SDRC Announces $2.4 Million Metaphaseģ Order from the
European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company
Order Expands Commitment to Metaphase for Enterprise Product Knowledge Management
CINCINNATI-January 18, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), today announced that EADS
Deutschland GmbH Military Aircraft, a business unit of the European Aeronautic Defense and
Space Company (EADS), has placed an order valued at $2.4 million for SDRC's Metaphaseģ
product knowledge management (PKM) software.
This order is an expansion of EADS Deutschland GmbH Military Aircraft's
Metaphase implementation. Siemens Business Services is implementing Metaphase for EADS
Deutschland GmbH Military Aircraft. DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) merged with
Aerospatiale Matra S.A. and Construcciones AeronŠuticas S.A. to form EADS in July 2000,
assuming the new name of EADS Deutschland GmbH Military Aircraft.
"Metaphase provides a very good foundation for collaboration with our
partners in the European defense business, especially in the Eurofighter Program,"
said Dr. Dieter Stumpfe, Senior Manager Information Management at EADS Military Aircraft.
"The widespread presence of Metaphase in product data management within European
manufacturers, and its integration capabilities, will certainly be a key asset for
communication among our own organizations and within our supplier base. Consequently, our
next implementation step will fully integrate product data management and document
management facilities on a Metaphase basis."
"SDRC is proud to work with EADS in significantly expanding its
enterprise-wide Metaphase implementation," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC.
"With the merger of DaimlerChrysler, Aerospatiale Matra, and Construcciones
AeronŠuticas S.A., effective product data management will be a critical factor in
communicating information across multiple product lines within several complex industries
including collaboration with suppliers. As the leading provider of PKM solutions, SDRC
delivers capabilities that enable our customers' long-term competitive advantage by
leveraging innovation across an extended enterprise."
About EADS Deutschland GmbH Military Aircrafts - http://www.eads-nv.com/
The Military Aircraft Business Unit of the European Aeronautics Defense and Space Company
(EADS, Munich/Paris) incorporates all capacities and abilities of the company for the
design, development, integration, production and logistics support of high-performance
fighter aircraft, transport aircraft, airborne reconnaissance and command, control and
communication systems, trainer aircraft and related ground-based equipment. EADS Military
Aircraft is the national systems leader for the flying weapons systems of the Air Force
and the Naval Air Arms of Germany and Spain, including retrofit and upgrade programs. To
fulfill these tasks, EADS Military Aircraft is based on three locations in Southern
Germany and one location in Madrid: With 2,750 employees at the end of 1999, Ottobrunn
near Munich is the BU's headquarters and holds responsibility for development and
logistics/product support. The Augsburg plant (1,850 employees) is in charge of the
production and assembly of aircraft components, including spare parts. Manching (roughly
1,700 employees) is performing final assembly, flight test, and repair, maintenance and
retrofit activities. In Getafe near Madrid (approx. 1,100 employees) development and final
assembly work, aircraft maintenance and overhaul as well as upgrades are performed.
About European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) - http://www.eads-nv.com/
The merger of Aerospatiale Matra S.A., Construcciones AeronŠuticas S.A. and
DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) formed Europe's largest aerospace company, EADS on
July 10th, 2000. The activities of the three founder companies in the areas of Airbus,
aeronautics (military aircraft, helicopters, regional aircraft), military transport
aircraft, defense and space are concentrated in the new company. The three partner
companies have cooperated successfully for over 40 years on numerous projects and joint
ventures, and have achieved an outstanding market position in all segments of the
aerospace industry. EADS starts as number two in the commercial aircraft field, number one
in helicopters, number three in military transport aircraft, the world leader in the
market for commercial launcher systems, a leading global supplier of satellites and
military aircraft and number two worldwide in defense technology.
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation), with headquarters in Ohio, provides
software solutions and services that propel manufacturers to increased business
competitiveness through the development of a web-based, collaborative environment for
product development. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 65 offices in 18
countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.
Note to Editors: SDRC and Metaphase are registered trademarks of
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