Nov 08 2000

IBM and Dassault Systemes Introduce New Release of ENOVIA Portal to Enhance the Collaborative Product Development Process

IBM and Dassault Systemes (NASDAQ: DASTY, Bourse de Paris) announced today the introduction of ENOVIA Portal Solutions Version 5 Release 5 (V5R5), a set of e-business solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).



Marne-la-Vallée (France), 8 November 2000--The many enhancements and three new products in ENOVIA Portal V5R5 further support collaborative product development among designers, engineers and other professionals throughout the extended enterprise. ENOVIA Portal V5R5 provides a unique and easy access to all product data, including geometry, PDM, legacy, PPR (Product Process Resource) and web-based information. It enables all members of the extended enterprise to collaborate in the product life cycle, using powerful display and manipulation functions, therefore shortening design time and increasing product innovation.

ENOVIA Portal V5R5 is an integral part of the ENOVIA Portfolio, a core IBM PLM solution that cooperates with supply chain, customer relationship and enterprise resource management systems to help companies of all sizes increase innovation, optimize product lifecycle costs, and address new markets with evolving business models. ENOVIA Portal V5R5 supports multi-source engineering design and manufacturing data, including information from CATIA, DELMIA, IDEAS, Pro/Engineer, Unigraphics and -new in this release- SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Parasolid and ACIS.

Based on Dassault Systemes' Version 5 architecture, ENOVIA Portal V5R5 consists of two families of products: ENOVIA 3d com Navigator for Web-based collaboration and ENOVIA DMU Navigator for advanced product modeling and analysis. Together, they optimize development processes and support recognized industry best practices for product development.

Ken Versprille, research director, D.H. Brown Associates Inc, said, "The enhanced ENOVIA Portal family provides both flexibility and scalability to companies expanding their reach outward with enterprise-wide e-business ventures across the value chain. The Portal's visualization of multi-CAD data, product structure, synthesis, and simulation, together with integration into the ENOVIA family of PLM solutions, empowers collaboration and global product development - all reachable from a high performance Windows desktop or a simple browser window."

Martin Jetter, general manager, IBM Product Lifecycle Management, said, “The enhancements and new products in ENOVIA Portal Version 5 Release 5 open up new opportunities for customers to focus on innovation as a competitive weapon. Everyone who uses and exploits product data across a company’s extended enterprise will find benefit in the new Portal capabilities.

Commented Joel Lemke, chief executive officer of ENOVIA Corp., “ENOVIA Portal Solutions V5R5 reconfirms ENOVIA’s commitment to deliver open, extendable and standards-based e-collaboration solutions. V5R5 extends its capability to integrate a wider selection of available industry CAx data into a unified web-centric, 3d e-business process

IBM’s PLM business unit and IBM Business Partners worldwide market, sell and support ENOVIA Portal Solutions.

IBM and Dassault Systemes announced the introduction of ENOVIA Portal V5R5 on the eve of the fourth annual European CATIA Forum (ECF) at Disneyland Paris. ECF, organized jointly by the two companies, is a three-day conference and exhibition that focuses on information?sharing among users of CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA solutions. More than 2000 attendees are expected at this year’s Forum.