Siemens PLM Software Ranks #1 in Every Major Category of New Simulation Data & Process Management Scorecard

Teamcenter for Simulation Dominates Comprehensive Vendor Evaluation by Industry Analyst Firm CPDA with Unsurpassed Scores in 24 of 27 Subcategories

PLANO, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 25, 2010Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that the Simulation Process Management offering in its Teamcenter® software portfolio outperformed all of its competitors in every major category of an independent evaluation conducted by the Design/Simulation Council of industry analyst firm Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA).

The results were announced last week and published in a CPDA report titled, Simulation Data & Process Management – Vendor Scorecard. The report details the evaluation of five leading suppliers of software in this category, and was conducted using 60 criteria in four main categories. These categories were further subdivided into a total of 27 subcategories in which each vendor was given a score of zero to five, with five being the highest possible score. Teamcenter outperformed the competition throughout the report with a series of dominating statistics.

  • Teamcenter outscored all other vendors in all four main categories
  • No other solution scored higher than Teamcenter in 24 of 27 subcategories
  • Teamcenter scored a perfect “five” in 21 of 27 subcategories
  • Teamcenter achieved a score of four or higher in 26 of 27 subcategories

According to the independent CPDA report, “The natural integration of the SDPM layer in the overall PLM framework (of Teamcenter) provides additional benefits for the sophisticated user willing to work with the full capabilities of PLM concepts. Linking together requirements management, system engineering, product design, simulation, manufacturing, and support represents the core capabilities targeted by Teamcenter. Teamcenter for Simulation perfectly covers analysts’ needs in that environment.”

In addition to Siemens PLM Software, CPDA’s evaluation also covered four other vendors – ANSYS, Dassault Systemes/SIMULIA, MSC.Software and Altair. Each vendor demonstrated its solutions in live sessions with intense discussion with the exception of Altair, whose new offerings will be delivered starting at the end of 2009.

“We are very pleased with the results of this independent industry study which serves to validate the strategy we set in place when we created the Teamcenter Simulation Process Management solution,” said Jim Rusk, vice president, Digital Simulation Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “We recognized early on that computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis and simulation was not just a critical part of product design, but also an integral part of the entire product lifecycle process. That seamless integration between PLM and simulation is an important part of our strategy and a major factor in how we performed in this evaluation.”

About Siemens PLM Software

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 more than 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.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear 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 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.



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