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Procter & Gamble (P&G) Renews Commitment to UGS PLM Software’s Technology


UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Procter & Gamble (P&G) (NYSE: PG) renewed its commitment to UGS PLM Software with a contract extension focused on expanding the benefits P&G experienced through the use of UGS PLM Software™ technology at the business unit level across the company. P&G has realized important value in terms of innovation, quality and cost savings from the full suite of UGS PLM Software solutions, which the company has deployed at the business unit level worldwide.

UGS PLM Software made the announcement in conjunction with its annual industry analyst event, at which key company executives plan to share the company’s go-forward vision for the PLM and production automation markets.

“P&G is pleased to expand its relationship with UGS PLM Software, a leader in PLM technology for the CPG industry,” said Mike Telljohann, director of PLM, P&G. “We consider the use of PLM software to be an important component that will help P&G deliver the next level of value and innovation. From our experience, UGS PLM Software technology’s robust collaboration capability, proven scalability and open platform reduce the complexity of integrating and consolidating existing solutions to enhance efficiency and growth.”

“UGS PLM Software’s selection by P&G, one of the world’s leading CPG companies, strengthens our leadership position in the CPG market,” said John Graham, executive vice president of Global Sales and Services, UGS PLM Software. “We are committed to maintaining our leadership in the CPG industry by continuing to provide industry-based solutions developed using the knowledge and expertise gained from years of experience working with the world’s leading CPG manufacturers, to address core industry issues and to drive innovation.”

P&G and UGS PLM Software: An Award Winning Partnership
In 2006, UGS PLM Software, working closely with P&G, delivered the industry’s first PLM software product to effectively capture and share important laboratory research knowledge for extended enterprises in the process industries. The innovative technology for this new concept was developed in cooperation with P&G, and was honored as the “Best Product Lifecycle Management System for Process R&D and Manufacturing” at the ELNS & Laboratory Informatics 2006 conference in London.

P&G helped UGS PLM Software define requirements and add new capabilities to its existing UGS Teamcenter™ collaboration solution. As a result, the new Teamcenter RKM offering enables scientists to quickly determine if a particular experiment has already been conducted by a colleague and, if so, allow them to easily view the results and conclusions. By eliminating the need to repeat experiments that have already been done to satisfaction, organizations can save a significant amount of time; enabling scientists to proceed to the next innovation (see separate release


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