MSC.Software's SimManager Helps TI Automotive Reduce Design Time

SimManager Streamlines Product Development Time, Delivering $1.5 Million in Cost Savings to Date

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services, today announced that TI Automotive has achieved $1.5 million in cost savings through their prior purchase and subsequent deployment of SimManager, which allows business to harness the sea of data produced in product development and save time and costs with easy management and integration of engineering data within the IT infrastructure. The deployment of SimManager has allowed TI Automotive to gain additional collaborative abilities and create an enterprise solution that has delivered a 25% reduction in design time.

TI Automotive is the only global supplier of fully integrated fuel storage and delivery systems for cars and trucks, as well as the leading supplier of fluid carrying systems for braking and powertrain applications to automakers worldwide. The Fuel Systems group has led the way at TI Automotive by actively seeking out best-of-breed technology solutions. To help streamline the design and development process for engineering teams serving 29 countries, TI Automotive has utilized enterprise solutions from MSC.Software to help unify work in each of these regions. The addition of SimManager has allowed the company to gain additional management efficiencies throughout these regions.

"We are constantly on the lookout for proven technology solutions that cut our design time, save our customers money and allow us to reduce time-to-market," said Brian Brandner, Design Engineering Manager for TI Automotive. "We have again turned to MSC.Software to enable us to create a highly efficient environment by harnessing all of our simulation information. The results have been impressive, and we have achieved a substantial return on investment in a short period of time."

MSC.Software embeds and optimizes IBM technology, including DB2, Websphere and Tivoli, as a part of SimManager, pre-configuring and testing these technologies for ease of installation, rapid scalability and aligning smoothly with enterprise architecture strategies such as the adoption of an enterprise Service Oriented Architecture. The combination of IBM's technology, services and integration expertise along with SimManager's capabilities provides a complete solution stack for the management of simulation processes and product performance data, ensuring scalability for global deployments.

"TI Automotive is a great example of what innovative forward-thinking companies can achieve by capturing and leveraging their engineering best practices," said Bill Weyand, chief executive officer of MSC.Software. "With their enterprise approach to simulation and in particular, SimManager, TI Automotive has been able to realize extraordinary return on investment while delivering better products faster."

About TI Automotive

TI Automotive is the world's leading supplier of fluid storage, transfer and delivery systems including brake, fuel and air conditioning applications. Based in Warren, Michigan, the company employs over 20,000 people at more than 130 facilities in 29 countries on six continents.

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS) is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1200 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.

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Furthermore, information provided herein, which is not historical in nature, are forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward-looking statements are based largely on management's expectations and are subject to and qualified by risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

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