ENOVIA Portfolio includes solutions for managing enterprise data and enabling collaboration through all stages of the product creation process.
Suresnes, (France) and Charlotte, (North Carolina, USA), September 28th, 1999--Dassault Systemes (NASDAQ: DASTY) and IBM today announce the ENOVIA five foundations : PORTAL, LIFE CYCLE APPLICATIONS, PPR HUB, ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE and RADEnvironment and the general availability of ENOVIA Portfolio to support the digital enterprise.
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The ENOVIA Portfolio uniquely addresses all stages of the product life cycle, combining proven and new technologies through interoperability features to allow customers to satisfy additional user requirements while leveraging and augmenting existing solution strengths.
In addition, IBM’s consulting and implementation services offer specific help for manufacturers to deploy the ENOVIA Portfolio solutions to transform their product development processes, implement best practice procedures and to operate an engineering e-business environment.
"By combining the strengths of IBM e-business expertise and our hardware and consulting services with the ENOVIA Portfolio, manufacturers can become digital enterprises." said Pat Toole, IBM general manager, product design management. "Our customers can exploit the power of the Internet and information technology to fundamentally transform their key business strategies and processes. Manufacturers can become more efficient and more profitable in designing, building and marketing the most innovative and highest quality products."
Joel Lemke, Chief Executive Officer of ENOVIA Corp., commented, "With this announcement of ENOVIA Portfolio, as key contributor to the ENOVIA Foundations, we have substantially expanded and enriched our business process support capabilities across the whole product lifecycle spectrum and positioned ourselves to help customers move to the digital enterprise vision."
The ENOVIA Portfolio represents a major step toward helping manufacturers take advantage of e-business opportunities.
Tano Maenza, Engineering CIO, Newport News Shipbuilding said "It is our vision to use ENOVIA as a full life cycle management tool. The tight integration of ENOVIA, CATIA and SAP R/3 will help us conceive, design, manufacture and even service and support our entire product line, including 90,000 ton aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines."
Jim O'Neill, chief engineer, Boeing JSF Structures and Systems declared "ENOVIA solutions allow design, analysis, manufacturing and maintenance engineers to work within a digital mock-up environment. They ensure a standard approach to specifications, engineering rules, operational parameters and simulation results, all of which will support affordable Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) development. In addition to design and manufacturing benefits, ENOVIA will provide the electronic database needed to develop advanced JSF support concepts that promise to reduce JSF life cycle costs."
"ENOVIA will enable the facilities in South Bend and Drancy to share conceptual designs in ways not previously possible," says Dr. Sigmar Micke, vice president of engineering and the leader of the Bosch Foundation Brake development organization. "Our goals are to extend our collaborative efforts throughout all levels of product development while giving our designers the ability to be more creative. We want to shorten the entire product development cycle and increase productivity across the enterprise to meet our customers' needs."
"Management of the full product definition lifecycle and the intellectual assets created through this process are critical for any industrial company to be successful. The ENOVIA Portfolio is comprised a suite of products, all focused on various aspects of the lifecycle. In combination with IBM’s consulting and services organization, this is a substantial offering and well positions IBM and ENOVIA to successfully implement an advanced product definition vision for their clients". said Ed Miller, President of CIMdata, a leading consulting firm focused on management of the product definition lifecycle."