Mar 31 2003

CIMdata ROI Study of DELMIA Solutions Reinforces Digital Manufacturing Benefits

Study reports companies adopting digital manufacturing technology can expect “exceedingly high” rate of return on investment

Auburn Hills, Mich., March 31, 2003 – Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (Nasdaq: DASTY: Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), today announced that a recent study entitled The Benefits of Digital Manufacturing prepared by consulting and research firm CIMdata reports that companies using DELMIA digital manufacturing solutions are achieving or exceeding their initial objectives and anticipated benefits.    

The study is based upon information obtained from DELMIA customers in the automotive, aerospace and shipbuilding industries in the United States, Europe and Asia.  According to the study, organizations adopting digital manufacturing technologies can expect annual returns of five to ten times their annual investment.  

On average, organizations using digital manufacturing technologies can reduce time to market by 30 %, design changes by 65 %, and time spent in manufacturing planning process by 40 %, the study reports. In addition, production throughput can be increased by 15 % with overall production costs reduced by 13 %.

“It is clear that DELMIA technology is solid, and organizations are achieving substantial benefits and return on investment. Digital manufacturing is clearly a required core technology for those companies seeking to establish a leadership position in the highly competitive worldwide manufacturing marketplace”, said Ed Miller, president, CIMdata.

“This independent study conducted by CIMdata confirms the tremendous benefits companies can achieve by implementing DELMIA digital manufacturing solutions as part of the PLM strategy”, commented Dr. Peter Schmitt, vice president, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development, Delmia Corp.

The study examined the use of digital manufacturing tools in areas of product and tool design, process planning, operations planning and production, overall benefits achieved, and return on investment. The goal of the study is to support the emerging use of digital technology across manufacturing industries.

To request a copy of the study, contact Delmia Corp.