Oct 11 2004

Dassault Systèmes Teams with Volvo IT to Deploy ENOVIA V5 at Volvo Penta

ENOVIA V5 PLM solution to support major enterprise processes at Volvo Penta worldwide

Goteborg, Sweden and Paris, France – Oct. 11, 2004 - Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced for the signing of a services contract with Volvo IT to deploy the ENOVIA V5 Product Lifecycle Management solution at Volvo Penta, a world-leading global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for both marine and industrial applications.

Dassault Systèmes will provide Volvo IT with technical consulting services and industry process expertise for the PLM deployment at Volvo Penta. As the primary system integrator, Volvo IT will lead the deployment of ENOVIA V5 involving up to 400 concurrent users.

ENOVIA V5, an IBM PLM Solution developed by Dassault Systèmes, allows manufacturing companies to reduce development and manufacturing costs by enabling them to develop flexible product development processes throughout the product lifecycle and across the extended enterprise.

In early 2003, Volvo Penta went into production with ENOVIA V5. The company completed an initial global implementation for 200 users shared between its facilities in Sweden and the USA. In this first deployment, Volvo Penta replaced an in-house product data management (PDM) system with ENOVIA V5. The new phase will double the number of concurrent ENOVIA V5 users to 400 by March 2005.

“This phase will introduce new functionality that will enable Volvo Penta to improve business efficiency and replace several in-house systems,” said Anders Romare, director of the Volvo IT PLM Solution Center. “It will also further strengthen the partnership between Volvo IT and Dassault Systèmes as Volvo IT grows its PLM business operations in the Nordic region.”

“Our advanced expertise in building, customizing, and validating a complete PLM solution will be critical to the successful completion of this new project,” said Didier Gaillard, global account manager for AB Volvo, Dassault Systèmes. “Together with Volvo IT, we will continue Volvo Penta’s PLM business transformation.”