Sep 09 2008

ENOVIA SmarTeam PLM Solution Drives Success at Leading Mid-Market Customers

Global PLM Consulting Firm CIMdata Reports on Impressive Customer Experiences, including Tesla Motors, Viking Range, PIAB AB, Aerosud Aviation, and INFAC




ENOVIA Customer Conference, Tokyo, Japan – Sep. 9, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today the availability of a new white paper from CIMdata, the global research and consulting firm, entitled “Dassault Systèmes Value for the Mid-Market: ENOVIA SmarTeam’s Impact on Mid-Sized Companies”.  The paper examines the business issues faced by mid-sized companies as they pursue success in their markets, and reviews the value that leading customers from various industries, geographies and disciplines have gained by using ENOVIA SmarTeam’s best practice design, engineering and enterprise PLM solutions.    

CIMdata interviewed some of ENOVIA SmarTeam’s best-in-class customers to identify their unique business challenges in product development and reasons for implementing a PLM solution. Among the select customers notable for their reputations in product excellence are Tesla Motors, a specialized OEM auto manufacturer; Viking Range, a manufacturer of consumer appliances; PIAB AB, a developer of vacuum solutions for industrial product manufacturers; Aerosud Aviation, a key supplier to aerospace OEMs; and INFAC, a major  electronics supplier to automotive OEMs.  

“Mid-sized companies can benefit tremendously from the implementation of PLM strategies and solutions. They can overcome size and resource constraints and effectively respond to the growing complexities and demands from their customers to better compete in the global marketplace,” says Ed Miller, president, CIMdata. “DS’ ENOVIA SmarTeam is one of the industry’s leading PLM solutions focused on the mid-market. It has a long history of success combined with an extensive customer base, many of whom have demonstrated clear value with ENOVIA SmarTeam. We appreciate DS’ investment in bringing PLM to the mid-market and are impressed with the ENOVIA SmarTeam customer experiences that we’ve had the opportunity to review. For this reason, CIMdata recommends that SMBs evaluating PLM solutions seriously consider ENOVIA SmarTeam.”

ENOVIA SmarTeam’s mid-market solutions aim to enable companies to achieve product excellence, quick time to market and low total cost of ownership by optimizing design and engineering processes throughout a company’s product development cycle.  With ENOVIA SmarTeam, customers enjoy improved efficiency and control over product knowledge. Customers also gain quick and broad visibility into product and process information across the entire organization, beyond engineering. Leveraging its inherent modularity and scalability, ENOVIA SmarTeam supports mid-market customers, smoothly and easily extending to additional functions, teams, sites and users.  

“ENOVIA SmarTeam helps our customers, numbering over 6000 to date, to produce quick-to-market, high quality and cost-effective products.  It’s usually very difficult for companies to claim to meet all three of these requirements simultaneously.  Supported by our strong global channel of dedicated, professional local value-added resellers (VARs), ENOVIA SmarTeam enables our customers to avoid compromise, and produce the excellent products that enable them to be leaders in their markets," said Alex Zeltcer, general manager, ENOVIA SmarTeam, Dassault Systèmes.  

The CIMdata white paper is available at www.cimdata.com and on the www.3ds.com web site.