Oct 06 2009

Dassault Systèmes Implements Web 2.0 Solution for Global Knowledge Sharing

New Community Platform to Improve Client Services

PARIS, October 6, 2009 - Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the successful deployment of BlueKiwi business-to-business community development platform, resulting in the offer DSX-Eco Pulse. This innovative Web 2.0 platform will enable DS sales communities located anywhere in the world to speed up knowledge sharing and improve their performance by providing customers and partners in all industries with the most up-to-date information, such as best practices, industry trends, case studies and business processes.

DSX-Eco Pulse was initially rolled out internally in April 2009 and is now being deployed to all knowledge communities worldwide. With this new Web 2.0 infrastructure for dedicated business communities, conversations between experts are focused on critical business needs and the speed of interaction is dramatically improved as compared to traditional office collaboration tools. Dassault Systèmes Social Innovation solutions for content and conversation centric social networking aim to expand its V6 collaborative intelligence solutions. Further details on DS Social Innovation solutions will be forthcoming in the following months.

“The development of global business, markets and supply chains has created a new reality. No longer bound by timezones or geographic borders, the ability to access and share real-time information in an online, collaborative environment can be a serious game changer for our partners and customers,” says Etienne Droit, executive vice president, PLM Value Selling, Dassault Systèmes. “This is a new step in our channel development strategy. Unlike traditional approaches to channel management, Dassault Systèmes is promoting collaboration among partners through business communities to deliver real time value to all of our customers and partners in the broader global business environment.”

“Dassault Systèmes and Adaptive Corporation frequently evangelize the idea of collaboration to our customers.  This is what Product Lifecycle Management is really about.  With DSX-Eco Pulse Dassault Systèmes is not only talking the talk but walking the walk,” says Frank Thomas, president, Adaptive Corporation, DS’s 2008 Business Partner of the Year.  “By embracing the power of Web 2.0 and blueKiwi for Social Innovation, DS and its partners are expediting collaboration, sharing experiences, and better assisting our customers to ‘Emerge With Advantage.’” 

"The speed of information dissemination, knowledge sharing and best practices, are the keys to identify and win new markets. Making information available to the wider Dassault Systèmes community to stimulate trade, increase productivity and respond to new customer needs are concrete examples of our Social Innovation approach,” declares Carlos Diaz, president and CEO, blueKiwi Software, a Dassault Systèmes Social Innovation partner.