Jun 27 2007

Dassault Systèmes Strengthens Relationship with Microsoft

Providing Users with Enhanced Performance and Greater Access to Product Lifecycle Management Solutions

Paris, France, June 27, 2007—Dassault Systèmes (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of 3DLive on Windows Vista, high performance computing for Abaqus FEA software on Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 and ENOVIA MatrixOne’s support of SQL Server 2005, that will enhance performance and enable DS customers to collaborate more efficiently on the development and management of new products.

“This demonstrates the growing momentum of the strategic alliance between DS and Microsoft inline with our commitment to democratize 3D and make PLM more pervasive,” said Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, product – R&D, Dassault Systèmes. “We are delivering clear business impact, helping companies maximize interaction, improve decision making and accelerate innovation.”

“We are excited to continue our deep relationship with Dassault Systèmes to improve 3D collaboration and visualization,“ said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft Corp “The combination of the Microsoft platform and Dassault Systèmes 3DLive, Abaqus FEA and ENOVIA Matrix One solutions will enable customers to stay ahead of the competition and bring innovative products to the market.”

The latest results of the strategic alliance include:

3DLive Now Available on Windows Vista Platform

DS’s 3DLive is a revolutionary, lightweight solution that leverages the full power of real-time 3D through an intuitive user interface enabling users to search, navigate and collaborate online.

DS’s strategic relationship with Microsoft enables Windows Vista users to enjoy a number of benefits as 3DLive:

  • Delivers faster access to relevant data through 3D search and navigation;
  • Uses improved Windows Vista security to enable more secure 3D real-time collaboration;
  • Improves productivity by providing a common 3D work environment using standard XML for data sharing;
  • Facilitates easy business processes synchronization by making optimal use of common DS-Microsoft service oriented architecture (SOA);
  • Reaches more users offering lower total cost of ownership, deployment and maintenance and;
  • Provides easy integration with Microsoft Office system.

Microsoft Offers Improved Performance for SIMULIA Abaqus FEA Software

Abaqus’ Unified Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solution offered by its SIMULIA brand will be supported by Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. The software suite (Abaqus Version 6.7-2) delivers accurate, robust, high performance solutions for challenging non-linear problems, large scale linear dynamics applications, and routine design simulations.

When combined with Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, Abaqus accelerates time-to-insight by leveraging a high-performance computing (HPC) platform that simplifies deployment, operation, and integration. As a result, Unified FEA simulation software running on compute clusters allow engineering teams to perform more analyses in less time, leading to improved product performance and reduced costs.

ENOVIA MatrixOne Supports Microsoft SQL Server 2005

ENOVIA MatrixOne supports  SQL Server 2005, Microsoft’s data platform solution that delivers increased security, scalability, and availability to enterprise data and analytical applications, while making them easier to build, deploy, and manage. The advanced technologies in SQL Server 2005 help ENOVIA MatrixOne customers reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and drive greater organizational efficiency through enterprise data management and business intelligence.

DS to deliver product intellectual property protection through the use of Microsoft’s Right Management Services

Utilizing Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS), DS will deliver the ability to help safeguard product know-how and intellectual property (IP) from unauthorized use, online and offline, as well as both inside and outside the firewall.  DS’s V5 PLM Service Oriented Architecture will use the security technologies of RMS including encryption, authentication, and usage policies to provide reliable PLM digital information protection to enable DS customers to safely collaborate in today’s global environment. Through the combination of DS’s V5 PLM SOA based authoring and collaboration tools and Microsoft’s RMS technology, customers will reduce their exposure to misuse of their valuable PLM intellectual property while maintaining their organizational efficiency through safe, reliable collaboration.

Representatives from Microsoft will be presenting at Dassault Systèmes’ upcoming developers conference, Devcon, in Paris, on June 26-27, 2007, to learn how to use the CAA partner program and discover the latest information about DS’s key technological advances. More information on DEVCON can be found at: