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Siemens selects Blue Software for proofing and artwork annotation in its product lifecycle management software


Blue Software, a provider of design collaboration software, says its proofing and artwork annotation technology is now available as “advanced proofing” in the Siemens Teamcenter portfolio.

Siemens claims its Teamcenter is the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software.

Anyway, it’s part of Siemens’ product lifecycle management software business. A list of popular PLMs can be found here

Suzanne Kopcha, vice president of consumer products and retail strategy for Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory division, says: “As a company, we have continued our focus and expansion in consumer products and retail.

“We identified key strategic partners and technologies for our solutions. Blue Software provides the unique features and reputation we sought to offer in Teamcenter with Advanced Proofing.


“We found that no other software can match Blue’s ability to enable worldwide collaborative proofing in complement to our Teamcenter functionalities, helping Siemens PLM continue to deliver the best global capabilities across a wide range of industries.”

Customers of Siemens PLM Software now have access to an Advanced Proofing solution that has been “proven to increase communication efficiency and collaboration by more than 50 percent”, claims Blue Software.

In addition to online collaboration capabilities, users will now have access to advanced annotation and markup, faster viewing speeds, and concurrent annotation capabilities.

Advanced Proofing will now enable up to 4,600 percent zooms and support PDFs, images, 3D PDFs, videos, Office files and other file formats.

An all-HTML5 responsive design extends Advanced Proofing to any HTML device, claims Blue Software.

Stephen Kaufman, chief product officer for Blue Software, says: “Coupling our Vproof technology with the Siemens PLM platform enabled fast and seamless integration of Blue into the Teamcenter portfolio.

“Many of our customers have identified the value of bringing Siemens Teamcenter PLM and Blue together, and we have responded. Being part of Siemens PLM’s world-class solution, working with their team, and reaching their diverse global client base opens up Blue to many new possibilities, industries and opportunities.”

The Teamcenter portfolio helps a wide range of manufacturers deliver increasingly complex products to market, while maximizing productivity and streamlining global operations.

Blue Software says it serves more than 12,000 brands at more than 5,000 companies; most of these manufacturers produce consumer packaged goods, retail goods, pharmaceuticals or medical devices.

Through its integration with Siemens via the Teamcenter portfolio Advanced Proofing feature, Blue now extends its leading artwork proofing technology to advanced engineering and design manufacturers in a wide range of industries that include aerospace, automotive, energy and industrial systems.