May 04 2004

Enovia Corp. and Galaxia Inc. Form CAA V5 Software Partnership for Enterprise Collaborative Business Process Management Applications

Galaxia solutions for enterprise collateral business processes to enhance ENOVIA lifecycle applications



Montreal, Canada and Charlotte, NC – May 4, 2004 – Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and decision support solutions provider Enovia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (Nasdaq: DASTY: Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), today announced the signing of an ENOVIA Component Application Architecture V5 (CAA V5) software partnership with Galaxia Inc., a leading provider of enterprise business process management and business process integration solutions.

The partnership further expands what ENOVIA V5 PLM customers can accomplish using the Galaxia ePCM solutions. The Galaxia application acts as a global business process federator to integrate and monitor various enterprise local business processes. It supports application integration using connectors to other enterprise applications like ERP, SCM and PLM. This end-to-end enterprise process workflow integration enhances existing ENOVIA products enabling customers to respond faster to market needs, and adapt faster to changes in supply and demand.

ENOVIA LCA, with Galaxia, will deliver key functionalities that customers have recognized as critical components in achieving an extended enterprise PLM solution: rapid modeling and simulation of business processes; logical integration and connection of people, processes, and enterprise applications across the extended enterprise; plus efficient monitoring and management of the product development business processes improving overall business performance.

As part of this partnership Galaxia will deliver its ePCM solution and off-the-shelf connectors to SAP, Metaphase and other enterprise systems on top of the ENOVIA CAA V5 infrastructure, leveraging IBM Websphere middleware, and deliver a set of comprehensive process-centric solutions. For example, an enterprise process like achange request scenario could involve engineering, manufacturing and other enterprise/business systems. A change request originating from an enterprise user could trigger workflows in engineering (ENOVIA), manufacturing (DELMIA) and finance/business (SAP).

Galaxia ePCM, built on V5, provides capabilities to manage this enterprise process from definition through deployment, including execution and measurement, managing exceptions, change and redevelopment, and integration with the product lifecycle. Galaxia solutions are Web-based and allow for easy collaboration between various locations in the company and suppliers throughout the extended enterprise. It expands the ENOVIA CAA V5 portfolio and suite of solutions to better serve enterprise and industry specific needs and requirements.

“This partnership leverages the core competencies of both our companies to provide a unique, end-to-end solution for Enterprise PLM/SRM Collateral Business Processes,” said Stephane Declee, vice president, Research and Development, Enovia Corp. He continued, “Leveraging the ENOVIA open architecture, the Galaxia ePCM solution enables global collaboration across heterogeneous applications and processes, leading to dramatic reduction in time-to-market and greater ROI for all customers.”

“We believe that this partnership provides significant benefits to our customers’ enterprise, engineering, and manufacturing strategy,” said Abdellah Hoummady, CEO of Galaxia Inc. “Galaxia ePCM offers a set of tools and application templates to facilitate a fast deployment and rapid product delivery. Our customers will be able to monitor their business performance in real time and react to change quickly and effectively.”

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