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Sparx Systems Partners With Siemens PLM Software to Integrate Advanced UML Modeling With Product Lifecycle Management

August 11, 2008

Sparx Systems, a leading provider of visual modeling tools, today announced a partnership with Siemens PLM Software that strengthens its support for open-standards in model-driven Product Lifecycle Management.

As a result of the partnership, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect – a world-leading, team-based platform for the Unified Modeling Language (UML) – now tightly integrates with Siemens PLM Software’s Systems Engineering and Requirements Management environment within its Teamcenter(R) software portfolio.

“We are excited to be partnering with Siemens PLM Software to deliver a fully integrated, UML modeling solution for Teamcenter,” said Sam Mancarella, Chief Technology Officer of Sparx Systems. “By incorporating UML-based software designs into the product lifecycle for electro-mechanical systems, our customers are well-equipped to manage the complexity in today’s software products, and deliver solutions to market on time.”

In addition to strong support for UML and software engineering, Enterprise Architect brings many other integrated visual modeling capabilities to Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio. Most notable is an open standards approach to systems engineering using SysML and to business process analysis through the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). Key enterprise architecture frameworks, including the Department of Defence’s DoDAF, the Zachman Framework, The Open Group’s TOGAF(TM) and others, are also available to Teamcenter users via the integration.

“Through our new partnership with Sparx, we are integrating UML with PLM, bringing together requirements and lifecycle management with software systems design and automated code development,” said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications for Siemens PLM Software. “This new offering broadens our solution set for streamlining and automating the process of developing, testing and tracking mechatronic systems. The primary goal of the new offering is to help our customers save time and reduce costs while ensuring requirements match performance and software versions correspond to electro-mechanical designs.”

The integrated Teamcenter and Enterprise Architect solution is available immediately.

About Sparx Systems

Sparx Systems (www.sparxsystems.com) specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems.

With customers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defense, government, entertainment and telecommunications, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative solutions based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its related specifications. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards.

The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. Now at version 7.1, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 150,000 registered users world-wide.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. TOGAF is a trademark of The Open Group in the US and other countries.

 Contacts: Sparx Systems Pty Ltd Enquiries Email: marketing@sparxsystems.com Website: www.sparxsystems.com

SOURCE: Sparx Systems Pty Ltd




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