Sep 19 2007

Dassault Systèmes Launches Apparel PLM Solution for the Mid-Market

ENOVIA MatrixOne PLM FastTrack for Apparel Delivers Rapid Deployment and Return on Investment

LOWELL, Mass., Sept. 19, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of the ENOVIA MatrixOne PLM FastTrack for Apparel™, a PLM solution specifically geared toward the needs of small and medium-sized companies in the apparel industry. In addition, PLM FastTrack for Apparel is an ideal solution for large companies looking to implement initial PLM projects in key business units.

Based on the successful ENOVIA MatrixOne Apparel Accelerator™ for Design and Development, which today has thousands of users from among the world’s leading apparel brands, the PLM FastTrack for Apparel solution is an all-inclusive solution of software and services designed for immediate return on investment with an implementation cycle of only a few weeks. This approach reduces time to market, improves quality and promotes innovation by consolidating design, production and business process management in a single collaborative environment. An ideal solution for between 25 and 75 users, PLM FastTrack for Apparel enables companies to cost-effectively deploy an enterprise-grade solution which is flexible enough to scale as the company grows.

“Traditionally many of the largest apparel brands have been at the forefront of deploying PLM. Mid-market companies face similar challenges, such as global competition, working with international suppliers and increasing demands for new product lines, without having the same financial resources to address them. With the development of offerings like PLM FastTrack for Apparel, we believe that mid-sized companies can enjoy the same benefits of greater collaboration, improved business process management and faster time to market while limiting their risk,” said Joe Rodgers, director of channel development for ENOVIA. ”We are confident that PLM FastTrack for Apparel will enable mid-sized companies to grow and compete more effectively.”

Based on industry best practices, ENOVIA MatrixOne PLM FastTrack for Apparel provides a series of pre-configured templates, business processes and workflows which help to minimize implementation effort and enhance time to value. The solution has also been designed to automate key apparel design and production functions such as product costing, specification package development, and workflow and Bill of Materials management. This approach provides a centrally managed data repository to improve collaboration. Training and testing services are also offered to ensure that companies are immediately productive.

To learn more about ENOVIA solutions for the apparel industry, click on the link below and listen to a podcast featuring Tamara Saucier, director of retail industry strategy for ENOVIA, as she discusses the apparel industry’s growing adoption of PLM technology and how small and medium businesses are looking to leverage enterprise-grade PLM solutions.

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