May 07 2008

ENOVIA SmarTeam Expands Leadership in Mid-Market PLM with New Wins

Over 2,000 New Customers in the Past Year

Orlando, FL., –   May 7, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today at the ENOVIA Americas Customer Conference in Orlando significant market successes in the highly competitive PLM mid-market.  Acquiring a new customer every seven hours, ENOVIA SmarTeam further solidified its lead for mid-market PLM and now has more than 6,000 customers. ENOVIA SmarTeam is the clear choice for companies seeking a flexible, scalable and cost-effective PLM solution that helps companies achieve product excellence.           

ENOVIA SmarTeam offers proven out-of-the-box solutions focused on product development processes that support design, engineering and enterprise activities. Solutions are flexible enough to solve customers’ business issues immediately while offering rapid deployment, enhanced return on investment and industry leading low total cost of ownership. ENOVIA SmarTeam has continued to capture an increasingly larger share of the mid-market for PLM. Notable worldwide customers include: Norgren, Tesla Motors, Nakayama Corporation, Mora, Spirit Aerosystems, Evernham Motorsports, LIG Nex1 (formerly LG Innotech), Heroux-Devtek, Busch and Mueller, Qubica AMF, Citizen Watch, and Swiss Stadler Rail Group.

According to a recent spending study by AMR Research, over 60 percent of small-and-mid-size business (SMB) respondents with $50M to $250M in revenue indicated that they will increase spending on product lifecycle management (PLM) applications by 12 percent in 2008. One reason for this planned increase is that SMBs, just like large companies, see product development as a critical business initiative, regardless of the state of the economy.

“We are encouraged that many of the world’s innovative companies have selected ENOVIA SmarTeam PLM solutions to enable product excellence,” said Alex Zeltcer, general manager, ENOVIA SmarTeam, Dassault Systèmes. “As we continue to execute on our strategy to be the PLM mid-market leader, the addition of these highly regarded companies to our customer base validates our value proposition – ENOVIA SmarTeam solutions provide the foundation for product excellence, enhanced time to market and resource optimization – all of which are key factors to helping our customers grow.”