Telelogic and MatrixOne Join Forces to Align Customer Requirements with the Product Lifecycle

Integration of MatrixOne(R) Product Central (TM) and Telelogic(R) DOORS(R) Helps Manufacturers Speed New Product Development from Concept to Delivery Via Customer Needs Management Solution


MALMO, Sweden and WESTFORD, Mass., May 9, 2005 -- Telelogic (Stockholm Exchange:TLOG), the leading global provider of solutions for advanced systems and software development, and MatrixOne, Inc. (Nasdaq:MONE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain (TM), today announced the commercial availability of a Customer Needs Management solution that integrates Telelogic DOORS, the market-leading solution for requirements management, with MatrixOne Product Central, MatrixOne's solution for managing a portfolio of products, features and configurations throughout the product lifecycle.

Together, MatrixOne and Telelogic deliver a solution that closes the gap between requirements definition and design and provides an enterprise-wide view of product requirements to all product stakeholders-sales and marketing, product management, systems and software engineers, electrical, electronic and mechanical engineers, manufacturing and even customers and suppliers-in one single version of truth. Comprehensive and accurate customer requirements are the driving force behind product design and development; linking them to the downstream design, manufacturing, delivery and support documents is essential for customer satisfaction.

According to a recent AMR Research Report entitled, 'Don't Launch a Product Without Knowing Your Customer's Needs,' "Product launches fail because manufacturers can't meet customer needs-that's what manufacturers listed as the top reason for failures in a recent AMR Research survey. Reasons vary from poor definition of requirements on the front-end of product development, to poor execution to meet those needs later in the design process. While the need to design a product to meet customer needs may be obvious to manufacturers, many struggle to execute well within the pressure to speed new innovations to market. Aligning customer needs with the NPDL process is one of the most important areas manufacturers can target to improve product launch success."

The new Telelogic DOORS -- MatrixOne Product Central Integration leverages the strength of DOORS to capture, decompose and group requirements with the power of Product Central to map and manage those requirements to features and parts-and to provide their visibility throughout the extended enterprise. Through a simple, wizard-driven user interface, product development organizations will be able to:

 -- Import requirements documents that are stored in MatrixOne
    Product Central into DOORS, enabling greater control
    over requirements and providing the ability to establish
    traceability to product development data in systems
    and software development tools.

 -- Publish previously created or recently changed requirements
    documents from DOORS into MatrixOne Product Central, providing
    visibility of requirements to all product development teams.

 -- Establish traceability between requirements and product
    features, showing compliance to customer needs and
    industry regulations.

 -- Navigate from requirements viewed in MatrixOne Product Central
    to the source document in DOORS, providing a powerful authoring
    and reporting environment for requirements and traceability
    across marketing and all engineering teams.

"MatrixOne's Web-based PLM platform and collaborative business process applications allow all the organizations within an enterprise to share data, have a single view of a product's lifecycle, and collaborate on all aspects of the product development," said Ingemar Ljungdahl, chief technology officer at Telelogic. "When integrated with Telelogic's automated lifecycle management solutions such as DOORS for requirements management, customers of Telelogic and MatrixOne will have an unprecedented view of customer requirements throughout the complete product development process-from concept through delivery."

"Fast changing technology, reduced time-to-market demands, and complex customer requirements are placing ever-increasing pressures on manufacturers. Most products today combine hardware, mechanical, and software components. It is vital to ensure that each component satisfies the intended need, function and cost targets, while maintaining compatibility with the solution as a whole," said Sam Zawaideh, MatrixOne's senior vice president of products and solutions. "Effective Customer Needs Management lies at the heart of an organization's ability to meet customer needs and keep pace with the rising tide of complexity. We believe that Telelogic's advanced requirements management and analysis solutions combined with MatrixOne applications such as MatrixOne Product Central will be a major benefit to our mutual customers in meeting their increasingly complex and diverse product development needs."

About MatrixOne Product Central

Product Central enables companies to manage conceptual and commercial aspects of their products to ensure that product features are based on customer requirements. By providing organizations with the ability to bridge the gap between marketing requirements and engineering design, MatrixOne Product Central allows companies to improve part and design reuse by utilizing common modules across multiple product lines and to ultimately deliver the right products to market as quickly and efficiently as possible.

About Telelogic DOORS

Telelogic DOORS is a world leader in requirements management. DOORS provides a multi-platform requirements management tool that captures, decomposes, links, traces, analyzes and manages information in order to ensure a product's compliance with specified requirements and standards.


The new Telelogic DOORS -- MatrixOne Product Central Integration is available immediately through MatrixOne or Telelogic.

About MatrixOne MatrixOne, Inc. (Nasdaq:MONE) is a recognized leader in delivering collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. We provide flexible solutions that unleash the creative power of global value chains to inspire innovations and speed them to market. MatrixOne's customers include global leaders in the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, high technology, life sciences, machinery, and the process industries, including Agilent Technologies, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, and Toshiba. MatrixOne ( is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts with locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

About Telelogic

Founded in 1983, Telelogic(R) is a leading global provider of solutions for advanced systems and software development. Telelogic's intuitive, best-in-class software tools automate and support best practices throughout the application lifecycle, leaving development teams free to concentrate on core competencies and apply their skills and energy to value-added tasks. By optimizing each phase of development, Telelogic enables companies to deliver higher quality systems and software with greater predictability, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.

To ensure interoperability with third-party tools, Telelogic's products are built on an open architecture and standardized languages. As an industry leader and technology visionary, Telelogic is actively involved in shaping the future of advanced systems and software development by participating in industry organizations like ETSI, INCOSE, ITU-T, OMG and others. Headquartered in Malmo, Sweden with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, Telelogic has operations in 17 countries worldwide. Customers include Alcatel, BAE SYSTEMS, BMW, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Philips, Siemens, Thales and Vodafone. For more information, please visit


 Jesper Christensen, Chief Marketing Officer
 Telelogic AB
 Phone: +1 (949) 885 2496

 Sharon Rodger, Public Relations
 Phone: +1 (978) 589-4066

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