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INCAT Deploys Professional

Knowledge transfer tool will enhance clients’ collaboration and drive design process

Detroit, October 10, 2006 – INCAT® today announced the deployment of® Professional from iKnowledge Solutions (iKS) throughout its global operations. This tool, the latest upgrade from, is the industry-leading knowledge transfer solution and will strengthen the company’s ability to support its clients’ engineering and design (E&D), and product creation processes.

Key features of Professional include an interface localized for multiple languages (currently English, German, French and Japanese), enhanced reporting features and user profile management that is simplified to make it both easier to use and more powerful.

“The INCAT Global Delivery Model for E&D requires a high level of collaboration with our clients,” said INCAT President Warren Harris. “Fundamental to this is the acquisition and application of knowledge assets in the form of best practices, core processes and real-world lessons learned.

“Our corporate-wide adoption of Professional, with its expanded capability for flexible knowledge transfer and information sharing, enables INCAT to create and tap a virtual repository of engineering knowledge from our more than 2,000 professionals anytime, anywhere. This ready source of information sharing provides real value for our global clients who are under constant competitive pressure to improve quality and realize innovation, all the while reducing costs and time-to-market.”

Harris notes that adoption of Professional followed careful assessment and evaluation to ensure that the tool will add value to INCAT operations as well as the operations of its client organizations worldwide. INCAT Engineering and Design Delivery Centers in North America, India, the U.K. and Thailand all will be leveraging Professional as the corporate repository for E&D methods and best practices application.

Kevin Noe, president of iKS, said, “Over the past six years, we have helped thousands of companies deploy as a cost-effective learning application. Today, we are keenly aware that the landscape is changing regarding how companies view and use engineering knowledge.”

Noe notes these three keys to how companies put knowledge to work in today’s market:
•        Companies are no longer interested in learning for learning’s sake. They expect that learning will be directly related to what they design and/or produce.
•        Companies increasingly expect that processes, methods and best practices will be imbedded in the learning process. The real value of learning is how it directly contributes to an engineer becoming more productive.
•        Companies increasingly leverage knowledge assets as a competitive advantage. The best-trained engineers more quickly and efficiently design products, driving that competitive advantage.

“With, INCAT is deploying a flexible, cost-effective tool that will enable the distribution of engineering knowledge throughout its organization and will enable knowledge re-use as well,” said Noe. “This will enhance both the competitive advantage of INCAT and that of their clients. We’re very pleased with their selection of as their global knowledge management delivery system.”

INCAT is a Tata Technologies company. Founded in 1989, the Company is a leading independent international provider of engineering and design (E&D) services to the world’s largest automotive, aerospace and durable goods manufacturers. INCAT is focused on services and solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), creating value for its clients through its unique-in-the-industry Global Delivery Model, its state-of-the-art technology and a pragmatic approach to engineering and manufacturing processes that reduces costs and time to market; and helps clients realize superior products.

INCAT is headquartered in the United States (Novi, Mich.) and Germany (Stuttgart). Tata Technologies is headquartered in Pune, India. INCAT has a combined global work force of more than 3,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

North America Press: Daniel Saad, INCAT Corporate Communications Mgr. – NA
+ 1 248-426-1841 or Email Contact

About iKnowledge Solutions
iKnowledge Solutions, Inc., (iKS) is a Tata Technologies Company. For over 15 years, iKS (formerly Cadpo) has enabled engineering knowledge transformation through® and iCHECK® software applications. iKS’ flagship product,®, is the only solution in the PLM marketplace offering engineering knowledge delivery for CATIA, NX, SolidWorks, Teamcenter, Solid Edge, Inventor and AutoCAD on a single delivery platform. iCHECK® is the industry leading application for managing engineering knowledge validation, digital design methodologies and PLM best practices. Over 37,000 engineers use iKS applications.

About®® is a complete, internet-based knowledge management system for the engineering and manufacturing industry. contains measurable and customizable features, which help to manage company, department and individual training. 37,000 users take our 24x7 global training in NX, Teamcenter, CATIA, SolidWorks, Solid Edge COSMOSWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, company-specific methods and more.

Contact: David Fedler, iKS Vice President – Sales
+1 303-252-8485 or Email Contact