Johnson Controls' automotive division has chosen Siemens PLM's Teamcenter as its corporate standard for collaboration and process integration.

Siemens PLM Software, a division of Germany's Siemens Group, said Johnson Controls Automotive Experience will use Team Center across its entire global product development operation.

Siemens said it had won the contract in competition with at least two other software vendors it didn't name.

Sanjay Rishi, JCI Automotive's CIO, said in a statement that Siemens had offered a "compelling solution" for a collaborative decision-support platform that provides a single source of knowledge for the company's CAD data.

In an interview with automotiveIT in January, Rishi said he was close to a decision on standardizing the company's PLM but wasn't ready to announce which software had been selected. "We now have legacy systems built on other legacy systems. We have all the players," he said in January.

JCI began an evaluation of its PLM systems a year ago and will now implement Teamcenter in several phases in the next few years.

Siemens PLM said JCI's selection of Teamcenter demonstrates the attractiveness of the software's relatively open structure. "The great success we have experienced in displacing legacy systems in the automotive industry is due in part to our ability to seamlessly integrate with our customers' diverse IT environments through an open systems approach," said Chuck Grindstaff, CEO of Siemens PLM Software.