Dec 15 2004

Dassault Systèmes Joins France’s GALIA Standards Consortium

Dassault Systèmes will contribute to standards developed for and by the automotive industry

Paris, France – Dec. 15, 2004 – Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that it is now a member of GALIA, a French industry consortium that defines standards for e-business communications, engineering data exchange, and logistics management for the automotive industry.

GALIA, a member of the Europe-wide standards organization ODETTE International, provides a collaborative framework within which automotive OEMs, suppliers and solution providers can work together to improve vehicle development processes. As a member of GALIA, Dassault Systèmes will support and benefit from a common set of requirements for 3D engineering data exchange and collaboration developed by automotive OEMs and suppliers.

“Our members will benefit from the participation of Dassault Systèmes,” said Jacky Cousin, GALIA director. “The participation of an important solution provider will actively reinforce the teams in charge of defining standards, thereby streamlining the process of standards adoption for the entire industry.” 

“By joining GALIA, Dassault Systèmes is demonstrating our willingness to develop open standards and incorporate them into our solutions,” said Pierre Moreau, vice president, Industry Solutions, Dassault Systèmes. “Our goal is to actively participate in the definition and adoption of standards that will improve vehicle development processes and will increase productivity for the industry as a whole.”