SOURCE: Enigma

October 15, 2007 08:30 ET

Siemens PLM Software and Enigma Partner to Boost Profits in Aerospace and Defense

Joint Solution for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provides Significant Cost Savings to OEMs and Operators

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Enigma Inc., the leader in aftermarket service and support technology, today announced that the company has signed a partnership agreement with Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. The two companies have integrated Enigma's InService solutions with the Teamcenter® for MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) software offering. The combined solutions are being brought to market with a focus on aerospace and defense (A&D) contractors, military branches and equipment maintainers. Siemens PLM Software and Enigma solutions help workers in the field and the depot by simplifying scheduled and unscheduled service events, improving spare parts identification and optimizing the maintenance and engineering workflow.

"Enigma's partnership with Siemens PLM Software strengthens our presence in the aerospace and defense industries, where there is a huge demand for this combination of content and asset management for maintenance," said Jonathon Yaron, CEO of Enigma. "The joint solutions make existing product and engineering data readily accessible for maintenance and material improvement programs."

According to a statement supplied by Siemens PLM Software, "By integrating service, inventory planning, diagnostics, fault isolation and fleet and configuration management, Siemens PLM Software and Enigma deliver unprecedented automation for critical aftermarket support. With an automated process for documenting maintenance activities that can be shared directly with the maintenance and engineering department, these solutions provide unique insights into the operational environment, thus driving product improvements and maintenance best practices. By increasing the speed and quality of maintenance, the joint solutions help manufacturers and operators reduce operations and logistics costs and increase equipment uptime."

The management of technical publications in A&D is challenging due to multiple content sources, diverse equipment configurations, frequent revisions/changes and complex approval processes. Siemens PLM Software and Enigma solutions simplify these maintenance challenges by providing fast access to information that is spread across multiple information systems, enabling engineers to quickly update and distribute technical publications, and technicians to swiftly perform maintenance and repairs.

The integrated solution combines Enigma's InService MRO, EPC (Electronic Parts Catalog) and JCG (Job Card Generator) with Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter for MRO to provide a maintenance environment that manages asset configuration, maintenance documentation, maintenance planning and execution and illustrated parts catalogs. The resulting solution helps technicians in the field and the hangar by delivering all of the latest service manuals, spare parts and troubleshooting guides, customized for each specific piece of equipment. In addition, the solution can be easily integrated with enterprise resource planning, generating customized task cards and offering technicians critical visibility into the entire maintenance workflow.

Teamcenter for MRO Solutions

Teamcenter for MRO enables service organizations to operate in a heterogeneous, globally dispersed PLM environment that improves multiple maintenance, repair and overhaul processes. Unlike traditional offerings for MRO, which focus primarily on enterprise resource planning (ERP) transactional data, Configuration-driven MRO puts the in-service product or asset at the center of MRO functions -- bridging the gap between the logistics, maintenance and engineering communities, providing service teams with insight to what a product's configuration is, what it should be and what maintenance operations, resources and materials are necessary to maintain its effective operation.

About Enigma

Enigma is the only software company delivering a product suite that improves the profitability of installing, operating and maintaining complex equipment. Enigma's unique products integrate with product lifecycle management, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning and other enterprise applications, providing a dynamic encyclopedia of service, parts and diagnostic information that captures technicians' expertise and manages an optimal service and support workflow. By turning service and support into business opportunity, Enigma maximizes customers' profits through improved workforce productivity, parts logistics and equipment uptime. For more information visit www.enigma.com

Enigma 3C is a registered trademark of Enigma, Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks or tradenames belong to their respective owners.