We are a growing company! To quickly fulfill our purpose of harmonizing product, nature and life, we have acquired many firms in the past years, bringing with them people who share our vision for transforming industry.

Dassault Systèmes provides businesses and people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovation to harmonize product, nature and life. To achieve our constantly expanding scope of activity, it requires new areas of expertise, including biology, geology, materials science and more.


Consequently, we pursue a strategy of acquiring firms with extensive expertise in diverse fields. Since 1981, we have completed about 60 acquisitions, including more than 20 in the past five years. At the same time, we have sustained a strong level of organic growth in all aspects of our business, including R&D and Sales.

Acquisitions by Year

Below is a breakdown of all of the acquisitions Dassault Systèmes has made since its inception in 1981. We invite you to explore by decade.


Diota acquisition > Dassault Systèmes


Brings augmented reality and field control technology to manufacturing and operations customers to optimize the performance of complex industrial processes and boost operational efficiency. Integrated into the DELMIA portfolio.

Bloom > Dassault Systèmes


Brings AI for qualitative, predictive and strategic analysis of social networks. Leverages social interface analytics to help clients understand influence dynamics and anticipate major technological and sociological trends.

NuoDB > Dassault Systèmes


Adds a cloud-native, distributed SQL database that capitalizes on the competitive advantages of the cloud, with on-demand scalability, continuous availability and transactional consistency. Expands 3DEXPERIENCE platform cloud and data science strategy.

Proxem > Dassault Systèmes


Brings semantics software and services based on artificial intelligence to strengthen the collaborative data science capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and NETVIBES.


Medidata Solutions

Adds clinical expertise & cloud solutions forsmarter development and commercialization of drugs & treatments. Improves how clinical research is designed, conducted & analyzed. Positions Dassault Systèmes’ lead the digital transformation in healthcare.



Expands the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to optimize engineering, manufacturing & business processes to small and mid-sized manufacturing companies .Helps them digitally connect order processing, scheduling, production & shipping processes in real time.

Argosim > Dassault Systèmes


Strengthens Dassault Systèmes’ simulation and modeling portfolio for embedded systems. Integrated into SIMULIA.

Elecworks > Dassault Systèmes


Brings an integrated mechatronics solution to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to help SOLIDWORKS customers address electrical design challenges in the development of smart products.

BioSerenity > Dassault Systèmes


Takes a lead investment position in a company that accelerates the development of sensor-equipped wearables and associated telehealth solutions in the fields of cardiology, neurology and sleep disorders.

Cosmologic > Dassault Systèmes


Brings fluid phase modeling software into the BIOVIA portfolio.

Centric Software > Dassault Systèmes

Centric Software

Expands Dassault Systèmes’ capabilities into the fashion, apparel, luxury & retail sectors. Accelerates digital transformation to help brands meet the increasingly complex development of collections for on-trend, on-demand consumers.

Acquisition of No Magic

No Magic

Strengthens the CATIA portfolio for model‑based systems engineering, architecture modeling for software, system of systems & enterprise business processes modeling. Allows users to implement continuous 3D digital processes & address all lifecycle aspects.

Acquisition of Majority Stake in Outscale

Acquisition of Majority Stake in Outscale

Dassault Systèmes strengthens its position as one of the fastest growing cloud companies.

Acquisition of Exa Corporation

Exa Corporation

Brings the capability to evaluate highly dynamic fluid flow throughout the design process. Creates a new industry standard for multi-physics and multiscale simulation. Integrated into the SIMULIA portfolio.

AITAC B.V. > Dassault Systèmes


Extends CATIA’s Marine and Offshore industry capabilities by adding Smart Drawings software to automate the creation of drawings.

Acquisition of Ortems


Brings production planning and scheduling into the DELMIA portfolio, extending the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its industry solution experiences for next generation manufacturing, supply chain and delivery.

Acquisition of CST


Extends SIMULIA’s multi‑physics, multi‑scale offer in computational fluid dynamics simulation.

Acquisition of Modelon GmbH

Modelon GmbH

Brings expert “read-to-experience” content for systems modeling and simulation to transform the transportation and mobility industry. Integrated into the CATIA portfolio.



Adds on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and operations and optimization software into the DELMIA portfolio.

3DEXCITE > Dassault Systèmes


Adds professional high end 3D visualization software, marketing solutions and computer generated imaging services to extend Dassault Systèmes offerings to marketing professionals. Becomes the basis for the 3DEXCITE brand.

BIOVIA > Dassault Systèmes


Extends Dassault Systèmes portfolio with collaborative product lifecycle experiences to transform scientific innovation, to improve the health and the life of people and the sustainability of our planet. Becomes the basis for the BIOVIA brand.

Acquisition of Archivideo


Expansion of the resources and planet modeling through the acquisition of Archivideo to enrich the GEOVIA applications.

3DEXPERIENCE Platform embraces global manufacturing operations management with the acquisition of Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions.


Broadens Dassault Systèmes’ manufacturing offerings to manufacturing operations management. Integrated into DELMIA portfolio and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s virtual reality capabilities.

Gemcom > Dassault Systèmes


Extends Dassault Systèmes’ brand portfolio to model and simulate our planet, from the geosphere to urban settlements, and to support the sustainable capture, use and re-use of natural resources. Becomes the basis for the GEOVIA brand.

Acquisition of Netvibes


Brings customers intelligent & personalized dashboard capabilities for real-time monitoring, social analytics, knowledge sharing and decision support critical to their innovation process.

Acquisition of Intercim


Brings manufacturing & production management software to advanced, highly-regulated industries. Allows customers to demonstrate that what they’ve built aligns with what they planned, defining a new step for PLM. Integrated into the DELMIA portfolio.

Acquisition of Enginuity


ENOVIA's industry offering for formula-based industries expanded with the acquisition of Enginuity.


Acquisition of IBM PLM


The Company acquires full control of its distribution sales channels with the acquisition of IBM PLM, the IBM business unit dedicated exclusively to the marketing, sale and support of the Company's PLM software.

Acquisition of Exalead


Adds advanced search capabilities & semantic processing to industries where easy access to information is essential. Supports Dassault Systèmes’ long-term objective surrounding data analytics and search-based applications.

Acquisition of Geensoft


Acquisition of Geensoft, a leading provider of innovative embedded systems development solutions.

Acquisition of Engineous Software

Engineous Software

Extends SIMULIA's leadership in Simulation Lifecycle Management solutions.

Acquisition of ICEM


Brings high-quality surface modeling and rendering solutions to broad and highly diversified styling communities. Adds a new level of integrated process performance and styling concepts to 3D and PLM customers. Integrated into the CATIA portfolio.

Acquisition of MatrixOne


Brings collaborative PLM software and services to medium-to-large organizations and the value chain. Extends the value of PLM to a significantly larger audience across a broader range of industries. Integrated into the ENOVIA portfolio.

Acquisition of Virtools


Introduces comprehensive solutions that give live behavior and game-like interactivity to 3D content. Adds pioneers in 3D interactivity and breakthrough technology to accelerate the use of 3D for all types of real-time, interactive consumer applications.

Abaqus > Dassault Systèmes


Brings a software suite for FEA & CAD. Makes realistic simulation accessible to a wider audience, greatly increasing ease of use and allowing Dassault Systèmes to diversify into markets beyond manufacturing. Integrated into the SIMULIA portfolio.

Acquisition of Spatial

Spatial Component Business

Introduces ACIS solid modeling technology and interoperability solutions to the market. Simplifies 3D data exchange across the industry and help customers build and enhance their products.


SmarTeam > Dassault Systèmes


Introduces product data management to the small and mid-sized (SMB) market. Integrated into the ENOVIA portfolio.

Matra Datavision > Dassault Systèmes

Matra Datavision

Brings EUCLID STYLER, EUCLID MACHINIST, STRIM and STRIMFLOW technology to Dassault Systèmes’ offering sin surface and free-form modeling, numerical control (NC) machining and plastic injection simulation. Integrated into the CATIA and ENOVIA portfolios.

IBM Product Manager Software > Dassault Systèmes

IBM Product Manager Software

Brings integrated solutions along with business transformation, consulting and implementation services. Enables Dassault Systèmes’ to launch ENOVIA Corp to develop Product Data management (PDM) solutions to the market.

Deneb > Dassault Systèmes


Adds digital manufacturing applications to define, simulate & control production processes. Enables access to digital product & tooling definitions from manufacturing applications to avoid costly data reentry. Integrated into the DELMIA portfolio.

Acquisition of start-up SolidWorks


Brings cost-effective, easy-to-use production solid modeling solutions to the mainstream design-centric market. Offers dedicated solutions to a greater market segment to meet the needs of customers at all levels of product and process complexity.

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