Paris (France), September 4, 2001 - Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a worldwide software developer of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and PCO Technologies, a European leader in engineering process optimization, have announced the creation of a consulting partnership around Dassault Systemes' s PLM solutions. <br/>
The goal of this agreement is to provide industry process and manufacturing sector customers with consultancy services geared toward the implementation strategy of Dassault Systemes' PLM solutions in order to optimize their return on investments and to improve the performance of engineering-related activities. <br/>
PCO Technologies' experience in information technologies can assist industries in defining their vision and precise implementation specifications (planning over a period of 5 years) to ensure successful deployment of their PLM Solution. The market’s Systems Integration companies may reuse these specifications to perform the actual deployment. PCO Technologies' consulting services also enable industries to translate their PLM strategy into a concrete implementation schedule. All of this takes place within a very strict profit and investment control framework. <br/>
Jean- Pierre Combarré, Alstom Transport Product Information System Director, says about the PCO Technologies and Dassault Systèmes partnership: "Owing to its ability to understand our trade processes and its expertise in information technologies and modeling, PCO Technologies has enabled us to make the most of Dassault Systèmes' ENOVIA V5 solutions, the foundation of our unique Product / Process engineering reference system."