LOWELL, Mass., March 30, 2010 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, has selected Dassault Systemès’ ENOVIA V6 PLM solution as its platform for global apparel development and sourcing. DS ENOVIA was chosen after a competitive review of leading PLM vendors and specialist apparel technology providers. ENOVIA V6 will provide VF an online collaboration environment to harmonize all product communities globally. VF sought a proven solution that would enhance collaboration while accommodating the Company’s diverse product portfolio, global presence and growth plans.
“We target technology investments in strategic areas and Product Lifestyle Management is one of our key focus areas. We are pleased to begin this partnership with Dassault Systèmes. We chose Dassault Systèmes for the strength and flexibility of its current product offering and for future plans for PLM in the retail, footwear and apparel space,” said Chris Hobson, Vice President of Business Systems for VF Corporation.
Dassault Systèmes’ V6 PLM provides a high degree of flexibility to support VF’s multi-brand portfolio. The software is highly configurable, incorporating industry best practices, while enabling unique solutions for each of VF’s brands and their respective business models. By leveraging ENOVIA V6 for design, development, sourcing and production, VF can enhance its business processes from design to delivery by:
• Reducing the number of manual and disparate processes currently used to manage data
• Enabling collaboration on projects to better support the speed and scalability of innovation
• Reducing direct material costs and development times through strategic collaboration with suppliers and vendors
“VF Corporation is a company known for its strong consumer brands and product innovation. At a time when many organizations are cutting back their IT investments, companies like VF are recognizing the opportunity to invest in solutions that can help drive profitable growth through collaborative product innovation and cost-effective sourcing,” said Mich Tellier, CEO, ENOVIA, Dassault Systèmes.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers can redefine the creation, production and life-cycle-management processes of their offer and thus have a meaningful impact to make the world more sustainable. The beauty of the Experience Economy is that it is a human-centered economy for the benefit of all – consumers, patients and citizens. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com