LOWELL, Mass., – March 3, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Pentair Water Group, one of the world’s largest suppliers of products for moving, treating, storing and enjoying water, has implemented ENOVIA SmarTeam’s product lifecycle management software with multi-CAD and multi-site capabilities to create a single collaborative PLM data management environment across twelve sites worldwide. With ENOVIA SmarTeam, Pentair has cut product design cycles by as much as 50 percent, while maintaining secure and instantaneous data access across its global operations.
Pentair Water Group chose ENOVIA SmarTeam to address its top needs: a collaborative 3D design system supporting multiple sites, a unified approach to workflow processes, and a centralized data repository with a common model.
“Simplifying our data sources provides a direct benefit to our data consumers, including our overseas manufacturing sites in China and Mexico, which was a primary goal of this effort,” explains Carlos Moreno, Pentair Water’s PLM Systems Manager. Moreno wanted multi-accessible data, because it would reduce Pentair’s business risks and lower the overhead involved in meeting its quality standards. “In the end, SmarTeam‘s multi-site capability is what got everyone on board, as the ability to interact was very appealing. ENOVIA SmarTeam’s ability to work seamlessly with multiple CAD systems including SolidWorks, Pentair’s top choice for 3D engineering design, was another clear advantage.”
Following Pentair's session at CPDA's annual conference, PLM Road Map 2007, D. H. Brown, Founder and Managing Partner of CPDA, stated that “Moreno's approach is fascinating – he was quite clear on how important ENOVIA SmarTeam was strategically. The success of the program established PLM as a strategic tool enabling innovation, extended the payoff well beyond cost savings, process and knowledge reuse.”
Dassault Systèmes reseller InFlow Technology, which specializes in PLM strategy and implementation, was instrumental to this effort. By partnering with Pentair and working as an extension of its team and also as its worldwide integrator, InFlow’s technical leadership and accumulated experience helped make a single vision and approach to this project a reality, a critical factor to its success.