IBM Global Services Becomes Dassault Systemes Premier Product Lifecycle ManagementConsulting Partner

Will deliver global PLM Solutions to Manufacturing Industries, Based on a Unique Combination of IBM Services and Dassault Systemes 3d PLM Solutions


Somers, New York, and Paris, France.  January 24, 2002 - Dassault Systemes (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and IBM today announced that IBM Global Services has become a Dassault Systemes Premier Consulting Partner. This agreement strengthens a 20-year relationship and reflects a long-held recognition on the part of the world’s largest information technology services organization that PLM represents a rapidly developing market opportunity due to its key importance for all manufacturing industries. <br/>



As a consequence, both companies will be in a position to deliver more complete PLM solutions combining IBM PLM Services expertise and offerings, and Dassault Systemes’ 3d PLM solutions including CATIA, ENOVIA and SmarTeam.<br/>



Part of IBM’s Business Innovation Services unit, the IBM PLM Services practice offers end-to-end transformation services.  This spans a range of services from PLM strategy through the design, production and processes for life cycle support of products.  The practice includes a worldwide team of PLM experts, such as consultants, architects, solution and system integration specialists and project managers.  IBM's PLM offerings are based in part on proven methods and the solid experience IBM has developed from its rich base of real world services engagements.  This experience spans across a variety of customers, all leaders in their fields, and addresses the demands of competing in industries based on highly engineered products and related services.  IBM and Dassault Systemes have a distinguished track record of successful customer engagements based on Dassault Systemes solutions in a variety of industries.    <br/>




"In today’s intensely competitive global environment, our customers continue to look for strategic themes that can provide them with the critical edge,” said Harsh Manglik, worldwide vice president, Product Lifecycle Management, IBM Global Services. “PLM is one of the most fundamental themes on which customers are basing their competitive transformation for the future. We provide our customers with the ability to develop strategic frameworks and rapidly convert them into operational reality. This is based on IBM’s experience in business transformation and information technology. When it comes to PLM services, we believe IBM is best in class.”




Etienne Droit, executive vice president of Dassault Systemes, said, “IBM has consistently offered the innovative expertise needed to support our customers in deploying mission critical e-business offerings such as our 3d Product Lifecycle Management Solutions. This agreement will allow our customers to benefit from an even more complete services portfolio to accelerate returns on innovation brought by Dassault Systemes’ solutions”

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