Cloud and SaaS for manufacturing > 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud > Dassault Systèmes

Cloud & SaaS - Software as a Service - for Manufacturing and Industry

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud offers game-changing SaaS solutions for manufacturing and industry. Unlock your ability to innovate with the power of collaboration and virtualization on the cloud. Adopt a scalable ecosystem for product development with unparalleled capabilities.

The benefits of SaaS for manufacturing and industry

Today, no matter what industry they are in, business leaders can no longer afford to ignore digital transformation – and the cloud is considered the key enabler of digital transformation projects. 90% of organizations that are best-in class in digital transformation already use cloud services and cloud platforms, while 89% of business leaders identify digital transformation as a strategic priority for their business. Public cloud services are now growing at almost seven times the rate of overall IT market growth.

A new generation of 3DEXPERIENCE SaaS solutions are making it easier than ever to deploy the benefits of the cloud – collaboration, scalability, flexibility, across your organization.

Get a seat at the table: SaaS business model on your plate

Why are manufacturers moving their operations to the cloud?

Adopting a SaaS model allows manufacturers to access the very latest functionalities and make collaboration seamless throughout their organization.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud is collaborative, scalable, and continually updated to enable the most competitive product development.

When you adopt our Cloud-SaaS solutions, your business can be resilient and agile in the face of supply chain disruptions and fast-moving markets. You can bring products to market faster and deliver cutting-edge innovation, without needing to invest heavily in long-term business planning or expensive and complex IT infrastructure. You can easily add seats or licenses as needed for any aspect of your product development, manufacturing and business operations.

In addition, updates, infrastructure, management, backup and recovery and robust cyber security are all provided by Dassault Systèmes as part of our SaaS offers. By supplying exceptional support and services – the “Service” part of Software-as-a-Service – Dassault Systèmes allows businesses like yours to focus on their core value and expertise, enabling you to deliver durable business growth and resilience in the face of uncertainty and change.

Compared to competing solutions, no other SaaS solution provider offers the same range of interoperable and fully integrated software for industrial applications, from CAD and virtualization capabilities to cloud-based PLM and PDM.

Why are industry leaders choosing the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform?


Set your business up for success with a secure, scalable cloud environment


Empower your team to meet any market challenge


Deliver quality and creativity on a shorter timeline.

Unlock the value of the cloud

How much does SaaS solutions for manufacturing and industry really cost? You might be surprised to learn that the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud offers a higher return on your investment from the first year of ownership. Learn more in our whitepaper that breaks down the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of SaaS software for manufacturing, item by item, and decide for yourself.

value of SaaS > 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform > Dassault Systèmes
3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform > Dassault Systèmes

Innovate at the leading edge

Electrification. Sustainability. Additive manufacturing. New propulsion methods. Are you prepared for what’s coming next?

In times of change, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud offers the resilience and speed to remain competitive, whatever happens.

Empower innovation with the latest SaaS-cloud solutions:

  • Manage global engineering projects without a hitch
  • Gain up-to-the-minute insights on your entire product development lifecycle
  • Break down silos
  • Eliminate errors and rework

From faster design engineering to error-free manufacturing, bring the benefits of the Cloud to your entire organization. Enhance your operations with automation, insights and much more, whenever you need them.

How Bouygues-Thai increased productivity with 3DEXPERIENCE SaaS

Thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we could work 80% faster compared to how we would have usually worked on a project like this.

Jean-Francois Rouanet
Design Manager, Bouygues-Thai
Customer Story


When Bouygues-Thai needed to design a prefabricated wall structure within a tight deadline, it took advantage of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud and the integration-ready module design capability in CATIA to deliver the prefabricated wall design on time, while saving costs and reducing waste.

Frequently asked questions about Cloud & SaaS


Software as a Service (or SaaS) is sometimes also called web-based software, on-demand software or hosted software. Whatever the name is, the concept is the same. SaaS is a way of delivering applications over the internet as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.


Cloud services refer to a wide range of services delivered on-demand over the internet. These services are designed to provide easy, affordable access to applications and resources without the need for internal infrastructure or hardware. Cloud services are managed by cloud computing vendors and service providers so there is no need for a company to host applications on its own on-premise servers.


Cloud and SaaS solutions share many common points but also some differences such as:

  • The cloud makes it possible to configure and guide software applications on a server hosted remotely.
  • The cloud allows access to all data from servers via the internet.
  • SaaS solutions require paying a subscription to access a software application.
  • The user is not the author of the software maintenance.
  • A SaaS does not offer the ability to manage and customize the application.


Cloud services consist of 3 main models: IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service).

IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)

It is a server/database which is managed by the cloud provider. It is possible to create an application on IaaS instead of managing the backend of our applications ourselves.

PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service)

PaaS allows you to go further than IaaS because it provides development tools as well as an infrastructure and multiple supports to design applications.

SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)

A completely built cloud application.

There is no better time to move to the cloud

Get the evaluation offer

Try the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud for 3 months. Start your journey to a more flexible and innovative future today. Speak to one of our experts today to get started or find out more.