Oct 28 2002

Axiom Systems and Dassault Systemes form PLM Consulting and Services Partnership

Axiom Systems to provide North American manufacturers with services based on Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM solutions

Atlanta, Ga., USA, Montreal, Canada and Paris, France - October 28, 2002 - Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Axiom Systems Inc., today announced the signing of a Consulting and Services partnership around Dassault Systemes’ 3D Product Lifecycle Management solutions - CATIA, ENOVIA, and SMARTEAM.

Under the terms of the partnership, Axiom Systems will provide Dassault Systemes’ North American aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, and shipbuilding customers with integrated solutions for developing products and managing their life cycle. Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Axiom Systems offers a wide range of services such as business process analysis, systems integration, software application customization, and project management.

The partnership will combine the industry-specific expertise and PLM knowledge of Axiom Systems and Dassault Systemes Services division with Dassault Systemes’ unique portfolio of 3D PLM solutions. Based on their long working history, Dassault Systemes and Axiom Systems will continue to address existing joint customer requirements as well as explore new business opportunities.

“We are committed to Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM vision because we believe it brings immense value to our customers,” said Vijay Vasandani, president, Axiom Systems. “We have helped transform a number of manufacturers into true digital enterprises thanks to Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM solutions. This partnership furthers our ability to combine skills, experience, and domain expertise and offer our customers a better choice of value-added solutions and deployment services.”

“This new partnership with a PLM-focused company like Axiom Systems is in line with the goal of our partnership program,” said Bruce Van Nus, vice president of services, Dassault Systemes (Americas). “Our object is to leverage the 3D PLM expertise of our service partners to develop genuine value-added solutions for our customers.”