SDRC Secures Aberdeen CPC Top Ten Award

Collaborative Product Commerce award highlights successful software provider-customer implementation partnerships


CINCINNATI-July 25, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC) today announced that the Aberdeen Group, a leading IT market analysis firm, named SDRC and SDRC's customer, Seagate Technology, to its Collaborative Product Commerce (CPC) Top Ten list. This award recognizes the successful implementation of SDRC solutions in Seagate's development and introduction of new products to the marketplace via Seagate's Virtual Design Center.

SDRC's product data management solutions enabled Seagate to facilitate a collaborative design environment. Seagate engineers, regardless of geographic location, can use this solution to access design data from the same source the common repository. The Virtual Design Center establishes Seagate's foundation for a complete value-chain collaborative environment including suppliers, partners, and customers.

"Success in developing and implementing CPC software is essential for manufacturers, because it enables them to decrease product time to market while maintaining product quality," said Jack Maynard, research director, Collaborative Business Solutions, Aberdeen Group. "Through its use of SDRC solutions, Seagate has decreased time to market, eliminated third-party costs associated with paper-based communication and decreased data storage costs all while managing hundreds of thousands of files in multiple sites."

"We are pleased to share this award with Seagate, one of our marquis customers," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "In today's business culture, it is critical for companies to manage product lifecycles in close collaboration with suppliers, business allies, and customers. Seagate has done an excellent job in establishing their collaborative strategy, and as evidenced by this recognition they are in a leading position in the CPC arena."

About Aberdeen - Aberdeen Group is a leading IT market analysis and positioning services firm that helps Information Technology vendors establish leadership in emerging markets. Founded in 1988, we are headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and have research and consulting divisions in Palo Alto, California; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

About Seagate - Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances. Seagate's market leadership is based on delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage.

About SDRC - SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation) provides complete software solutions for product design and collaborative product management. With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 64 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. For more information, contact SDRC at 1-800-848-7372.



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