Sep 05 2007

CIMdata Commends Dassault Systèmes for Extending PLM to Mid-Market Companies

Top Analyst Firm Says CATIA PLM Express Provides Accessible Scalable Design and Collaboration

PARIS, Sept. 5, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that its PLM solutions for medium-sized businesses have been recognized  by leading PLM analyst firm CIMdata in a recently published report, “Dassault Systèmes’ PLM Solutions for the Mid-Market”. The report outlines how DS’s approach, based on CATIA PLM Express - which embeds ENOVIA SmarTeam Design Express (SDE) - enables mid-sized companies to compete globally, promoting collaboration, innovation and higher quality while reducing time to market.

“We welcome Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA PLM Express portfolio, and its focus on providing broad-based PLM solutions to mid-sized companies, which responds to a clear market need, demonstrated by the positive reception among mid-sized customers,” said John MacKrell, Senior Consultant , CIMdata. “DS’s ’broad PLM’ approach can help mid-sized companies adopt PLM to improve collaboration to support innovation and competitiveness.”

A key aspect of Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA PLM Express solution highlighted in the report is that users benefit from the full breadth of CATIA’s capabilities and expand their PLM scope with ENOVIA SmarTeam, which has a long history of success in the mid-market, easing Dassault Systèmes’ transition into the mid-market sector. CATIA PLM Express, which combines CATIA 3D design tools with ENOVIA SmarTeam collaborative product data management functionality, is described as a flexible and easy-to-use PLM solution accessible to companies with fifty or fewer employees.

“Our deep understanding of the specific challenges that the mid-market faces has enabled us to develop a robust scalable PLM solution that meets our customers’ current and future needs,“ said Alex Zeltcer, general manager, ENOVIA SmarTeam. “We knew that we had to strike a balance between functionality and usabilty. It is gratifying to hear from an authoritative source like CIMdata that we’ve been successful.”

To download a copy of the full report, which highlights CATIA PLM Express’s core objective to provide comprehensive value and clear return on investment for various industry segments and ENOVIA SmarTeam’s cPDM offering for mid-sized businesses, please visit: