Dec 12 2006

Dassault Systèmes’ New Aerospace and Automotive Solutions Speed PLM Deployment

ENOVIA MatrixOne Accelerators Bundle Industry and PLM Best Practices to Reduce Complexity of Global Programs for Faster Time to Market

WESTFORD, Mass., USA, Dec. 12, 2006 - Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) today announced the availability of two new industry accelerator solutions from its ENOVIA MatrixOne PLM product line. The MatrixOne Aerospace & Defense Accelerator for Program Management and the MatrixOne Automotive Accelerator for Program Management (APQP) are the latest in a series of industry-focused accelerators that enable customers to meet the unique product development challenges of their specific industry, thus speeding PLM deployment and easing user adoption. The industry accelerators bundle horizontal business process applications with industry-specific terminology, data models, pre-defined work processes, reports and role-based user interfaces.

“ENOVIA MatrixOne is focused on helping customers across a variety of industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems,” said Joel Lemke, ENOVIA CEO.  In the automotive and aerospace and defense industries where complex development programs are managed through global supply chain tiers, our customers benefit from Dassault Systemes deep domain expertise combined with the industry’s most powerful PLM collaborative business process solutions to improve project execution and deliver on budget and on schedule.”

The MatrixOne Automotive Accelerator for Program Management (APQP) allows companies to effectively manage and launch vehicle development programs that meet quality goals, and come in on-time and on-budget by giving role-based visibility and access to real-time APQP product and project status information.  It helps automotive companies:

  • Develop global vehicle product programs with the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process;
  • Track and manage all deliverables, such as FMEAs, DVP&R and Control Plans;
  • Communicate changes to all key stakeholders in a timely manner; and
  • Mitigate risk early with management dashboard and visibility into each program’s related projects or supplier deliverables – such as with the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).

The MatrixOne Aerospace & Defense Accelerator for Program Management helps A&D companies comply with all contractual requirements and regulations, and improve the overall performance of delivery to contract by integrating all critical program management information into a single collaborative system.  This new solution will allow A&D companies to:

  • Improve communication across the entire program team – including external partners and off-site locations;
  • Earn Award Fees through having a perfect contract data performance record;
  • Reduce penalties and late payments;
  •  Deliver on-time and DID-compliant contract data; and
  • Eliminate failed audits with a repeatable and secure submittal process.

ENOVIA MatrixOne’s industry accelerator product family already includes solutions for the apparel, medical device and semiconductor design industries. For more information go to