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Altair Announces :em AG as its Newest Performance Data Management Solution Implementation Partner

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Evelyn Gebhardt
Blue Gecko Marketing
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Company contact:
Mike Kidder
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Tel.: +1.248.614.2400, ext. 269

:em AG will help customers to quickly and efficiently deploy Altair Data Manager to seamlessly operate within their PLM environments

TROY, Mich., (Feb. 28, 2008) – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced a new partnership with Germany-based IT systems integrator, :em engineering methods AG (:em AG), The new partnership allows :em AG to provide system integration services to deploy Altair Data Manager (ADM), Altair’s performance data management solution, at customer sites throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Altair Data Manager (ADM) is enabling technology for turning performance data into information and information into useful knowledge for improved decision-making in business and engineering. Designed specifically to address the unique requirements of managing performance data within complex product development processes, ADM seamlessly captures, organizes and manages simulation and test data throughout the product development lifecycle. With powerful data analytics, ADM provides visibility and insight into product performance data, enabling companies to make more informed design decisions. ADM's open and extendible architecture, including direct interfaces to popular CAD, CAE and product data management tools, simplifies integration within any PLM environment.

“The major task for the future will be to connect CAE systems to the product data management environment,” said Marcus Krastel, senior engineer and executive board member, :em AG, Germany. “Simulation and analysis are growing in importance in virtual product development and in virtual testing. At :em AG, we think Altair Data Manager offers an ideal solution. With pre-configured features, ADM can quickly integrate within existing development processes to address our customers' needs and requirements to begin managing and leveraging performance information. In this partnership, :em AG will be able to use its expertise with CAE processes to guarantee customers a quick and efficient ADM implementation.”

“The search for partner companies to professionally implement ADM at new and existing customer sites led Altair to :em AG,” said Dr. Jochen Seybold Director Enterprise Solution Technologies at Altair Engineering, Germany. “With :em AG, Altair has found a partner that not only possesses wide-reaching experience in data management implementation services but also has a focus on simulation and analysis that will support new and existing customers with the ADM implementation.”

About :em AG

The :em engineering methods AG, short :em AG, develops and offers innovative product development methods. As an IT Systems integrator in product development processes :em AG delivers a wide range of services to OEMs, suppliers and engineering service providers.
With the competence centers Business Processes, CAD|CAE, PDM|PLM and Software, :em AG offers comprehensive support for implementation, customization and use of product data and information technology. The major focus of its activities are on systems such as CATIA V5 and ENOVIA SMARTEAM with a specialization on Knowledge Based Engineering, CAE-process chains, Intellectual Property Protection, Supplier Integration, Simulation data management and Plant data management. For more information please visit: http://www.em.ag/.

About Altair

Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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