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CIMdata estimates UGS’ cPDm market presence revenue is higher than that of the nearest PLM vendor; findings underscore Teamcenter software’s market strength with more than three million seats in production globally


PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that in the recently released market analysis, leading PLM industry consulting and research firm CIMdata, Inc. recognized UGS as a PLM leader and as the vendor with the top market presence in the Collaborative Product Definition Management (cPDm) market segment – the most critical and fastest growing segment of the PLM industry.

This in-depth data and analysis of the PLM market was released in April 2007 and builds on information presented by CIMdata in their 2006 PLM Market Analysis Report released last year. Based on market estimates, the CIMdata analysis ranked UGS number one in terms of market presence among cPDm mindshare leaders in 2006. The market presence achievement also signals the health and growth of the UGS Partner Program.

“UGS with Teamcenter continues to be the market presence revenue leader in the critical area of cPDm for the fourth year in a row,” said Ed Miller, president of CIMdata. “UGS’ Teamcenter portfolio remains the cornerstone of their PLM and cPDm strength.”

According to CIMdata, cPDm is forecast to be the fastest-growing segment of the PLM market with a 13.9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to exceed $13 billon in 2011 – nearly twice as fast as other PLM sub-segments. CIMdata estimates that the PLM market as a whole will grow at a CAGR of 8.5 percent to approximately $30 billion by 2011.

“Market analysts once again recognize UGS’ leadership position in this critical area of PLM – cPDm – and for the fourth year in a row, UGS’ cPDm presence far outpaced that of the nearest PLM vendor,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president of global marketing for UGS. “Our Teamcenter launch later this year will only add to the excitement around our cPDm innovation. Our strong revenue performance along with the revenue from our partners is an indicator of the success of our open business strategy and ability to form strategic, beneficial partnerships with multiple major systems integrators and software vendors. UGS remains committed to the global innovation networks that the world’s leading manufacturers are leveraging to build the most innovative products.”


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