ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 23, 2008— CIMdata, the leading global PLM consulting and research firm, announces the availability of a new program review of Teamcenter Express, a Siemens PLM Software collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) solution. The program review provides an overall description as well as CIMdata’s assessment of the Teamcenter Express program for the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market. Customer testimonials are included to provide the rationale for the selection of Teamcenter Express to support specific PLM requirements, what the solution is being used for, and what type of benefits the company is receiving. This review is an assessment of the entire Teamcenter Express effort, including development, marketing, and sales, and the product itself, Teamcenter Express Version 4.

Teamcenter Express is the core product data management component of Siemens PLM Software’s Velocity Series—a set of preconfigured and relatively easy-to-deploy design, manufacturing, and data management solutions. It is intended to address the product design through manufacturing planning needs of small- to medium-sized companies in multiple industries.

Peter Bilello, Vice President of CIMdata, explained that mid-market solutions like Teamcenter Express focus on PLM issues that affect multiple industries including mechanical machinery and equipment, electromechanical, automotive products, consumer products, and others. He explained, “The capabilities provided by these solutions best support small- to medium-sized manufacturing companies who design/engineer parts, components, and assemblies that are low to medium in complexity. These companies focus their requirements on data vault management, workflow automation, and applications that support specific needs in the engineering/manufacturing process such as change management, process planning, quality assurance, and delivering product definition information to the shop floor.”

Mr. Bilello said that these solutions usually work with a wide variety of software applications, and with traditional paper-based systems that generate or use product related data. He added, “Typical users include managers, administrators, and end-users from a variety of departments including engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, marketing, sales, quality, and information technology that all need to access and manipulate product data. These solutions are intended to improve communication and cooperation between these diverse groups and form the basis for organizations to support their product definition lifecycle activities.”

Mr. Bilello emphasized that the key to success in this mid-market PLM space is “the development and delivery of out-of-the-box applications and business solutions based on best practices that support an enterprise’s product definition information management requirements. Siemens’ Teamcenter Express and the rest of the Velocity Series’ components are intended to deliver to this model.”

Mr. Bilello said, “CIMdata continues to be impressed with the comprehensive approach Siemens PLM Software has taken, which clearly illustrates their commitment to the mid-market.” He added, “What is particularly impressive and beneficial for small- to mid-sized companies is that the various components of the offering are relatively quick and easy-to-install, set-up, support, and operate. It is completely scalable to the full range of Siemens’ enterprise-level PLM solutions.”

For more information please contact CIMdata at +1(734) 668-9922. Copies of the Teamcenter Express Program Review are available at no cost through the CIMdata website.