Oct 29 2002

IBM and Dassault Systemes Announce SMARTEAM Version 5 Release 10

SMARTEAM V5R10 joins family of PLM solutions through synchronized release with PLM Portfolio



Paris, France - October 29, 2002 - IBM and Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the release of SMARTEAM Version 5 Release 10 (V5R10), their leading collaborative product lifecycle data management solution. As part of their global V5R10 PLM release (including CATIA and ENOVIA), and Dassault Systemes’ DELMIA solution, SMARTEAM V5R10 facilitates best practice deployment within companies of all sizes, with rapid implementation of product knowledge and process functionality.

SMARTEAM V5R10 contributes to the V5R10 “Connected by Knowledge” core concept through enhanced CATIA and new ENOVIA DMU interoperability. Other SMARTEAM V5R10 highlights include accelerated 3D PLM deployment with simplified packaging, pricing and licensing, and targeted industry solutions for E&E and medical device manufacturers. In addition, the release of SMARTEAM has been synchronized with IBM and Dassault Systemes’ other V5 PLM solutions.

“SMARTEAM V5R10 is a very important release for Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM Portfolio, both in terms of timing and content,” said Avinoam Nowogrodski, CEO, SmarTeam Corporation Ltd. “Firstly, the synchronization of SMARTEAM V5R10 with rest of the V5R10 release makes our integration into the 3D PLM portfolio that much more complete. And secondly, our new and enhanced V5R10 products and increased interoperability between brands, expands the accessibility of 3D PLM to customers of all sizes.”

SMARTEAM V5R10 - Value to the Customer

The SMARTEAMV5R10 features and products listed below are grouped according to the five Fundamentals of 3D PLM. The fundamentals are the core elements of the PLM business model that bring value to a customer.

Process-Centric: basing customer solutions on industry-specific processes

  • Accelerated 3D PLM deployment due to:
    • simplified per seat packaging
    • fully scalable solutions based on company size and needs
    • simplified cross brand solutions through release synchronization
    • extended language support now including French, German, and Japanese.
  • New industry-specific solutions for FDA and E&E manufacturers.
    • The FDA Compliance Product helps Life Sciences manufacturers comply with US Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.
    • SMARTEAM V5R10 also provides a complete business process environment tailored to Electrical and Electronics industry requirements.
  • Improved ease-of-use due to a unique display that shows the life cycle status of product documents directly on the CATIA feature tree used by designers.
  • Enhanced performance of CATIA-to-SMARTEAM save operations with a 50% improvement over previous releases.

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Collaborative Workspaces: delivering a shared, real-time, 3D working environment

  • Comprehensive SMARTEAM-CATIA collaborative design and manufacturing through fully associative concurrent design and manufacturing.
  • Dedicated project communities for universal access by suppliers and customers to secure project portals.
  • Bi-directional, associative MultiCAx access to the full suite of ENOVIA Digital Mockup solutions. This gives non-engineers access to the 3D workplace for real-time collaboration between all members of the extended enterprise.

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Product, Process, Resource Model (PPR): integrating product development, business processes, and resources

  • Greater OEM-supplier collaboration with enhanced SMARTEAM-ENOVIA briefcase exchange capabilities. Through the exchange, information is extracted from the OEM’s Product Process Resource model and sent to suppliers using SMARTEAM.
  • Simplified transition from CATIA V4 to V5 with the new CATIA V4 SMARTEAM Integration (STI) product that provides a single environment for managing both V4 and V5 data.

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Knowledge: capturing, sharing, and reusing information

  • Full capture of CATIA V5 and other CAD product lifecycle Knowledge for sharing throughout the extended enterprise.
  • Better distribution of captured product knowledge through database and vault synchronization.
  • Maximum leverage of captured product Knowledge by accelerating new project completion using Design copy to rapidly morph existing projects into new ones.

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CAA V5: encouraging development of other PLM solutions by independent software vendors

  • On-going drive for openness through intuitive APIs and Visual-Basic-like pervasiveness.
  • Better and more robust links with diverse applications through XML-based exchange Framework (iXF).
  • Greater distribution of product knowledge and processes throughout the extended enterprise due to interoperability with EAI platforms.
  • Full product life cycle capabilities through new integration with Pro/Engineer.

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