3D-based sourcing solutions for collaborative PLM
Paris, France, March 20, 2006 – 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 next generation PLM sourcing solutions, ENOVIA V5 Collaborative Enterprise Sourcing (CES). The CES product suite brings together engineering and sourcing functions into one collaborative environment. It builds upon Dassault Systèmes’ V5 PLM platform and embeds i2 Technologies’ proven sourcing technology components. It was developed by a unique R&D team with both PLM and Sourcing skills.
"We have done a detailed evaluation and tests of CES architecture, the rich functionality set across engineering and sourcing domains, in addition to the user interface. Our conclusion is that the solution matches our needs," explains Alain Charbonnier, Member of Senior Management and Head of R&D Support Services, BOBST Group, a world leading supplier of equipment to packaging manufacturers. "The native integration of engineering and purchasing functions enables both departments to align earlier in the product development cycle to significantly reduce product costs, improve time-to-market and product quality.” Other customers are evaluating and working with the product suite.
“CES is based on cross-functional component and catalog management, the foundation of most sourcing functions, enabling cross functional visibility and unmatched collaboration between the engineering and sourcing departments within a company. Sourcing considerations are brought to the engineer’s desktop, and engineering criteria and 3D digital mockup are brought to the sourcing specialist” explains Fabien Fedida, Strategy Director, PLM Supply Chain Management, Dassault Systèmes.
ENOVIA V5 CES is a comprehensive sourcing product suite. Four key functional areas enable companies’ engineering and sourcing departments to collaborate when choosing, introducing or managing components, suppliers and manufacturers:
ENOVIA V5 CES general availability will be announced later in the year.
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