Paris, France and Providence, R.I., USA, March 19, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), the world’s largest consumer goods company, has selected SIMULIA SLM as their simulation lifecycle management solution to support P&G’s modeling & simulation strategy.
The announcement evolves the long-standing business relationship in the simulation domain from one of solution provider into a strategic, collaborative partnership. By working closely with SIMULIA, P&G will define critical SLM requirements and identify out-of-the-box capabilities that will be incorporated into the general SIMULIA SLM solution and adopted globally within P&G.
“P&G shares a common vision with SIMULIA regarding the democratization of predictive simulation,” said Tom Lange, Director, Corporate R&D Modeling and Simulation, Procter & Gamble. “It is our goal to make the benefits of realistic simulation available to a broader range of users than previously possible. SIMULIA SLM will help our global teams accelerate innovation by providing access to simulation tools, validated processes and corporate knowledge bases throughout the product lifecycle.”
Based on Dassault Systèmes’ V6 platform, the online collaborative environment for PLM 2.0, SIMULIA SLM enables P&G to capture, share and automate the execution of approved simulation methods, improve traceability of simulation data, and accelerate decision-making while securing valuable intellectual property.
“We are pleased to have established a strategic relationship with Dassault Systèmes and its SIMULIA brand to further define the robust, feature-rich solution for simulation lifecycle management at P&G,” stated Andrea Berger, Associate Director, Information Technology, GBS, Procter & Gamble. “Incorporating our simulation processes, applications and data into a managed and controlled environment is a critical element to our success. We are confident SIMULIA SLM will provide P&G the best simulation data and process management foundation that fully supports our modeling & simulation strategy and seamlessly integrates into our broader ENOVIA-based PLM environment.”
“As an innovative leader in the consumer packaged goods industry, P&G continues to set the standard for product development,” stated Scott Berkey, CEO, SIMULIA. “The partnership with SIMULIA will help the company develop better products and test them more efficiently—ultimately lowering costs and accelerating delivery of innovative products to consumers.”
The selection of SIMULIA SLM reinforces P&G’s recently announced commitment to leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ V6 technology. By integrating its existing systems with ENOVIA’s Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Accelerator™ for Global Specification Management, P&G will be able to better manage products spanning multiple brands and markets.