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Ford selects PLM Solution

PLANO, Texas @ EDS has been selected by Ford Motor Company to supply and integrate their most advanced Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software technologies, Teamcenter®, NX, and E-factory™ into the automaker’s next generation C3P systems environment worldwide.

The long-term contract calls for the upgrade of I-deas® software to EDS’ next generation NX CAD software and the expansion of Teamcenter applications, as well as digital manufacturing and visualization. Under the expanded contract EDS PLM Solutions will provide the foundation for integration and collaboration of the global virtual product creation environment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Teamcenter’s ability to manage data in a real world multi-CAD environment is achieved by utilizing EDS’ Open by Design architecture which will deliver unprecedented inter-operability across the virtual Ford community supported by the EDS ‘JT everywhere’ visualization standard,” said Chuck Grindstaff, President, EDS PLM R&D. “Standardizing on EDS’ Teamcenter software will provide the avenue for Ford to achieve next-generation bill of material management.”

"Ford's designation of EDS Teamcenter software as the backbone technology for their enterprise deployment represents a new level of endorsement for Teamcenter as the industry standard for product life cycle collaboration and integration,” said Tony Affuso, President, EDS PLM Solutions. “Our EDS PLM leadership is further complemented by our recent announcement of our strategic partnership with Tecnomatix to better serve the digital manufacturing community.”

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