CSC Launches New Solution That Improves Engineering Productivity and Accelerates Teamcenter PLM Deployments
News Release -- May 10, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 10 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today launched FASTRack™ for Teamcenter® software, a new turn-key product lifecycle management (PLM) business solution for engineering and manufacturing companies that design and build complex aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, consumer goods or high-technology products. This hardware, services and support solution, which is optimized for Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter, addresses common infrastructure and support challenges that companies can face with the integration of product data across their global design partners and suppliers.
“The FASTRack for Teamcenter solution creates significant value for our mutual global manufacturing clients,” said Eileen Sweeney, president, Global Manufacturing Industry Sector, CSC. “In today's difficult business climate, our clients are seeking new ways to grow, collaborate more effectively on a global scale and wisely invest their capital in strategic imperatives, not hardware. By working together, CSC and Siemens PLM Software enable our clients to accomplish these goals with an innovative PLM appliance and service delivery approach found with FASTRack for Teamcenter. We are excited to jointly bring this solution to market.”
FASTRack for Teamcenter is a pre-configured, secure and highly scalable “PLM Appliance” that deploys rapidly, facilitating the global extension of Teamcenter environments of 25 to 1,000 users, without the issues associated with the ownership, complex installations or operational support of PLM hardware and operating environments. FASTRack is offered as a fully bundled service with flexible ownership terms that benefit cost-constrained projects needing rapid delivery and global support. Optimized to your design engineering needs, FASTRack delivers measurable business benefits, enabling your design team and partners to:
- Improve engineering productivity and global collaboration by working in a secure, high availability PLM environment
- Achieve cost reduction of 15-35 percent and avoid capital outlays on infrastructure and support services with a simple, bundled monthly fee for your FASTRack solution
- Improve speed to market through the rapid deployment of a turnkey, fully managed infrastructure environment that can quickly scale as your program needs change
FASTRack for Teamcenter, developed by CSC, in collaboration with Siemens PLM Software, IBM and NetApp, is a fully functional, cost effective platform for deploying Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM system. The FASTRack solution includes scalable hardware configurations built on IBM server and NetApp storage equipment, with ongoing operational services, remote monitoring and customer support delivered by CSC’s global IT organization. By utilizing FASTRack and Teamcenter, engineering and manufacturing firms shorten design-to-launch cycles, sharpen their competitive advantages and bring profitable new products to the market faster than their competitors.
“Siemens PLM Software and CSC have a strong history of bringing innovative solutions to our joint global manufacturing customers,” said Caroll Jarvis, global vice president for Alliance Sales, Siemens PLM Software. “By expanding our portfolio with offerings like FASTRack for Teamcenter, CSC and Siemens PLM Software can build upon our respective capabilities and create an even stronger value proposition for our clients. The FASTRack for Teamcenter offering speaks to the needs of our customers by further enhancing the implementation speed and scalability of Siemens’ best in class PLM suite.”
FASTRack is the second product in CSC’s CADRack family of PLM managed service offerings that were initially launched in April 2009. The system can be deployed as a turn-key solution or configured and installed to specific PLM processes and data requirements. More information is available at www.csc.com/FASTrack.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended January 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
Note: Teamcenter is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.