EDS PLM Solutions Recognized as the Leader By Industry Research Firm in PLM Vendor Comparison

EDS PLM Solutions Found That No Other Vendor Equaled Its Overall Strength In The Five Key Areas Which Define PLM; AMR Research Highlights EDS PLM Solutions' Strength in Customer Needs Management, Collaborative Product Design, and Product Data Management

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 3, 2003 -- EDS PLM Solutions today announced it was recognized as the leader in the PLM vendor comparison by industry research firm AMR Research in a new benchmark study of the PLM market titled "CAD Versus ERP Versus PDM: How Best to Anchor a PLM Strategy," published on September 30, 2003.

The AMR Research study compared PLM providers' strength in five key areas -- Portfolio/Program Management, Customer Needs Management, Collaborative Product Design, Product Data Management and Direct Material Sourcing. EDS PLM Solutions received strong ratings in all five categories, with particular strength in Customer Needs Management, Collaborative Product Design and Product Data Management.

In analyzing the overall summary and scoring of vendors presented in Table 6 of the report, EDS PLM Solutions found that no other vendor equaled its overall strength in the five key areas which define PLM.

"We applaud the comprehensive nature of the AMR Research benchmark and the resultant depth of their analysis," said Tony Affuso, president of EDS PLM Solutions. "EDS is the clear winner in this benchmark study. Not only are we the leader in terms of global, 24x7 production implementations around the world, but AMR Research's results also recognize our leadership in solutions depth and breadth across the lifecycle."

AMR Research recognized EDS PLM Solutions' strengths in the area of product data management, noting strong configuration management, CAD integration, engineering change, product structure and enterprise product data management.

In the solution comparison, AMR Research specifically noted the strengths of community collaboration, visualization, requirements management and strategic sourcing capabilities in EDS PLM Solutions' Teamcenter portfolio.

To quote the report:

-- "EDS is strongest with Teamcenter Requirements."

-- "Another definite winner for those that have not yet tried it is visualization. EDS Teamcenter Community is the best-in-class here ..."

-- "EDS' eBreviate [Teamcenter Sourcing] is strong for quote analytics and auctioning ..."

For more information on the AMR Research report, go to http://www.amrresearch.com/ . To see why Teamcenter earns top ratings from industry analysts, request a free, interactive guide to PLM, "Teamcenter in Action," from http://www.eds.com/teamcenter_cd .


Teamcenter is the proven leader in PLM solutions, providing a comprehensive, secure intellectual asset management environment, with value- add modules for community collaboration, project management, requirements management and visualization. Teamcenter is the PLM digital enterprise backbone, with industry-leading, proven solutions targeted at lifecycle domain and industry-focused business challenges where quick implementation and a rapid return on investment are essential.

About EDS PLM Solutions

EDS PLM Solutions is the market leader in product lifecycle management (PLM), providing solutions to the global 1000. Product lifecycle management enables all the people who participate in a manufacturer's product lifecycle to work in concert to develop, deliver and support best-in-class products. As the only single-source provider of PLM software and services, EDS PLM Solutions can transform the product lifecycle process into true competitive advantage, delivering leadership improvements in product innovation, quality, time-to-market and end-customer value. Learn more at eds.com/plm.

About EDS

EDS (NYSE: EDS), the premier global outsourcing services company, delivers superior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS' core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS' two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world's leading high-value management consultancies, and PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company's stock is traded on the New York and London stock exchanges. Learn more at http://www.eds.com .

Note: Teamcenter is a registered trademarks of EDS or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

     Salim Rahimi
     EDS PLM Solutions
     (972) 605-6793

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