August 13, 2008

Sparx and Siemens Partner to Integrate UML Modeling With PLM

Sparx Systems, a provider of visual modeling tools, has partnered with Siemens PLM Software to strengthen its support for open-standards in model-driven product lifecycle management.

As a result of the partnership, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect team-based platform for the unified modeling language (UML) will integrate with Siemens PLM Software's Systems Engineering and Requirements Management environment within its Teamcenter software portfolio. In addition to support for UML and software engineering, enterprise architect brings other integrated visual modeling capabilities to Teamcenter, a PLM portfolio.

Sam Mancarella, chief technology officer of Sparx Systems, said: "We are excited to be partnering with Siemens PLM Software to deliver a fully integrated, UML modeling solution for Teamcenter. 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."

Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter applications at Siemens PLM Software, said: "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. 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."