Jun 26 2007

Dassault Systèmes Launches 3DVIA SupplierSource, an Online Community Matching Engineers and Suppliers

Easy-to-use, One-stop Online Resource to Find and Communicate with New Suppliers

Paris, France, June 26, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of 3DVIA SupplierSource, its professional service to help designers find and communicate with suppliers. 3DVIA SupplierSource, an online community, helps designers connect with manufacturers, enabling them to focus on design and innovation rather than spending time searching for the right supplier. It helps suppliers efficiently reach a wide audience and grow business opportunities.

“In addition to being fast and cost-effective, 3DVIA SupplierSource helps you identify the kind of expertise you actually need,” says Andrew Fox, founder and CEO of Wadsworth Medical Technologies, a medical products manufacturer start-up. “3DVIA SupplierSource helped Wadsworth Medical to team up with J&L Plastic Molding, allowing us to cut the cost of producing a prototype mold in half, producing the mold in just five weeks as opposed to three months.  We secured a relationship with a strategic partner that can provide the specialized molding expertise Wadsworth Medical needs throughout the production process.”

“SupplierSource is trying to give more time back to the designer’s extremely busy schedule,” explains Jim Foster, director SupplierSource, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes.  “By providing an easy-to-use, comprehensive service that helps designers find new suppliers, organize existing lists of suppliers, and manage the RFQ process, we can simplify part of the engineer’s job.” With 3DVIA SupplierSource’s intuitive interface, designers can easily organize and manage their existing suppliers, while colleagues and vendors benefit from streamlined communication. Suppliers achieve a new level of business exposure, able to post their Web addresses and searchable content information.  They can also find out who is looking for their services and which are the most popular.

3DVIA SupplierSource is available at suppliersource.3dvia.com.

Partners, customers, and professionals from DS will gather at DEVCON, Dassault Systèmes developer conference in Paris, on June 26-27, 2007, to learn how to leverage the CAA partner program and discover the latest information about DS’s key technological advances. More information on DEVCON can be found at:

http://www.3ds.com/news-events/devcon

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