Wayne-Dalton Deploys Agile PLM In Three Days

Leader of Residential and Commercial Garage Doors and Openers Implements Agile PLM Solution for Quality Management and Operational Excellence

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Wayne-Dalton has implemented Agile Advantage, the latest version of Agile's PLM solution suite designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A global organization with over 50 company-owned distribution and manufacturing facilities across the U.S., Canada and France, Wayne-Dalton is a worldwide leader of residential and commercial garage doors and openers. Wayne-Dalton selected Agile Advantage to improve product visibility throughout the enterprise and manage the product record throughout the lifecycle.

"It was important for us to implement a system that we could get up and running quickly and could immediately improve our visibility into the product record," says Jeff Hughes, Senior Product Engineer at Wayne-Dalton. "In the past we used spreadsheets and could not manage our product record efficiently. Agile Advantage provides us with one central repository enabling us more visibility of our products across the lifecycle by Wayne-Dalton as well as our vendors, resulting in faster responses to engineering changes. Agile also provides us the high degree of coordination and control over our products necessary to deliver high quality products to our customers."

Wayne-Dalton is a market leader known for developing innovative products that far exceed industry standards. With a long-term focus on quality and meeting its customers' needs, Wayne-Dalton has expanded globally with contract manufacturing partners in China and facilities in France. By expanding globally Wayne-Dalton recognized that its previous system did not have the capacity to provide one system of record for its new products, creating barriers to collaboration across its disparate business units, and subsequently resulting in product quality issues and delays in bringing new products to market.

After an extensive market analysis, Wayne-Dalton selected Agile as its PLM provider because of Agile's domain experience in the electronics and high tech manufacturing sector and for its proven track record in helping small and medium size business develop products across global operations.

Agile Advantage provides Wayne-Dalton more control over their product lifecycle and improves quality by streamlining the process of reviewing, commenting, and approving documents to create products. Agile Advantage also enables Wayne-Dalton to improve their communications with their line contract manufacturers and vendors between multiple locations by providing easy and seamless access to the product record.

"Agile Advantage provides Wayne-Dalton with visibility, management, and collaboration for new and changing product record information across the product lifecycle and the extended supply chain," says Craig Livingston, Agile vice president and general manager of SME solutions. "Agile also provides Wayne-Dalton with improved product quality and faster time to market by tightly integrating customer, product and quality regulatory information into Agile. Wayne-Dalton has seen great success so far with Agile Advantage and we're proud that Agile Advantage is playing a key role in their production of innovative and high quality products."

Agile Advantage

Agile Advantage, designed specifically to meet the PLM requirements of small and medium enterprises, continues to deliver on the characteristics that have made Agile Advantage the leading PLM solution for small and medium size customers: ease of management, ease of implementation, quick time to benefit, low total cost of ownership, and flexible licensing options that take into account limited IT resources, including Agile OnDemand-a Software as a Service (Saas) option-as well as more traditional licensing.

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 and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. Small and medium enterprises including Colubris Networks, McAfee, Ondine Biopharma, OnStor, Sonic Innovations, Visx, as well as large and global enterprises such as 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens, Tyco Healthcare 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. Agile OnDemand is a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of the Agile Advantage solution. For more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit http://sme.agile.com .

NOTE: Agile, Agile Software and the Agile logo are registered trademarks and Agile On Demand, Agile Advantage, Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Cost Management, Agile Product Governance & Compliance, Agile Product Service & Improvement, Agile Product Quality Management, Agile Product Portfolio Management, Agile Engineering Collaboration, Agile Product Interchange and AgileMD are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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