25 Percent Growth in Customer Base With Big Gains in Europe and Asia
PARIS, November 6, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that its ENOVIA SmarTeam product data management (PDM) solutions have experienced 25 percent growth in the last 12 months, in terms of customer base, deepening the company’s position as a leader in the mid-market.
From September 2006 to September 2007, ENOVIA SmarTeam’s customer base grew to more than 5,000, an increase of more than 1,000. Much of the growth occurred in the Europe and Asia and in a variety of vertical markets, including automotive and high tech industries. Companies that have implemented ENOVIA SmarTeam include: Chicago-based Norgren, the largest division of the IMI group, the Royal Canadian Mint; U.S.-based entertainment products company Qubica AMF; Taiwan-based industrial materials handling company YOKE Industrial Corporation; U.K. sports car manufacturer Lotus Cars, and Japan-based piping manufacturer Nakayama Corporation.
“Careful consideration, deep understanding of mid-market customers’ PLM needs and a comprehensive channel strategy to provide them with front-line expertise drove ENOVIA SmarTeam’s growth over the last 12 months,” said Alex Zeltcer, general manager, ENOVIA SmarTeam, Dassault Systèmes. “Embedding ENOVIA SmarTeam solutions into the CATIA PLM Express and DELMIA PLM Express offerings enables customers to choose their starting point in PLM, and then grow modularly according to their needs. It is a clear expression of DS’s belief that PLM produces value for companies of any size in any industry or region.”
ENOVIA SmarTeam users report more effective collaboration between individuals and design teams, as well as time savings higher than 50 percent eliminating wasteful manual tasks such as searching for and managing technical files. ENOVIA SmarTeam helps customers to integrate and manage data and product information while tracking numerous design changes, and at the same time captures best practices, through standardized collaborative design methods which encourage innovation amongst globally-dispersed design teams, engineering departments and throughout the enterprise.
The leading PLM analyst firm CIMdata in September credited ENOVIA SmarTeam with increasing Dassault Systèmes presence in the PLM mid market. Integrated with DS’ CATIA PLM Express, ENOVIA SmarTeam Express offers mid-range companies an easy-to-implement collaboration solution that can expand modularly to accommodate their growing PLM needs.