Apr 20, 2010

HP and Siemens PLM Software to support Proton Holdings Globalization Plans

HANOVER, Germany — HP and Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product life cycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a global agreement allowing the companies to accelerate client adoption of software and services that reduce the time needed to implement PLM projects.

Also at Hanover Fair, the world’s leading trade show for industrial automation, the companies announced their collaboration with Malaysian automobile manufacturer Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton) in support of Proton’s globalization plan.

As PLM projects become more sophisticated, a growing number of companies require a single prime contractor to take full responsibility of the deployment and financial transaction. The agreement expands the existing relationship between Siemens PLM Software and HP, enabling clients to source PLM software products, hardware and services directly from HP, thereby freeing up resources to focus on the core business.

“More than ever, manufacturers must align their product development efforts more closely with their business strategy,” said Joe Barkai, program director, IDC Manufacturing Insights. “This means teaming with global partners who can combine the PLM technology and business process expertise to get the job done.”

“Manufacturers need to improve the management of their product life cycles, while cutting costs and increasing quality control,” said Sandeep Johri, vice president, Enterprise Business Strategy and Industries, HP. “With HP and Siemens PLM Software, companies can redirect technology expenditures from infrastructure and application maintenance to attracting customers in new markets, combating growing supply-chain complexities or adhering to new compliance requirements.”

The agreement allows HP to expand its ability to directly sell PLM products and services globally, in addition to designing, developing and deploying complete Siemens PLM Software solutions for enterprise businesses around the world. Joint clients will benefit from a comprehensive range of software and professional services, including consulting and implementation, systems integration and application hosting as well as financing options.

“Siemens PLM Software is thrilled to announce our joint customer, Proton Holdings Berhad, as we announce the expansion of our exemplary relationship with HP to drive further value for our global clients,” said Paul Vogel, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software remains focused on not only developing innovative solutions for our clients, but on creating partnerships that help streamline clients’ access to those technologies. With our new agreement and HP’s presence in key target markets and industries, we can help deliver a comprehensive range of PLM solutions that help clients turn more ideas into successful products.”