Kfar Saba, Israel, October 19, 2006 ─ Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the launch of SmarTeam Design Express (SDE) for Multi-CAD, an out of the box solution that helps small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) get started optimizing their use of product knowledge. SDE lets manufacturers fully implement an optimized collaborative product data management scenario in just days.
“Based on years of experience delivering solutions to the SMB market, we have come to understand their distinct PLM needs,” said Alex Zeltcer, General Manager, ENOVIA SmarTeam. “SDE is affordable, easy to install, involves little impact on hardware, and no services up front. We believe it is a unique enabler for bringing mid-sized organizations into the growing community that is gaining tangible business benefits through PLM.” SmarTeam Design Express for Multi-CAD is a preconfigured solution designed to help SMBs benefit from PLM by beginning with basic product data management. Highly intuitive, with streamlined functionality accessed from within the designer’s everyday CAD environment, SDE eases design teams into an optimized way of working.
SmarTeam Design Express for Multi-CAD offers SMBs a bottom-up approach to meeting design department needs – and with minimal disruption to day-to-day operations. Its optimized scenario seamlessly integrates design data and offers the first level of PLM functionality. This enables designers to securely access, manage, and reuse the most accurate, up-to-date product information, gaining efficiency, avoiding errors and reducing risk.
While enabling design teams to improve productivity today, SDE goes a significant step further. It provides a proven, documented methodology for ensuring PLM solution expansion of a fuller scope on the same platform, such as:
SDE is a first step towards an evolving PLM solution that can be built modularly, according to a company’s capabilities and needs.
Industry analysts report that SMBs are increasingly seeing PLM as a means for improving competitive advantage by enabling a more rapid response to market trends and customer requirements. According to Jim Brown, Aberdeen Group, gaining control over product data -- including revision control, security management, search capabilities and maintaining ‘one version of the truth’ -- is “an essential foundation for a PLM infrastructure.” (The PLM for Small to Medium-Size Manufacturers Benchmark Report Enabling Profitable Growth for SMEs, March 2006)