Apr 07 2003

Enterprise Transaction Model, SMARTSCOR From Dassault Systèmes and StreamlineSCM Simplify Complexities Of Today’s Supply Chains

Revolutionary Services Offering Makes SCOR Model Easy To Implement Via Combination of StreamlineSCM’s SCOR Database And Dassault Systemes’ PLM Portfolio



Atlanta, Ga. – April 7, 2003 – Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world’s leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, and StreamlineSCM, LLC, a privately held, supply chain management implementation and consulting firm, today announced the two companies have teamed up to develop and market the Enterprise Transaction Model (ETM), a revolutionary services offering based on a jointly-developed solution called SMARTSCOR. Announced and demonstrated for the first time at Supply Chain World Conference & Exhibition 2003 in Atlanta, Ga., ETM and SMARTSCOR enable companies to easily visualize, analyze, and reduce complexities in today’s sophisticated global supply chain environments.

Originally developed for companies trying to implement the SCOR model, SMARTSCOR consists of supply chain management tools and technologies supported by world-class methodology, software, and infrastructure. ETM is based on the supply chain operations reference, or SCOR, model developed and promoted by Supply-Chain Council, Inc., the industry’s leading advocacy group. SMARTSCOR enables users to exploit intelligence surrounding a company’s operating processes and modeling capabilities, make higher-quality business decisions, and more effectively apply important corporate knowledge. The offering is expandable and scalable, depending on a firm’s specific needs, and includes workflow management and seamless integration with existing enterprise systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and PLM solutions.

“Business today is extraordinarily complex and full of constant process variation, which makes it difficult for companies to efficiently manage critical supply chain operations necessary for success,” said Bruce Van Nus, vice president of Dassault Systèmes Services and president of Dassault Systèmes, Inc. “ETM provides companies with a unified reference model that allows them to visualize, navigate, and optimize these essential processes, thereby eliminating many of the inherent complexities of the supply chain framework. In doing so, corporations are able to analyze and understand supply chain weaknesses, and then take corrective action which results in cost reductions, decreased risk, and higher performance.”

“Although the SCOR model has been effective at addressing a myriad of supply chain management issues, ETM goes well beyond SCOR to present a graphical representation of a company’s operating processes, and the means for immediately analyzing and fixing pressing problems, said Greg Peck, general manager of StreamlineSCM, LLC. “ETM is more than simply a combination of technologies for effective supply chain management. It is a viable business methodology that empowers companies to take control of these processes, make more informed decisions, and improve overall corporate performance.”

The SMARTSCOR solution and ETM offering is comprised of a number of sophisticated technologies for managing intricate supply chain infrastructures, including:

- SMARTSCOR, a set of customized SCOR tools based on Dassault Systèmes’ SMARTEAM™ PLM Solutions, and specifically modified for a particular customer environment.

- Training, analysis methodology, and customized software solutions based on the SCOR model.

- Dassault Systèmes’ PLM reference framework.

- Integration with existing customer enterprise systems, including CRM, ERP, SCM, and PLM.

- Multiple configurations, depending on a customer’s individual needs and issues.

- System implementation and support.

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