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Thales Group, a Leading International Electronics and Systems Group Standardizes on UGS for Global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Project


Thales Group Extends UGS Agreement to Globally Implement Teamcenter, UGS’ Digital Lifecycle Management Solution.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005, PARIS and PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Thales Group, a leading international electronics and systems group serving defense, aerospace, security and services markets worldwide, extended its agreement with UGS to globally implement Teamcenter™ software, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio.

Thales Group originally deployed Teamcenter technology in several divisions to optimize the company’s processes and workflows worldwide, enabling more efficient, simplified access to product data, as well as to create a more homogeneous enterprise-wide IT environment.

With the global implementation, Thales Group will use Teamcenter for change management, validation cycle and all data generated by the Thales Group’s extended enterprise. In addition, Teamcenter will be deployed as part of the company’s Enterprise Resources Planning-Manufacturing Resources Planning (ERP-MRP) exchange platform.

“This contract reiterates the confidence that Thales Group has in our expertise and applications. UGS offers Thales Group global expertise in PLM projects and strong aerospace and defense industry knowledge,” said Pascal Zehren, managing director, UGS France. “State-of-the-art technologies such as ours help facilitate collaboration within multinational organizations and enable them to strengthen their leadership in the global market.”

UGS Teamcenter powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with knowledge. Teamcenter’s comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions is built on an open PLM foundation. Teamcenter is the de facto standard for PLM deployments, and is backed by UGS’ leadership in delivery.

Teamcenter solutions power companies’ strategic business initiatives, including new product development and introduction (NPDI); global product development; global manufacturing; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO); strategic sourcing and regulatory compliance. Teamcenter solutions link users with secure, global access to a single source of product knowledge, enabling process excellence throughout the lifecycle.

About Thales

Thales is one of Europe’s foremost corporations and a leading international electronics and systems group, serving defense, aerospace, security and services markets worldwide. The Group employs some 60,000 people throughout the world, half of whom work outside of France. With operations in close to 50 countries, Thales generated revenues of 10.3 billion euros in 2004, including 75% outside of France.

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, Transforming the process of innovation and Teamcenter 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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