VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, June 20, 2011 - Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced today that its subsidiary, Exalead, a global provider of search and information access software for the enterprise and the Web, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Bull, a European leader in the design, implementation and management of mission-critical digital systems. Exalead and Bull will bring innovative new search-based solutions to public and private health organizations and to local and regional government authorities. The geographic regions targeted include Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Brazil, and Australia.
"To improve day-to-day decision-making, increase efficiency and drive innovation, our clients need to break down the information silos so characteristic of today’s information systems," states Bruno Pinna, Bull’s Director of Cloud Computing Activities. "Exalead’s Search-Based Application (SBA) model satisfies this need in a non-intrusive and highly effective way. It is the perfect framework for helping our customers rapidly expose and exploit the full value of their information assets."
"It’s very satisfying to see so many key market players discover the distinctive advantages of SBAs. Bull has been particularly quick in grasping the potential of SBAs to address mission-critical needs that legacy technologies can never satisfy," notes Odile Mongheal, Director of Partnerships & Alliances, Exalead, Dassault Systèmes. "We are excited to join forces with Bull to bring the benefits of SBAs to new clients in sectors like local government and healthcare. For example, we look forward to seeing hospitals improve the quality of their care and achieve cost-saving efficiencies through the ‘Patient Dossier’ SBAs we are developing with Bull."
Bull is a leading European provider of information technology systems and services whose 8600 employees serve clients in 50 countries. The company designs, implements and operates internationally renowned IT solutions for public and private sector organizations. These solutions transform information systems into positive drivers for excellence, differentiation and value-creation, underscoring Bull’s commitment to serve as a trusted business partner to its clients, helping them seize all the opportunities of the digital revolution while managing its inherent risks. http://www.bull.com
Founded in 2000 by Search engine pioneers, Exalead® is a global software provider in the enterprise and Web search markets. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, American Greetings and Sanofi Pasteur, and more than 100 million unique users a month use Exalead's technology for search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with a platform, Exalead CloudView™ that uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-utilised data in the disparate, heterogeneous enterprise information cloud. The system collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access applications.
Exalead is an operating unit of Qualis, an international holding company, with offices in Paris, San Francisco, Glasgow, Milan and Darmstadt. Readers who wish to gain more information about Exalead can contact (415) 230 3800.
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, EXALEAD for search-based applications and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.
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