interface developments in Teamcenter 8, including new the Structure Manager and Lifecycle Viewer modules that provide improved ease-of-use for daily tasks around structure management and visualization,” according to Mr. Bilello. The expanded Microsoft Office integration provides easy access to cPDm for users of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and includes the ability to review and signoff on workflow tasks from within the desktop tool. CIMdata continues to be impressed with the comprehensive approach Siemens PLM Software has taken, which illustrates their commitment to the mid-market.

For more information please contact CIMdata at +1(734) 668-9922. Copies of the Teamcenter Express Program Review are available at no cost through the CIMdata website.

About PLM

CIMdata defines PLM as a strategic business approach that applies a consistent set of business solutions in support of the collaborative creation, management, dissemination, and use of product definition information across the extended enterprise from concept to end of life—integrating people, processes, business systems, and information. PLM forms the product information backbone for a company and its extended enterprise.

About CIMdata

CIMdata, an independent worldwide firm, provides strategic consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding more than 25 years ago, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, delivers PLM Certificate classes, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through international conferences. CIMdata serves clients worldwide from locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957, or Siriusdreef 17-27, 2132 WT Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)23 568-9385. Fax: +31 (0)23 568-9111.

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