Siemens New Industry Catalyst Series Designed to further Enhance

Nuremberg, Germany, Thursday, September 05, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) 
-- Industry-specific offerings to increase PLM value, accelerate ROI, and
establish an environment for swift adoption of new technology 
Siemens introduced a new series of industry-specific offerings today at its
annual PLM Software Analyst Conference in Boston. The Industry Catalyst
Series™ offerings consist of a pre-packaged combination of industry best
practice guides, templates and software aimed at accelerating PLM deployment and
tailoring the system to the needs of specific industries. The series is designed
to increase a company's overall return on its PLM investment, as well as the
speed at which ROI is realized. The new offerings will also make it faster and
easier to adopt, and gain value from, the latest PLM technology. The Industry
Catalyst Series will work with one or more Siemens PLM Software offerings and
– in accordance with the company's open business model – in combination with
third party PLM solutions. Individual Industry Catalyst Series offerings will be
announced over the next several months. 
“Two years ago we began our transition from a product-focused organization to
one focused on the unique requirements of industries,” said Chuck Grindstaff,
president and CEO, Siemens PLM Software. “Today's announcement represents a
pivotal step forward in that transition. Each offering in the Industry Catalyst
Series will be built around a specific industry's best practices, based on
in-depth knowledge we have collected over more than 30 years of working with
customers. By imbedding that knowledge and experience in each offering, our
customers will not only experience accelerated PLM implementations, but those
implementations will be tailored to each company's business in a way that
facilitates the adoption of new technology. The result is more business value,
faster ROI, and the ability to benefit from the latest technology as soon as it
becomes available.”  
Over the past several years, most organizations have come to appreciate how PLM
technology and processes can help them increase productivity and efficiency. At
the same time, however, many of these organizations have been slow to implement
a full scope PLM solution, or to adopt the latest technology for their existing
PLM system. This often stems from concern about costs and business disruptions
associated with the need to customize standard PLM technology to their specific
processes, data structures and workflow. 
The Industry Catalyst Series minimizes that disruption by delivering an
industry-tailored deployment more quickly. As the name implies, each individual
Industry Catalyst Series offering will work like an industry-specific
“agent” to accelerate a PLM implementation. This is accomplished through the
three main components of each Industry Catalyst Series offering: 
-- Industry Best Practices – a set of digital guides and templates which
function as a reference for the best processes and practices across the product
lifecycle in a particular industry. 
-- Deployment Accelerators – a set of industry-specific recommendations for
product selections, systems design decisions, configuration procedures and best
practices for deployment. 
-- Open and Configurable Industry Solution Components – software components
that enable the implementation team to easily control the appearance and
behavior of a Siemens PLM implementation, without the need for custom
“Building interfaces and custom coding can add significantly to the cost of a
PLM system,” said Georg Vogl, executive Program Manager PLM at BSH, a Siemens
PLM Software customer. “Over the past several years, Siemens has evolved its
PLM software solutions to minimize these efforts by allowing us to configure the
system to our needs rather than developing custom software. This has already
helped us reduce our total cost of PLM ownership by 25 to 35 percent. Now with
the introduction of the Industry Catalyst Series, we see the potential to
implement new PLM technology even faster and reduce costs even further.” 
“The natural time lag between the introduction of the latest PLM technology
and its adoption by customers may be extended due to tailoring to meet industry
and company-specific needs,” said Peter Bilello, President of CIMdata, a
leading PLM consulting firm. “The longer this time lag lasts, the greater the
amount of ‘missed value' the customer will experience and the greater the risk
to their competitive position. Siemens' new Industry Catalyst Series is aimed at
reducing this time lag for companies seeking to deploy a new industry-tailored
PLM system, or those seeking to adopt the latest technology into their existing
PLM system. In either case, the Industry Catalyst Series is designed to enable
these companies to accelerate their time to value and enhance their competitive
Over the next several months, individual Industry Catalyst Series offerings will
be announced for a variety of industries including automotive, electronics,
consumer products, marine, energy, machinery, medical device and aerospace. In
addition to supporting multi-vendor PLM implementations, the Industry Catalyst
Series offerings will work with all of Siemens' enterprise-level PLM software
products including NX™ software for digital product development, the
Teamcenter® portfolio for digital lifecycle management, the Tecnomatix®
portfolio for digital manufacturing, and LMS software for test and mechatronic
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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier
of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial
customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid
vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances
its customers' productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global
workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the
Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well
as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit 
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the
entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to
production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation
technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its
software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products
by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units:
Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering,
Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For
more information, visit 
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