General Motors Selects SDRC SLATE

SLATE represents GM's solution for implementation of their Requirements Information Management System

CINCINNATI-October 19, 2000-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), a global supplier of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle, today announced that the General Motors Corporation has selected SDRC's SLATE systems engineering groupware solution for the implementation of their Requirements Information Management System (RIMS).

"SLATE represents a systems approach to product development for GM. It fits into our overall math data pipeline that features Unigraphics, with interfaces to iMAN," said Kirk Gutmann, Develop Product Information Officer, General Motors Corporation. "We have recognized that our product development, and its related requirements, represents a very complex environment where many different disciplines need to work together. As part of that recognition, we have developed a Requirements Information Management System, or RIMS. SDRC's SLATE has been chosen as the solution for the implementation of RIMS. Delivering the right product to market at the right time is certainly a competitive challenge, and we believe that a systems-based approach enables us to meet this challenge."

"GM is absolutely committed to implementing and executing systems engineering, and we need IT solutions to easily, effectively, and rapidly manage engineering requirements and integration information at minimum cost," said George Polen, director, Systems Engineering, General Motors Corporation.

SLATE is a web-based groupware solution that enables manufacturers to organize the lifecycle for a given product into a system of interrelated documents, market requirements, and viewing perspectives. Utilizing this systems-based architecture, project teams have a consistent frame of reference, and can make decisions based on collaboration among all of the various disciplines that are involved in the development of the product.

"General Motors is a recognized leader in the automotive industry, and we're very pleased to be working with them," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "Right-to-market initiatives are driving the world's largest manufacturers. They can no longer simply implement CAD-based solutions. Systems requirements definition and information management are critical components in implementing a collaborative product development solution."

About General Motors -
General Motors (NYSE: GM), the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide. In 1999, GM earned $5.6 billion on sales of $176.6 billion. It employs about 388,000 people globally.

About SDRC
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation) is a leading global provider of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle. The Company's products address the areas of e-Mechanical Design Automation (e-MDA), e-Product Knowledge Management (e-PKM), e-Collaborative Products (e-CP), and e-Business Integration (e-BI). Coupled with process engineering and consulting services, the Company's solutions facilitate innovation through collaboration, enabling industry leaders to optimize product development early in the design process, increase productivity, and significantly improve time-to-market. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 77 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

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