Oct 28 2010

EADS and Dassault Systèmes to Reach a New level of Cooperation to Accelerate Introduction of PLM 2.0

Velizy-Villacoublay, France, October 28, 2010 – Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced enhanced cooperation with EADS in the PLM domain, supporting the recent EADS initiative called Phenix PLM Harmonization Center (PHC). The PHC program, involving extensive validation study performed on the V6 Dassault Systèmes portofolio, aims at accelerating the introduction of PLM 2.0 platform to better meet business needs and challenges on current and future EADS programs.
 
Dr. Jean Botti, Chief Technology Officer at EADS, stated: “Our strategic goal is to improve the efficiency and performance of our engineering and manufacturing Dassault Systèmes is an EADS strategic partner for this purpose in the PLM domain”. “With our new EADS corporate initiative, the PLM Harmonization Center (PHC), this will continue to foster innovative practices at EADS.”

The partnership includes the usage extension of the SIMULIA platform, Isight Fiper and Abaqus applications for critical simulations in key programs of EADS divisions -such as Airbus and Astrium- in order to accelerate complex architecture development and new concepts validation.

"We are extremely pleased to share with EADS the same vision of PLM 2.0. Our V6 open collaborative innovation platform is being adopted by a broad range of domains. Its online capabilities truly empower a best in class native and partners application portfolio, bringing a new level of efficiency, simplicity and agility never seen before", commented Bernard Charlès, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes.

“It is our decision to continue to improve the cooperation with Dassault Systemes in order to increase our PLM capabilities” said  Jean-Yves Mondon , head of PHENIX and PHC at EADS. And he added: “We believe that our related strategy, leveraging those new potentialities will provide EADS with a real competitive advantage.”