Dassault Systèmes and IBM announce integration of the IBM PLM Sales Operation into DS

Extension of IBM/DS Alliance to a Global Level for Long-Term Partnership

A Significant Milestone in Dassault Systèmes' history

Dassault Systèmes and IBM announce the completion of the transaction for IBM PLM’s sales and client support operations, encompassing DS’s PLM software application portfolio. The transaction includes customer contracts and related assets.

This transaction helps fuel IBM’s focus on PLM integration through middleware, business transformation and application services and dynamic infrastructure, and Dassault Systèmes PLM clients will benefit from a strong, unified go-to-market model encompassing the entire DS portfolio and providing a complete PLM value proposition under one umbrella. Fully integrated R&D, sales and support teams will bring DS closer to its customers. This move will streamline customer engagement, improving their overall experience.

IBM and Dassault Systèmes have decided to extend their long-standing relationship and initiate a Global Alliance partnership. Under this agreement both IBM and DS will continue to jointly invest in developing, deploying and supporting client PLM environments, delivering solutions to their clients worldwide. Both companies are dedicated to strengthening and extending their cooperation in the areas of professional services, cloud computing, middleware, flexible financing, hardware, and sales and distribution.

By tapping into DS's new 3D and PLM collaborative technologies and IBM's expertise in enterprise integration and services, companies will find it easier to incorporate PLM into a core set of applications required for business success.

Al Bunshaft Managing Director of Dassault Systèmes’ Americas organization (formerly global vice president of IBM PLM)