Agile Teams With PRTM to Deliver Value-Added PLM Services

Industry Leaders Partner to Provide Strategic and Technology Solutions for PLM; Emphasis on Portfolio Management Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced its strategic partnership with management consulting firm PRTM. Agile PLM solutions help companies accelerate revenue, reduce costs, improve quality, ensure compliance, and drive innovation throughout the product lifecycle. Together, Agile and PRTM can enable companies to make rapid, repeatable improvements in product development cycle times, resulting in significant cost savings and reduced time-to-market. PRTM offers operational transformation consulting and related best practices to leading companies worldwide.

As part of the teaming agreement, Agile will allow PRTM to use its Product Portfolio Management solution when conducting product portfolio assessments for its clients. The service helps companies align their product development portfolio with their business strategy, resulting in faster growth and greater profitability.

"Given our clients' focus on product development and supply chain management practices, we have seen how the Agile solutions can be used as a catalyst in enabling significant results," said Michael Aghajanian, PRTM's managing partner, Pacific Region. "We are enthusiastic about working together to provide breakthrough results for our mutual clients."

In their initial joint engagements, focused primarily on the high-technology and medical device industries, PRTM teamed with Agile to provide customers with PRTM's management consulting services and best practices in conjunction with the Agile Product Portfolio Management solution. By leveraging PRTM's best practices, developed through years of the management consultancy's improvement work, companies can gain the advantage of a faster, more effective implementation. The joint Agile-PRTM solution will enable companies to optimize their product development resources, synchronize their program and product information, maximize resource utilization, and provide cross-program, multi-enterprise visibility and decision support across their product portfolio.

"PLM is an enterprise software category whose time has come. We're pleased that companies such as PRTM are now teaming with Agile, and have already experienced success in helping companies maximize their product pipeline throughput, compress cycle times and control for target margins," said Jay Fulcher, Agile president and COO. "The addition of PRTM strengthens and expands the services available through our Agile Alliance Program, which gives our customers access to highly qualified, experienced and knowledgeable service providers ready to respond to a diversity of needs."

With this partnership, PRTM joins the Agile Alliance Program, which meets the needs of Agile's customers by forming partnerships that deliver value-added services including: best practices process design, benchmarking, strategic planning and implementation services. In the context of today's economy, companies are looking to PLM providers to help them deliver and deploy comprehensive enterprise solutions including the business processes and change management required to deliver targeted business results. To learn more about the Agile Alliance Program, go to www.agile.com/partners.

About PRTM

PRTM ( www.prtm.com) works closely with leading companies worldwide to achieve breakthrough business results-fast. Since 1976, we've delivered measurable value to our clients, earning one of the highest levels of repeat business in the management consulting industry. PRTM is also a recognized thought leader and innovator in the PLM arena with its Product And Cycle-time Excellence(R) (PACE(R)) framework, its proprietary benchmarks, and numerous critically acclaimed books about product strategy and next generation product development. There are 13 PRTM offices and 500 consultants in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

About Agile Software Corporation

Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions, time-to-value focused implementations, and a unique Guaranteed Business ResultsSM program, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. Alcatel, Boeing, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Hitachi, Leapfrog, Lockheed Martin, Magna Steyr, Siemens, QUALCOMM and ZF are among the over 10,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer products, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit www.agile.com.

NOTE: Agile and Agile Software are registered trademarks and Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Cost Management, Agile Product Service & Improvement, Agile Product Portfolio Management, Agile Engineering Collaboration, Agile Product Governance and Compliance and the Agile logo are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Guaranteed Business Results is a service mark of Agile Software Corporation. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: Terri Pruett, of Agile Software Corporation, +1-408-284-4048, or
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Web site: http://www.prtm.com/
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