Jun 12 2007

Mid-market Customers Adopt Dassault Systèmes’ PLM Solution

SMBs on the Fast Track to Business Performance with CATIA PLM Express

Paris, France, June 12, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced a positive reception from customers about CATIA PLM Express, its PLM solution for the mid-market.  For a long time perceived as a high-end initiative dedicated to large corporations and projects, PLM is now widely recognized for the value it brings to companies of all sizes.  Smaller enterprises today realize they can also benefit from PLM to promote collaboration and innovation in order to address their product development challenges.

“With PLM, some of the world’s largest enterprises are improving top-line revenue growth and bottom-line performance.  We believe that likewise mid-sized companies can benefit tremendously from the implementation of PLM strategies and solutions,” says Ed Miller, president, CIMdata.  “Clearly, they are ready for PLM, and Dassault Systèmes is determined to satisfy that demand with CATIA PLM Express.”

CATIA PLM Express is the ideal solution for small and medium sized companies who are turning to PLM for a simple way to bring high quality innovative products to market faster than ever while reducing costs.  CATIA PLM Express delivers a pragmatic, role-based approach mapped with specific industry and job-related requirements.  It provides the right tools for the right people and grows with them one step after another as business needs evolve.

A large number of small and medium businesses across a wide range of industries worldwide have embraced PLM and adopted CATIA PLM Express since the solution was launched in October.  From Japanese medical equipment manufacturer Yuyama, Korean manufacturer of mobile phone parts M2SYS, American electric sports car designer/manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc., to Swedish tank supplier Fueltech, and French design house Estech, CATIA PLM Express customers are expecting significant improvements in their product development processes, as well as closer and more efficient collaboration with their end-customers.

“Recognizing the key role of PLM, early adopters are taking the first step to successfully transform their business. Our customers have selected CATIA PLM Express because it is an all-in-one flexible solution combining the power of CATIA’s design excellence with ENOVIA SmarTeam’s collaborative product data management.  This provides them with a fast PLM implementation to streamline their product design and manufacturing processes, and grow their business profits,” explains Jacques Leveillé-Nizerolle, CEO CATIA, Dassault Systèmes.

“We are impressed with Dassault Systèmes’ commitment to the mid-market with CATIA PLM Express and encouraged by indications of its positive reception among mid-sized customers,” says Miller.  “We believe that a broad approach to PLM, such as Dassault Systèmes is pursuing, can help mid-sized companies adopt PLM and quickly take advantage of collaboration to support innovation and competitiveness.”

Anybody can experience and build their own CATIA PLM Express configuration at www.3ds.com/my-catia-plm-express, and contact a local CATIA sales representative to review and finalize the solution that best matches their business needs.

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