Dec 07 2000

CSC and Dassault Systemes Establish Strategic Alliance Around ENOVIA Solutions

Customers to benefit from product lifecycle management solutions that unleash creativity and innovation within the digital enterprise



El Segundo, California (USA), and Paris, France, 7 December 2000--Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) and Dassault Systemes (NASDAQ: DASTY, Bourse de Paris) announced today a strategic alliance built around Dassault Systemes’ ENOVIA Portfolio of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Under the agreement, CSC and Dassault Systemes will offer these solutions to companies that need to address the challenges of product lifecycle management.

The ENOVIA Portfolio enables companies to increase innovation and optimize product lifecycle costs. CSC intends to provide its implementation and integration experience with ENOVIA to North American aerospace and defense customers through a new competency center. The CSC center, dedicated to world-class integration around ENOVIA, will offer services such as systems integration, business analysis, application customization and development, system architecture and database management.

Initially, the alliance will focus on leveraging ENOVIA’s strengths in key processes such as collaborative design, engineering change management, document management, requirements management and full product lifecycle management. CSC’s systems integration skills combined with the ENOVIA Portfolio will allow customers to improve their competitiveness and shareholder value by rapidly deploying these collaborative solutions.

CSC looks forward to enhancing our relationship with a leader in virtual and collaborative product data management solutions,” said Paul Cofoni, president of CSC’s Technology Management Group. “CSC’s implementation of Dassault Systemes’ products for one of our premier customers, General Dynamics, has dramatically improved General Dynamics’ shipbuilding process. Dassault Systemes’ products will help us as we develop solutions for other customers who have complex design issues as well as intense demands of bringing products to market quickly.

Together with CSC, Dassault Systemes shares the commitment to a process-based consulting approach to the PLM Market,” added Joel Lemke, chief executive officer, ENOVIA Corp. “This alliance leverages Dassault Systemes’ leadership position in collaborative enterprise solutions by teaming with one of the leading providers of IT consulting, process re-engineering and implementation services. Through the alliance we will be able to provide our customers with end-to-end business process optimization around the Digital Enterprise.