SDRC's MetaphaseŽ Express Redefines PDM
- Leads Metaphase Sales of $47M as Best-Ever Quarter -
CINCINNATI-January 29, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC) today announced that its MetaphaseŽ Express
product knowledge management (PKM) series was instrumental in leading the company to achieve its
best-ever Metaphase sales quarter. For the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2000, Metaphase sales
totaled a record $47 million. There are now approximately 405,000 Metaphase users in production
worldwide, an increase of 30,000 users in Q4 alone, and more than 15 times the estimated number of
production users of other PKM solutions.
"SDRC's approach with its Metaphase Express offering focuses on accelerating 'time-to-money'," said
Charles Foundyller, president, Daratech, Inc. (Cambridge, MA). "The value is in rapid deployment of a
flexible out-of-the-box solution with best practices built in. The packaged combination of software and
services in Metaphase Express enables companies to get into production, while others are still studying
A robust, scalable solution combining software, services and best practices to deliver product
knowledge management capabilities within 90 days, Metaphase Express is redefining the PDM market
by increasing time-to-value for leading global companies.
"I'm pleased with the rapid acceptance of Metaphase Express and our record-setting Metaphase
quarter," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "In today's global
economy, time-to-knowledge and time-to-market are inextricably linked. Metaphase Express was developed to accelerate a
company's time-to-knowledge, and therefore, help get products to market faster. It's not just a software
product - it's a process. This unique offering makes it easier for users to take advantage of PKM and
rapidly deploy its capabilities into production."
Companies that purchased Metaphase and Metaphase Express products in Q4, some previously
announced by SDRC, include the following:
Boeing - With the largest implementation of Metaphase in production, now at approximately
40,000 seats, Boeing continues to expand their Metaphase deployment.
Flow Pressure Systems - Flow Pressure Systems is introducing product data management into
its business processes via Metaphase Express. PerkinElmer Instruments - A recent $1 million order from PerkinElmer allows the company to
link five of their globally dispersed sites for design collaboration. Spicer de Mexico, Transmission Division - Spicer de Mexico is deploying SDRC solutions for
business process engineering.
SaabTech Electronics - SaabTech Electronics is implementing Metaphase Express as
infrastructure to establish a web based development environment in order to enable e-business
Kulicke & Soffa - With a $2.5M order, Kulicke & Soffa will deploy SDRC solutions to power K&S
Connectsm, its e-business model for lowering the cost of ownership, reducing time to
market, and moving towards a collaborative product commerce relationship with its customers and
Matra BAe Dynamics - With a relationship valued at $4 million over multiple years, Matra BAe will
deploy SDRC solutions for supporting their national and international product data management
BFGoodrich Aerospace Aerostructures Group
- With total orders valued at approximately $7.0
million over multiple years, BFGoodrich is deploying 4,200 Metaphase users in one year, at five
Land Rover - Land Rover plans to create a single-source of information with global accessibility
to greatly enhance the usability of information throughout a future vehicle program.
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 is a registered trademark of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other
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