Microsoft и UGS заключили союз для разработок в области PLM систем
Microsoft Corp. (Redmond, WA) and UGS Corp. (Plano, TX) announced a multiyear alliance they, the companies says, is intended to change how organizations create products by delivering the full suite of UGS product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions on the Microsoft platform. According to a UGS press release, the alliance will help UGS deliver its PLM technology on the Microsoft platform to give manufacturers the ability to create and manage all their product data in an easy-to-use and secure environment while allowing global team members, customers, industry partners, and vendors to participate in the creative process.
By building on existing technology investments from Microsoft and leveraging the PLM expertise of UGS, both alliance partners say they expect to empower customer employees to collaborate, expedite decision-making, and increase efficiency by getting products to market faster. As manufacturers realize the competitive advantage of collaborative PLM solutions, the PLM market is expected to show a five-year compound annual growth rate of 9 percent, growing from $9.7 billion to $15 billion, according to a recent AMR research report.
It is expected that by optimizing for the Microsoft platform in today's global economy, manufacturers will deliver greater customer value through solutions that are easy to use, deploy, and maintain with reduced ownership and integration costs.
"Microsoft's investment in enterprise scalability and UGS' rapid adoption of Microsoft's platform will enable our joint customers to increase the quality and quantity of more secure connections with trading partners around the world to speed time to market and realize the full benefit of PLM," said Tony Affuso, chairman, CEO, and president of UGS, in a press statement.
As part of the agreement, Microsoft will work with UGS in its development of PLM software using a broad range of current and future Microsoft products, including Microsoft.NET, Visual Studio 2005, ASP.NET 2.0, Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. UGS Teamcenter software and Velocity Series portfolio, which currently run on both the Windows client and Windows Server platforms, will be enhanced for the Microsoft platform to better serve the needs of the companies' mutual customers in engineering and manufacturing industries.
For more information, visit ugs.com.