MSC.Software Corporation Wins IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Award for Global Solutions - Best Industry Solution

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 24 // -- MSC.Software (NASDAQ:MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services, has been named winner of the "Global Solutions - Best Industry Solution" award in the annual IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards competition, recognizing IBM Business Partners for their ingenuity, innovation, customer satisfaction and outstanding achievements in providing on demand business solutions.

SimManager Enterprise is an enterprise-level software product that is designed to allow global businesses to greatly speed design and development while providing the functionality that allows organizations to efficiently create, manage and re-use simulation data. SimManager allows companies to control, share and extend engineering data and the processes related to their products both internally and externally into the supply chain.

SimManager Enterprise revolutionizes the way engineering teams can access and work with data, sharing simulation information across the extended enterprise. With SimEnterprise, product development stakeholders, regardless of application preference or global location can easily collaborate and manage simulation and simulation-based design information to accelerate product development in a highly cost-efficient manner.

Judges remarked that MSC.Software's SimManager, "Is a very strong entry now and has great future potential within the global marketplace. MSC.Software combined an innovative product with a broad use of IBM hardware, software components, and services, along with an excellent customer value proposition and the potential for up to a 75% engineering productivity gain."

"Recognized by the Beacon Awards, MSC.Software has worked closely with IBM and its Business Partners to provide clients with innovative solutions that solve real business issues," said Ravi Marwaha, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. MSC.Software has set the standard for business excellence by delivering unique solutions as well as high customer satisfaction."

"We are so pleased that IBM has recognized the financial and productivity gains that manufacturers can enjoy through SimManager," said Bill Weyand, chief executive officer, MSC.Software. "As manufacturers face increasing time to market and right to market pressures, SimManager provides these businesses with the ability to address true multidiscipline problems with reliable performance predictions that reduce the need for physical prototypes and provide more accurate and complete results."

About IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards:

Nearly 662 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts, and IBM executives, who selected winners and finalists in 38 award categories. These IBM Business Partners will be honored during the IBM PartnerWorld 2007 Conference in St. Louis, April 29-May 2. For more information about the IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards please visit

About MSC.Software

MSC.Software (NASDAQ:MSCS) is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1100 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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