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11 May 2007

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Siemens Closes Acquisition of UGS; Introduces Business as UGS PLM Software

UGS Corp. announced the close of its acquisition by Siemens AG effective May 4. As a result, the business will go to market as UGS PLM Software, a global division of the Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) Group...

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CIMdata's Analysis of the Results

The response to the recent poll indicates continued commitment to PLM by companies of all sizes. Approximately 64% of the respondents were from companies with less than 1,000 employees with 36% from larger enterprises. Reflective of the response from Small to Medium size businesses (SMBs), 43% of the respondents indicated that their companies would be spending less than $100,000 for PLM during the coming year. This is consistent with SMB PLM transaction sizes in recent years. Another 23% indicated PLM spending of up to a $500,000 in 2007. The remaining 34% indicated their PLM spend would exceed $500,000 which represents a significant yearly investment by those businesses - consistent with the 36% of respondents from larger enterprises.

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