Dassault Systèmes V5 PLM Solutions to Support Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 & BizTalk Server 2006

V5 PLM customers will gain key advantages from new servers

Paris, France, November 7, 2005 Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ:DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced today that its V5 PLM solutions, including CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SMARTEAM, will support Microsoft’s SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006, all of which are being launched today at a global Microsoft event in San Francisco, California. DS’s support of these products will enable its customers to be more productive and make better decisions in a reliable and security-enhanced  environment, through broader insight into essential business processes.


The key advantage for DS’s PLM customers will be more easily deployed PLM solutions and more efficient integration of enterprise systems. With BizTalk 2006 and V5 PLM Web Services, DS customers will be able to use ENOVIA Lifecycle Applications to synchronize their PLM solutions with other enterprise systems. SQL Server 2005 brings the cost effective deployability and scalability of SQL server to a new class of Enterprise PLM.


“PLM solutions in today’s global environment require synchronized business processes that are adaptable to changing business requirements,” noted Florence Hu, Director, R&D, Open Architecture, Dassault Systèmes. “V5 PLM applications must interact with others in a secure, reliable and managed environment. Taking advantage of Biztalk’s out-of-the-box third party integration capabilities offers seamless enterprise application integration by building business processes on our existing open PLM architecture.”


The integration of Visual Studio 2005 in CAA V5 will offer the developers’ community a highly productive and easy-to-use environment, due to Visual studio’s increasingly powerful coding and debugging capabilities.


Via SMARTEAM on SQL Server 2005, Dassault Systèmes' customers will achieve superior database performance at a low cost, rapid deployment and improved ROI. The data management and developer productivity improvements in SQL Server 2005 will further enhance the solution's robustness.


“PLM solutions based on SMARTEAM are built on and compatible with Microsoft’s cost-effective enterprise platform and technologies, among them SQL Server, BizTalk and Visual Studio,” said Adina Enden, General Manager for Dassault Systèmes’ SMARTEAM brand. “The enhanced versions of these powerful Microsoft products are in step with the growing collaboration needs of our customers, helping them further expand, tailor and unleash greater value from their SMARTEAM solutions.”


This launch represents a significant milestone, demonstrating Microsoft’s commitment to delivering next-generation platforms offering unparalleled developer productivity, while simplifying the integration of systems and users. SQL Server 2005, the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship database product, enhances the key areas of enterprise data management, developer productivity, and business intelligence. Visual Studio 2005 enables all types of developers to be more productive, and BizTalk Server 2006 reduces the complexity of enterprise system integration, by effectively building on the Microsoft Windows Server System’s advancements in scalability, availability, and reliability.


“Microsoft is pleased that Dassault Systèmes will support SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 in its V5 PLM solutions,” said John Montgomery, Director, .NET Developer Product Marketing Group, Microsoft Corp. “By supporting the Microsoft application platform, Dassault Systèmes is enabling its customers to gain faster results, make better decisions, and achieve the real advantages offered by an integrated platform.”



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