May 21 2007

Dassault Systèmes Reaches New Benchmark with Latest Delivery of its Business Process Accelerators

Over 100 Global Customers Have Adopted BPAs Since their Inception Just One Year Ago, Benefiting from Industry Best Practices and ROI

Paris, France, May 21, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the latest delivery of its Business Process Accelerators  (BPAs), which includes upgrades to the entire BPA portfolio, and marks a customer deployment benchmark.   Just over a year ago DS launched BPAs.  They are gaining momentum with over 100 global customers already using them and benefiting from industry best practices and ROI.   

 

“We are pleased to have today over 100 customers worldwide who have decided to accelerate a selection of their Business Processes by deploying one of our PLM Accelerators, involving a significant number of DS Business Partners.   Packaged, productized services provide a way to identify and implement new BPAs; everyone wins with proven specialized applications that increase the odds for project success,” says Bruno Latchague, executive vice president, PLM Business Transformation, Dassault Systèmes.

 

BPAs are the result of hand-in-hand service engagements with industry-leading customers, in order to transform specific applications and automate best business practices into standard software, which is then bundled and extended to the complete community of DS users and business partners.  This latest delivery of 27 new or enhanced BPAs includes:

 

• SmartDX (NEW). This BPA provides capabilities for an automotive or aerospace supplier to accomplish the data exchange according to the different OEM requirements. It is a flexible, scalable application fully embedded in ENOVIA SmarTeam. The client and server side subdivision ensures an efficient and extensive set up of the export data.

 

• CAVA (NEW). CATIA Automotive extensions - Vehicle Architecture helps to ensure the compliancy of a car’s design to national and international standards regarding vehicle architecture, vision, wipers, manikin, safety and other automotive design tasks. CAVA was developed in collaboration with well known German automotive OEMs. 

 

• Flexible PCB (ENHANCED). This BPA accelerates the creation of a flexible printed circuit board shape.  It provides easy modeling and simulation of the flexible PCB within a virtual mock-up of the whole product, allows clash avoidance, mounting process testing, assembly time reduction, and enables users to calculate measurements to help reduce package size and weight.  The Flexible PCB BPA update covers the full design process of flexible printed circuit board. Thanks to additional capabilities in the EDA interface, CATIA designers are now able to import modifications made in the EDA system and thus integrate continuous design changes.  By providing associativity between mechanical and electrical data during end-to-end design processes, this BPA drastically reduces time to market and costs.

 

• Collaborative System Engineering (ENHANCED).  This is a CATIA Systems BPA.   It facilitates the systems engineering traceability cross disciplines and cross domains from needs capture until final product validation.  It also provides a complete environment for requirements authoring.  With this new delivery, collaborative system engineering benefits from global accelerated performances for document generation and from several major enhancements to capture data from any source document, to facilitate document publishing, and to enhance MS Infopath interoperability for document edition.

 

Dassault Systèmes will be presenting its BPA solutions at a dedicated booth during JCF, Japan’s largest private PLM event.  JCF will be held on May 22-23, 2007 at the Nikko Hotel Tokyo, Japan.