MSC.Software and PROSTEP AG Announce Enterprise Access to Simulation Information

Enterprise Simulation Leader to Introduce SimManager Enterprise Connect(TM) Powered by PROSTEP OpenPDM

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services, today announced that the company has extended their partnership with PROSTEP, the leading PLM product data integration specialist, to offer SimManager Enterprise Connect. This new product will allow users to connect MSC SimManager to other enterprise PLM-solutions (including Enovia, TeamCenter, Windchill, MatrixOne, SAP), and Requirements Management (including Telelogic Doors).

"By extending our existing relationship with PROSTEP, we are now able to further enhance our enablement of enterprise wide access to simulation information, facilitating collaboration between PLM, requirements, design and simulation, enabling up front engineering and accelerating innovation efforts," said Frank Kovacs, vice president, strategic business development, MSC.Software. "This relationship creates the industry's first example of two SOA certified technologies interoperating to expose simulation information throughout the enterprise. We are committed to continuing to work with PROSTEP AG to advance worldwide interaction and accelerate design development."

SimManager Enterprise, one of the three platforms that comprise SimEnterprise, provides global product manufacturers with the ability to leverage their engineering data and processes throughout the enterprise to speed design and development. MSC.Software will use the SimManager Enterprise Connect powered by PROSTEP OpenPDM to integrate SimManager Enterprise with leading PDM systems to synchronize CAD design with CAE analysis, enhancing collaboration and accelerating product development. SimManager Enterprise Connect will also integrate simulation with leading requirements management systems including Telelogic Doors to track product performance against up-to-date targets and requirements. This link will help systems engineers and program managers to monitor risk and effectively deploy resources to manage schedule and performance risk.

"As companies deal with a growing network of partners and suppliers around the globe, they face the challenge of integrating product lifecycle management applications into other critical enterprise systems and business processes. With this new alliance, MSC.Software and ProStep support the vision of deploying software applications that use a service-oriented architecture (SOA) to help companies become more agile," stated Edward Bryan, director, IBM Software Sector Industry Solutions."

"We are pleased to deepen our global partnership with MSC.Software and work with them to integrate simulation with other engineering domains," said Martin Holland PROSTEP´s VP of sales. "SimManager Enterprise Connect provides the industry's most robust and complete enterprise integration of simulation information to other enterprise systems including SAP, PLM and Requirements Management."

About PROSTEP AG

PROSTEP AG is recognized as the leading PLM integration specialist in the area of product data integration. The company offers its customers -- leading enterprises active worldwide -- integration solutions for CAD, PDM and supplier communication, thus making e-engineering a reality.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 250 in Germany, France and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Bexbach, Hamburg, Hanover, Lyon, Munich, Stuttgart, Troy (Michigan), Wolfsburg and Wuppertal. More information on PROSTEP AG is available at http://www.PROSTEP.com.

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 1100 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit http://www.mscsoftware.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including all statements relating to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of MSC.Software products. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in technology, the end-user computing and analysis environment, implementation and support that meet evolving customer requirements, general industry trends and the impact of competitive products.

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.

The MSC.Software corporate logo, Adams, Dytran, Easy5, Laminate Modeler, Marc, MD Adams, MD Nastran, MD Patran, Mentat, MSC, MSC MasterKey, MSC Nastran, Mvision, Patran, SimDesigner, SimEnterprise, SimManager, SimOffice, SimTemplate, SimXpert and Sofy are trademarks or registered trademarks of the MSC.Software Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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