PLM consulting: Siemens and Wipro to help customers install PLM technology 

Siemens PLM Software, a provider of product life-cycle management (PLM) software and services, and IT services firm Wipro Technologies announced a global consulting and systems integrator alliance to provide optimized PLM software and services.
By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff March 6, 2008

Siemens PLM Software , a provider of product life-cycle management (PLM) software and services, and IT services firm Wipro Technologies announced a global consulting and systems integrator alliance to provide optimized PLM software and services.
The cross-industry alliance, which will address all manufacturing sectors, will primarily focus on the high-tech and telecommunications sectors.
PLM is emerging as a key area of investment for manufacturers driving to expand collaborative product development and shorten product life cycles. The companies will leverage Siemens PLM Software’s industry leading PLM technology and Wipro Technologies’ deep industry experience to bring high value solutions to major high tech and telecommunications companies and their extended value chains.
“Siemens PLM Software and Wipro bring complementary PLM expertise to the table,” said N. S. Bala, senior VP president, manufacturing solutions group, Wipro Technologies. “This alliance will add tremendous value to Wipro’s service offerings that enable its manufacturing clients to develop a collaborative value network—an ecosystem of partners that create value through collaboration.”
“We see India-based technical services firms rapidly ascending in presence and influence with key companies that invest in the value of PLM,” said John Graham, executive VP, global sales and services, Siemens PLM Software.
As part of this expanded alliance Wipro has invested in a Teamcenter PLM lab to augment the NX lab currently in place with Siemens PLM Software. These labs act as platforms for advanced solutions development and competency expansion. Teamcenter is Siemens PLM’s solution for sharing product-related data throughout a product development network. NX is a Siemens PLM product design solution.
Wipro has worked with several of its clients in the automotive, aerospace, high tech and heavy engineering industries in the areas of PLM strategy consulting; end-to-end product implementations; and testing and roll out of PLM solutions.