PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2001--Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: No. 13065, DSY.PA), the world's leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and SchlumbergerSema, a leading global IT company, today announced that they have signed a partnership agreement to offer industrial clients comprehensive solutions for internet-based collaborative engineering (e-Collaboration).
These solutions will enable companies to exchange data and share engineering design processes with their suppliers and sub-contractors over the web.
The partnership combines Dassault Systemes' ENOVIA Solutions, specifically the ENOVIA Portal, with SchlumbergerSema expertise in business process consulting and systems integration, to provide an open environment for technical exchange and product development, using the Internet as the primary medium for engineering collaboration.
The new integrated services will allow industrial companies to share information related to product configuration and product development maturity via a secured, real-time channel using digital templates. In initial implementations, this approach has proven to significantly accelerate the product design process and improve supplier communication resulting in higher quality products being introduced in shorter timeframes at reduced costs.
Based on Dassault Systemes' products, SchlumbergerSema can provide an e-Collaboration solution that will guarantee confidentiality and security. The solution will also optimize product development processes while reducing product delivery cycle time. Dassault Systemes and SchlumbergerSema have already successfully worked together to supply this solution to the PSA Peugeot Citroen group. The agreement today further strengthens their positioning in the marketplace for e-Collaboration solutions for industry.
"The meeting project demonstrated at MICAD at the beginning of the year is now operational with our first suppliers, allowing us to provide access to our digital model via the ENX secured internet network, thus enabling their CoDesign remit to be fulfilled," said Jean-Jacques Urban-Galindo, director of the PSA Peugeot-Citroen digital engineering project (INGENUM). "We are delighted with the success of this solution and the positive outcome stems from the close working partnership of PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dassault Systemes and SchlumbergerSema."
"E-Collaboration accelerates the product development process across the supply chain and in that respect becomes a critical performance factor for industrial companies," stated Etienne Droit, executive vice-president sales and marketing of Dassault Systemes.
SchlumbergerSema is a leading information technology services company providing consulting, systems integration, managed services, business continuity systems, products and IP network security solutions serving the telecommunications, utility, finance, transport, oil and gas, and public sector markets. With more than 30,000 employees in 130 countries, SchlumbergerSema is one of two business segments of Schlumberger Limited, a global technology services company. For more information about SchlumbergerSema, visit http:/ / www.slb.com.
About PSA Peugeot Citroen
Peugeot Citroen, with its Peugeot and Citroen car brands, is Europe's second-largest automobile manufacturer with a market share in 2000 of 13.7 percent. Present in over 140 countries, PSA Peugeot Citroen sold over 2.8 million vehicles in 2000. In 2001, the group expects to exceed this record with sales of over 3 million vehicles. On a worldwide scale, PSA Peugeot Citroen is currently ranked sixth and, for the third consecutive year, holds the leading position in internal growth. From 2001 to 2004, the group plans to roll out 25 new models, compared to 9 models introduced between 1997 and 2000. To learn more about PSA Peugeot Citroen, visit the site http://www.psa.fr
About Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: No. 13065, DSY.PA) is the premier global software developer for the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM market, providing companies with e-business solutions to implement their digital enterprise, thus creating and simulating the entire product life cycle from initial concept to product in service. CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA solutions support industry-specific business processes to help unleash creativity and innovation, reduce development cycle time, improve quality, competitiveness and shareholder value: CATIA supports the digital product definition and simulation, DELMIA provides solutions to define and simulate lean digital manufacturing processes and ENOVIA delivers enterprise solutions that manage a comprehensive, collaborative and distributed model of the digital product, processes and resources. The combined integration creates the Digital Product life cycle Pipeline, supporting reuse of corporate knowledge. SolidWorks and SmarTeam, as Dassault Systemes companies, offer respectively 3D design-centric and collaborative PDM software solutions based on Windows and the internet. Spatial, also part of Dassault Systemes family, is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software components and services (for 3D modeling, visualization, and interoperability) to meet the requirements of 3D in Internet-based e-commerce and B2B applications.
Information about Dassault Systemes is available at http://www.dsweb.com.
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