MSC.Software Announces MSC SimEnterprise
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MSC.Software Announces MSC SimEnterprise

MSC.Software Redefines the Engineering Process With Major Innovations That Allow Enterprises to Consolidate, Share and Automate Simulation Design Data Throughout the Enterprise for Added Efficiencies and Cost Savings

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software Corp. (OTC: MNSC), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services, today announced the introduction of SimEnterprise, an enterprise simulation development platform that enables computer-aided-engineering (CAE) designers, analysts, managers and the supply chain to interact throughout the design process -- in an open systems approach using their preferred development software -- to deliver substantial collaboration, data management and process automation benefits. SimEnterprise is a revolutionary technological approach for the industry, and has been created to enhance the way engineering teams can access and work with data, sharing simulation information across the extended enterprise.

Based on a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), SimEnterprise enables open connectivity between designers, analysts, and other simulation stakeholders for a highly collaborative design ecosystem, allowing each stakeholder to work within their preferred environments. With SimEnterprise, product development stakeholders, regardless of application preference or global location, can easily collaborate and manage simulation and simulation-based design information to accelerate product development in a highly cost-efficient manner.

Providing built-in connectivity to MSC.Software's leading solver technology, including MD Nastran, SimEnterprise solutions allow companies to easily deploy role-based simulation applications and tools -- including existing MSC applications such as MSC SimDesigner and MSC SimManager, and to seamlessly integrate with third party applications and in-house or custom applications - to speed simulation and design processes.

"While the CAE industry has long been designing leading edge technologies, the way in which they share information is often antiquated and out-of-date. With their introduction of SimEnterprise, MSC.Software is focusing on changing the way designers and analysts communicate in order to speed design and production, bringing efficiency boosts to global business," said Ed Miller, president, CIMdata. "SimEnterprise is intended to provide a Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA) approach for their solution suite in order to enable groups across a supply chain to more easily locate, interact, and take advantage of the information that is captured in simulation tests."

SimEnterprise solutions deliver substantial and wide ranging data management capabilities with included functionality that provides companies with centralized storage and intelligent access to simulation models, results, and data. The SimEnterprise platform enables engineering teams and the supply chain to leverage simulation applications for managed access to simulation information as well as an audit trail for tracking the metadata associated with all simulation data.

Besides delivering a common multi-discipline solver foundation to leverage next-generation MSC.Software capabilities including MD Nastran, SimEnterprise also provides an open foundation for simulation/CAE development ecosystems. To accommodate the integration of other solvers, MSC has created the MD Partner Program that includes key partners such as:

    * Engineous, providers of iSIGHT software that integrates key steps in the
      product design process, then automates and executes these steps through
      design exploration tools.

    * nCode, providers of hardware, software and support services that enable
      customers to optimize their durability engineering processes.

    * LSTC, providers of LS-DYNA, which is widely used by the automotive
      industry to analyze vehicle designs and accurately predict a car's
      behavior in a collision, as well as the effects of the collision upon
      the car's occupants.

    * FFT, developers and providers of the ACTRAN finite element software for
      acoustic, vibro-acoustic and aero-acoustic modeling.

    * CD adapco, the leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering
      simulation (CAE) solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress.

"Throughout the years, businesses have faced the challenge of leveraging the diverse simulation information that engineering teams generate in product development cycles. SimEnterprise has been developed to provide businesses with a platform that can increase collaboration, automate processes and recapture, manage, and re-use their simulation resources to create efficiencies for competitive advantage," said Glenn Wienkoop, president and chief operating officer of MSC.Software Corp. "As the most significant advancement for the engineering community and CAE industry in 20 years, SimEnterprise applications give designers, analysts and managers the ability to harness the simulation information they are generating -- regardless of their preferred application environment -- to create better products in a faster and more intelligent fashion."

SimEnterprise solutions are available directly from MSC.Software and resellers worldwide. For more information on the SimEnterprise SOA platform, download the white paper at http://products.mscsoftware.com or visit www.mscsoftware.com.

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (OTC: MNSC) 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.

Safe Harbor Language

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including all statements relating to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of SimEnterprise and other 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, MSC, Adams, Dytran, Marc, MD Nastran, MSC Nastran, Patran, MSC SimDesigner, MSC SimEnterprise, and MSC SimManager are trademarks or registered trademarks of MSC.Software Corporation in the USA and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

CONTACT: Media, Jennifer Brannon, Senior Manager, Public Relations,
+1-714-445-3119, Email Contact, or Investors, Joanne
Keates, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-714-444-8551,
Email Contact, both of MSC.Software Corp.

Web site: http://products.mscsoftware.com/
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