Jul 29 2004

Dassault Systèmes Launches New Business Unit to Support Sales Development of SMARTEAM in Europe

Expands resources to address increasingly sophisticated customer requirements and rapid SMARTEAM growth

Paris, France – July 29, 2004 – Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the creation of SMARTEAM Europe, a new business unit dedicated to the sales, marketing, technical support and service of its SMARTEAM Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solution in Europe.

Dassault Systèmes chose to strengthen its SmarTeam organization in order to address the growing diversity and sophistication of customer requirements, and to sustain strong market growth from its various sales channels. SMARTEAM Europe increases Dassault Systèmes’ SMARTEAM presence in Europe, and provides customers and resellers with greater reactivity and service.  

SmarTeam Corporation Ltd., a Dassault Systèmes company, develops SMARTEAM for collaborative product data and lifecycle management. SMARTEAM Europe now supports IBM, its Business Partners, and a network of independent Value-Added Resellers, who actively sell SMARTEAM to customers in multiple industries.

Managed by Chris Jones, SMARTEAM Europe is part of Dassault Systèmes’ PLM Europe organization. It has offices in four countries and direct access to Dassault Systèmes’ Group R&D teams. In addition, a SMARTEAM service has also been created at Dassault Systèmes Services in order to accelerate product implementation in Europe through certified methodologies and project management.

“Our fast expansion with SMARTEAM is occurring on many fronts and we want to ensure customer success through an enhanced and scalable organization, in complete synergy with our PLM activities in Europe,” said Denis Senpéré, vice-president PLM Europe, Dassault Systèmes. “This new team has all key ingredients to succeed in this mission and I am confident that Chris Jones will drive it to the next level.”  

SMARTEAM is used for diverse mission-critical applications among a community of more than 1,000 customers in Europe, of which:

  • Volvo Construction Equipment, Liebherr Aerospace, Buhler, Bombardier Recreational, Maschio Group, and ARC INTERNATIONAL use SMARTEAM as a full product development backbone in a multi-CAD environment linked to various ERP systems.
  • Michelin, Snecma, Blum and Gruau use SMARTEAM for departmental / local product data management in a multi-CAD environment.
  • Dassault Aviation, Comverse, and Alstom use SMARTEAM for Electronics and software development management.
  • BNFL, ABB, the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Kaessbohrer use SMARTEAM for Asset Lifecycle Management.
  • AMC Centurion, Borg Warner and Fiat Engineering use SMARTEAM for Supply Chain relationship management.
  • Neopost, Brandt, and Atlas Copco use SMARTEAM for Document and Information management.