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UGS Honored with Frost & Sullivan’s Product Lifecycle Management Company of the Year Award


Award recognizes UGS’ operational excellence including business development and competitive strategy as well as “outstanding management, consistent growth and positive social and economic impact on local and national communities and customers”

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, will present UGS with the 2006 Product Lifecycle Management Solutions Company of the Year Award during the annual Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Banquet in Orlando, Fla. on April 26th.

The Company of the Year Award is presented each year to the solutions company that has demonstrated excellence in all operations. The award is based on numerous factors including the company’s business development, competitive strategy and leadership within a particular Frost & Sullivan Industry Research Group. The award recipient also must demonstrate superior market growth skills through significant gains in the market and must take advantage of market changes through the execution of innovative strategies within the existing competitive landscape.

“It is a great honor for UGS to receive such a prestigious award,” said Tony Affuso, chairman, CEO and president of UGS. “One of the primary challenges for our customers is to drive the process of innovation along with globalization. UGS has successfully helped its customers overcome this challenge through its innovative collaborative product data management (cPDM) solution and because the solution is powered by the JT visualization technology, customers are able to share knowledge and information across the organization and throughout the supply chain.”

In order to select the Company of the Year Award recipient, Frost & Sullivan analysts quantify several market factors for each market participant according to predetermined criteria, paying close attention to their combined operations efforts. This process includes interviews with all the market participants, customers and suppliers, along with extensive secondary and technology research. The companies’ efforts are then analyzed based on the number of new customers, new segments and commitment to business expansion coupled with market growth. Industry participants are then ranked based on the predetermined measurement criteria.

“We congratulate UGS on this enormous achievement in the PLM industry,” said Sath Rao, Research Manager for Frost & Sullivan. “UGS exhibited outstanding management, consistent growth, and positive social and economic impact on local and national communities and customers. The company’s exceptional customer service has been noted as a critical success factor, coupled with the ability to combine technology and successful strategic initiatives.”

The recipient of the Company of the Year Award has excelled based on one or more of the following criteria:

* Global market potential
* Proof of success executing a marketing strategy, and revenue growth
* Marketing, promotion and visibility of the company
* Degree of strategy innovation
* Improvement in customer satisfaction level
* Technological innovation and leadership
* Increased name recognition in various geographies

Additional Awards

UGS has also recently received awards for its products:

* UGS’ NX™ 4 software was recently voted 2005 Product of the Year by the readers of NASA Tech Briefs. NX 4, UGS’ flagship digital product development software, received more votes than any other nominated product from the engineers, product designers and manufacturing professionals that help make NASA Tech Briefs the largest-circulation, BPA-audited engineering magazine in the U.S.
* The editors of IndustryWeek magazine, the leading manufacturing management magazine, selected Teamcenter® 2005 portfolio, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, as one of the five Technologies of the Year for 2005, making Teamcenter the only full-scale PLM offering receiving the prestigious award.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.

Note: UGS, Teamcenter and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.


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