Enabling Customers to Speed Innovative Products to Market within a Proven Data Management Environment
Kfar Saba, Israel and Paris, France, April 11, 2002 – IBM, Dassault Systemes and SMARTEAM announced today that SMARTEAM’s Product Lifecycle Collaboration solutions have been enabled to interoperate with IBM’s DB2 database software creating a powerful platform for comprehensive Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
The potent combination of SmarTeam and IBM’s DB2 will provide users with a competitively priced, integrated solution that will reduce time and simplify the installation, administration, configuration and maintenance of product lifecycle management (PLM) environments.
"Today’s announcement is another example of leading application developers choosing to standardize on IBM’s DB2 database as their preferred deployment platform,” said Lauren Flaherty, vice president of marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions. “The combination of DB2 and SmarTeam provides customers with significant performance improvements at the lowest cost of ownership for product lifecycle management applications.”
"IBM's DB2 solutions are a distinct standard in data management and will be attractive to our expanding customer base," said Tanya Epstein, Executive Vice-President, Research and Development, SMARTEAM. "By providing IBM’s DB2 database software with SmarTeam solutions, our customers can now focus their deployment activities on developing and delivering innovative products to their markets knowing that their product data resides within a proven data management environment.”
The SMARTEAM suite of market-leading Product Lifecycle Collaboration solutions provides enterprises of all sizes a broad range of integrated, web-centric, business process solutions covering all aspects of product lifecycle support, and integrating with supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, and other business process management applications. Developed in conjunction with innovative industry-leading customers, and integrating best-in-class business practices for product development management, the SMARTEAM integrated solutions capture, promote, and support these best practices throughout the extended enterprise.
As the foundation for e-business, IBM’s DB2 is the industry's first multimedia, Web-ready relational database management system, strong enough to meet the demands of large corporations and flexible enough to serve medium-sized and small e-businesses. IBM’s DB2 combines integrated power for business intelligence, content management, enterprise information portals and e-business with industry-leading performance and reliability to drive the most demanding industry solutions. DB2 Universal Database together with Internet technology makes information easily accessible, available and secure. There are more than 60 million DB2 users from over 450,000 companies worldwide relying on IBM data management solutions.