Customers to Benefit From the Combination of Managed Product Engineering and Multi-Run Design Improvement
As an extension of MSC.Software's current relationship with Engineous, this agreement will further benefit customers by delivering a robust, seamless solution today to our customers. MSC.Software and Engineous technologies will be combined to provide customers with managed product development for VPD solutions ranging from specific engineering tasks to large scale inter-company engineering processes. Engineous' iSIGHT process integration and design optimization software and FIPER, a component-based, integration infrastructure will enable significant design improvements using MSC's enterprise solutions. This alliance will couple MSC.Nastran, MSC.ADAMS, MSC.Patran, MSC.Marc, and MSC stochastic simulation technologies with iSIGHT and FIPER. The combined functionality can be managed with the MSC.SimManager enterprise data management infrastructure.
"We are continuing to find ways to help our customers better automate their product development processes by leveraging best-in-class technologies
-- with Engineous we can do just that," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, MSC.Software. "Their market leading multi-run tools are perfect complements to MSC.Software's integrated enterprise solution suite, especially as it relates to promoting collaboration and engineering automation. We look forward to the strengthening of our relationship with Engineous."
Under the terms of the agreement, MSC.Software will be the primary channel for delivery of the coupled enterprise process solutions. The MSC.Software and Engineous product development and support teams will work together to deliver customers the capability they require with seamless interaction between solutions.
"The integration of iSIGHT and FIPER products with the MSC.Software VPD product line gives us the opportunity to provide customers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for managed virtual product development with design exploration," said Janet C. Wylie, president and CEO, Engineous. "We are very pleased to work closely with MSC.Software to tightly integrate our technologies with MSC's market leading VPD offerings."
The results of simulations powered by Engineous and MSC.Software solutions provide more insight and better understanding of design sensitivity, allowing engineers to manage risk and improve product quality, safety and performance. Having design exploration technology tightly integrated within the VPD environment offers the potential for more comprehensive understanding of design alternatives and trade-offs.
About Engineous Software, Inc.
Engineous Software is the leading provider of Process Integration and Design Optimization software. The company's flagship product iSIGHT enables engineers to solve their toughest design problems using a "software robot." This advanced solution integrates existing design software, evaluates design alternatives at an accelerated rate, and optimizes final product designs. Engineous' FIPER software is a component-based, distributed product development infrastructure that allows organizations to access, execute and reuse design tools and processes. The software allows resources to be connected within an organization and externally with partners and geographically dispersed design teams. For additional information about Engineous' products and services, please visit www.engineous.com.
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (OTC: MNSC) is the leading global provider of virtual product development solutions, including simulation software and services, that helps 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 1400 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
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