Dassault Systemes Unveils Open Software Community ProgramBased On The V5 Architecture

SCP provides independent software vendors with the open next-generation V5 architecture and with comprehensive support to deliver best-in-class integrated PLM/SCM/CRM/ERP applications to the market


 Paris, (France), July 5, 2001- Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced today the launch of the Software Community Program (SCP). This open partnership program is dedicated to independent software vendors (ISVs) willing to develop, market and sell enterprise solutions to support Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and associated business processes: SCM, ERP, and CRM. Within this program, software partners leverage the V5 next-generation open architecture, the foundation of CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA solutions. In a collaborative spirit, ISVs develop V5-based solutions to fully support customers’ end-to-end business processes. <br/>




“18 months ago, LMS was the first Dassault Systemes strategic partner to select V5 as the architecture for its next-generation functional performance engineering solutions - LMS Virtual.Lab™. Our experience with the V5 framework has proven that it is a powerful and innovative open architecture: the most attractive, multi-platform and multi-CAD rapid application development infrastructure available today," said Dr. Urbain Vandeurzen, Chairman & CEO, LMS International. "The licensing of V5 component software and DS expertise offered through the SCP have enormously accelerated the development of LMS Virtual.Lab, a strategic extension to DS PLM solutions.” <br/>




The cornerstone of this program consists of the productivity-driven Component Application Architecture V5 (CAA V5) and its associated Rapid Application Development Environment (RADE). This productive environment improves developers’ agility, by letting them concentrate on their core competency for high added value applications. This enables software partners to significantly reduce their development cycle, to deliver robust, innovative and open PLM solutions, thus helping them to optimize their investments. The independent industry newsletter, "Computer Aided Design Report," wrote in its July 2001 issue, "The new CAA V5 is the most modern environment for third-party developers ….” <br/>



The SCP is part of Dassault Systemes’ Extended Enterprise approach, where partners share their cultures and expertise creating at the same time a powerful network that dramatically expands their business opportunities. Partners committed to developing full V5-based applications are eligible as Gold Partners. More than 15 leading-edge software companies have already joined the SCP and are currently taking full advantage of V5. <br/>



Through one-to-one relationships, DS offers intensive and comprehensive technical support to software partners as well as effective and targeted marketing expertise. Technical support includes direct access to DS research and development, consulting, audit, training, hotline and services, etc. Software partners benefit extensively from DS’s awareness and win-win co-marketing initiatives. Access to a private B2B portal for the V5 developers’ e-community is provided to accelerate collaboration, innovation, knowledge sharing and business opportunities. <br/>

The SCP allows manufacturing companies in all industries to benefit from the most comprehensive product portfolio in the market. They are offered best-in-class integrated solutions and applications to cover all their business processes. They dramatically reduce their product development phase and shorten time to market to stay ahead of competition. Moreover, their investments are protected as the partnerships are always established in a long-term perspective. <br/>

“DS’ objective is to deliver significantly more value to its customers than any competitor. Our strategy is to create the network of the best ISVs worldwide, ready to share with us common goals, successes and business opportunities,” said Bernard Charles, President, Dassault Systemes S.A. “We are delighted to see the most prestigious ISVs joining the Software Community Program and embracing our V5 strategy and technology.”


The unique V5 architecture is based on innovative foundations such as the Product/Process/Resource (PPR) Hub, Knowledgeware, multi-CAD, multi-platform (Windows, UNIX) and e-collaboration. V5 supports information and knowledge from product definition, manufacturing process and resource definition as well as the management of the entire product lifecycle. V5’s open architecture enables software partners to complement DS applications with key expertise, providing customers with the largest portfolio of CAA V5-based applications. Outside the SCP, V5 architecture is also available for customers wanting to integrate their competitive proprietary knowledge into V5-based in-house applications. <br/>

*CRM stands for Customer Relation Management<br/>

*ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning <br/>

*SCM stands for Supplier Chain Management