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  • 12 June 2013 12:00

New Teamcenter Rapid Start Speeds Product Data Management Deployment; Streamlines Product Development

Teamcenter Rapid Start helps businesses quickly realize the benefits of PDM

PLANO, Texas, June 4, 2013 - Siemens introduces the next generation of easy to deploy product data management (PDM) based on Teamcenter® software and designed to streamline the product development process by enabling businesses to quickly find, share and re-use product data. The Teamcenter Rapid Start configuration delivers Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management system, with a preconfigured PDM deployment. Teamcenter Rapid Start is the next step in the evolution of Siemens’ Teamcenter Express software. It provides companies a quick, low risk method to realize the benefits of PDM today, while protecting their technology investment. Teamcenter Rapid Start uses the same software code as Teamcenter, so it provides a simple growth path to full PLM implementation.

Teamcenter Rapid Start provides multi-CAD data management capabilities that enable manufacturers to effectively and efficiently manage, control and share mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) data across the entire design and supply chain. Supporting most popular CAD solutions, Teamcenter Rapid Start provides a single view of product data. This combined with its visualization capabilities help enhance collaboration, enabling businesses to make smarter decisions that result in better products.

Teamcenter Rapid Start also manages everyday tasks and processes with preconfigured best practice workflows for engineering change and product release. These processes enhance efficiency to meet design and schedule targets.

“Teamcenter Rapid Start simplifies entry into PDM, allowing companies to start managing their multi-CAD data, change, and release processes, and then advance their PLM maturity over time as their needs grow,” said Eric Sterling, Senior Vice President, Lifecycle Collaboration Software, Siemens PLM Software. “Once you have Teamcenter Rapid Start up and running, you can add on Teamcenter capabilities as you need them, targeting the transformational business processes for which Teamcenter is built. Teamcenter Rapid Start allows customers to start experiencing the benefits of Teamcenter with a simple, easy to deploy, easy to use PDM solution.”

Teamcenter Express customers can exchange their current licenses for equivalent Teamcenter Rapid Start licenses and after a straightforward upgrade will benefit from both the preconfigured PDM capabilities of Teamcenter Rapid Start and easy access to the full PLM capabilities of Teamcenter.

Teamcenter Rapid Start will be available later this month. For more details, please visit

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit

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